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Dr Victoria Moul

Biographical details

Victoria read Classics (Literae Humaniores) at Oxford (1997-2001), specializing in Latin literature and Philosophy, followed by graduate work in Philosophy, English and Comparative Literature first at Harvard (Knox Fellow 2001-2) and then Cambridge (MPhil Renaissance English Literature, 2002-3). Her PhD dissertation on Ben Jonson's classical intertextuality (Cambridge, 2006) charted fully for the first time the interactions between Jonson and Horace, but also a wide range of classical authors, including Seneca, Pindar, Juvenal and Martial. A revised version of this work was published as Jonson, Horace and the Classical Tradition (Cambridge University Press 2010; pbk 2016).

After completing her PhD, she held a Junior Research Fellowship at The Queen's College, Oxford (2006-9), where she taught for both the classics and English departments, followed by a Lectureship in Latin Literature at Cambridge (2009-10) before moving to King's as Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature in 2010. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015.

She has published widely on early modern English reception and translation of classical poetry, especially Horace and Pindar, as well as on neo-Latin verse. She also has an interest in classical translation and reception in modern English poetry (Thom Gunn, C. H. Sisson, Basil Bunting, Robert Duncan). Recently completed projects include a new translation of George Herbert's Latin poetry for Penguin (George Herbert: Complete Poems, ed. Drury and Moul, 2015) and a large edited volume, The Cambridge Guide to Neo-Latin Literature (CUP, 2016).

She is now working on a major new monograph, The Forgotten Muse: Latin and English Poetry in Britain, 1550-1700 (under contract with CUP) as well as an edited anthology of neo-Latin poetry with detailed commentary, intended to increase the accessibility of this material for those teaching Latin literature seminars and text classes at upper undergraduate and MA level.

She welcomes approaches from potential PhD students in neo-Latin literature, the classical tradition in early modern English literature and the translation and imitation of Latin and Greek lyric (in all periods).

Editorial activity

Humanistica Lovaniensia (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Editor)

1 Jun 2017 → …

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Publication peer-review

RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

Jan 2017 → …

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SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

Jan 2017 → …

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd (Publisher)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2016

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Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (Publisher)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2015

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International Journal of the Classical Tradition (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2013 → …

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JOURNAL OF ROMAN STUDIES (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2013 → …

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Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2013 → …

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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2012 → …

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Transactions of the American Philological Association (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2012 → …

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Cambridge Classical Journal (Journal)

Victoria Moul (Peer reviewer)

2010 → …

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Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Member of AHRC peer review college

Victoria Moul (Member)

Jan 2017 → …

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Executive committee member

Victoria Moul (Committee Member)

2015 → …

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Organising general and graduate student events to support neo-Latin studies in the UK

Victoria Moul (Committee Member)

2010 → …

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Vice-President

Victoria Moul (Committee Member)

2010 → …

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