The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 4: 1790-1880

Hardcover | March 26, 2015

EditorNorman Vance, Jennifer Wallace

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The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. Covering the full range of English literaturefrom 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 five 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. This fourth volume, and second to appear in the series, covers the years 1790-1880 and explores romantic and Victorian receptions of the classics. Noting the changing fortunes of particular classical authors and the influence of developments in archaeology, aesthetics and education, it traces theinterplay between classical and nineteenth-century perceptions of gender, class, religion, and the politics of republic and empire in chapters engaging with many of the major writers of this period.

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The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. Covering the full range of English literaturefrom the early Middle Ages to the present day, ...

Norman Vance is Professor of English Literature and Intellectual History at the University of Sussex. He grew up in Northern Ireland, read English at Oxford, and held a Junior Research Fellowship at New College before he moved to Sussex. He is a trustee of the English Association and has served on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Co...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pagesPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsList of ContributorsNorman Vance and Jennifer Wallace: IntroductionContext and Genres1. Norman Vance: Classical Authors 1790-18802. John Talbot: Classical Translation3. Christopher Stray: Education and Reading4. Edmund Richardson: Political Writing and Class5. Phiroze Vasunia: Barbarism and Civilization: Political Writing, History, and Empire6. Paul Giles: American Literature and Classical Consciousness7. Norman Vance: Myth and Religion8. Jonah Siegel: Art, Aesthetics, and Archaeological Poetics9. Jennifer Wallace: 'Greek under the Trees': Classical Reception and Gender10. Norman Vance: The Novel11. Fiona Macintosh: Shakespearean Sophocles: (Re)-discovering and Performing Greek Tragedy in the Nineteenth CenturyAuthors12. James Castell: William Wordsworth13. J. C. C. Mays: Coleridge14. Adam Roberts: Walter Savage Landor and the Classics15. Timothy Webb: The Unexpected Latinist: Byron and the Roman Muse16. Jennifer Wallace: The Younger Romantics: Shelley and Keats17. Isobel Hurst: Elizabeth Barrett Browning18. Nicholas Shrimpton: Matthew Arnold19. Isobel Hurst: Arthur Hugh Clough20. Yopie Prins: Robert Browning21. A. A. Markley: Tennyson22. Stephen Harrison: William Morris23. Shanyn Fiske: George Eliot24. Ralph Pite: Thomas Hardy25. Charlotte Ribeyrol: Swinburne26. Stefano Evangelista: Towards the Fin de Siecle: Walter Pater and John Addington SymondsBibliography