Joy Littlewood

Joy Littlewood is an independent scholar based in Oxford.

Her early work focuses on the depiction of humour in Roman elegy and literary aspects of Ovid’s Fasti. Her interest in Roman religion led to a commentary on Ovid, Fasti 6 (Oxford University Press, 2006). 

Since then Joy Littlewood has worked exclusively on Flavian epic. She has written two commentaries for Oxford University Press (OUP) on Silius Italicus’ Punica 7 (Oxford 2011) and Punica 10 (in press and to appear 2016). 

Joy Littlewood's new research projects include a commentary on Book 3 of Silius Italicus' Punica together with Antony Augoustakis with whom she is also co-editing a new volume of conference proceedings (forthcoming) for the Flavian Epic Network conference on the topic of ‘Flavian Campania'. She has recently undertaken to complete the fourth and final volume of Jim McKeown’s monumental commentary on Ovid’s Amores.