Julianna K. Will is a research assistant at the MLC Research Centre working with Dr. Irene Gammel and her team on scholarly transcriptions of modernist texts. She is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the Department of English at York University (2015-2020), having previously completed an MA in Classics at Queen’s University (2015) and a BA (hons.) in Classics at Trent University (2011). Julianna’s research explores classical reception in Victorian literature, with an emphasis on the plays of Euripides, the focus also of her MA thesis, "Euripides’s Antiope and the Theban Trilogy," which includes a full translation, reconstruction, and commentary.
Will, Julianna K. “‘The Horror and the Glory’: Euripides Among the Victorians.” PhD in English. Faculty of Graduate Studies. York University (in progress). Supervisor: Dr. Lesley Higgins.
Review of Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity, edited by Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard, and Iarla Manny. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2018). 12. 37.
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
“That ‘never-ending rustle of poplar trees’: Pater, Hopkins, Monet.” North American Victorian Studies Association (Columbus OH), October 2019. Co-authored with Lesley Higgins. (refereed)
“Victorian Boyhood and the Hippolytus Paradigm.” VSAO panel at ACCUTE (Vancouver BC), June 2019. (refereed)
“Consuming Maidenheads: Hymens and Hymen Metaphors in Victorian Print Culture.” Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (Toronto, ON), April 2019. (refereed)
“Wilde Boys Who Won’t Leave Neverland: Classical Myth and Victorian Manhood in Dorian Gray and Peter Pan.” Victorian Studies Network at York, November 2018, (invited)
“Writing Like a Poet: Epic Simile in Aurora Leigh.” North American Victorian Studies Association, Supernumerary Conference, Florence, 15–18 May 2017. (refereed)