Laurel Fulkerson


Professor of Classics

Editor, Classical Journal

Research and Teaching Specializations

  • Latin poetry
  • Greek poetry
  • Gender in antiquity


Laurel Fulkerson (Ph.D., Columbia) specializes in Latin and Greek poetry and gender in antiquity, and is currently serving as the editor of The Classical Journal. Recent works include a monograph on intratextuality in Ovid's Heroides (Cambridge University Press 2005), and articles on Latin and Greek poetry and prose. Current research interests center around the representation of emotions, particularly regret and remorse, in the ancient world, the relationship of epic and history, and Latin elegy. Grants and awards include APA and FSU teaching awards, an NEH summer stipend, a Margo Tytus Fellowship from the University of Cincinnati, and fellowships from Exeter College and St. Anne's College, Oxford.

Publications and Lectures

  • The Ovidian Heroine as Author: Reading, Writing, and Community in the Heroides, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • “Patterns of Death in the Aeneid.” SCI 27 (2008): 17-33.
  • “Staging a Mutiny: Competitive Roleplaying on the Rhine (Tacitus, Annales 1.31-51)” Ramus 35.2 (2006 [2008]): 169-92.
  • “Neoptolemus Grows Up? ‘Moral Development’ and the Interpretation of Sophocles’ Philoctetes.” PCPS 52 (2006):49-61.
  • “Apollo, Paenitentia, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.Mnemosyne 59.3 (2006): 388-402.


  • 2002 Recipient of University Teaching Award 
  • APA Award for Excellence in Collegiate Teaching, 2009

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