Adrienne Atkins

Adrienne received her B.A. from Lawrence University in 2013, summa cum laude, with a major in Classics and minors in Spanish and Linguistics. She completed an M.St. at Oxford in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature in 2014 and entered the Ph.D. program at Penn the same year.

Adrienne’s research interests center around Greek epic poetry and its reception, in particular its role in the early history of Greek literary criticism. Her dissertation examines the Classical tradition of epic parody in light of these topics. Her secondary interests include the intersection of cognitive science and the humanities; the history of Classics in the United States; and the history, theory, and practice of Latin and Greek pedagogy.