[SydPhil] Critical Antiquities Workshop - Book Launch of 'Old Schools' by Ramsey McGlazer

Tristan Bradshaw tristan.bradshaw at sydney.edu.au
Mon Aug 23 10:44:42 AEST 2021

Dear all,

At the next Critical Antiquities Workshop, we are pleased to be launching the book Old Schools: Modernism, Education, and the Critique of Progress<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/NtY0Cp81lrtnGzQ0kTPKxJ7?domain=fordhampress.com> (Fordham University Press, 2020) by Ramsey McGlazer, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley.

Ramsey’s book, which won the American Association for Italian Studies First Book Prize in 2021, traces a certain vein of thinking in a diverse range of authors (including Giovanni Pascoli and James Joyce) and filmmakers (Pier Paulo Pasolini and Glauber Rocha) that calls for a return to and repurposing of “old school” teaching methods—e.g., pre-modern Latin instruction—in order to enable individual and social transformation. This already celebrated book will be of interest to anyone concerned about education, what it is, what and who it is for, and how classical (and Classical) teaching methods are implicated in these issues.

In addition to Ramsey, we will be joined by two distinguished commentators: Associate Professor Anne Rogerson (Classics and Ancient History, University of Sydney) and Associate Professor Samir Haddad (Philosophy, Fordham University). The focus of discussion will be the introduction, chapter 2 (on Giovanni Pascoli) and chapter 5 (on Glauber Rocha) from Ramsey’s book. Please note, PDFs of these chapters will be circulated to registered participants prior to the event.

The event will take place on Friday, September 3 at 10am (Sydney time). That translates to the following times elsewhere:

Tokyo: Friday, 9am-10:30am
Singapore: Friday, 8am-9:30am
Los Angeles: Thursday, 5-6:30pm
Mexico City: Thursday, 7-8:30pm
New York City: Thursday, 8-9:30pm

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We hope to see you there.

Best wishes,
Tristan and Ben

Tristan Bradshaw
ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Co-director, Critical Antiquities Network
The University of Sydney
Department of Classics and Ancient History
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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