Defining Genre and Gender in Latin Literature

Defining Genre and Gender in Latin Literature

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The Roman confrontation and assimilation of Greek literature entailed a scrutiny, critique, and adaptation of generic assumptions. This book considers the ways in which major genres - among them comedy, lyric, elegy, epic, and the novel - were redefined to accommodate Roman concerns and the ways in which gender plays a role in generic definition and authorial self-definition. Both of these areas of research have been important to William S. Anderson throughout his career. This collection of essays by his students helps readers to understand the nature of Roman literary self-definition, as it honors Professor Anderson's own achievements in this field.Essays Presented to William S. Anderson on His Seventy-fifth Birthday William Scovil Anderson, Garth Tissol, William ... Bakhtina#39; s account of the emergence of fiction in antiquity is developed under three principal rubrics: first, discourse in the anbsp;...

Title:Defining Genre and Gender in Latin Literature
Author: William Scovil Anderson, Garth Tissol, William Wendell Batstone
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2005

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