Dr Tristan Franklinos, lecturer in Classics at Trinity since 2015, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the British Academy. He will hold a coterminous non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College for the duration, and was sworn into the Fellowship at the end of Michaelmas term.
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social societies—the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. Its three-year postdoctoral fellowship is awarded ‘to enable outstanding early career researchers to complete a major research project’.
After reading for an MA in Classics at St Andrews, Tristan came up to Oxford for an MPhil in Classical Languages and Literature before completing his doctorate on the elegies of Propertius. He is interested in the literature of the first century BC (especially the poets, Vitruvius, and pseudepigraphic literature); the place of the author and the reader in relation to the text, and in textual criticism, palaeography and the history of the book. He is currently writing a literary commentary on [Vergil]’s Catalepton and Priapea that concerns itself with the construction of reader and author in relation to the collection, alongside the more philological aspects of the poems.
Posted: 11 December 2017