Jenny Bryan

Jenny Bryan


  • Samuel Alexander Building S2.7, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, The University of Manchester

    M13 9PL Manchester

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I studied Classics at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and remained in Cambridge for my postgraduate study, which focussed on Plato and Early Greek Philosophy. In 2010, after two years as a Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College, Cambridge, I became a Lecturer in Classical Philosophy at University College London. I moved to the University of Manchester in 2016.

Research interests

My research is mainly in Platonic and Early Greek philosophy, although I have published on Hellenistic and Roman philosophy too. I am particularly interested in Platonic and Presocratic epistemology. I also have an ongoing interest in the interaction of form and content in ancient philosophical writing and in texts considered marginal or inferior. I am currently collaborating on a new annotated translation of the Platonic Letters with Owen Hodkinson (University of Leeds). I am also working on Plato's Phaedrus, Empedocles' epistemology and on a volume on genre in ancient philosophy.

I have supervised PhD theses on topics including Plato's Timaeus, Plato's understanding of 'philosophy', Empedocles, and Plato and rhetoric.


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