Ursula Poole

Graduate Student



  • Imperial Latin Literature
  • Exile, ancient and modern
  • Temporal Consciousness
  • Rhetoric and oratory
  • Literary theory, ancient and modern

Ursula M. Poole holds an A.B. in Classics (hons.) from the University of Chicago in 2009, where she was also the grateful recipient of that year’s Classics Prize. Her dissertation, “Ovidian Temporality”, supervised by Gareth Williams, treats the distortion of time in Ovid’s exile poetry and its relationship to the temporal protocols of the Augustan regime. She has taught Introductory Greek (2013-14, summer 2014) and Intermediate Latin (2014-15) and tutors students in the New York metropolitan area in a variety of subjects, chiefly children with learning disabilities. She has presented several papers at national conferences on an array of topics, such as Roman Stoicism and the passions (APA 2013), body imagery in Longinus’ On the Sublime (SCS 2015), and time in Ovid’s Ibis (SCS 2018). She recently received the Presidential Award for her paper, “Ovid’s Mind of Winter: Climate and Interiority in the Exilic Poems,” at the 2017 CAMWS convention.