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Classics and Colonialism (Classical World)

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This collection of well-focussed essays is the first to examine explicitly the role played by the literature and culture of classical antiquity in the various discourses that established, maintained or undermined the British empire. Drawing on reception studies and postcolonial studies, the contributors investigate topics such as the intersections among nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories of the Greek, Roman and British empires, the place of neo-classical poetry and classical education in the Caribbean, and adaptations of Greek drama by postcolonial writers in Africa and elsewhere. There is a substantial introduction that discusses the role of classics within the British empire, why it should compel our attention and how it might provide fruitful ground for further enquiry. The emphasis throughout is on the diverse ways in which the classical tradition has been used both by those who identified themselves with imperialist goals and by those engaged in struggle against imperialism.

Book News Annotation:

Six scholarly essays examine the ways in which the classics have been used in the service of (or as a means of undermining) various British imperialist projects. Editor Goff (U. of Reading, UK) considers the nature of post-colonialism and provides a brief overview of the field in the introduction. Other topics include (for example) West African adaptations of Greek tragedies and the place of the classics in Caribbean education. The papers were originally presented at a May 2001 conference held at the Institute of Classical Studies in London. Distributed in the U.S. by International Publishers Marketing.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Six scholarly essays examine the ways in which the classics have been used in the service of (or as a means of undermining) various British imperialist projects. Editor Goff (U. of Reading, UK) considers the nature of post-colonialism and provides a brief overview of the field in the introduction. Other topics include (for example) West African adaptations of Greek tragedies and the place of the classics in Caribbean education. The papers were originally presented at a May 2001 conference held at the Institute of Classical Studies in London. Distributed in the U.S. by International Publishers Marketing. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A collection of essays that examines the role played by the literature and culture of classical antiquity in the various discourses that established, maintained or undermined the British empire. It investigates topics such as the intersections among nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories of the Greek, Roman and British empires.

Synopsis:

This collection of well-focussed essays is the first to examine explicitly the role played by the literature and culture of classical antiquity in the various discourses that established, maintained or undermined the British empire. Drawing on reception studies and postcolonial studies, the contributors investigate topics such as the intersections among nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories of the Greek, Roman and British empires, the place of neo-classical poetry and classical education in the Caribbean, and adaptations of Greek drama by postcolonial writers in Africa and elsewhere. There is a substantial introduction that discusses the role of classics within the British empire, why it should compel our attention and how it might provide fruitful ground for further enquiry. The emphasis throughout is on the diverse ways in which the classical tradition has been used both by those who identified themselves with imperialist goals and by those engaged in struggle against imperialism.

Synopsis:

An important collection of essays on the classical tradition

About the Author

Contributors: Emily Greenwood (University of St Andrews), Thomas Harrison (University of Liverpool), Phiroze Vasunia (University of North Carolina), John Gilmore (University of Warwick), Lorna Hardwick (Open University), Felix Budelmann (Open University). Barbara Goff is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics, University of Reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780715633113
Editor:
Goff, Barbara
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Editor:
Goff, Barbara
Author:
Goff, Barbara
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Imperialism in literature
Subject:
Great Britain Civilization.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Ancient Languages
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classical World
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.22x6.12x.53 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of essays that examines the role played by the literature and culture of classical antiquity in the various discourses that established, maintained or undermined the British empire. It investigates topics such as the intersections among nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories of the Greek, Roman and British empires.
"Synopsis" by ,
This collection of well-focussed essays is the first to examine explicitly the role played by the literature and culture of classical antiquity in the various discourses that established, maintained or undermined the British empire. Drawing on reception studies and postcolonial studies, the contributors investigate topics such as the intersections among nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories of the Greek, Roman and British empires, the place of neo-classical poetry and classical education in the Caribbean, and adaptations of Greek drama by postcolonial writers in Africa and elsewhere. There is a substantial introduction that discusses the role of classics within the British empire, why it should compel our attention and how it might provide fruitful ground for further enquiry. The emphasis throughout is on the diverse ways in which the classical tradition has been used both by those who identified themselves with imperialist goals and by those engaged in struggle against imperialism.
"Synopsis" by , An important collection of essays on the classical tradition
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