Research and Teaching Interests
Cultural History, Classical Reception, Tragedy and Performance, Alexander the Great.
- 2012-2013 Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Leeds.
- 2010-2012 Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Durham.
- 2009-2010 Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies, University of Princeton.
- 2007-2008 Lecturer (Part-Time), Department of Classics, Birkbeck, University of London.
- 2006-2007 Director of Studies in Classics, Robinson College, University of Cambridge.
- 2005-2007 Supervisor, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge.
- 2004–2008 Ph.D., Classics, Robinson College, University of Cambridge. ‘The Failure of History: Nineteenth-Century Britain’s Pursuit of the Ancient World’ (Supervised by Simon Goldhill).
- 2003–2004 M.Phil., Classics, Robinson College, University of Cambridge.
- 2000–2003 B.A. (Hons.), Classics, Robinson College, University of Cambridge. (First Class Honours & First in Class.)
Publications – Monograph
- Richardson, Edmund. Classical Victorians: Scholars, Scoundrels and Generals in Pursuit of Antiquity (2013, Cambridge University Press).
Publications – Chapters in Edited Volumes
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘Robert Brough and the Moment of Revolution,’ in Edith Hall (ed.), Classics and Class (forthcoming, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London).
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘Political Writing and Class,’ in N. Vance and J. Wallace (eds.) The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, Vol. 4: 1780-1880 (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘Of Doubtful Antiquity: Fighting for the Past in the Crimean War,’ in P. Mandler and A. Swenson (eds.), From Plunder to Preservation (2013, Oxford University Press.
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘Jude the Obscure: Oxford’s Classical Outcasts,’ in C. Stray (ed.), Oxford Classics (2007, Duckworth).
Publications – Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘Mr. Masson and the Lost Cities: A Victorian Journey to the Edges of Remembrance,’ (forthcoming, Classical Receptions Journal).
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘Nothing’s Lost Forever,’ (Arion, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Fall 2012): 19-48).
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘Re-living the apocalypse: Robinson Jeffers’ Medea’ (International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Vol. 11, No. 3 (2005): 369-82).
- Richardson, Edmund. ‘A Conjugal Lesson: Robert Brough’s Medea and the discourses of mid-Victorian Britain’ (Ramus, Vol. 32, No. 1 (2003): 57-83).
- Richardson, Edmund. Review of G. Aldrete & A. Aldrete, The Long Shadow of Antiquity (Continuum, 2012), The Classical Review 63.2 (forthcoming, 2013).
- Richardson, Edmund. Review of W. Cook & J. Tatum, African American writers and classical tradition (Chicago, 2010), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.08.63 (August 2010).
- Richardson, Edmund. Review of J. M. Gutiérrez Arranz, The Cycle of Troy in Geoffrey Chaucer: Tradition and “Moralitee” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.05.29 (May 2010).
Selected Recent Papers
- ‘Classical Misdirections: Uncertainty and Classical Tradition’ (University of Leeds, March 2013).
- ‘A Classical con in old New York’ (Leeds City Museum, November 2012).
- ‘Mr. Masson and the lost city: A study in reception and absence’ (APA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 2012.
- ‘Alexander and the art of deception: The edges of reception in nineteenth century Afghanistan’ (Durham University, September 2011).
- ‘The Classical nadir’ (Classics and Class Conference, British Academy, July 2010).
- ‘Forgetting the dead: Cato and the boundaries of remembrance’ (Memoria Romana Conference, Austin, April 2010).
- ‘Benjamin and the waters of Lethe’ (NeMLA Conference, Montreal, April 2010).
- ‘The edges of scholarship’ (Images of the Classical Scholar Colloquium, Princeton, April 2010).
- ‘Spaces of memory, sites of forgetfulness: The eighteenth century drinks from Lethe’ (Transcultural Memory Conference, London, February 2010).
University of Leeds
- Fast-Track Latin (Classics, undergraduate and M.A. introductory Latin language course).
- The Roman World: An Introduction (Classics, first-year undergraduate course on Roman cultural history).
- After Troy: Homecoming in Greek Epic and Tragedy (Classics, first-year undergraduate course on Greek literature).
- Evidence and Enquiry in Classics (Classics, second-year core course on academic skills).
- Supervision of M.A. dissertations on topics within Ancient History and Classical Reception.
University of Durham
- Writing Alexander (Classics, new third-year undergraduate course on the afterlives of Alexander within European, Indian and Islamic traditions.)
- Language, Translation, Interpretation (Classics, first-year undergraduate course on the theory and practice of translation.)
- The Classical Tradition (Classics, M.A. course on responses to the ancient world, and theories of reception and tradition.)
- Classical Research Methods and Resources (Classics, M.A. core course on research skills.)
- Supervision of undergraduate dissertations on topics within Greek and Latin literature, Ancient History and Classical Reception.
Birkbeck, University of London
- Responses to Rome (Archaeology/Classics/History, final-year undergraduate and M.A. course on the reception of Rome from antiquity to the twentieth century.)
University of Cambridge
- As Director of Studies for Robinson College, coordinated the College’s undergraduate teaching program in Classics: recruitment of supervisors, timetabling and management of supervisions.
- Supervision across the Classics curriculum, with a focus on Latin and Greek language and literature at all levels. Particular experience in teaching the works of Euripides and Lucian.
- Supervision of undergraduate dissertations on topics within Classical Reception.
- Member, Advisory Board, ‘Classics and Class in Britain, 1789-1939’ (AHRC project, King’s College, London, 2013-14).
- Outreach and Careers Representative, Department of Classics, University of Leeds (2012).
- Early Career Researcher Representative, University Research Committee, Durham University (2011-12).
- Reviewer/Referee for Classical Receptions Journal, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.