Yanneck Wiegers

Yanneck Wiegers

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Education: BA, Latin and Biology, Osnabrück University, 2015
MA, Classics, Leipzig University, 2018

Primarily a Latinist, my research interest lies in the poetics and aesthetics of Latin literature. In my dissertation, I try to develop a fresh perspective on the production of Latin poetry. Under the notion of “Poetic Labor”, I examine the nature of the poets’ creative activity and their self-conception of it as it pertains to the ontologies of materiality, agency, and the body.

Before coming to Johns Hopkins, I completed a BA/BS in Latin and Biology at the University of Osnabrück, an MA in Classics at Leipzig University, and also studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy.

Besides, I never lost my love for the sciences and continue to study the history of scientific thought in classical antiquity and beyond, where I am interested in the history of biology (esp. Genetics) from the Pre-Socratics to today.

I teach courses in Latin and Ancient Greek at all levels, seminars on the history of science like “Ancient Genetics” & “History of Biology”, as well as more public-facing classes like “What is a Classic?” or “Framing Revolutionaries – From Rome to Disney.”