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Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Ian Moyer, Adam Lecznar, and Heidi Morse


This volume presents a series of studies on literary, artistic, and political uses of classical antiquity in modern constructions of race, nation, and identity in the Black Atlantic. In the fraught dialogue between race and classics there emerged new classicisms, products of the diasporic chronotope defined by Paul Gilroy as originating in the violence of the Middle Passage. Contributions to the volume explore the work and thought of writers and artists circulating in the Black Atlantic, and their use of heterogeneous classicisms in representing their identities and experiences, and in critiqu ... More

Keywords: Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy, diaspora, classicism, classical reception, race

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814122
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Moyer, editor
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan

Adam Lecznar, editor
Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Greek and Latin, University College London

Heidi Morse, editor
Lecturer, University of Michigan

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Ian Moyer, Adam Lecznar, and Heidi Morse

Part I Wakes

1 Middle Passages

Emily Greenwood

2 “Nero, the mustard!”

Margaret Williamson

3 Athens and Sparta of the New World

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Part II Journeys

5 Roman Studios

Heidi Morse

6 Africana Andromeda

Kimathi Donkor

Part III Tales

10 Classics for All?

Patrice D. Rankine

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