Catherine Conybeare Catherine Conybeare

Professor, Director of the Graduate Group & Graduate Adviser
PhD University of Toronto

Office: Thomas Hall 240
Phone: 610:526-5036

Research Interests:

Late Antiquity, Early Christian Studies, contemporary theory

Recent Publications:


  • The Laughter of Sarah, forthcoming.
  • The Irrational Augustine (Oxford 2006)


  • ‘On reading the Confessions’, in The Blackwell Companion to Augustine, ed. M. Vessey (Oxford, 2012).
  • ‘Beyond Word and Image: Aural Patterning in Augustine’s Confessions’, in Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, ed. T. F. X. Noble and G. De Nie (Farnham, 2012).
  • 'The city of Augustine: on the interpretation of civitas', in Being Christian in Late Antiquity. A Festschrift for Gillian Clark ed. Carol Harrison, Caroline Humfress, and Bella Sandwell (Oxford, forthcoming 2013).
  • 'quotquot haec legerint meminerint: all who read this will remember', for a special edition of Modern Language Notes commemorating Eugene Vance, ed. Denyse Delcourt and Steven Nichols (forthcoming 2012).

Edited Volume:

  • (with Paul B. Harvey, Jr.) Maxima Debetur Magistro Reverentia: Essays on Rome and the Roman Tradition in Honor of Russell T. Scott Biblioteca di Athenaeum (Como, 2009).