Generic Interfaces in Latin Literature

Generic Interfaces in Latin Literature

Author: Theodore D. Papanghelis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110303698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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Neither older empiricist positions that genre is an abstract concept, useless for the study of individual works of literature, nor the recent (post) modern reluctance to subject literary production to any kind of classification seem to have stilled the discussion on the various aspects of genre in classical literature. Having moved from more or less essentialist and/or prescriptive positions towards a more dynamic conception of the generic model, research on genre is currently considering "pushing beyond the boundaries", "impurity", "instability", "enrichment" and "genre-bending". The aim of this volume is to raise questions of such generic mobility in Latin literature. The papers explore ways in which works assigned to a particular generic area play host to formal and substantive elements associated with different or even opposing genres; assess literary works which seem to challenge perceived generic norms; highlight, along the literary-historical, the ideological and political backgrounds to "dislocations" of the generic map.
Generic Interfaces in Latin Literature
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Theodore D. Papanghelis, Stephen J. Harrison, Stavros Frangoulidis
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-22 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Neither older empiricist positions that genre is an abstract concept, useless for the study of individual works of literature, nor the recent (post) modern reluctance to subject literary production to any kind of classification seem to have stilled the discussion on the various aspects of genre in classical literature. Having
Life, Love and Death in Latin Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen Harrison
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Inspired by Theodore Papanghelis’ Propertius: A Hellenistic Poet on Love and Death (1987), this collective volume brings together seventeen contributions, written by an international team of experts, exploring the different ways in which Latin authors and some of their modern readers created narratives of life, love and death. Taken together
The Poetics of Late Latin Literature
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Jaś Elsner, Jesús Hernández Lobato
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The aesthetic changes in late Roman literature speak to the foundations of modern Western culture. The dawn of a modern way of being in the world, one that most Europeans and Americans would recognize as closely ancestral to their own, is to be found not in the distant antiquity of
Education, Religion, and Literary Culture in the 4th Century CE
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: Gabriela Ryser
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-20 - Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

This book contextualizes Claudian’s handling of the Proserpina myth and the underworld in the history of literature and religion while showing intersections with and differences between the literary and religious uses of the underworld topos. In doing so, the study provides an incentive to rethink the dichotomy of the terms
Dialect, Diction, and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram
Language: en
Pages: 435
Authors: Evina Sistakou, Antonios Rengakos
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-24 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Language and style of epigram is a topic scarcely discussed in the related bibliography. This edition aspires to fill the gap by offering an in-depth study of dialect, diction, and style in Greek literary and inscribed epigram in a collection of twenty-one contributions authored by international scholars. The authors explore