F. F. Grewing, B. Acosta-Hughes, A. Kirichenko, The Door Ajar

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Farouk F. Grewing, Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Alexander Kirichenko (éd.), The Door Ajar. False Closure in Greek and Roman Literature and Art, Heidelberg, 2013.

Éditeur : Universitätsverlag Winter
Collection : Bibliothek der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften, Neue Folge, 2. Reihe, Band: 132
367 pages
ISBN : 978-3-8253-5697-2
66,00 €

When is “closure” in fact “false closure”, the deceptive opposite of apparent conclusion or perfection? 2009 marked the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Don Fowler's seminal essay “First Thoughts on Closure: Problems and Prospects” (MD 22: 75-122), a work that contributed greatly to bringing about a broad reconsideration in Ancient literary studies of the concept of closure whether understood as an ontological feature, an aesthetic concept, an appreciative inclination on the part of a work's audience or a psychological desire of the individual to control the “text” at hand. The present volume, ‚The Door Ajar: False Closure in Greek and Roman Literature and Art', seeks to mark both a debt to the ongoing influence of Fowler's work, and to frame a future discourse on false closure in particular as an artistic phenomenon.

Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Abbreviations
List of Illustrations

Introduction
Is this the End?

I Questioning Closure
FRANCIS DUNN
Ethical Attachments and the End of Sophocles' Oedipus the King

CHRISTIAN KAESSER
False Closure and Deception

CHRISTOPHER WHITTON
Sliding Doors: The Falsity of Closure in Pliny's Epistles

II Time, Space, and Closure
MARKUS ASPER
Minding the Gap: Aetiology and (False) Closure

MICHÈLE LOWRIE
Foundation and Closure

VICTORIA RIMELL
(En)closure and Rupture: Roman Poetry in the Arena

III Looking at Closure
GLORIA FERRARI
History and its Margins in the Pictorial Narrative of the Nile Mosaic at Praeneste

DAVID PETRAIN
Closing the Ring: Epic Cycles in the Tabulae Iliacae and Other Roman Visual Narratives of the Trojan War

MICHAEL SQUIRE
Picturing Words and Wording Pictures: False Closure in the Pompeian Casa degli Epigrammi

IV Performing Closure / Reading False Closure
IVANA PETROVIC
The Never-Ending Stories: A Perspective on Greek Hymns

JONATHAN WALLIS
Reading False Closure in(to) Propertian Elegy

REGINA HÖSCHELE
Sit pudor et finis: False Closure in Ancient Epigram

MANUEL BAUMBACH
False Closure, True Lies and a Never Ending Story: Romantic Aesthetics, Lucian's Verae Historiae and a Fragmentary Ending

ALEXANDER KIRICHENKO
Mimesis, Metamorphosis, and False Closure in Apuleius' Golden Ass

V Beyond Closure
PHILIP HARDIE
Fame – the Last Word?

Epilogue

Works Cited
Index locorum

 

Source : Universitätsverlag Winter

 

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