Lucy Nicholas

Lecturer in Latin and Ancient Greek

lucy nicholas

Lucy.Nicholas@sas.ac.uk

Research Interests
Neo-Latin | Neo-Greek | Classical Reception

Bio

Dr Lucy Rachel Nicholas is Lecturer in Latin and Ancient Greek. She is particularly interested in classical reception and projects which bridge the fields of Neo-Latin and early modern Reformation history. Her doctoral thesis entailed a translation and contextual analysis of a Latin treatise on the Eucharist by the sixteenth century English humanist and Cambridge classical scholar, Roger Ascham. Aspects of this have been published as ‘Roger Ascham’s Defence of the Lord’s Supper’, Reformation, vol. 20 (2015), 26-61 and Roger Ascham’s ‘A Defence of the Lord’s Supper’: Latin Text and English Translation (Brill, 2017). She has recently co-edited an interdisciplinary volume on Roger Ascham (Brill, 2020) and two Neo-Latin anthologies on Britain and Europe (Bloomsbury, 2020) with a third on the use of Neo-Latin in British universities due to be published soon. The Latin works of the Protestant circle at Cambridge University, including the verse and prose of Walter Haddon, represent the focus of her current research. She is a participant in the AHRC Baroque Latinity Network, and is the Latin Editor on the Thomas Nashe project. She has held fellowships at The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck (2019), The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC (2016) and Tel Aviv University, Israel (2014-15).

 

Publications

Books and Edited Volumes

Gesine Manuwald and Lucy R. Nicholas, eds., An Anthology of Neo-Latin Literature in British Universities, (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2021)

Lucy R. Nicholas and Ceri Law, eds., Roger Ascham and his Sixteenth-Century World (Brill, 2020)

Daniel Hadas, Gesine Manuwald and Lucy R. Nicholas, eds., An Anthology of European Neo-Latin Literature (Bloomsbury, 2020)

Luke B. Houghton, Gesine Manuwald and Lucy R. Nicholas, eds., An Anthology of British Neo-Latin Literature (Bloomsbury, 2020)

Svorad Zavarský, Lucy R. Nicholas, and Andrea Riedl, eds.,Themes of Polemical Theology Across Early Modern Literary Genres (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016)

Lucy R. Nicholas, Roger Ascham’s ‘A Defence of the Lord’s Supper’: Latin Text and English Translation (Brill, 2017)

 
Essays / Chapters

‘Classical Culture and Thomas Nashe’ in Andrew Hadfield, Jennifer Richards and Kate de Rycker, eds., Oxford Handbook of Thomas Nashe (OUP, in progress)

‘Humanism and Reform in Sixteenth Century England re-examined through the Latin Works of Walter Haddon’ in Brill Research Perspectives in Latinity and Classical Reception in the Early Modern Period (Brill, in progress)

‘New perspectives on Cambridge’s role in the religious Reformation: Roger Ascham and the early Edwardian religious debates at the University’ in John F. McDiarmid and Susan Wabuda, eds., The Cambridge Connection in Tudor England: Humanism, Reform, Rhetoric, Politics (Brill, forthcoming 2021)

‘The Latin Utopias’ in Cathy Shrank and Phil Withington, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Thomas More’s Utopia (OUP, forthcoming 2021)

‘In Search of the Truth: Mid-Sixteenth Century Disputations on the Eucharist in England’ in Robert Seidel ed., Early Modern Disputations and Dissertations in an Interdisciplinary and European Context (Brill, 2020), 105-44

‘Roger Ascham: a biographical appendix’ in Lucy R. Nicholas and Ceri Law eds., Roger Ascham and his Sixteenth Century World (Brill, 2020), 269-96

‘The Special Relationship: Ascham and Sturm, England and Strasbourg’ in Lucy R. Nicholas and Ceri Law eds., Roger Ascham and his Sixteenth Century World (Brill, 2020), 145-63

‘Exploring Polemical Theology in Humanism through a little-known tract on the Eucharist by the Tudor humanist, Roger Ascham’ in Svorad Zavarský, Lucy R. Nicholas and Andrea Riedl, eds., Themes of Polemical Theology Across Early Modern Literary Genres (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), 67-84

‘Sin and Salvation in Roger Ascham’s Apologia pro Caena Dominica’ in Jonathan Willis ed., Sin and Salvation in Reformation England (Ashgate, 2015), 87-99

 
Journal Articles

‘ “Amid the tears we sing”: Virgil and Humanity’, The Proceedings of the Virgil Society, vol. 30, 2020, 101-21

‘Roger Ascham’s Defence of the Lord’s Supper’, Reformation, vol. 20, 2015, 26-61

 
Journal Book / Article Peer Reviewing

For: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes; Huntington Library Quarterly; Journal of Ecclesiastical History; and Classical World