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CALL. 15.02.2019: Tacitus for the Twenty-first Century. An Interdisciplinary Workshop - London (Engl


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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/02/2019

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 01/04/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Room 349, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Richard Alston

INFO: r.alston@rhul.ac.uk

CALL:

Recent years have seen an increasing diversity of approaches to the study of Tacitus. This day-workshop aims to build on that trend by bringing together people who are thinking about Tacitus from a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, including philology, political theory, political philosophy, and history, to consider how and why we are reading Tacitus in the twenty-first century. Tacitus has for centuries been a deeply controversial writer; his writings have been seen as having contemporary political resonances throughout the modern period. The workshop considers how those resonances work now how Tacitus might influence our political and literary thought, and how we might understand, question and challenge Tacitus’ writings.


Our concerns cross the literary, political, and philosophical boundaries. To understand the richness of Tacitus, we need to bring together many perspectives and disciplines. We thus invite proposals for contributions on subjects from the linguistic to the aesthetic to the political. We aim to be inclusive and are open to work in progress on issues such as the writing and rhetorics of history, Tacitean politics, constructions of identity (including those of gender), and the possibilities of freedom. We also welcome proposals on the modern reception of Tacitus.


For further information and proposals, please contact r.alston@rhul.ac.uk

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