American Classicisms

The working group investigates the role played by the classical traditions of Greece and Rome in the institutions, intellectual life, and popular culture of America from the eighteenth century onwards. It asks how Americans accessed, constructed, mobilized, and appropriated knowledge about these pre-modern societies — oftentimes to the exclusion of others.

We are interested in receiving both abstracts for formal presentations of relevant work, and proposals for leading more informal discussions with the group.  We especially welcome participants from the fields of African-American Studies, American Studies, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Religious Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
We look forward to a stimulating semester! 
With best wishes, 
Francesca Beretta (Classics and Comparative Literature)
Thomas Munro (Classics)
American Classicisms Working Group Co-Organizers