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Mary C Marquis

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M. Christine (Christy) Marquis is a PhD student at the University of Minnesota and is currently completing her dissertation, which develops an approach inspired by Jauss and Iser to examine the process of reading, particularly the mechanics of inference and meaning-building, in the first four books of Vergil's Aeneid. She completed her MA in Classics at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, and her BA in Latin and Classical Civilization at the University of Minnesota in 2002. She has presented papers at four national conferences (one of which won the Women's Classical Caucus 2010 award for best graduate student paper), in addition to talks and presentations given to local audiences. She studied abroad in Greece and Scotland as an undergraduate, and in addition to Vergil, Catullus, and the Augustan poets her research interests include epic, literary theory, and early Christian literature.

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Classics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, 2005.
  • B.A.: Latin and Classical Civilization, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2002.


  • Women's Classical Caucus 2010 Best Graduate Student Paper for "Juno and Amata: Powerful Wives and Political Disorder in the Aeneid."
  • Hutchinson Dissertation Fellowship, 2008
  • Katherine T. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad, 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Courses Taught

  • Latin 1001 (introductory)
  • Latin 1002 (introductory)
  • Latin 3004 (intermediate): Vergil's Aeneid
  • Greek 1001
  • Greek and Roman Mythology (TA)
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