Hildegund Müller

Hildegund Müller

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. phil., University of Vienna
Mag. phil., University of Vienna

244 O'Shaughnessy Hall
(574) 631-7692

Research Interest: Late Antique Latin literature

Frequently Teaches: Introduction to Christian Latin Texts; Augustine

Hildegund Müller is a specialist of late antique Latin literature, both poetry and prose, especially the Latin Church Fathers. She has published a critical edition of a part of Augustine’s Psalm Sermons (Enarrationes in Psalmos) for the CSEL series, as well as numerous studies on this and other late antique sermon collections. Her interest in late antique homilies covers widely different aspects, such as their relation to classical rhetoric, their use of Biblical and other sources, the way they are shaped by improvisation and orality, and their Nachleben in the Middle Ages. Her other field of interest is the Latin Middle Ages, especially poetry and (early) exegesis. She wrote her dissertation on an exegetical collection from the late Carolingian era (the so-called ‘Luculentius’ homiliary) and published articles on poetry from the 11th and 12th centuries. Her favorite classical authors are Cicero and Horace.