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No 4 (2020): Nostalgia and Playing with Latin
The cover page of JOLCEL 4 with a picture of The Comic Latin Grammar

In this last issue of a thematic series on the relations between Latin schooling and the production of Latin literature, our theme is the mixture of nostalgia and playfulness that often characterizes the writing of Latin: nostalgia for the lost nativity of the language, for the idea of a bygone golden age of literature, or simply nostalgia for the school; and play as a means to deal with this nostalgia and make it productive.

Published: 2020-12-24

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Contributions to the Journal treat topics that cross traditional chronological and linguistic boundaries. From the first century AD to roughly the eighteenth century, Latin remained the standard equipment of the European author and his/her reader and functioned as an undercurrent through European history. Through its constant interactions with other languages with cosmopolitan standing (Greek, Arabic and Hebrew) and with the rapidly changing literary production in the vernaculars, Latin strongly defined Europe’s literary identity.

Advisory Board

Paolo Borsa
Walter Cohen
Rita Copeland
Anders Cullhed
Roland Greene
Andrew Laird
Han Lamers
William Marx
Ingela Nilsson
Jim Porter
Françoise Waquet
Jan Ziolkowski
Irene Zwiep

Editorial Board
Jeroen De Gussem
Chrysanthi Demetriou
Elodie Paillard
Stijn Praet 
Maxim Rigaux (coordinator)
Klazina Staat
Thomas Velle 
Ivo Wolsing
Dinah Wouters (coordinator)
Matthijs Zoeter