MA MPhil DPhil (Oxon), MA (St And)
After reading for an MA in Classics at St Andrews, Tristan came up to Oxford for an MPhil in Classical Languages and Literature before completing his doctorate on the elegies of Propertius.
He is a Lector in the Faculty of Classics and a Lecturer here at Oriel. Previously, he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, where he lectured for a couple of years before joining Oriel in 2017. From 2022 to 2024, Tristan will also hold an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung fellowship at the Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie (Mittellateinische Philologie) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.
Tristan is currently working on a literary commentary on [Vergil]’s Catalepton and Priapea, while completing a monograph that explores the ways in which the Latin elegist Propertius engages with and recasts his own poetic material, as well as that of his peers and predecessors. He also works on medieval Latin texts, including Peter Abelard’s Hymns and Sicco Polenton’s fifteenth-century history of Latin language and literature. More broadly, he is interested in the literature of the first century BC (esp. the poets and Vitruvius); Medieval Latin literature; the place of the author and the reader in relation to the text; and in textual criticism, palaeography, and the history of the book.
For a list of publications, please see Tristan’s faculty webpage.