Madelaine Thompson

Research Interests: 

Latin literature, Neronian literature, satire, emotions in ancient literature, ancient perspectives on language

Biography: 

Madelaine Thompson graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with her HBA in Classics and Classical Civilization before joining the PhD program in Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago in the following fall. She is interested in the literature of the Neronian period, especially that of Persius and Petronius, as well as Roman satire and the satiric tradition more broadly. She is concerned with questions about literature’s interaction with social and political crisis as well as personal trauma and distress. Her other research interests include language in the ancient world, comparative approaches to classical literature, and modern countercultural movements.