Kelly Shannon

Kelly  Shannon-Henderson

Assistant Professor of Classics


Education

BA, Classics, University of Virginia
MSt, Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
DPhil, Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Research Interests

Dr. Shannon-Henderson’s research interests include ancient historiography, especially Tacitus; Greek and Roman religion; cultural memory; and paradoxography, marvels, and miracles in the ancient world. Recent and current projects include Religion and Memory in Tacitus’ Annals, a monograph forthcoming with Oxford University Press’s Oxford Classical Monographs’ series; and an edition, translation, and commentary on the paradoxographical fragments of Phlegon of Tralles, Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Part IV, forthcoming with Brill.

Teaching interests include Greek and Roman history, ancient religion, and Latin language and literature, especially prose and historiography.

Selected Publications

BOOKS

K.E. Shannon-Henderson. 2019 (forthcoming). Religion and Memory in Tacitus’ AnnalsOxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/religion-and-memory-in-tacitus-annals-9780198832768?lang=en&cc=hu

 

PAPERS

K.E. Shannon-Henderson. 2018 (forthcoming). ‘Women in Thucydides: Absence and Inferiority.’ Women and the Ideology of Political Exclusion: From Antiquity to the Modern Era, edd. A. Tsakiropoulou-Summers and K. Kitsi-Mytakou. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Women-and-the-Ideology-of-Political-Exclusion-From-Classical-Antiquity/Tsakiropoulou-Summers-Kitsi-Mitakou/p/book/9781138038790

K.E. Shannon. 2018. ‘Livy and Tacitus on Floods: Intertextuality, Prodigies, and Cultural Memory.’ Les historiens grecs et romains: entre sources et modèles, edd. O. Devillers and B.B. Sebastiani. Ausonius Éditions. Pp. 233-246.

K.E. Shannon. 2014. ‘Aetiology of the Other: Foreign Religions in Tacitus’ Histories.’ In Dichtung und Ursache. Strukturen aitiologischen Erzählens / Telling origins. The structures of aetiological narrative, edd. C. Reitz and A. Walter, Georg Olms Verlag. Pp. 271-300. http://www.olms.de/search/result.aspx?q=9783487151908

K.E. Shannon. 2013. ‘Authenticating the Marvellous: Mirabilia in Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, and Suetonius.’ Working Papers on Nervan, Trajanic and Hadrianic Literature 1.9. http://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/literaryinteractions/?p=573.

K.E. Shannon. 2012. ‘Memory, Religion, and History in Nero’s Great Fire: Tacitus Annals 15.41-7.’ CQ 62, 749-765. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009838812000298

K.E. Shannon. 2011. ‘Livy’s Cossus and Augustus, Tacitus’ Germanicus and Tiberius: A Historiographical Allusion.’ Histos 5, 266-282. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/histos/documents/201109ShannonCossusandGermanicus.pdf

 

REVIEWS

K.E. Shannon. 2017.  ‘Tacitus’ Histories, Provincial Soldiers, and Didactic Historiography.’ (Review of. J. Master, Provincial Soldiers and Imperial Instability in the Histories of Tacitus (University of Michigan Press, 2016).) Histos 11, xci-xcvii. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/histos/documents/2017RR20ShannononMaster.pdf

K.E. Shannon. 2015. S.J.V. Malloch, The Annals of Tacitus, Book 11 (Cambridge, 2013). Exemplaria Classica 19, 197-200. http://www.uhu.es/publicaciones/ojs/index.php/exemplaria/article/view/2677/2662

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

K.E. Shannon. 2014. 21 entries in The Virgil Encyclopedia, edd. R. Thomas and J. Ziolkowski, Wiley-Blackwell. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118351352

 

FORTHCOMING

K.E. Shannon-Henderson. Book-length (100,000 words) edition, translation, and commentary on the paradoxographical fragments of Phlegon of Tralles, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV, Brill (expected 2018 or 2019).

K.E. Shannon-Henderson. ‘Constructing a New Imperial Paradoxography: Phlegon and His Sources.’ Literature and Culture in the Roman Empire, 96-235: Cross-Cultural Interactions, edd. A. König, R. Langlands, and J. Uden. (expected 2018 or 2019)

K.E. Shannon-Henderson. ‘Life After Transition: Spontaneous Sex Change and its Aftermath in Ancient Literature.’ Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World, edd. A. Surtees and J. Dyer. Edinburgh University Press. (expected 2018 or 2019)

K.E. Shannon-Henderson. ‘Phlegon’s Paradoxical Physiology: Centaurs in the Peri Thaumasion.’ Medicine and Paradoxography (Special Issue, Trends in Classics), ed. G. Kazantzidis. De Gruyter. (expected 2018 or 2019)