Morgan King

Classics PhD Program
Research Interests: 
Latin literature and poetry; elegy; genre and intertextuality; Late Antiquity reception
B.A., Carleton College 2011 (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
M.A., UC Berkeley 2013
Office / Location: 
359A Dwinelle Hall
Email: 
mvking [at] berkeley.edu
Dissertation: 
Social Navigation in Elegiac Worlds: Travel, Immobility, and Identity in Latin Love Poetry
Dissertation Advisor: 
Kathleen McCarthy

I work at the intersection of cultural and literary studies, analyzing how authors draw upon culturally specific, embodied experiences to negotiate their literary identities. My dissertation, “Social Navigation in Elegiac Worlds: Travel, Immobility, and Identity in Latin Love Poetry” addresses this question in the context of Roman elegy, exploring how elegiac poets engage with long-standing elite traditions of identity performance through movement and domestic spaces.