Professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies Catherine Conybeare has been elected to a Visiting Fellowship from the University of Oxford’s All Souls College for the University’s 2019-2020 fall and spring terms. She has also been elected to a Visiting Fellowship from the University of Oxford’s Corpus Christi College for the summer term. Conybeare studied Classics as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College before receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and coming to Bryn Mawr in 2002.
Conybeare will be one of a select group of professors invited to study at one of the world’s oldest universities and will spend her time there focusing on her research on the Latin language and late antiquity, especially the writings of Augustine of Hippo.
She has written four monographs, including The Irrational Augustine (2006) and The Laughter of Sarah (2013), and more than 60 articles and reviews on such topics as aurality, touch, violence, and the self. Conybeare is currently working on her next monograph, Augustine the African; she is also co-editing, with Simon Goldhill, Philology’s Shadow, essays exploring the interdependence of theology and classical philology.