Outline Curriculum Vitæ

(1969) BA, (1970) MA, English, University of Birmingham

(1974) PhD, English, University of Cambridge

(1974-6) Research Fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

(19762004) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department for Continuing Education/Department of English, University of Bristol

(2009) BA, Classics and Modern Languages (Greek/Modern Greek), University of Oxford



Edward Lear: The Cretan Journal (Athens: Denise Harvey, 1984), 119 pp.

(with Ian Jack) The Oxford English Texts Edition of the Poetical Works of Robert Browning,  Vol. III (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), xiv + 542 pp.

(with Ian Jack and Margaret Smith) The Oxford English Texts Edition of the Poetical Works of Robert Browning, Vol. IV.) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), xxiv + 454 pp.


(with R.M. Beaton) “George Seferis: T.S.E. — Pages from a Diary”, Critical Survey, 5 (1972), 305–16.

Ἡ Ἕρημη Χώρα: Seferis’ Translation of The Waste Land”, Comparative Literature Studies, 9 (1972), 443–54; trans. and rptd. as The Waste Land και «Η Έρημη Χώρα»”, Themata Logotechnias, 22 (Jan–April 2003), 97–110.

“Ernest Dowson and the Classics”, Yearbook of English Studies, 3 (1973), 243–52.

“Music and Metre: Browning’s Pietro of Abano”, Music and Letters, 57 (1976), 47–54.

“Metrics and the Transformational-Generative Model”, Lingua, 38 (1976), 21–36.

“Comparative Metrics and Comparative Literature”, Comparative Literature, 29 (1977),  289–99.

“On Not Knowing Greek: The Classics and the Woman of Letters”, Classical Journal, 78 (1983), 337–49.

“The Art of Alice Munro: The Beggar Maid and Lives of Girls and Women”, Critique, 25 (1984), 189–98.

Cranford: Cow in Grey Flannel or Lion Couchant?”, Studies in English Literature, 24 (1984), 717–29.

“Feminist Criticism: The Common Pursuit”, New Literary History, 19 (1987), 51–62.

“Browning’s Nudes”, Victorian Poetry, 27 (1989), 29–47.

“Virginia Woolf and Katharine Furse: An Unpublished Correspondence”, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 9, 2 (1990), 201–28.

“William Rothenstein Reads Browning”, Browning Institute Studies, 18 (1990), 1–14 + frontispiece.

“Why Did Suffragettes Attack Works of Art?” Journal of Women’s History, 2 (1991), 109–25.

“Browning and the Pre-Raphaelites”, Victorian Literature and Culture, 23 (1995), 117–45.

“Browning’s Music: The L.L. Bloomfield Collection”, Review of English Studies, n.s. 47 (1996), 35–46.

“Browning’s Jews”, Victorian Poetry, 35 (Fall 1997), 245–65.

“Browning, Famine and the Duke of Norfolk’s Curry”, Notes and Queries, n.s. 44 (September 1997), 339–40.

“Browning in the Oxford English Dictionary: A New Approach”, Studies in Philology, 95 (Summer 1998), 169–83.

“Browning and Slavery”, Victorian Poetry, 37 (Spring 1999), 59–70.

“Moments and Metamorphoses: Virginia Woolf’s Greece”, Comparative Literature, 51 (Summer 1999), 217–242.

“Virginia Woolf: Lexicographer”, English Language Notes, 39 (2002), 57–73.

“Blougram’s Wager, Guido’s Odds: Browning, Chance and Probability”, Victorian Poetry, 41 (Spring 2003), 11–28.

“Browning, Blougram and the Probability of God”, Studies in Browning and His Circle, 26 (2003), 25–35.

“Text and Meaning in Richardson’s Dictionary”, inHistorical Lexicography and Lexicology: Papers from the First ICHLL, ed. Julie Coleman and Anne McDermott (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2004), pp. 53–62.

“This Tart Fable: Daphne and Apollo in Modern Women’s Poetry”, in Laughing With Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought, ed. Miriam Lawrence and Vanda Zajko (OUP, 2006), pp. 381–98.

(with Aristea Komninelli), «Κερδίζοντας το παιχνίδι των λέξεων» [Winning the Game of Words], Mandragoras 38 (Spring 2008), 56–57. [An account of Kapsaskis’ translation of Joyce’s Ulysses into Modern Greek.]

“‘Purple Shining Lilies’: Imagining the Aeneid in Contemporary Poetry”,in Living Classics: Greece and Rome in Contemporary Poetry in English, ed. S. J. Harrison (OUP, 2009), pp. 238–54.

Plato, Seferis and Heaney: Poetry as Redress, in Re-Imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture, ed. Dimitris Tziovas (OUP, 2014), pp. 318–329.

“Betty Radice and the Survival of Classics”, in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly, ed. Rosie Wyles and Edith Hall (OUP, 2016), pp. 345–58.

(with Rose Little) “‘In a Different Light’: Imagining Greece in Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Pym”, in Greece in British Women’s Literary Imagination 1913–2013, ed. Eleni Papargyriou et al. (Lang, 2017), pp. 47–65.

“Starlight and Electric Light: Seamus Heaney’s Greece”, in Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets, ed. Joanna Kruczkowska (Oxford: Lang, 2018), pp. 31–50.

“Heaney and Hesiod”, in Seamus Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses, ed. Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, and Helen Eastman (OUP, 2019), pp. 3849.

“Ezra Pound’s Ragbag: The Cantos as Cento”, in Cento-Texts in the Making: Aesthetics and Poetics of Cento-Techniques from Homer to Zong! ed. Manuel Baumbach (Trier, 2022), pp. 2140.


“Poem as Inscription: Ezra Pound to Ian Hamilton Finlay”, Fleshing Out Words, University of Warwick, March 2019.

“I sailed never with Cadmus: Modernism’s Thebes”, Classical Association Conference, Leicester, April 2018.

“Tin Wreaths and Broken Statues: Ezra Pound, Commemoration and the Classical Text”, UCL, June 2015.

“William Rothenstein: The Artist as Reader”, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, March 2015.

“Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour and the Fall of Crete” University of Cambridge, June 2014.

“‘Si credere dignum est’: Crediting the Georgics from Browning to Hill”, UCL, April 2014.

“Joyce’s Greek”, Durham University, July 2013.