Angelica Wisenbarger

Angelica Rae Wisenbarger

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Angelica is a PhD student in philology. She holds a BA in Classics from Denison University and MPhil from Cambridge (she followed cranky Erasmus to Queens' College). Her interests include ancient notions of etymology and semantics, particularly Varro's and Plato's; [ab]uses of semantic multiplicity (in poetry, puns, riddles, magic); Hellenistic literary epigram; Latin palaeography; the riddles of Symphosius; and historical linguistics. 

Her dissertation examines style in the 'literary agriculture' of Varro and Vergil; it ultimately aims to explain how stylistic features reflect these texts' wider concerns with the relation of language to (a sometimes intractably complex) world.