Dr Victoria Moul
Lecturer in Latin Language & Literature
+44 (0)20 7848 2926
Department of Classics
C7, North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Research Interests and PhD supervision
Interpretation, translation and reception of classical poetry, especially lyric, with a particular interest in Horace, Pindar, Statius and the choral lyrics of Seneca.
Extensive work on early modern English reception and translation of Latin and Greek poetry (in Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Milton, Herbert, Campion, Cowley, Marvell and others)
Neo-Latin Literature, especially poetry.
The translation and reception of classical lyric, especially Horace and Pindar, in modern poetry (Robert Duncan, C. H. Sisson, Thom Gunn, Basil Bunting etc)
Victoria Moul works mainly on the interpretation, translation and reception of classical poetry. She has published widely on the reception and interpretation of Horace in the 16th and 17th century, as well as upon neo-Latin poetry of the period. Additional interests include the theory and practice of poetic translation, and the reception and translation of classical lyric in modernist poets.
Victoria would be interested in supervising PhD students in any of her fields of interest, especially those interested in working on the early modern literary reception of classical authors; calssical material in early modern English manuscript sources; neo-Latin literature; and Horace.
For more details, please see her full research profile.
Jonson, Horace and the Classical Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Neo-Latin Literature (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014, sole editor and contributor)
‘Horatian Odes in Abraham Cowley’s Plantarum Libri Sex (1668)’, in Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles, edited by L. B. T. Houghton and Gesine Manuwald (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012), pp. 87-104
‘Horace’ chapter for The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 2: 1558-1660: The Renaissance, edited by Patrick Cheney and Philip Hardie (Oxford University Press, 2012), 5,560 words.
‘Latin and English elegies in the seventeenth century’, Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy, edited by Thea S. Thorsen (Cambridge University Press, publication expected 2011), 5,882 words.
For a complete list of publications, please see my full research profile.
Expertise and Public Engagement
4AACLA01 Latin Language 1
5AACLT01 Introductory Latin Texts I (Prose): Various Texts
5AACLT02 Introductory Latin Texts II (Verse): Various Texts
6AACLT05 Latin Texts V (Poetry): Various Texts
6AACLT09 Latin Texts IX (Prose): Various Texts
6AACTL50 Living for ever: fame and glory from Homeric heroes to Roman emperors (and beyond)
7AACM219 Latin Lyric Poetry: Catullus and Horace
7AACM292 Early Modern Latin Poetry
Dr Victoria Moul is an active translator and editor of early modern Latin literature, and vice-president of the Society for Neo-Latin Studies. Victoria reviews regularly for various journals, including the BMCR and the TLS.