The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 3 (1660-1790)

Hardcover | December 27, 2012

EditorDavid Hopkins, Charles Martindale

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The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL), of which the present volume is the first to appear, is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have been responded to and refashioned by English writers.Covering the full range of English literature from the early Middle Ages to the present day, OHCREL both synthesizes existing scholarship and presents cutting-edge new research, employing an international team of expert contributors for each of the volumes. OHCREL endeavours to interrogate, rather than inertly reiterate, conventional assumptions about literary "periods", the processes of canon-formation, and the relations between literary and non-literary discourse. It conceives of "reception" as a complex process of dialogic exchange and, rather thanoffering large cultural generalizations, it engages in close critical analysis of literary texts. It explores in detail the ways in which English writers' engagement with classical literature casts as much light on the classical originals as it does on the English writers' own cultural context.When completed, this 5-volume history will be one of the largest, and potentially most important projects, in the field of classical reception ever undertaken. This third volume covers the years 1660-1790.

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The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL), of which the present volume is the first to appear, is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have been responded to and refashioned by English writers.Covering the full range of English literatur...

David Hopkins is Emeritus Professor of English Literature and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. His teaching and research interests have largely been focused on English poetry and literary criticism of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (especially Milton, Cowley, Dryden, Pope, and Johnson) and on English...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:776 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of Contributors1. David Hopkins and Charles Martindale: Introduction2. Penelope Wilson: The Place of Classics in Education and Publishing3. Charles Martindale: Milton s Classicism4. Tom Mason: Dryden s Classicism5. Paul Davis: Latin Epic6. David Hopkins: Homer7. David Hopkins: Ovid8. Dan Hooley: Satire and Epigram9. Robin Sowerby: Horatianiasm10. Juan Christian Pellicer: Georgic and Pastoral11. Fred Parker: Burlesque and Mock Epic12. Philip Smallwood: Literary Criticism13. Martin Priestman: Didactic and Scientific Poetry14. Bruce Redford: The epistolary Tradition15. Malcolm Kelsall: The Classics and Eighteenth-Century Theatre16. Jayne Lewis: The Fabular Tradition17. Penelope Wilson: Women Writers and the Classics18. David Fairer: Lyric and Elegy19. Henry Power: The Classics in the English Novel20. Philip Hicks: The Ancient Historians in England21. Adam Potkay: Discursive and Philosophical Prose22. Freya Johnston: Samuel Johnson's ClassicismVictoria Moul: BibliographyIndex