Reconsidering the Sources of the Self in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods


Catherine Conybeare

Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies,
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA

Catherine Conybeare was educated in Classics at Oxford and in Medieval Studies at Toronto; she has been at Bryn Mawr since 2002. She is fascinated by cultures of Latin over the longue durée, and has recently started a book series on that theme with Cambridge University Press. Her teaching ranges from Cicero and Lucretius to Abelard and Petrarch. Her research centres on late antiquity, and especially the writings of Augustine of Hippo. She has written four monographs, including The Irrational Augustine (2006) and The Laughter of Sarah (2013), and more than sixty articles and reviews on such topics as aurality, touch, violence, and the self. Conybeare is currently working on her next monograph, Augustine the African; she is also co-editing with Simon Goldhill Philology’s Shadow, essays exploring the interdependence of theology and classical philology.

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