Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice by Roland Enmarch

Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

EditorRoland Enmarch, Verena M. Lepper

Hardcover | April 18, 2013

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Although the literature of Ancient Egypt is comparatively poorly known compared to its art and architectural achievements, it has been the subject of intense study for almost 200 years, and constitutes one of the earliest literary traditions produced anywhere in the world. This book bringstogether work from many of the main researchers in the field of Ancient Egyptian literature, and reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation more recently. `The field of literary studies has witnessed a rapid development. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ancient literary corpus, and a more detailed analysis of context, form, and reception, have fundamentally challenged the interpretative paradigms that formerly held sway.These papers enable many of the foremost researchers in the field to examine the overall state of work on the subject. Beginning with contributions from scholars working in the literatures of other ancient cultures (Mesopotamian, Old Testament, Classical), the book covers a wide range of AncientEgyptian uses of written culture, with contributions covering the Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, and Demotic language stages. There are also contributions touching on genre, performance, intertextuality, biography, monumental context, and reception. The papers demonstrate the broad range ofapproaches currently used in interpreting Ancient Egyptian texts, and attest to the ongoing vitality of this field of study.

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Dr Roland Enmarch read Egyptology with Akkadian at University College, Oxford, before obtaining his D.Phil in Ancient Egyptian Literature at Worcester College, Oxford in 2004. Having been a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Liverpool, he is now a Lecturer in Egyptology there working on questions of genre and intertextual...

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Title:Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and PracticeFormat:HardcoverPublished:April 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197265421

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1. Verena Lepper and Roland Enmarch: Introduction: Ancient Egyptian Literaure, Theory and Practice2. John Barton: Intentio operis: Reading Anonymous Texts3. Thomas A Schmitz: Reading Greek Literature4. Eleanor Robson: Lone Heroes or Collaborative Communities? On Sumerian Literature and its Practitioners5. Gunter Burkard: Amunnacht- Scribe and Poet of Dier el Medina: A Study of Ostrakon O Berlin P 142626. Roland Enmarch: Mortuary and Literary Laments: A Comparison7. Christopher Eyre: The Practice of Literature: The Relationship between Content, Form, Audience nd Performance8. Hans-W, Fischer-Elfert: Papyrus Queen's College Recto: A Narrative in Abnormal Hieratic9. Elizabeth Frood: Sensual Devotions: Themes of Sensuous Experience, Performance and Presence in Third Intermediate Period Biography10. Fredrik Hagen: Constructing Textual Identity: Framing and Self-Reference in Egyptian Texts11. Verena Lepper: Ancient Egyptian Literature: Genre and Style12. Ludwig D Morenz: Egyptian Life, by and with Literary Texts13. John Tait: The Reception of Democratic Narrative14. Martin Worthington: Literature in Dialogue: A Comparative Approach to Akkadian and Middle Kingdom Egyptian Literatures