In the Jaws of CAWS: A Response

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This response engages the contributions to this volume as an exercise in world-building, taking its invitation to forget classics as a directive for confronting the field’s past and contemporary investments in the following: the space-time of “proper” versus “improper” scholarship, the accumulation of prestige within and for the traditional humanities, disciplinary false-consciousness and cognitive self-delusion. The promise of critical ancient world studies for speeding beyond fixations on the historically contingent practice of philology and towards a more encompassing appraisal of “undone science” is examined, as is the volume’s innovation in transferring epistemic authority and affective independence to minoritised practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Ancient World Studies
Subtitle of host publicationThe Case for Forgetting Classics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781003827368
ISBN (Print)9781032120126
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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