This student's guide is a clear and concise handbook to the key connections between Classical Studies and critical theory in the twentieth century. Louise Hitchcock looks at the way Classics has been engaged across a number of disciplines. 

Beginning with four foundational figures – Freud, Marx, Nietzshe 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. 

Theory for Classics, adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal, is a brisk, thoughtful, provocative, and engaging title, which will be an essential first volume for anyone interested in the intersection between theory and classical studies today.


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PART I Predecessors

chapter 1|10 pages

Sigmund Freud

chapter 2|7 pages

Karl Marx

chapter 3|9 pages

Friedrich Nietzsche

chapter 4|6 pages

Ferdinand de Saussure

part |2 pages

PART II The Theorists

chapter 5|7 pages

Theodor W. Adorno

chapter 6|6 pages

Louis Althusser

chapter 7|6 pages

Mikhail Bakhtin

chapter 8|9 pages

Roland Barthes

chapter 9|9 pages

Georges Bataille

chapter 10|6 pages

Jean Baudrillard

chapter 11|9 pages

Walter Benjamin

chapter 12|8 pages

Pierre Bourdieu

chapter 13|5 pages

Judith Butler

chapter 14|4 pages

Hélène Cixous

chapter 15|7 pages

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari

chapter 16|11 pages

Jacques Derrida

chapter 17|9 pages

Michel Foucault

chapter 18|5 pages

Hans-Georg Gadamer

chapter 19|8 pages

Martin Heidegger

chapter 20|5 pages

Luce Irigaray

chapter 21|5 pages

Julia Kristeva

chapter 22|8 pages

Jacques Lacan

chapter 23|5 pages

Henri Lefebvre

chapter 24|6 pages

Emmanuel Levinas

chapter 25|7 pages

Jean-François Lyotard

chapter 26|6 pages

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

chapter 27|8 pages

Edward W. Said

chapter 28|6 pages

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

chapter 29|6 pages

Hayden White

chapter 30|6 pages

Raymond Williams