1st Edition

Theory for Classics A Student's Guide

By Louise Hitchcock Copyright 2008
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    This student's guide is a clear and concise handbook to the key connections between Classical Studies and critical theory in the twentieth century. Louise Hitchcock looks at the way Classics has been engaged across a number of disciplines. 

    Beginning with four foundational figures – Freud, Marx, Nietzshe and Saussure – Hitchcock goes on to provide guided introductions of the major theoretical thinkers of the past century, from Adorno to Williams. Each entry offers biographical, theoretical and bibliographical information along with a discussion of each figure's relevance to Classical Studies and suggestions for future research. 

    Theory for Classics, adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal, is a brisk, thoughtful, provocative, and engaging title, which will be an essential first volume for anyone interested in the intersection between theory and classical studies today.


    Part 1: Predecessors  1. Sigmund Freud  2. Karl Marx  3. Friedrich Nietzsche  4. Ferdinand de Saussure  Part 2: The Thoerists  5. Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno  6. Louis Althusser  7. Mikhail Bakhtin  8. Roland Barthes  9. Georges Bataille  10. Jean Baudrillard  11. Walter Benjamin  12. Pierre Bourdieu  13. Judith Butler  14. Hélène Cixous  15. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari  16. Jacques Derrida  17. Michel Foucault  18. Hans-Georg Gadamer  19. Martin Heidegger  20. Luce Irigaray  21. Julia Kristeva  22. Jacques Lacan  23. Henri Lefebvre  24. Emmanuel Levinas  25. Jean-François Lyotard  26. Maurice Merleau-Ponty  27. Edward W. Said  28. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak  29. Hayden White  30. Raymond Williams


    Louise Hitchcock

    "Intended as an introduction to theoretical perspectives for undergraduates and their teachers in 'classics and theory' courses and for graduate students looking for new ways to approach their subject, the book is a model of clarity." - Arjan Zuiderhoek, Ghent University in Ancient West and East