Pastoral and the Humanities: Arcadia Re-inscribed by Mathilde SkoiePastoral and the Humanities: Arcadia Re-inscribed by Mathilde Skoie

Pastoral and the Humanities: Arcadia Re-inscribed

EditorMathilde Skoie, Sonia Bjornstad-Velasquez

Hardcover | January 12, 2006

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Though pastoral seems from its outset to have held the seeds of its own demise (Virgil’s tenth Eclogue contemplates the irrelevance of poetry in an increasingly violent world) it has remained curiously persistent as a concept which, according to Empson, ‘put(s) the complex into the simple’.
Each essay in this carefully selected collection on the uses and abuses of the pastoral genre addresses pastoral as a critical concept from different disciplinary perspectives. The book is firmly rooted in pastoral’s classical origins but pioneers the way forward for future study of the pastoral genre. It contains contributions from top international scholars in the field including Paul Alpers and T.K. Hubbard.
Mathilde Skoie is post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Classical and Romance Studies, University of Oslo. Sonia Bjornstad-Velazquez is doctoral fellow in the Department of Spanish Literatures and Cultures at Princeton University.
Title:Pastoral and the Humanities: Arcadia Re-inscribedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 0.71 inPublished:January 12, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Notes on Contributors

Introduction: Re-inscribing Pastoral in the Humanities by Mathilde Skoie and Sonia Bjornstad Velaquez

Part I: Pastoral Perspectives

1. ‘Using Green Words’ or ‘Abusing Bucolic Ground’ by Timothy Saunders

2. Post-Pastoral as a Tool for Ecocriticism by Terry Gifford

Part II: Pastoral Responsibilities

3. ‘The Philoctetes Problem’ and the Poetics of Pastoral by Paul Alpers

4. Aesthetics and Ethics of Poikilia in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe by Michel Briand

5. ‘Still under that hawthorn!’: Pastoral in Tony Harrison’s Elegy in an Urban Graveyard by Juan Christian Pellicer

Part III: Pastoral Practices: The Worlds in and out of Arcadia

6. Playing Shepherd: Allegory, Fiction, Reality of Pastoral Games by Francoise Lavocat

7. Care of the Self: Foucault, Guevara, and the Complexities of Courtly and Country Life by Luis F. Aviles

Part IV: Pastoral Dialogues: Literal and Literary

8. Inscribing Dialogue in Pastoral Poetics and Criticism by Brian W. Breed

9. The Pipe That Can Imitate All Pipes: Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe and the Intertextual Polyphony of Pastoral Music by Thomas K. Hubbard

10. Agonistic Poetics in Virgil’s Third Eclogue by Andromache Karanika
Part V: Pastoral Resoundings

11. Eco-logical or Echo-logical? On the Pastoral Mode in Malcolm Lowry’s ‘The Forest Path to the Spring’ by Henrik Otterberg

12. The Concert Champetre  and the Poetics of Dispossession by Jonathan Unglaub