N. Freer et B. Xinyue (éd.), Reflections and New Perspectives on Virgil's Georgics

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Nicholas Freer et Bobby Xinyue (éd.), Reflections and New Perspectives on Virgil's Georgics, Londres-Oxford, 2019.

Éditeur : Bloomsbury Academic
304 pages
ISBN : 9781350070516
85 £

Virgil's Georgics, the most neglected of the poet's three major works, is brought to life and infused with fresh meanings in this dynamic collection of new readings. The Georgics is shown to be a rich field of inherited and varied literary forms, actively inviting a wide range of interpretations as well as deep reflection on its place within the tradition of didactic poetry.
The essays contained in this volume – contributed by scholars from Australia, Europe and North America – offer new approaches and interpretive methods that greatly enhance our understanding of Virgil's poem. In the process, they unearth an array of literary and philosophical sources which exerted a rich influence on the Georgics but whose impact has hitherto been underestimated in scholarship. A second goal of the volume is to examine how the Georgics – with its profound meditations on humankind, nature, and the socio-political world of its creation – has been (re)interpreted and appropriated by readers and critics from antiquity to the modern era. The volume opens up a number of exciting new research avenues for the study of the reception of the Georgics by highlighting the myriad ways in which the poem has been understood by ancient readers, early modern poets, explorers of the 'New World', and female translators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


Preface
Notes on the Text
List of Contributors

Introduction
Bobby Xinyue and Nicholas Freer

Part I – Reading the Georgics
1. The Story of You: Second-person Narrative and the Narratology of the Georgics, Robert Cowan
2. Clearing the Ground in Georgics 1, Stephen J. Heyworth
3. Aesthetics, Form and Meaning in the Georgics, Richard Thomas

Part II – Religion and Philosophy
4. Georgica and Orphica: The Georgics in the Context of Orphic Poetry and Religion, Tom Mackenzie
5. Virgil's Georgics and the Epicurean Sirens of Poetry, Nicholas Freer

Part III – Politics and Society
6. Divinization and Didactic Efficacy in Virgil's Georgics, Bobby Xinyue
7. Bunte Barbaren Setting Up the Stage: Re-inventing the Barbarian on the Georgics' Theatre-temple (G. 3.1-48), Elena Giusti
8. From munera uestra cano to ipse dona feram: Language of Social Reciprocity in the Georgics, Martin Stöckinger

Part IV – Roman Responses
9. 'Pulpy Fiction': Virgilian Reception and Genre in Columella De Re Rustica 10, Sara Myers
10. Servian Readings of Religion in the Georgics, Ailsa Hunt

Part V – Modern Responses
11. The Georgics off the Canadian Coast: Marc Lescarbot's A-dieu à la Nouvelle-France (1609) and the Virgilian Tradition, William Barton
12. Shelley's Georgic Landscape, Katharine Earnshaw
13. Women and Earth: Female Responses to Virgil's Georgics in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Susanna Braund

Notes
Bibliography
Index Locorum
Index

 

 

Source : Bloomsbury Academic

 

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