Getting to know the authors who make up our cultural past and who are the basis of the work of new writers and artists has always been part of the Literature subject. However, currently, there are voices that are raised questioning such a statement. The reasons are varied but fundamentally they allude to the little connection that these works have […] … learn more→
Tag Archives: Classics
Classics in the classroom: another approach is possible
These high school ‘classics’ have been taught for generations – could they be on their way out?
If you went to high school in the United States anytime since the 1960s, you were likely assigned some of the following books: Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” “Julius Caesar” and “Macbeth”; John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”; Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”; and William Golding’s “The Lord of […] … learn more→
There’s no Classics ‘catastrophe’ at Howard University
Cornel West and his co-author made a common mistake when they wrote a recent essay in The Washington Post chastising Howard University for eliminating its classics department. Reducing the decision to a “spiritual catastrophe,” they overlooked a deeper and more urgent problem: the financial constraints facing historically Black colleges and universities, and the inequality that underlies them. […] … learn more→
What’s in a name?
The title of a journal article is the first thing the reader sees, so it’s important that it gives the reader a clear sense of what is coming. However, academics often do precisely the opposite, using unusual words and expressions, or metaphors and questions, in a seemingly deliberate attempt to obfuscate the contents. The titles […] … learn more→
Master of Arts (Classics)
The Master of Arts specialising in Classics – by coursework and thesis – is designed for students who wish to undertake study in the language, history, literature, art, or other aspects of ancient Greek and Roman culture. … learn more→