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Edited by Tony Keen, Wednesday, 21 Sept 2016, 15:51

Hi. Here's an updated introduction to myself. 

I'm Tony Keen, I'm 51 years old, and I have been as student of the Classics (ancient Greece and Rome) since 1976. I was educated at Manchester Grammar School, took my first degree at the University of Edinburgh and my Doctorate at the University of Manchester, and before the OU taught at Manchester, Queen's University, Belfast, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, People's Republic of China, and Royal Holloway, University of London.

I've been teaching for the Open University as an Associate Lecturer since 2000. Up to 2008, I was teaching on AA309 Culture, Identity and Power in the Roman Empire for Region 13 (South East) and Region 01 (London).

From 2008 to 2014 I taught A219 Exploring the Classical World for R13. In 2011 I taught AA310 Film and Television History. From 2011 to 2013 I taught A397 Continuing Classical LatinFrom 2010 to 2015 I taught A330 Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds, and in 2014 began A863 MA Classical Studies Part 1. I've supervised some research students - my current supervisee is Claire Greenhalgh.

I used to moderate the course forums on A330. I have also been an exam scriptmarker on A219 and AA309, marked EMAs for A330, written some material for the AA309 Course Website, conducted revisions of the A219 website and some other materials, and been monitor (someone who checks other ALs' marking) on A219 and A330.

For three years (2006-2009) I was a Research Affiliate with the Classical Studies Department, working in the Classical Reception research cluster, and did some work as a Project Research Consultant on Drama for the department's research project on Classical Receptions in Drama and Poetry in English from c.1970 to the Present. I am currently (2013-2018) an Honorary Associate in Classical Studies - at my departmental webpage you can read more about my research profile.

I have also taught for the London Region Arts Club.  I tutored their AA309 and A330 Day Schools and Study Weekends, led Ovid readings and EMA days for A330, and led walks around Roman Colchester, Roman London and Roman Canterbury, and a trip to Italy for Siragusa, on LRAC's behalf.  I also led trips to Hadrian's Wall, Roman Sussex and Italy for the now-defunct Open University Travel and Study Society.

I've also taken some OU courses.  In 2009 I took AA310 Film and Television History, and in 2012 completed H812 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.  In 2012-2013 I studied A215 Creative Writing.

Outside the OU, since 2013 I have been an Visiting Lecturer in Classical Civilization at the University of Roehampton, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway. I teach a summer school on Fantastic London for Middlesex University. And in 2015 I briefly returned to Royal Holloway as a Visiting Lecturer.

From 2009 to 2014 I was the editor of CA News, the newsletter of the Classical Association. I also have another weblog, Memorabilia Antonina.  I was also the Chair of the 2013 Science Fiction Foundation Conference.

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