Epic Speeches

My next project will involve distant reading of direct speeches in Greek and Latin epic poetry. I’m currently working to establish a new research collaboration that will leverage linked open data on texts and characters to augment and transform current methods in classical narratology.

Oral-Formulaic Poetry

My PhD work demonstrates that Homeric verse contains systematic, structural regularities at a much more fine-grained level than was previously suspected. Using digital text and analysis, I reveal new patterns in the localization of phonetic and metrical elements. These regularities confirm and extend cognitive models of oral-formulaic composition, and offer opportunities for new critical perspectives on Homer.