Dr Felix BudelmannBack to People

Subjects: Classics, Classics (and Joint Honours), Classics and English, Classics and Modern Languages, Classics with Oriental Studies
Department: Classics
College appointment: Tutorial Fellow
Officer: Chair of Bursarial Committee
Phone: 01865 276069


Educated in London (BA) and Cambridge (PhD), I taught at the University of Manchester and the Open University before coming to Magdalen in 2008.


I teach classical literature at both the College and the University. I am always keen to hear from people interested in studying Classics and related subjects at Magdalen.

Research Interests

I have research interests in various areas of Greek literature, in particular tragedy and lyric. I am finishing a “green-and-yellow” commentary on selections from Greek lyric, and am also working on cognitive approaches to Classics. I am a member of the Adults at Play(s) project at the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen.

Selected Publications

  • ‘Performance, reperformance, pre-performance: the paradox of repeating the unique in Pindaric epinician and beyond’, forthcoming in R. Hunter and A. Uhlig eds., Reperformance in ancient culture (Cambridge).
  • Jointly with Laurie Maguire and Ben Teasdale, ‘Ambiguity and audience response’, Arion 23.3 (2016) 89-114.
  • Jointly with Tim Power, ‘Another look at female choruses in Classical Athens’, Classical Antiquity 34 (2015) 252-95.
  • Jointly with Pauline LeVen, ‘Timotheus’ poetics of blending: a cognitive approach to the language of the New Music’, Classical Philology 109 (2014) 191-210.
  • Edited jointly with Joshua Billings and Fiona Macintosh, Choruses ancient and modern (forthcoming Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013), incl. a chapter ‘Greek festival choruses in and out of context’.
  • ‘Epinician and the symposion: a comparison with the enkōmia’, in P. Agocs, R. Rawles and C. Carey eds. Reading the victory ode (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012).

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