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Timothy Andrew Saunders

Førsteamanuensis

Institutt for språk og litteratur

I teach English-language literature and culture across the range of courses offered at the college: on campus and online, on the bachelor programme and in teacher training.

Current research projects

  • a study of Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This takes the presentation of the natural environment in these three works as its point of departure and explores a) the forms of human nature and human life each presentation of the natural environment sustains; and b) the capacity of different artistic projections of the natural universe to alter our understanding of that universe and to influence the way we act towards and within it
  • a year-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (the project website is available here)
  • the creation and development of an open-access Literary Criticism Online Resource (LiCOR) and other digital teaching resources.

Main research interests

  • the reception of classical antiquity in English and European literature
  • the interaction between literature and the natural environment
  • literary form and its consequences
  • developing digital resources for the study of literature and culture 

Teaching (2018-2019)

  • ENG142N Literature, Culture and Society after 1900 (net course)
  • ENG144N Literature, Culture and Society before 1900 (net course)
  • ENG213 Bachelor Thesis in English Literature and Culture (campus)
  • MGLU5-10 English for teachers of years 5-10 (campus)
  • NYN301 Skriftkultur. Ei innføring [Written culture: An Introduction] (campus)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Monograph

T. Saunders (2008) Bucolic Ecology: Virgil’s Eclogues and the Environmental Literary Tradition. Duckworth [now Bloomsbury Academic]

Edited volumes

T. Saunders (ed.) (2017) Peripheral Figures: British and Irish Receptions of Nordic Literature and Culture. Special issue of 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: 59-93

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 [Now Liverpool University 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

T. Pollard (2017) Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages, Oxford University Press, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.06.28

H. Stead (2016) A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821, Oxford University Press, in Translation and Literature, 2017, vol. 26.3: 345-351

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: 323-324

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.

Vitskapeleg arbeid

CRIStin

Bøker

Romans and romantics [ISBN 978-0-19-958854-1] 464s.
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders, Charles Martindale, Ralph Pite, Mathilde Skoie
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Bucolic Ecology: Virgil’s Eclogues and the Environmental Literary Tradition [ISBN 9780715636176] 184s.
Publisert 2008 by Timothy Saunders
Publisher: Duckworth

Vitskaplege artiklar og bokkapittel

Peripheries of Space, Self and Literary Style in R. S. Thomas's Readings of Søren Kierkegaard
Publisert 2017 by Timothy Saunders

Ecology
Publisert 2017 by Mireille Rosello, Timothy Saunders

Metaphor and Disorientation
Publisert 2016 by Timothy Saunders

Coasting Classical Antiquity: Percy Shelley in the Bay of Naples
Publisert 2014 by Timothy Saunders

Ovid the Christian (reprint of 2005 article)
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders

Originality
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders

Classical Antiquity in Brian Friel's Translations
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders

Roman Borders and Contemporary Cultural Criticism
Publisert 2010 by Timothy Saunders

V krovotoke evropejskoj literatury: eklogi Btodskogo
Publisert 2010 by Tatjana Kudrjavtseva, Timothy Saunders

K. Volk (ed), Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Vergil’s Eclogues. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 293. ISBN 9780199202935
Publisert 2009 by Timothy Saunders

R. Drew Griffith and Robert B. Marks, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora: Ancient Greek and Roman Humour. Kingston: Legacy Books Press, 2007. Pp. 234. ISBN 978-0-9784652-0-9. USD 32.95
Publisert 2008 by Timothy Saunders

‘Things Better Left Unsaid’
Publisert 2007 by Timothy Saunders

Finding Space for a Winter Eclogue: Joseph Brodsky and Eclogue 4
Publisert 2006 by Tatjana Kudrjavtseva, Timothy Saunders

Using Green Words; or, Abusing Bucolic Ground
Publisert 2006 by Timothy Saunders

Discipline and Receive; or, Making the Most out of Marsyas
Publisert 2006 by Timothy Saunders

Ovid the Christian
Publisert 2005 by Timothy Saunders

Anna

Prospero's Classical Spectacles
Publisert 2018 by Timothy Saunders

Review of Tanya Pollard (2017) Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages, Oxford University Press
Publisert 2018 by Timothy Saunders

Human|Nature in the Virgilian Mediterranean: Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions and Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Publisert 2018 by Timothy Saunders

