J. Elsner et J. Hernández Lobato (éd.), The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

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Jaś Elsner et Jesús Hernández Lobato (éd.), The Poetics of Late Latin Literature, Oxford, 2017.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
544 pages
ISBN : 9780199355631
55 £

 

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 Greece nor in the golden age of a Roman empire that spanned the Mediterranean, but more fundamentally in the original and problematic fusion of Greco-Roman culture with a new and unexpected foreign element-the arrival of Christianity as an exclusive state religion. For a host of reasons, traditionalist scholarship has failed to give a full and positive account of the formal, aesthetic and religious transformations of ancient poetics in Late Antiquity. The Poetics of Late Latin Literature attempts to capture the excitement and vibrancy of the living ancient tradition reinventing itself in a new context in the hands of a series of great Latin writers mainly from the fourth and fifth centuries AD. A series of the most distinguished expert voices in later Latin poetry as well as some of the most exciting new scholars have been specially commissioned to write new papers for this volume.

 

INTRODUCTION:
NOTES TOWARDS A POETICS OF LATE ANTIQUE LITERATURE
by Jaś Elsner (University of Oxford)
and Jesús Hernández Lobato (University of Salamanca)

I. THE EXPLOSION OF FORM: LATE ANTIQUE EXPERIMENTALISM


1. Michael Squire (King's College London): 2. Franca Ela Consolino (University of L'Aquilla): 3. Isabella Gualandri (University of Milan):

II. LATE ANTIQUE INTERTEXTUALITY


4. Helen Kaufmann (University of Oxford): 5. Jas Elsner (University of Oxford):

III. PROGRAMMATIC REFLECTIONS: A METALITERARY TWIST


6. Marco Formisano (University of Ghent): 7. Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford): 8. Scott McGill (Rice University): 9. Jesús Hernández Lobato (University of Salamanca):

IV. LITERATURE AND POWER


10. Roger Rees (University of St Andrews): 11. Catherine Ware (University College Cork):

V. A NEW LITERARY SPACE: THE CHALLENGES OF CHRISTIAN POETRY

12. Michael Roberts (Wesleyan University): 13. Marc Mastrangelo (Dickinson College): 14. Gillian Clark (University of Bristol): Bibliography
Index

 

Source : Oxford University Press

 

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