Bobby Xinyue

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Research Fellow


Bobby Xinyue is Teaching Fellow in Latin at the University of Warwick. He gained his PhD in Classics at University College London (UCL), having previous studied at the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London. His doctoral thesis, completed in 2014, focused on the representation of divinisation in Augustan poetry. He held the position of Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter (2014-2015) before joining the University of Warwick in 2015. His current research interests include receptions of Ovid’s Fasti and neo-Latin supplements. His project at the LBI deals with early modern poetic calendars. The title of his project is: ‘Redesigning Time: the politics of Renaissance poetic calendars’.


Selected publications in neo-Latin and Classics:


2017/2018 (in press): ‘Augustus in Book 8 of Morisot’s Fasti’, in P. Goodman (ed.) Afterlives of Augustus: AD 14 - 2014 (Cambridge).


2017: ‘Imperatrix and bellatrix: Cicero’s Clodia and Vergil’s Camilla’, in D. Campanile, F. Carlà, and M. Facella. (eds.) TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World (London, Routledge), 164-77.


Selected presentations:


-     May 2017: The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick

Collaborative Research Workshop, ‘Antiquity and Its Uses’, with the Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe, John Hopkins University

      Topic: ‘The Poetic Calendar of Ambrogio Novidio Fracco: between paganism and Christianity’.

-     June 2016: ‘Classics and/as World Literature’ conference, King’s College London

      Topic: ‘Ovid in China: cultural politics, translation criticism, and World Literature’.

-     August 2014: ‘Commemorating Augustus’ conference, University of Leeds

      Topic: ‘Augustus in Book 8 of Morisot’s Fasti’.