Professor Karla Pollmann
Professor of Classics
Head of Department and Deputy Dean
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After finishing her PhD (1990), Karla worked as Assistant Professor at Konstanz University (Germany), where she completed her habilitation (1994), and spent two years as Alexander-von-Humboldt-Fellow (Feodor-Lynen-programme) at University College, London, before becoming lecturer and subsequently professor of Classics at St Andrews University (Scotland).
Karla has taught at all levels in the areas of Latin language, literature and culture, and of Classical Studies. Topics she has taught include Roman epic, historiography, epistolography, elegy and lyric, early Christian society and literature (prose and poetry), ancient and modern cultural theories and the socio-cultural phenomenon of ‘authority’ from a multi-disciplinary perspective. She has had teaching engagements in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, USA, South Africa, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands. She currently holds an Adjunct Professorship in Århus, Denmark, and is Professor Extraordinary at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Karla serves on several editorial boards of classical journals and monographs, and is a member of the Peer Review College of the AHRC. She frequently advises on academic manuscript proposals, academic grant applications and career promotions nationally and internationally. Recently, she has been appointed as member of an international university evaluation committee in the Netherlands.
Karla has examined and supervised PhD students to completion on a wide range of topics in the areas of classical literature, the history and culture of early Christianity, and the reception of early Christianity in later ages. She likes working with critical and curious students and welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in Classical, especially Latin, literature and culture, early Christian thought, exegesis, and patristics, classical and late antique reception, and in particular students with interdisciplinary interests in the field between Classics and theology, religious studies, sociology, anthropology, and/or modern literature.
Karla is the founder of the Centre for Early Christianity and Its Reception and currently its director.back to top
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Karla Pollmann teaches modules on the Latin language.back to top