Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2018 Classics Today

deadline for submissions: 
October 10, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 

The art, history, literature, and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome serve as the foundation of Western civilization. While the Classics have had a tremendous influence on subsequent cultures, the academy frequently keeps the discipline of Classics separate from modern literatures and languages. Yet the Classics have always been an integral part of cultural productions and the university itself; the word “academy” even has its origins in Plato. This roundtable will explore the current state of Classics scholarship, focusing on Classics as an area of study as well as its place in contemporary academia. Possible approaches include:
· Defining the Classics

· Current research trends in Classics scholarship

· The relationship between Classics and more modern literatures and languages

· Interdisciplinary study and the Classics

· Classics and the Digital Humanities

· The use of Classics in core curricula

· Teaching the Classics (both as a specialist and a non-specialist)

· Evaluations of the Classical canon

· Classics and Critical Theory

· Recruiting students to the Classics

· Classics and contemporary culture

· Classics and the job market

· The future of Classics in academia

Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words to the panel “Classics Today” at by October 10, 2017. You will need to create a user account through the NeMLA website in order to submit an abstract. Please contact Claire Sommers ( with any questions.