Metamorphic Readings

Author: Mats Malm
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019886406X
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Ovid's remarkable and endlessly fascinating Metamorphoses is one of the best-known and most popular works of classical literature, exerting a pervasive influence on later European literature and culture. A vast repository of mythic material as well as a sophisticated manipulation of story-telling, the poem can be appreciated on many different levels and by audiences of very different backgrounds and educational experiences. As the poem's focus on transformation and transgression connects in many ways with contemporary culture and society, modern research perspectives have developed correspondingly. Metamorphic Readings presents the state of the art in research on this canonical Roman epic. Written in an accessible style, the essays included represent a variety of approaches, exploring the effects of transformation and the transgression of borders. The contributors investigate three main themes: transformations into the Metamorphoses (how the mythic narratives evolved), transformations in the Metamorphoses (what new understandings of the dynamics of metamorphosis might be achieved), and transformations of the Metamorphoses (how the Metamorphoses were later understood and came to acquire new meanings). The many forms of transformation exhibited by Ovid's masterpiece are explored--including the transformation of the genre of mythic narrative itself.
Metamorphic Readings
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Mats Malm, Alison Sharrock, Daniel Möller
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-09 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Ovid's remarkable and endlessly fascinating Metamorphoses is one of the best-known and most popular works of classical literature, exerting a pervasive influence on later European literature and culture. A vast repository of mythic material as well as a sophisticated manipulation of story-telling, the poem can be appreciated on many different
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Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Thea S. Thorsen, Iris Brecke, Stephen Harrison
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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Language: en
Pages: 293
Authors: Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Alison Keith, Florence Klein
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-06 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: R. Radhakrishnan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-14 - Publisher: Duke University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Alessandro Barchiesi
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-01-01 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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