Review of "A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821" by Henry Stead
Publisert 2017 by Timothy Saunders

Literary Criticism Online Resource (LiCOR)
Publisert 2017 by Svenn-Arve Myklebost, Timothy Saunders

Peripheral Figures: British and Irish Receptions of Nordic Literature and Culture (Special issue of the journal Scandinavica, 56.1)
Publisert 2017 by Timothy Saunders

Foreword
Publisert 2017 by Timothy Saunders

Figuring Out Forgiveness: Border Aesthetics and The Tempest
Publisert 2017 by Timothy Saunders

Review of N. Vance and J. Wallace (eds.) (2015) The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, Volume 4: 1790-1880. Oxford University Press
Publisert 2016 by Timothy Saunders

LiCOR: The Making of a Digital Teaching Resource
Publisert 2016 by Svenn-Arve Myklebost, Timothy Saunders

The Poetic Line and Human Identity
Publisert 2016 by Timothy Saunders

On the Edges of Absence: Borders and Liminal Spaces in R. S. Thomas's Religious and Nationalist Poetry
Publisert 2014 by Timothy Saunders

Communicating Absence: R. S. Thomas's Poetry from the Llŷn Peninsula
Publisert 2014 by Timothy Saunders

Review of G. Davis (2012) Parthenope: the Interplay of Ideas in Vergilian Bucolic. Leiden and Boston: Brill
Publisert 2014 by Timothy Saunders

Bucolic Ecology
Publisert 2013 by Timothy Saunders

Literature and History: Nordic Angles seminar
Publisert 2013 by Timothy Saunders, Giuliano D'Amico

Review of F. Jones (2011) Virgil’s Garden: The Nature of Bucolic Space. Bloomsbury
Publisert 2013 by Timothy Saunders

Saying "That’s Wales" in English: R. S. Thomas’s poem "Abercuawg"
Publisert 2013 by Timothy Saunders

Kierkegaard and Wales: Literature and History in R. S. Thomas's poems "Reservoirs" and "A Grave Unvisited"
Publisert 2013 by Timothy Saunders

Ecologies of Borders / Borders of Ecologies
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders, Mireille Rosello

Preface
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders, Charles Martindale, Ralph Pite, Mathilde Skoie

Metaphor and Disorientation
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders

Metaphor and Translation
Publisert 2012 by Timothy Saunders

Aesthetics Across Borders: Modern Receptions of Hellenistic Culture
Publisert 2011 by Timothy Saunders

Border Aesthetics in Alexandria in the Third Century BC
Publisert 2011 by Timothy Saunders

Greek and Latin in Brian Friel’s Translations
Publisert 2010 by Timothy Saunders

EcoClassics (shortened version of paper published online by the UK Higher Education Academy)
Publisert 2010 by Timothy Saunders

Percy Shelley, Antiquity and the Edges of the Ocean
Publisert 2010 by Timothy Saunders

EcoClassics
Publisert 2010 by Timothy Saunders

Percy Shelley, Antiquity, and the Edges of the Ocean
Publisert 2010 by Timothy Saunders

Økosystemet Vergil
Publisert 2009 by Timothy Saunders

Originality
Publisert 2009 by Timothy Saunders

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Virgil, Wordsworth and Pastoral Humour
Publisert 2008 by Timothy Saunders

Wordsworth, Virgil and the Humours of a Place
Publisert 2008 by Timothy Saunders

Roman Borders and Contemporary Cultural Criticism
Publisert 2008 by Timothy Saunders

Plain Sailing in the Eclogues and Georgics
Publisert 2008 by Timothy Saunders

Borders in the Classical and Post-Classical Tradition
Publisert 2008 by Timothy Saunders

Brodsky’s Three Eclogues
Publisert 2007 by Tatjana Kudrjavtseva, Timothy Saunders

‘That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Wordsworth and Ancient Pastoral’
Publisert 2007 by Timothy Saunders

‘The Eclogues and the Environment’
Publisert 2007 by Timothy Saunders

‘Wordsworth and Virgil’s Eclogues’
Publisert 2007 by Timothy Saunders

A Kind of Solstice of the Luminary: Brodsky’s "Eclogues"
Publisert 2006 by Tatjana Kudrjavtseva, Timothy Saunders