Late Republican and early Imperial Latin poetry (especially Augustan and Flavian)
Greek and Roman mythology
The epic tradition
Darcy Krasne received her B.A. from the University of Oxford in 2002 and her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2011. Subsequently, she taught at the University of Arkansas (2011–2012) and the University of Missouri (2012–2016); in Spring 2017, she was a Margo Tytus Visiting Scholar at the University of Cincinnati.
Her research centers on the interactions of poetics, politics, and mythology in early imperial Latin poetry, especially that of the Augustan and Flavian periods. She has published multiple pieces on both Ovid and Valerius Flaccus and is the editor, with Lauren Donovan Ginsberg, of the volume After 69 CE: Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome (2018). She is currently working on a monograph, under contract with OUP, that investigates ideas of cosmos, meteorology, and civil war in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica.
“A New Look at Vergil’s New Sun (Aen. 7.720–21).” Vergilius 65 (2019), 43–59. (forthcoming)
“Distance Learning: Competing Philosophies at Sea in Book 2 of Valerius’s Argonautica.” In Philosophical Currents in Flavian Literature (special issue of Phoenix), ed. A. Keith. (forthcoming)
“The Fires of Campania: Typhon and the Bay of Naples in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica,” in A. Augoustakis and J. Littlewood (eds.), Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination, 43–60. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
After 69 CE: Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome. (Edited with Lauren Donovan Ginsberg). Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 65. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018.
“Valerius Flaccus’ Collapsible Universe: Patterns of Cosmic Disintegration in the Argonautica,” in L. D. Ginsberg and D. A. Krasne (eds.), After 69 CE: Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome, 363–85. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018.
“Succeeding Succession: Cosmic and earthly succession in the Fasti and Metamorphoses,” in L. Fulkerson and T. Stover (eds.), Repeat Performances: Ovidian Repetition and the Metamorphoses, 125–53. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016.
“Crippling Nostalgia: Nostos, Poetics, and the Structure of the Ibis.” TAPA 146.1 (2016): 149–89.
“Where Have All the Aetia Gone?: Aetiological Reassignment in Valerius Flaccus’s Argonautica,” in C. Reitz and A. Walter (eds.), Von Ursachen sprechen. Eine aitiologische Spurensuche / Telling origins. On the lookout for aetiology (Spudasmata 162), 545–76. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2014.
“When the Argo Met the Argo: Poetic Destruction in Valerius’ Argonautica,” in A. Augoustakis (ed.), Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (Mnemosyne Supplement 366), 33–48. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
“The Pedant’s Curse: Obscurity and Identity in Ovid’s Ibis.” Dictynna 9 (2012).