Border Wars: Literature, Politics, and the Public

@article{Connolly2005BorderWL,
  title={Border Wars: Literature, Politics, and the Public},
  author={J. Connolly},
  journal={Transactions of the American Philological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={135},
  pages={103 - 134}
}
  • J. Connolly
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Transactions of the American Philological Association
  • Approaching Latin along the border line dividing the academic humanities from public discourse, this essay explores the possibility of articulating a publicly responsible practice of Latin literary studies. I suggest that the current eclecticism in literary studies well serves the project of democratic criticism at a time when the traditional raison d'être of the university as the preserver of Euro-American culture is in decline. Next I draw on my current work on the republican tradition in… CONTINUE READING
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