Faculty Profile

Barbara Weinlich

Barbara Weinlich

Visiting Associate Professor, Classics

Email: barbara.weinlich@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 429
Office Hours:

By appointment

Current Position

Visiting Associate Professor of Classics


On leave in AY 2018-19.


Goethe University Frankfurt/ Main: D. Phil.

Goethe University Frankfurt / Main: First State Exam in Greek and Latin

Research Interests

1.) Late Republican / Early Imperial Latin Literature

Key Words: Roman Love Elegy - Propertius - Meta-text - Élite Identity - Augustan Transformation

2.) Classical Reception Studies:

Key Words: Mythmaking in the Twenty-First Century - Hollywood - Cultural Appropriations - Cultural Identity

3.) Latin Epigraphy - 'literary' graffiti - Pompeii - Ancient Literacies

4.) Critical & Literary Theory

Key Words: New Latin Movement - New Historicist Movement - Intertextuality - Narratology - Gender Studies - Role of the Reader



2015:                           Formas Mutandas: Propertius' Discourse of Liminality. Funding: Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship. Duration: May-June, 2016. PI: Dr. Barbara P. Weinlich

2014:                           Turning Elegiac Brick to Marble? Mutatas Formas in Propertius.Funding: Margo Tytus Scholarship. Duration: May-June, 2014. PI: Dr. Barbara P. Weinlich



2015: Loeb Library Foundation Fellowship 2015-16

2014:  Margo Tytus Visiting Scholar, Summer 2014             

2010: Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (UK), Easter Term 2010

2008: Stipend for NEH Summer Seminar “Identity and Self-Representation in the Subcultures of Ancient Rome,” Rome, June 23 – July 27, 2008

Selected Publications

a) Books (peer reviewed)

1. Formas Mutandas: Propertius's Discourse of Liminality (in progress)

2. Ovids Amores: Gedichtfolge und Handlungsablauf  [Plot and Narrative Structure in Ovid’s Amores]. Stuttgart – Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1999

b) Recent Articles and Book Chapters (all peer reviewed)

1. "Re-Calling Rome: Propertius' Elegy 3.22." Materiali e Discussioni per l'Analisi dei Testi Classici 75 (2015). 49-77.

2. “The Metanarrative of Picturebooks: ‘Reading’ Greek Myth for (and to) Children." In: Maurice, L. ed. Eagles and Heroes: The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children's Literature. Leiden: Brill (2015). 85-104.

3. “A New Briseis in Troy.” In: M. Winkler ed. Return to Troy: New Essays on the Hollywood Epic. Leiden: Brill (2015): 191-202.

4. “Gender, Sexuality, and Space: Geopolitical Reflections on Propertius 3.13 and 14.” In: De Angelis, F. ed. Regionalism and Globalism in Antiquity: Exploring the Limits. (Colloquia Antiqua 7) Leuven: Peeters (2013): 267-289

5. “Virtus and Élite Identity in Propertius.” Latomus Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History 16 (2012): 259-276

6. "Puella and Poeta in Propertius' Elegy 3.10." Materiali e Discussioni per l'Analisi dei Testi Classici 67 (2011): 21-49

7. “The Story of a Poet’s Apologetic Emancipation: The Recusatio-Narratives in Propertius 3.3, Amores 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1.” Helios 37.2 (2010): 21-44

c) Recent Reviews

1. H.-P. Stahl, Poetry Underpinning Power. Vergil's Aeneid: The Epic for Emperor Augustus. A Recovery Study (The Classical Press of Wales, 2015), Phoenix 71.1-2 (2017), 192-194.

2. T. S. Thorsen ed. The Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy. (Cambridge University Press, 2013) Classical Journal-online 2015.07.05

3. R. J. Gibson and R. Morello, Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger: An Introduction. (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Classical Journal-online 2013.11.05

4. S. J. Heyworth and J.H.W. Morwood, A Commentary on Propertius Book 3 (Oxford University Press, 2011), Classical Journal-online 2012.03.01

5. H. P. Syndikus, Die Elegien des Properz. Eine Interpretation (Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2010). Classical Review 62.1 (2012): 154-155


Reared in the U.S. and Germany and educated in four different countries, I earned my D. Phil. in Classics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität at Frankfurt / Main. I participated in two research projects in Germany before I moved back to the United States in 2001. Since then I have been pursuing my research and teaching at several American institutions, among others, at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Vanderbilt University. I also hold a degree in Music.


Society for Classical Studies (SCS)

Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN)

American Classical League (ACL)

Women's Classical Caucus (WCC)

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

Mommsen Gesellschaft