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Martindale, Charles / Thomas, Richard F. (eds.)
Classics and the Uses of Reception
Classical Receptions

1. Edition August 2006
129.- Euro
2006. 352 Pages, Hardcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-1-4051-3146-9 - John Wiley & Sons

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This landmark collection presents a wide variety of viewpoints onthe value and role of reception theory within the modern disciplineof classics.

* A pioneering collection, looking at the role reception theoryplays, or could play, within the modern discipline ofclassics.

* Emphasizes theoretical aspects of reception.

* Written by a wide range of contributors from young scholars toestablished figures, from Europe, the UK and the USA.

* Draws on material from many different fields, from translationstudies to the visual arts, and from politics to performance.

* Sets the agenda for classics in the future.

From the contents
List of Figures.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Thinking Through Reception (CharlesMartindale).

1. Provocation: The Point of Reception Theory (William W.Batstone).

Part I. Reception in Theory.

2. Literary History as a Provocation to Reception Studies (RalphHexter).

3. Discipline and Receive; or, Making an Example out of Marsyas(Timothy Saunders).

4. Text, Theory, and Reception (Kenneth Haynes).

5. Surfing the Third Wave? Postfeminism and the Hermeneutics ofReception (Genevieve Liveley).

6. Allusion as Reception: Virgil, Milton, and the Modern Reader(Craig Kallendorf).

7. Hector and Andromache: Identification and Appropriation(Vanda Zajko).

8. Passing on the Panpipe: Genre and Reception (MathildeSkoie).

9. True Histories: Lucien, Bakhtin, and the Pragmatics ofReception (Tim Whitmarsh).

10. The Uses of Reception: Derrida and the Historical Imperative(Miriam Leonard).

11. The Use and Abuse of Antiquity: The Politics and Morality ofAppropriation (Katie Fleming).

Part II. Studies in Reception.

12. The Homeric Moment? Translation, Historicity, and theMeaning of the Classics (Alexandra Lianeri).

13. Looking for Ligurinus: An Italian Poet in the NineteenthCentury (Richard F. Thomas).

14. Foucault's Antiquity (James I. Porter).

15. Fractured Understandings: Towards a History of ClassicalReception Among Non-Elite Groups (Siobhán McElduff).

16. Decolonizing the Postcolonial Colonizers: Helen in DerekWalcott's Omeros (Helen Kaufmann).

17. Remodeling Receptions: Greek Drama as Diaspora inPerformance (Lorna Hardwick).

18. Reception, Performance, and the Sacrifice of Iphigenia(Pantelis Michelakis).

19. Reception and Ancient Art: The Case of the Venus de Milo(Elizabeth Prettejohn).

20. The Touch of Sappho (Simon Goldhill).

21. (At) the Visual Point of Reception: Anselm Feuerbach'sDas Gastmahl des Platon; or, Philosophy in Paint (JohnHenderson).

22. Afterword: The Uses of "Reception" (Duncan F. Kennedy).





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