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Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
phone 610-526-5984
fax 610-526-5076

Catherine Conybeare;
Director of the Graduate Group
Lisa M. Kolonay
Administrative Assistant

Catherine Conybeare

Professor, Director of the Graduate Group

Ph.D.: University of Toronto, 1997

Office: Thomas Hall 240

Phone: 610:526-5036

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Late Antiquity, Early Christian Studies, contemporary theory


Classical Studies: Augustine and the Classical Tradition; Epistolography; Laughter; Late Latin Poetry

Latin: Roman Satire; Cicero’s Philosophical Dialogues; Lucretius; The Fall of Rome; Ideas of Dialogue

Graduate Group Seminars: Carthage: The View from Elsewhere; Birth and Becoming; Gendering the Past

Select Publications:


  • The Laughter of Sarah, forthcoming from Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.
  • The Irrational Augustine (Oxford 2006)


  • ‘On reading the Confessions’, in The Blackwell Companion to Augustine, ed. M. Vessey (Oxford, 2012).
  • ‘Beyond Word and Image: Aural Patterning in Augustine’s Confessions’, in Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, ed. T. F. X. Noble and G. De Nie (Farnham, 2012).
  • 'The city of Augustine: on the interpretation of civitas', in Being Christian in Late Antiquity. A Festschrift for Gillian Clark ed. Carol Harrison, Caroline Humfress, and Bella Sandwell (Oxford, forthcoming 2014).
  • ''Quotquot haec legerint meminerint: All Who Read This Will Remember', in De Theoria: Early Modern Essays in Memory of Eugene Vance, ed. Denyse Delcourt and Steven Nichols: MLN Supplement 127:5 (2012), 823-33.

Edited Volume:

  • (with Paul B. Harvey, Jr.) Maxima Debetur Magistro Reverentia: Essays on Rome and the Roman Tradition in Honor of Russell T. Scott Biblioteca di Athenaeum (Como, 2009).