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In recent decades, literary studies have shown great interest in issues concerning the elements of narrative. Narratology, with its most vocal exponents in the writings of Bal, Genette, and Ricoeur, has also emerged as an increasingly important aspect of classical scholarship. However, studies have tended to focus on genres that are deemed straightforwardly narrative in form, such as epic, history, and the novel. This volume of heretofore unpublished essays explores how theories of narrative can promote further understandings and innovative readings of a genre that is not traditionally seen as narrative: Roman elegy. While elegy does not tell a continuous story, it does contain many embedded tales—narratives in their own right—located within and interacting with the primarily nonnarrative structure of the external frame-text. Latin Elegy and Narratology is the first volume entirely dedicated to the analysis of Latin elegy through the prism of theories of narrative. It brings together an international range of classicists whose specialties include Roman elegy, Augustan literature more generally, and critical theory. Among the questions explored in this volume are: Can the inset narratives of elegy, with their distinctive narrative strategies, provide the key to a poetics of elegiac story telling? In what ways does elegy renegotiate the linearity and teleology of narrative? Can formal theories of narratology help to make sense of the temporal contradictions and narrative incongruities that so often characterize elegiac stories? What can the reception of Roman elegy tell us about narratives of unity, identity, and authority? The essays contained in this volume provide provocative new readings and an enhanced understanding of Roman elegy using the tools of narratology.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Narrating in Couplets
  2. Genevieve Liveley, Patricia Salzman-Mitchell
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part 1. Unveiling the Body of Elegiac Narrative: Two Narratological Approaches to Ovid's Amores 1.5
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. 1. Elegy and the Erotics of Narratology
  2. Duncan Kennedy
  3. pp. 19-33
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  1. 2. Snapshots of a Love Affair: Amores 1.5 and the Program of Elegiac Narrative
  2. Patricia Salzman-Mitchell
  3. pp. 34-48
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  1. Part 2. Telling Times: Elegy and Temporality
  2. pp. 49-50
  1. 3. Chronological Segmentation in Ovid's Tristia: The Implicit Narrative of Elegy
  2. Eleonora Tola
  3. pp. 51-67
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  1. 4. Women's Time in the Remedia Amoris
  2. Hunter H. Gardner
  3. pp. 68-85
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  1. 5. Parquel Lines: Time and Narrative in Ovid's Heroides
  2. Genevieve Liveley
  3. pp. 86-102
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  1. Part 3. Plots across Poems: Elegy and Story
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. 6. Self-Reflections on Elegy Writing, in Two Parts: The Metapoetics of Diptych Elegies in Ovid, Amores 1.11 12
  2. Sophia Papaioannou
  3. pp. 105-122
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  1. 7. Narration in a Standstill: Propertius 1.16-18
  2. Christine Walde
  3. pp. 123-141
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  1. 8. Platonic Strategies in Ovid's Tales of Love
  2. Vered Lev Kenaan
  3. pp. 142-162
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  1. Part 4. Seeing and Speaking the Self: Elegy and Subjectivity
  2. pp. 163-164
  1. 9. Cornelia's Exemplum: Form and Idelology in Propertius 4.11
  2. Michèle Lowrie
  3. pp. 165-179
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  1. 10. The Expert, the Novice, and the Exile: A Narrative Tale of Three Ovids in Fasti
  2. Steven Green
  3. pp. 180-195
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  1. 11. The Potentials of Narrative: The Rhetoric of the Subjective in Tibullus
  2. Benjamin Todd Lee
  3. pp. 196-220
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  1. Part 5. Narrative at the Receiving End: Elegy and Reception
  2. pp. 221-222
  1. 12. Narrating Disiecta Corpora: The Rhetoric of Bodily Dismemberment in Prudentius Peristephanon 11
  2. Christian A. Kaesser
  3. pp. 223-240
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  1. 13. Telling Sulpicia's Joys: Narrativity at the Receiving End
  2. Mathilde Skoie
  3. pp. 241-256
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 257-273
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 274-276
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  1. Index Locorum
  2. pp. 277-278
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 279-286
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814271780
Related ISBN
9780814204061
MARC Record
OCLC
1083109728
Pages
285
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-22
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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