Dr. Olivier Demerre has completed a dissertation on the reception of Latin literature in ancient Greek love novels (funded by the FWO project From Latin to Greek; sup. Koen De Temmerman and co-sup. Yanick Maes). He is a member of Novel Saints: Ancient Fiction and Hagiography Research Centre.
Olivier has obtained a bachelor in Greek, Latin and French Literature (“Licence de Lettres”), a master in Greek and Latin literature and culture (“Master Poétique et anthropologie culturelle”) from the University of Lille and a PhD degree from Ghent University. He has undertaken research stays in Swansea (as an Erasmus student, M.A. Ancient Narrative) and in Cambridge (visiting member of St John's college).
Oliver’s research interests include Latin imperial literature, Roman Greek literature, ancient Greek and Latin prose fictions, Augustan poetry, Greek and Latin bucolic poetry, representations of love in ancient literature, didactic poetry, education in Antiquity, ancient rhetoric, ancient criticism, the interface between rhetorical theory and literature, conceptualizations and definitions of style in Imperial period, and the Hermogenian corpus.