Ellen Lee

Ellen Lee

C3 Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics

Joined Connecticut College: 2016-2018

B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., University of Michigan


Classical and medieval Latin poetry

Gender and sexuality

Classical reception

Ellen Cole Lee’s teaching and research interests include cognitive approaches to the ancient world, gender and sexuality in Latin literature, and classical reception in the ancient, medieval and modern worlds.

She completed her Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, where she successfully defended her dissertation, “Lethaeus Amor: Love and Memory in Latin Elegy,” in 2015. 

At Connecticut College, Lee is a C3 Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics and excited to be teaching courses like ‘Medieval Latin’ and ‘Ancient Rome in Film.’ She is currently continuing her research on Roman memory and reception through projects on the rhetorical ars memoriae and late antique centos.

Presentations by Ellen Cole Lee

  • Feminism and Classics VII: Visions. May 2016. "Ugliness in the Eye of the Beholder: False Memories of the Female Body in Remedia Amoris"

  • UM-Northwestern Classical Reception Workshop, May 2015. "Teaching Anger: Roman Stoicism and Audre Lorde."

  • 144th American Philological Association Annual Meeting, January 2013. "Remembering ‘Maidenly’ Vergil: Sex and Intertext in Ausonius’s Cento Nuptialis"

  • Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines, May 2012. "Queering Roman Identity: Cross-Dressing and Genre Play in Plautus."

Visit the Department of Classics website. 

Major or minor in Classics.

Contact Ellen Lee

Mailing Address

Ellen Lee
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


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