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Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds
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Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Lorna Hardwick and Carol Gillespie

Abstract

Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism, and then a rich field for creating cultural identities which blend the old and the new. Nobel prize winners such as Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney have rewritten classical material in their own cultural idioms, while public sculpture in southern Africa draws on Greek and Roman motifs in order to represent histories of African resistance and liberation. These developments are explored in this collection of essays by schol ... More

Keywords: colonial empires, classical material, colonialism, Seamus Heaney, Africa, resistance, liberation, Greece, Rome, public sculpture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296101
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lorna Hardwick, editor
Professor of Classical Studies and Director of the Reception of Classical Texts and Images Research Project at The Open University
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Carol Gillespie, editor
Project Officer of the Reception of Classical Texts and Images Research Project at The Open University
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Contents

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Part I Case Studies

Part II Encounter and New Traditions

Part III Challenging Theory: Framing Further Questions

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