Miss Elaine Sanderson BA, MA

Lecturer in Classical Literature and Roman History/Culture Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

I came to the department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology as an AHRC-funded PhD candidate in 2016, having completed a BA (Hons) and MA in Classics at the University of Exeter. I am currently finishing my doctoral studies and took up a lectureship in Classical Literature and Roman History/Culture here at Liverpool in September 2019. My doctoral thesis (supervised by Prof. Bruce Gibson) ‘Carmen de Bello Victuro Fingebat: A Study of Necromancy and Poetics in Lucan’s Bellum Civile’, examines the extensive necromancy at Bellum Civile 6.507-830 as an important self-reflexive episode within Lucan’s epic and explores the extent to which this reading may inform our broader approach to Lucan’s epic subject itself. Since 2018, I have been an active contributor to the Liverpool Schools Classics Project. I have taught Latin and Greek to GCSE level in local schools and delivered workshops on Roman history and culture for departmental and faculty Summer schools.