Call for Papers – Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular

Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular is a themed issue of TAPA, the journal of the Society for Classical Studies, scheduled for publication in April 2023 and co-edited by Sasha-Mae Eccleston and Patrice Rankine.

This issue of TAPA intends to be a catalyst for transformative ideas regarding the reality of race and racism within all aspects of Greek and Roman Studies. We seek contributions that analyze and critically engage phenomena which have been considered unrelated to race, have been so familiar as to remain un-critiqued as spectacular, have not yet been brought to light, or that have tended to be avoided for being too disruptive of the disciplinary status quo. Rather than cordon off advances from other branches of scholarship, this issue welcomes reflections on Classical Studies from other disciplines. We remain attentive to the discipline’s self-declared roots in philology. But the scope of this endeavor demands that we also open ourselves up to other models of critique and to the insights that those models produce. To that end, scholars from fields with similar disciplinary trajectories, with research interests that dovetail with Classics, or whose work is assumed to have no relationship to race and/in the Classics are especially encouraged to submit papers.

For the co-editors’ full CFP and submission instructions, see

All submissions should be received between August 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022.

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