Anja Stadeler, born 1986, studied Latin, History (from 2005) and German Literature (from 2007) at Humboldt University Berlin and finished her Master’s (MPhil) in Classics at the University of Cambridge in 2010. She also worked on a project dealing with translations in German anthologies at the Collaborative Research Centre “Translations of Antiquity”. From 2010 to 2013 she was a doctoral candidate at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, writing her dissertation Horace and his commentators in the Renaissance. A Study on the negotiation between primary text and commentary.
For her PhD research she proposes an in-depth study of printed Renaissance commentaries on Horace from the 15th century onwards, dealing with the entire oeuvre of the classical Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus (63 - 8 v. Chr.). She intends to focus on the negotiation between Horace’s text and the commentator’s notes within the commentary. Focal points for this study will be the humanists’ methods when dealing with canonic/metapoetic passages and obscene/problematic passages in Horace’s text, furthermore their approaches to genre and their scholarly self-representation and degree of visibility as an entity between the text and the assumed audience. Earlier commentary traditions and discourses of Renaissance educational and philological culture will be of great importance for her research in the areas of classical, Renaissance Neo-Latin and Romance philology.