Alexandra Madeła is a third year PhD student in the Department of Classics. She received her B.A. in Classics in Trinity College Dublin. Her current project is supported by the Irish Research Council.
Her research focuses on the “Orphic Argonautica”, a mysterious Greek poem dating from the end of antiquity. She attempts to shed new light on this usually disregarded piece of literature by investigating different aspects of it, especially its language. She hopes to put the poem into context by highlighting both its traditional nature and its connections with contemporary poetry.