Saturday, September 29, 2007

My New Book: Theory for Classics


I was surprised to find that the cover for my new book, Theory for Classics, Routledge: 2008, is already posted. This is one of the things I did during my sabbatical in Jerusalem. It's available for pre-order.
This is the official blurb:
This student's guide is a clear and concise handbook to the key connections between Classical Studies and critical theory in the 20th century. Louise Hitchcock looks at the way classics has been engaged across a number of disciplines.
Beginning with four foundational figures - Freud, Marx, Nietzsche 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.
Brisk, thoughtful, provocative, and engaging, this will be an essential first volume for anyone interested in the intersection between theory and classical studies today.

7 comments:

Yorke said...

Congratulations Louise! Nice cover, and nice blurb. Look forward to it.

MMK and YMR said...

Nothing worng at all with martinis and you should definitely ahve some to celebrate you book. Yeah for you Louise!! See you in San Diego. Mo

Sue said...

Matzel tov and mabruke!! We'll raise a glass at ASOR.

Ed said...

B'sha'ah tovah! It looks great.

You'll be pleased to know that I'm finally getting around to reading Giddens...

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