Classics and the Postcolonial publishes monographs, critical editions, and essay collections that explore the invocations and uses of Graeco-Roman antiquity in postcolonial contexts across the globe. Though the emphasis is on the postcolonial, our scope is deliberately broad and includes books which interrogate issues stemming from, and intersecting with, colonialism and imperialism, such as migration, slavery, race, gender, and sexuality. The series brings Classical and Postcolonial Studies into direct dialogue with each other, providing a space for cutting-edge work conducted at the intersection of the two fields.
In addition to scholarly monographs and edited volumes, we warmly welcome proposals for critical editions and anthologies of dramatic and poetic texts. These may be of works originally written in any language, which adapt or engage with Graeco-Roman antiquity in exceptional and varied ways, whether to address sociopolitical realities or to speak to creative concerns.
If you are interested in contributing to the series, please contact the series editors, Rosa Andújar and Justine McConnell (both at King's College London), to discuss your project.
By Tom Hawkins
September 01, 2023
This is the first book to study how Haitian authors – from independence in 1804 to the modern Haitian diaspora – have adapted Greco-Roman material and harnessed it to Haiti’s legacy as the world’s first anti-colonial nation-state. In nine chronologically organized chapters built around individual ...
By Cristina Pérez Díaz
December 30, 2022
Winner of the ASTR Translation Prize 2023. This book brings to English readers, in its entirety for the first time, a translation of José Watanabe’s Antígona, accompanied by the original Spanish text and critical essays. The lack of availability in English has resulted in the absence of Antígona ...