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Angela Marie Kinney

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After receiving a B.A. in Classical Studies and English Literature (a double concentration) from the University of Chicago, I came to the University of Illinois, intending to specialize in Latin of the later Roman empire, late antiquity, and the early medieval period. I am especially interested in Latin palaeography/codicology, epistolography, historiography, hagiography, and the early church. The transmission of texts from the classical world to the medieval period is also a great interest of mine. Additionally, I enjoy working in archaic Greek poetry, Old English literature (especially Beowulf), and generally neglected/unstudied texts.

I have completed the M.A. in Classics at the University of Illinois and am now pursuing the Ph.D. Thus far, both the Department of Classics and the Program in Medieval Studies have kept me (happily) busy by providing opportunities for exciting scholarship and professional development. Along with Professor Barbara Sattler, I co-curated the Rare Books Display for the 2007 Timaeus Conference[url=http://www.library.uiuc.edu/rbx/exhibitions/Plato/Pages/Index.html][/url] and presented papers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI) in 2006 and 2008. I redesigned and taught the online course CLCV 100 - Vocabulary Building from Greek & Latin Roots for a number of semesters. In 2007-2008, I taught the elementary Latin sequence (LAT 101-102). Recently I helped redesign the websites for the UIUC Department of the Classics and Program in Medieval Studies; I presently serve as webmaster for both sites. During the 2008-2009 school year, I am studying abroad at the University of Bristol; under the advisorship of Professor Gillian Clark, I plan to identify and analyze the use of various genres in Augustine's De Civitate Dei.Research projects in progress:- Preparation of an edition & analysis of an anonymous 12th-century encyclopaedic chronicle (preserved in two manuscripts).- The Vita Apollinaris Valentiniensis - arguing a case for 6th-century authorship.- Study of generic textures in Augustine's De Civitate Dei

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