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Thu Truong

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I earned a BA in Literature from Yale-NUS College (National University of Singapore) in 2018, where I wrote a senior thesis on self-knowledge in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. I then completed a MSt in Greek/Latin Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford in 2020, with a dissertation on the motif of mirroring and female self-fashioning in Ovid’s love poetry, before joining the Department in 2021.

My primary interest lies in the intersection between philosophy and Latin literature, especially in the modes in which literature engages in philosophical discourses and actively reshapes or interrogates the ideas it inherits from older philosophical traditions. The questions I focus on are those on the nature of the human mind, love and desire, memory, and self-representation. Broader topics of interest to me include allusion and reception, comparative ancient poetics, and autobiographical writings. Feel free to reach out to me if you are interested in any of the above.