Dr Paul White

Dr Paul White


I studied Classical Latin and French at Clare College, Cambridge, and remained at Cambridge for my Ph.D and as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-09). From 2009-13 held the posts of Research Associate, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and Temporary Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge. Before coming to Leeds I spent a year as research fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester, working on the collections of early printed editions of the classics.

Research interests

My research focuses on Latin poetry and its reception, with a particular focus on Renaissance humanism. I have published articles on poetry, education, authorship and print culture in Latin and French vernacular contexts, and am the author of two books: on the early modern reception of Ovid’s Heroides (Columbus, 2009), and on the classical editions and commentaries of the Paris-based printer and author Jodocus Badius Ascensius (Oxford, 2013).

My current / forthcoming publications include a short monograph on the reception of Gaius Cornelius Gallus; a long monograph on neo-Latin love elegy; and a piece on the subject of 'Nothing'...

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Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the HEA

Student education

I am on research leave throughout 2018-19; in general I teach modules on Roman literature, comparative and reception topics, and Latin language.

Research groups and institutes

  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • French
  • Classics