Faculty Profile

Barbara Weinlich

Barbara Weinlich

Visiting Associate Professor, Classics

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

Monday & Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:50 a.m.

Current Position

Visiting Associate Professor of Classics


Fall 2017:

LATN 101.01: Elementary Latin I

LATN 291: The Elegies of Propertius

CLAS 391: Roman Civilization & Culture

C&I 194.04: Freshman Seminar


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

2. 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

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

4. 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.


Society for Classical Studies (SCS)

American Classical League (ACL)

Women's Classical Caucus (WCC)

Mommsen Gesellschaft