Reading Poetry, Writing Genre: English Poetry and Literary Criticism in Dialogue with Classical Scholarship

Reading Poetry, Writing Genre: English Poetry and Literary Criticism in Dialogue with Classical Scholarship


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ISBN-13: 9781350039322
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/27/2018
Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Silvio Bär is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the University of Oslo, Norway. His research interests encompass Greek epic and lyric poetry, Attic tragedy, the Second Sophistic, mythography, rhetoric, intertextuality, narratology, and the reception of ancient themes in English literature and popular culture.

Emily Hauser is a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research interests include ancient women writers, gender and authorship in the classical world, and the reception of classical women by contemporary female authors. She has published on women writers in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the reception of the Odyssey in Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

List of Illustrations ix

List of Contributors x

Introduction Silvio Bär Emily Hauser 1

1 Classical Pieces: Fragmenting Genres in Medieval England Amanda J. Gerber 13

2 'Poetry is a Speaking Picture': Framing a Poetics of Virtue in Late Elizabethan England Emma Buckley 30

3 A Revolutionary Vergil: James Harrington, Poetry and Political Performance Ariane Schwartz 51

4 The Devouring Maw: Complexities of Classical Genre in Milton's Paradise Lost Caroline Stark 66

5 Georgic as Genre: The Scholarly Reception of Vergil in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain Juan Christian Pellicer 79

6 Rhyme and Reason: The Homeric Translations of Dryden, Pope, and Morris Lilah Grace Canevaro 94

7 From Epic to Monologue: Tennyson and Homer Isobel Hurst 117

8 The Elizabethan Epyllion: From Constructed Classical Genre to Twentieth-Century Genre Propre Silvio Bär 138

9 'Homer Undone': Homeric Scholarship and the Invention of Female Epic Emily Hauser 151

10 Generic 'Transgressions' and the Personal Voice Fiona Cox 172

Notes 187

References 218

General Index 249

Index of Passages Cited 253

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