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ePortfolio of Tina Janssen

Welcome to the ePortfolio of Tina Janssen, PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick.

PhD research (2017-2020)

My research is part of the project Oriental Poetry, Latin Scholarship and the European Enlightenment: The Case of William Jones, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Within this project I focus on Sir William Jones's translations of literary texts from oriental languages to Latin, English and French. The question I hope to answer is what the impact of these translations was on the contemporary European public. My supervisor is the Principal Investigator on the project, Dr. John T. Gilmore.

Conference papers

Forthcoming: The comparative method of Sir William Jones, Contact – Conquest – Colonization: Practices of Comparing between Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, from Antiquity to Present, Bielefeld University, 11-13 October 2018

Sir William Jones's Persian Grammar and the Academic Disciplinary Tradition, Warwick Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick, 21 June 2018

Sacontalá's travels: the journey and influence of Sir William Jones's translation through Europe, Annual Warwick English PG Symposium, University of Warwick, 24 May 2018

3 Minute Thesis Lightning Talk, BECC-Warwick Symposium, University of Warwick, 17 May 2018

Sir William Jones and translations of the Sanskrit drama Sakontalá, BSECS Annual Conference, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, 3-5 January 2018

Reviewing the Reviews: First Reactions to Sir William Jones's Oriental Literature, BSECS Postgraduate and Early Career Conference, Swansea University, 7-8 September 2017


2017/18: Tutor on the first year module 'Modes of Reading' in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
2017/18: Tutor on the third year module 'Communicating Science' in the Department of Physics


2018-2021: Postgraduate Representative on the Executive Committee of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Conference organisation

3-4 September 2018: BSECS Postgraduate and Early Career Conference, Aix-Marseille Université

Academic background

MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Utrecht University, 2013
Specialization: Renaissance Studies
MA thesis: Marginalia of eighteenth century readers of Livy: Cortius, Ernesti and Gronovius

MA Classics, Leiden University, 2013
Specialization: Latin
MA thesis: From Medea to Médée - research into the reception of Seneca’s Medea in Corneille’s Médée

BA Classics, Leiden University, 2011
BA thesis: Lift me above the stars - Francesco Sforza in the Odae of Francesco Filelfo

MEd Classics, Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON), 2015
Teacher qualification for Latin and Greek

Tina Janssen

Tina Janssen

t dot janssen at warwick dot ac dot uk