Dr Martin Dinter
Senior Lecturer in Latin Language & Literature
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2959
Address Department of Classics, C4 North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Research Interests and PhD supervision
Born in Basel (CH) I was educated at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cambridge, where I worked with John Henderson on Lucan (MPhil 2002, PhD 2006). Thereafter I was lecturer at Exeter University (October 2005- August 2007) before joining KCL in 2007. I was a FAPESP funded research fellow (2012-15) at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).
I work on Latin literature where my main interest lies with Latin Epic, Latin Drama and Epigram as well as intermediality and cultural memory. My book "Anatomizing Lucan – Studies in Lucan's Epic Technique" (Ann Arbor 2012) is mainly concerned with Lucan's poetics and epic technique. My current project ("Reconsidering Cato") studies Cato's poetics and Nachleben.
In addition, I am editing the Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy and in co-operation with Emma Buckley (St. Andrews) have edited the Blackwell Companion to the Neronian Age (Malden 2013).
I have co-organised a series of conferences on Roman Declamation (https://sites.google.com/site/readingromandeclamation/) the proceedings of which are currently being published in three volumes and am now co-organising a series of events on Roman Cultural Memory: https://sites.google.com/site/romanculturalmemory/home.
I am interested in supervising PhD students in:
• Latin Literature
• Comparative Literature
• Cultural Memory
For more details, please see my full research profile.
Expertise and Public Engagement
- Martin Dinter, with E. Buckley (2013) 'A companion to the Neronian age'
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. (Blackwell companions to the ancient world).
- Martin Dinter (2012) 'Anatomizing Civil War: Studies in Lucan's Epic Technique'. Michigan: Michigan University Press.
- M Dinter (2011) 'Inscriptional Intermediality in Latin Elegy ', in Latin Elegy and Hellenistic Epigram: A Tale of Two Genres at Rome pp. 7-18 [Chapter]
- Martin Dinter (2010) 'Laying down the Law – Horace’s reflection in his sententiae', in Perceptions of Horace: A Roman Poet and his Readers pp. 96-108 [Chapter]
- Martin T Dinter (2010) 'Textual Permanence: Roman Elegists and the Epigraphical Tradition' CLASSICAL WORLD, 103 (2), pp. 262-264. [Book Review (Print)]
- Martin Dinter (2010) '…und es bewegt sich doch – der Automatismus des abgehackten Gliedes in Lukan', in Lucan between Epic Tradition and Aesthetic Innovation pp. 175-190 [Chapter]
- Martin T Dinter (2009) 'Epic from Epigram: The Poetics of Valerius Flaccus Argonautica' American Journal of Philology 130 (4), pp. 533-566.
[Article in print Journal]
For a complete list of publications, please see Dr Dinter's full research profile.
Martin Dinter has been a fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2008.
Teaching Development Grant for Empowering the Curriculum – Communicative Competence and the Role of Grammar
- NTNU Trondheim Sept. 2010 (thanks to a grant from the Norwegian research council)
- University of Sao Paulo, Graduate School, Aug. 2012