Treasa Bell, ’15

Treasa is a fifth year graduate student in the Classics department. Her dissertation, ‘Hideous Progeny’: the monster as a metapoetic topos in Latin hexameters, argues for the existence of a sustained connection between monsters and intertextual practices in ancient poetry.

Before coming to Yale, Treasa graduated with a first from Balliol College, Oxford, where she wrote a dissertation on ‘Appropriate Speech in the Odyssey’. After her undergraduate degree, she moved to Kings’ College London and completed an MA in Ancient History with a thesis on the role of theatrical display and the gaze in constructing imperial power during the principates of Caligula and Nero.

Treasa’s interests include all things allusion and intertext, notions of genre, and theintersignification of the body and the poetic corpus in antiquity.