Dr Magdalena Öhrman MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Classics


E-mail: m.ohrman@uwtsd.ac.uk

magdalena ohrman

Dr Ohrman is on research leave in 2016/17 and 2017/18. She has received a Marie Curie Sklodowska Fellowship, and will be based in the Centre of Textile Research in the University of Copenhagen for this period. 

Classical Association UK

The Society for Promotion of Roman Studies, UK

KYKNOS: The Swansea and Lampeter Centre for Research on the Narrative Literatures of the Ancient World

Associate member of EuGeSta: European Network for Gender Studies in Antiquity.

My research has a consistent focus on Latin poetry, particularly of the Augustan period. Since completing my PhD on Roman love elegy in 2008, I have also enjoyed working on periods and genres; I have published on Republican poetry and on epigram from the early Empire, as well as on the reception of Augustan poetry in 18th century Swedish authors. I am currently developing a new research project on literary depictions of Roman textiles and their connections with craft practice and the historical development of textile production. 

‘From Calathos to Carmen: Metapoetics in the Story of the Daughters of Minyas (Ov. Met. 4)’, in Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom, eds. G. Fanfani, M. Harlow, and M.-L. Nosch, Ancient Textile Series, Oxford. [forthcoming 2015]

 ‘Adding An Audience: Notes on Mart. 11.104’, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 56, 2013, 117-121.

‘The Potential of Passion: The Laodamia Myth in Catullus 68b’, in Plotting with Eros. Essays on the Poetics of Love and the Erotics of Reading, ed. I. Nilsson and T. Hägg, Copenhagen 2009, 45-58.

Varying Virtue. Mythological Paragons of Wifely Virtues in Roman Elegy, Lund 2008

‘Ov. Am. 1,8,48: An Emendation in Context’, Eranos 104, 2008, 60-66.