Dr. M. Racette-Campbell

Dr. M. Racette-CampbellMy research focuses primarily on gender in Latin literature. My particular interest is in the Augustan period, especially the construction of masculinity in that time and the ways that Roman gender roles, as well as the challenges to, evasions of, and refinement of them, are expressed in literature. I am currently writing a monograph on the so-called crisis of masculinity in Augustan Rome. In wider terms, I also study the society and culture of the age of Augustus, as well as Hellenistic literature, Roman comedy, and the reception of the classical period in later European cultures. I am especially interested in the influence of socio-cultural conditions on literature and vice versa. I have several other minor projects, including an article on the reception of Propertius by the renaissance Venetian poet Veronica Franco and one on fathers in new comedy.


  • Ph.D. 2013 University of Toronto, Classics, with Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies, Dissertation Title: "The Construction of Masculinity in Propertius"
  • M.A. 2007 University of Saskatchewan, Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Thesis Title: "Fides, Contractual Language, and the Construction of Gender in Propertius 3.20"
  • B.A. 2002 University of Saskatchewan, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, with (2005) Advanced Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies


  • “Death Becomes Her: women’s speech haunting Propertius IV,” Helios  (Fall 2016).
  • “Marriage Contracts, Fides and Gender Roles in Propertius 3.20,” CJ 108.3 (2013), 297-317.


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