The Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Literatures (JOLCEL) is a platform for research on the history of European literature from the perspective of Latin literature as a transnational and cosmopolitan influence. We encourage contributions on Latin literature throughout the ages and on the literatures and literary cultures with which Latin became entwined. With our dialogical format, we hope to join people and ideas in a discussion about what makes European literary identity.
The sixth issue of the Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Literatures forms a diptych with the forthcoming seventh issue, scheduled to appear in Spring 2022. Its title, Winckelmann’s Victims, was the topic of a three-day conference that took place at Ghent University in September 2018. At the heart of the two issues lies the question of classical normativity—with its prejudices and exclusions—and the way in which it affected European cultural self-fashioning (through both art and literature). While issue seven will predominantly deal with literary normativity, the classics and their canonicity, this issue tackles the problem from a more purely art-historical point of view, looking at how Winckelmann’s thinking influenced our ideas and perception of the classical norm.
Melissa L. Gustin
2021-12-30 Issue 6 • 2021 • Winckelmann's Victims • 1–31
2021-12-30 Issue 6 • 2021 • Winckelmann's Victims • 33–56
Yannick Le Pape
2021-12-30 Issue 6 • 2021 • Winckelmann's Victims • 58–78