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Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice (Roland Enmarch Verena M. Lepper (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780197265420
Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice (Roland Enmarch Verena M. Lepper (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780197265420
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Title: Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Author: Enmarch, Roland Verena M. Lepper (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780197265420

Volumes: 1; Pages: 299

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Although the literature of Ancient Egypt is comparatively poorly known compared to its art and architectural achievements, it has been the subject of intense study for almost 200 years, and constitutes one of the earliest literary traditions produced anywhere in the world. This book brings together work from many of the main researchers in the field of Ancient Egyptian literature, and reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation more recently.The field of literary studies has witnessed a rapid development. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ancient literary corpus, and a more detailed analysis of context, form, and reception, have fundamentally challenged the interpretative paradigms that formerly held sway. These papers enable many of the foremost researchers in the field to examine the overall state of work on the subject. Beginning with contributions from scholars working in the literatures of other ancient cultures (Mesopotamian, Old Testament, Classical), the book covers a wide range of Ancient Egyptian uses of written culture, with contributions covering the Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, and Demotic language stages. There are also contributions touching on genre, performance, intertextuality, biography, monumental context, and reception. The papers demonstrate the broad range of approaches currently used in interpreting Ancient Egyptian texts, and attest to the ongoing vitality of this field of study. Table of Contents1. 1. Introduction: Ancient Egyptian Literaure, Theory and Practice, Verena Lepper and Roland Enmarch2. Intentio operis: Reading Anonymous Texts, John Barton3. Reading Greek Literature, Thomas A Schmitz4. Lone Heroes or Collaborative Communities? On Sumerian Literature and its Practitioners, Eleanor Robson5. Amunnacht- Scribe and Poet of Dier el Medina: A Study of Ostrakon O Berlin P 14262, Gunter Burkard6. Mortuary and Literary Laments: A Comparison, Roland Enmarch7. The Practice of Literature: The Relationship between Content, Form, Audience nd Performance, Christopher Eyre8. Papyrus Queen's College Recto: A Narrative in Abnormal Hieratic, Hans-W, Fischer-Elfert9. Sensual Devotions: Themes of Sensuous Experience, Performance and Presence in Third Intermediate Period Biography, Elizabeth Frood10. Constructing Textual Identity: Framing and Self-Reference in Egyptian Texts, Fredrik Hagen11. Ancient Egyptian Literature: Genre and Style, Verena Lepper12. Egyptian Life, by and with Literary Texts, Ludwig D Morenz13. The Reception of Democratic Narrative, John Tait14. Literature in Dialogue: A Comparative Approach to Akkadian and Middle Kingdom Egyptian Literatures, Martin Worthington
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