Dr Sharon Marshall

Senior Lecturer


Extension: 4294

Telephone: 01392 724294

I first arrived in Exeter many years ago as an undergraduate student in French and Latin. In 2011, I completed a PhD in the Department of Classics and Ancient History under the supervision of Dr Rebecca Langlands. My doctoral thesis, entitled ‘The Aeneid and the Illusory Authoress: Truth, fiction and feminism in Hélisenne de Crenne’s Eneydes’, examined a female-authored translation of the Aeneid into French from 1542, bringing together my interests in Latin literature (especially Roman epic) and its reception in Early Modern France, translation studies, women writers, the representation of women and the history of the book. 

I am now a Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, teaching predominantly language and literature courses. I aim to combine in my teaching a broad understanding of the literature of the ancient world, and what it tells us about culture and society more generally, with close textual examination and critical analysis. I teach a range of language courses and literature in translation, including Roman Love Elegy and Roman Laughter. 

I am passionate about sharing my love of Classics and, as well as overseeing a programme of Latin clubs in local schools, I have recently take on the role of Outreach Officer for the Classical Association nationally.

My office hours in Term One are Tuesday 1.30-2.30 and Friday 12.30, but as Senior Tutor within the department I have an open-door policy that means that you are wlecome to try at any time.