Dr Fiona Cox

Research interests

Reception of classical literature (especially Virgil and Ovid) in nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first century literature and culture. My two main works in this area are Aeneas Takes the Metro - Virgil's Presence in Twentieth Century French Literature (Legenda, 1999) and Sibylline Sisters - Virgil's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing (OUP, 2011)

I have published several chapters and articles on the artistic imagination of Victor Hugo, and am currently working on a project which analyses his transformation of epic conventions in Les Mis and how these processes foreshadow the preoccupations of the modern novel.

Translation: I am co-translator of Marius Roux's The Substance and the Shadow (Penn State, 2007). I have also published chapters and articles on translation.