Portrait of Dr Dunstan Lowe

Dr Dunstan Lowe

Senior Lecturer in Latin Literature

About

Dr Dunstan Lowe is Senior Lecturer in Latin Literature. He did his first two Classics degrees at Birmingham University, then a PhD at Cambridge University, and taught at Reading and Grand Valley State University before coming to Kent. 

Dunstan's office hours take place on Wednesdays 14.00-15.00 via Teams.

Research interests

Most of Dunstan’s research is on Roman literature, especially the poets Virgil and Ovid. His published work in this area includes a book called Monsters and Monstrosity in Augustan Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 2015). 

His other specialism is the role of classical antiquity in modern culture, especially in video games and other entertainment media, but he has also published on scientific marvels in antiquity and the Middle Ages. 

His next major projects are a study of physical ugliness in ancient Roman society, and a study of ancient Greece and Rome in video games. The thread connecting all this is an interest in how ideas can migrate from one culture to another and be thoroughly transformed.

Dunstan is a member of the Health, Wellbeing and the Senses research cluster.

Teaching

Dunstan teaches ancient culture and society, especially Roman literature, and Latin language at all levels. 

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