Catullus

Paperback | October 13, 2007

EditorJulia Haig Gaisser

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Oxford Readings in Catullus is a collection of articles that represent a sampling of the most interesting and important work on Catullus from around 1950 to 2000, together with three very short pieces from the Renaissance. The readings, selected for their intrinsic interest and importance,are intended to be thought-provoking (and in some cases provocative) and to challenge readers to look at Catullus in different ways. They demonstrate a number of approaches - stylistic, historical, literary-historical, New Critical, and theoretical (of several flavours). Such hermeneutic diversityis particularly appropriate in the case of Catullus, whose oeuvre is famously - some might say notoriously - varied in length, genre, tone, and subject matter. The collection as a whole demonstrates what has interested Catullus' readers in the last half century and suggests some of the ways in whichthey might approach his poetry in the future. It is accompanied by an introduction by Julia Haig Gaisser on themes in Catullan criticism from 1950 to 2000.

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Oxford Readings in Catullus is a collection of articles that represent a sampling of the most interesting and important work on Catullus from around 1950 to 2000, together with three very short pieces from the Renaissance. The readings, selected for their intrinsic interest and importance,are intended to be thought-provoking (and in ...

Julia Haig Gaisser is Research Professor in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.57 inPublished:October 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Julia Haig Gaisser: Introduction: Themes in Catullan Criticism (c.1950-2000)Catullus and his BooksFrank Copley: Catullus, c. 1C. W. Macleod: Catullus 116Otto Skutsch: Metrical Variations and Some Textual Problems in CatullusWendell Clausen: Catulli Veronensis LiberT. P. Wiseman: The CollectionNew Criticism and Catullus' SapphicsCharles Segal: Catullan `Otiosi': The Lover and the PoetMichael C. J. Puttnam: Catullus 11: The Ironies of IntegrityNeoteric PoeticsR. O. A. M. Lyne: The Neoteric PoetsDavid O. Ross, Jr.: The Neoteric Elegiacs and the Epigrams ProperAllusion and IntertextGian Biagio Conte: Poetic Memory and the Art of AllusionGiuseppe Gilberto Biondi: Poem 101James E. G. Zetzel: Catullus, Ennius, and the Poetics of AllusionJulia Haig Gaisser: Threads in the Labyrinth: Competing Views and Voices in Catullus 64Obscenity and InvectiveDonald Lateiner: Obscenity in CatullusAmy Richlin: Catullus and the Art of CrudityDebating the SparrowAngelo Poliziano: How the Sparrow of Catullus is to be Understood, and a Passage Pointed out in MartialJacopo Sannazaro: The Flea and the SparrowPierio Valeriano: O factum male! O miselle passer!J. N. Adams: Animal Imagery and the SparrowRichard W. Hooper: In Defence of Catullus' Dirty SparrowRoman RealitiesT. P. Wiseman: A World Not OursEduard Fraenkel: Catullus XLIIW. Jeffrey Tatum: Friendship, Politics, and Literature in Catullus: Poems 1, 65 and 66, 116Andrew Feldherr: Non inter nota sepulchra: Catullus 101 and Roman Funerary RitualThe Lens of TheoryDenis Feeney: `Shall I compare thee . . .?': Catullus 68B and the Limits of AnalogyMarilyn B. Skinner: Ego mulier: The Construction of Male Sexuality in CatullusPaul Allen Miller: Sappho 31 and Catullus 51: The Dialogism of LyricDaniel Selden: Ceveat lector: Catullus and the Rhetoric of Performance