Professor Lund is a philologist who specializes in the study of Greek and Latin literature—especially Roman drama. His primary research interests are centered around the intersecting themes of (A) the reception of drama and performance culture, and (B) the constructions of status, gender, and identity in literature and culture. His dissertation, “Seneca Comicus: Comic Enrichment and the Reception of the seruus callidus in Senecan Tragedy,” is the first monograph-length study on the reception of Roman comedy in Senecan tragedy, and he is currently at work on projects looking at the reception of the comic playwright Terence (active 166-160 BCE) in the first and fifteenth centuries CE.
Prior to coming to New Orleans, he held academic appointments at Colorado College and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (“the Centro”), and he is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (FAAR ’23).
Ancient drama, spectacle, and performance • Greek and Latin poetry • Roman cultural history •
Interactions between literary and material cultures • Constructions of status and identity • Reception
- CLAS-1010 The Rise of Rome