Posts Tagged ‘disciplinarity’

Why are classical reception studies dominated by classicists? And is this a problem?

To contextualise those questions: I came across a call for papers for a conference on Framing Classical Reception Studies in Nijmegen in early June (posted by the indefatigable Constantina Katsari, who, unlike the conference webpage, actually gives the dates); an interesting set of questions and debating points, so I spent an hour or so this morning thinking through ideas in order to write a paper proposal – before realising that the dates clash with external examiner duties, and so there’s no point. However, since at least some of the ideas seemed worth thinking about, I’m posting them here – in a very rough and provisional form, I must stress – partly as a helpful reminder in case I return to the issues at some point, and partly to see what sort of response they might get from others.


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