Presidential address

This year's CA presidential address was by Richard Seaford, who--while covering such diverse subjects as monetisation, the economy, Greek tragedy, semiology, the relationship between ritual(isation) and meaning, and global warming--gave a substantial and brilliant talk. At once witty and weighty, it gave much to think about.

Oh and it combined on one hand the deconstruction of social mythologies, a la Barthes, and classics/ancient history. So the perfect talk for a joint honours Ancient History and Cultural Criticism graduate. Like me. It's both refreshing and encouraging to see eminent scholars such as Seaford prepared and accomplished in such a way as to be able to combine these disciplines of thought.


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