Front cover image for Fictional traces : receptions of the ancient novel

Fictional traces : receptions of the ancient novel

The study of the reception of the ancient novel and of its literary and cultural heritage is one of the most appealing issues in the story of this literary genre. In no other genre has the vitality of classical tradition manifested itself in such a lasting and versatile manner as in the novel. However, this unifying, centripetal quality also worked in an opposite direction, spreading to and contaminating future literatures. Over the centuries, from Antiquity to the present time there have been many authors who drew inspiration from the Greek and Roman novels or used them as models, from Cervantes to Shakespeare, Sydney or Racine, not to mention the profound influence these texts exercised on, for instance, sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Italian, Portuguese and Spanish literature. Volume I is divided into sections that follow a chronological order, while Volume II deals with the reception of the ancient novel in literature and art
Print Book, English, 2011
Barkhuis Publishing & Groningen University Library, Groningen, 2011
Criticism, interpretation, etc
2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
9789077922972, 9789077922989, 9077922970, 9077922989
Vol. 1
A Receptions in the ancient and medieval worlds. Ovid and the Novel / Michael von Albrecht ; Lucilius & Declamation: A Petronian Intertext in Juvenal's First Satire / Christopher Nappa ; The Cosmography of Aethicus Ister: One More Latin Novel? / Michael W. Herren ; Off the Page and Beyond Antiquity: Ancient Romance in Medieval Byzantine Silver / Alicia Walker ; The Ismenias passage in the Byzantine Alexander Poem / Willem J. Aerts ; A neglected testimonium on Xenophon of Ephesus: Gregory Pardos / Nunzio Bianchi ; B Renaissance and early modern receptions. Martin Luther and the Vita Aesopi / Carl P.E. Springer ; The Expositi of Lorenzo Gambara di Brescia: A Sixteenth-Century Adaptation in Latin Hexameters of Longus' Daphnis and Chloe / Heinz Hofmann ; Converso Convertida: Cross-dressed Narration and Ekphrastic Interpretation in Leucippe and Clitophon and Clareo y Florisea / Elizabeth B. Bearden ; Did Torquato Tasso classify the Aethiopica as epic poetry? / Michael Paschalis ; The Ancient Novel and the Spanish Novel of the Golden Age / Carlos García Gual ; Fielding's Tom Jones as a rewriting of the ancient novel:the second {u2018}best-kept secret' in English literature? / Roderick Beaton ; C Modern perspectives. Sigrid Combüchen's modern tale Parsifal (1998):Time and Narrative compared with Heliodorus' Aethiopica / Bo S. Svensson ; From Moral Reform to Democracy: The Ancient Novel in Modern Japan / Akihiko Watanabe. Vol. 2
A The reception of the ancient novel in the visual tradition. Charikleia at the Mauritshuis / Hugh Mason ; Susanna and her Sisters. The Virtuous Lady Motif in Sacred Tradition and its Representation in Art, Secular Writing and Popular Narrative / Faustina C.W. Doufikar-Aerts ; B Echoes of Apuleius' Metamorphoses in art and literature.Martianus Capella's De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercuriior the Subversion of the Latin Novel / Beatrice Bakhouche ; Apuleius, Beroaldo and the Development of the (Early) Modern Classical Commentary / Gerald Sandy ; The Golden Ass and its Nachleben in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance / Ferruccio Bertini ; From word to image: notes on the Renaissance reception of Apuleius's Metamorphoses / Michele Rak ; Love on a wallpaper: Apuleius in the boudoir / Christiane Reitz & Lorenz Winkler-Horaček ; C The reception of Petronius' Satyricon: perennial patterns. Petronius in West Egg: The Satyricon and The Great Gatsby / Nikolai Endres ; {u2018}His Career as Trimalchio': Petronian Character and Narrative in Fitzgerald's Great American Novel / Niall W. Slater ; Petronius and the Contemporary Novel: Between New Picaresque and Queer Aesthetics / Massimo Fusillo ; D The reception of the ancient novel in drama. Callirhoe and Operatic Heroines derived from Ancient Novels / Jon Solomon ; Le dieu Pan fait pan pan pan de son pied de chèvre: Daphnis and Chloe on the stage at the end of the nineteenth century / Simone Beta ; Widows on the operatic stage:The {u2018}Ephesian Matron' as a dramatic character in twentieth-century German musical theatre (esp. 1928-1952) / Tiziana Ragno ; Apuleius On the Radio: Louis MacNeice's BBC Dramatisations / Stephen Harrison
Papers originally delivered at at the 4th International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN IV) ... Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 21-26 July 2008