Metamorphic readings : transformation, language, and gender in the interpretation of Ovid's Metamorphoses / edited by Alison Sharrock, Daniel Möller, and Mats Malm.

Metamorphic Readings presents a set of original interpretations of Ovid's seminal Metamorphoses and its reception in later literature, representing the state of the art of research on the poem and enhancing the suggestiveness of Ovid's masterpiece.

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Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Other Authors: Sharrock, Alison (Editor) Möller, Daniel, 1974- (Editor) Malm, Mats (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020.
©2020
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Metamorphic Readings
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction: Unity in Transformation
  • Transformations into the Metamorphoses
  • Transformations in the Metamorphoses
  • Transformations of the Metamorphoses
  • PART I: TRANSFORMATIONS INTO THEMETA MORPHOSES
  • 1 Reading Metamorphosis in Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Introduction
  • Ovid and Greek Metamorphosis: a List of Differences in Approach
  • The Human and the Divine
  • Kinds of Metamorphosis
  • Causes of Metamorphosis
  • Reversibility of the Transformation
  • Anthropocentrism (Partial)
  • Origin of Species
  • Genealogy
  • Continuity and Gradualness
  • The Implicit and the Hybrid
  • Communication and Emotions
  • Aetiology: Local Versus Global Metamorphosis
  • First Conclusions and Possible Developments
  • A Brief Epilogue About Reception
  • PART II: TRANSFORMATIONS IN THEMETA MORPHOSES
  • 2 Gender and Transformation: Reading, Women, and Gender in Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Readers and Reading
  • Gender and (Lack of) Metamorphosis
  • Sympathy and Empathy in Moments of Transformation
  • Metamorphosis of Gender (One-way Only)
  • Conclusion
  • 3 Between a Rock and a Hard Race: Gender and Text in Ovid's Deucalion and Pyrrha Episode (Met. 1.313-415)
  • 4 HAC Arethusa TENUS (Met. 5.642): Geography and Poetics in Ovid's Arethusa
  • Acknowledgements
  • 5 Ovid's Dream, or, Byblis and the Circle of Metamorphoses
  • Introduction
  • Dreams and Metamorphosis
  • Byblis in Exemplo Est
  • Byblis and the Circle of Metamorphoses
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • 6 Naso Deus: Ovid's Hidden Signature in the Metamorphoses
  • Acknowledgements
  • PART III: TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE METAMORPHOSES
  • 7 Latent Transformations Reshaping the Metamorphoses
  • Echo Hiding in the Woods
  • Pygmalion's Art
  • The Aeginetan Plague
  • Hidden Transformations
  • 8 The Bavarian Commentary and the Beginning of the Medieval Reception of the Metamorphoses
  • The Fate of the Metamorphoses up to the Twelfth Century
  • The Commentaries
  • Codex Latinus Monacensis 4610-the Bavarian Commentary
  • Function
  • Conclusion
  • 9 The Metamorphoses of Sin: Prudentius, Dante, Milton
  • Dante Inferno
  • Milton Paradise Lost
  • Conclusion
  • 10 Narcissus Revisited: Scholarly Approaches to the Narcissus Theme
  • Louise Vinge
  • Niclas Johansson
  • Bibliography
  • Index Locorum