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Dr Arabella Currie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, researching William Golding's engagement with Classics. 

Research interests

My research focuses on the reception of Classics in post-classical literature and intellectual history. My current project is the first full-length study of William Golding's engagement with Classics, focusing on previously unstudied archival material. 

My doctorate studied the influence of Classics on reconstructions of Celtic antiquity from the late 18th to the early 20th century, with a focus on Celtic-classical comparison in the work of J.M. Synge. 


I completed my BA in Classics at the University of Oxford in 2012, before studying for an MPhil in Theatre and Performance at Trinity College Dublin. I then returned to the Classics Faculty at Oxford for my doctorate, supervised by Professor Fiona Macintosh. I moved to the English Department at Exeter as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in October 2018.