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Timothy Andrew Saunders

Timothy Andrew Saunders

Språk og litteratur

T: +4770075288
Kontor: BK 214
W: www.timothysaunders.org



Akademisk grad/Academic degree:

Førsteamanuensis i engelsk litteratur og kultur / Lecturer in English Literature and Culture


PhD in Classics from the University of Bristol
  • Årstall og tittel på avhandling / Year and title of thesis:
    2001 - Recovering the Ground: Virgil’s Eclogues and the Environmental Literary Tradition

Hovudfag/Master degree:

MA in Classical Literature and Civilisation

Forsking / Research:

My main areas of interest are the classical literatures of ancient Greece and Rome, the classical tradition in modern European literature, nature writing, and the practical challenges and philosophical issues raised by considerations of literary form.

I am currently working on a study of the evocation of classical mythology and literature in William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

I am also involved in the development of three online teaching resources for students at the BA and MA levels:

1. Literary Criticism Online Resource (LiCOR)

Funded by Norgesuniversitetet (2015-2017), this resource will offer interactive and practical guidance on how to interpret works of literature from the English-speaking world. In its preliminary phase, it will consist of four modules and provide specific advice on how to make sense of drama, poetry, narrative and more general aspects of literary style. I am working on this project with my Volda colleague Svenn-Arve Myklebost.

2. Academic Writing and Presenting in English (AWPE)

Funded by the international office at Volda University College (2016-2017), this resource will offer interactive and practical guidance on how to write essays and make oral presentations in English that conform to the conventions of academic writing and presenting in the English-speaking world. I am working on this project with my Volda colleague Kjetil Myskja.

3. Bank of English Teaching Resources (BETR)

The purpose of this resource, which will be the work of every member of the English section at Volda, is to act as a repository for useful teaching materials related to all English-related disciplines offered at the college: didactics, language, and culture. My own task is to contribute to the culture part of the resource.


T. Saunders (2008) Bucolic Ecology: Virgil’s Eclogues and the Environmental Literary Tradition. Duckworth

Edited volumes

T. Saunders (ed.) (2017) Peripheral Figures: British and Irish Receptions of Nordic Literature and Culture. Special issue of the journal Scandinavica (56.1)

T. Saunders, C. Martindale, R. Pite and M. Skoie (eds) (2012) Romans and Romantics. Oxford University Press

Articles and book chapters

T. Saunders (2017) "Peripheries of Space, Self and Literary Style in R. S. Thomas's Readings of Søren Kierkegaard," Scandinavica 56.1: 59-95

M. Rosello and T. Saunders (2017) "Ecology," in J. Schimanski and S. Wolfe (eds) Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections, 25-49. Berghahn Books

T. Saunders (2016) "Metaphor and Disorientation," Culture, Theory and Critique 57.1: 92-105

T. Saunders (2014) "Coasting Classical Antiquity: Percy Shelley in the Bay of Naples," in A. Horatschek, Y. Rosenberg and D. Schabler (eds) Navigating Cultural Spaces: Maritime Places, 303-316. Rodopi

T. Saunders (2012) "Originality," in T. Saunders, C. Martindale, R.Pite and M. Skoie (eds) Romans and Romantics, 65-86. Oxford University Press

T. Saunders (2012) "Classical Antiquity in Brian Friel’s Translations," Nordic Irish Studies Special Issue 11: 139-158

T. Kudrjavtseva and T. Saunders (2010) "V krovotoke evropejskoj literatury: eklogi Brodskogo" ["In the Bloodstream of European Literature: Brodsky’s eclogues"], in P. Pesonen, G. Obatnin and T. Huttenen (eds), Evropa v Rossii: sbornik statej [Europe in Russia: Collected Articles], 410-416. Izdatel’stvo NLO

T. Saunders (2010) "Roman Borders and Contemporary Cultural Criticism," Journal of Borderlands Studies 25.1: 51-65 

T. Saunders (2006) "Using Green Words, or Abusing Bucolic Ground," in M. Skoie and S. Velazquez (eds) Pastoral and the Humanities: Arcadia Re-Inscribed, 3-13. Bristol Phoenix Press

T. Saunders (2006) "Discipline and Receive, or Making an Example out of Marsyas," in C. Martindale and R. Thomas (eds) Classics and the Uses of Reception, 32-43. Blackwell

T. Kudrjavtseva and T. Saunders (2006) "Finding Space for a Winter Eclogue: Joseph Brodsky and Eclogue 4," Russian Literature 59: 97-111

T. Saunders (2005) "Ovid the Christian," Nordlit 18: 153-163 [reprinted in M. Lee (ed) (2012) Poetry Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of the Most Significant and Widely Studied Poets of World Literature, Volume 135: 197-201. Gale Cengage Learning]

Encylopedia Entries and Short Notes

T. Saunders (2013) "Bucolic Ecology," in R. Thomas and J. Ziolkowski (eds) The Virgil Encyclopedia. Wiley-Blackwell

Book Reviews

N. Vance and J. Wallace (eds.) (2015) The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature. Volume 4: 1790-1880, Oxford University Press, in Keats-Shelley Journal 2016, vol. 65: 155-157

G. Davis (2012) Parthenope: The Interplay of Ideas in Vergilian Bucolic, (Mnemosyne Supplements 346), Brill, in The Classical Review 2014, vol. 64: 123-125

F. Jones (2011) Virgil's Garden: The Nature of Bucolic Space, Bristol Classical Press, in The Journal of Roman Studies 2013, vol. 103: 323-4

K. Volk (ed.) (2009) Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Virgil’s Eclogues, Oxford University Press, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.03.40

R. D. Griffith and R. B. Marks (2008) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora: Ancient Greek and Roman Humour, Legacy Books Press, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.06.36.

Academic Referee

I have acted as an academic referee for Cambridge University Press (UK), Classical Journal (USA), Colloquy (Australia), Latomus (Belgium), Symbolae Osloenses (Norway) and Transactions of the American Philological Association (USA)




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