Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2019

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198805670

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Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Edited by Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes

Classics in Theory Series

  • Offers the first sustained engagement between the theories and methodologies of posthumanism and the "new materialisms" and ancient Greek and Roman thought
  • Explodes the uncritical assumption that ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and literature evince monolithic support of humanism
  • Draws on rigorous and ground-breaking analyses of canonical texts and thinkers to reveal how they contribute to and problematize contemporary theorizing about the human and the posthuman
  • Forges a new transdisciplinary path through questions pertaining to the ontological status of living beings, the political valence of gender, and the ethical agency of animals, plants, and objects
  • Creates a new scholarly paradigm at the intersection of antiquity and modern theory, opening up myriad new avenues for research