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Reception Studies (Lorna Hardwick) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780198528654
Reception Studies (Lorna Hardwick) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780198528654
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Title: Reception Studies

Author: Hardwick, Lorna

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9780198528654

Volumes: 1; Pages: 136

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The texts, images and events of the ancient world have been used both as sources of authority and exploitation in politics, culture and society and as icons of resistance and contest. How classical culture is transplanted into new contexts, how texts are translated and performed and how Greek and Roman values are perceived and used continues to be a force in current debates. The main concepts and explanatory frameworks used in the field are introduced through chapters on reception within antiquity and case studies of more recent receptions from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the USA. The book will be of use to all those interested in the relationship between the arts, culture and society as well as to students and teachers of classical subjects and of literature, drama, film and comparative cultural studies.ContentsList of illustrations1. From the classical tradition to reception studies2. Reception within antiquity3. Challenging stereotypes--the contexts of reception4. Staging receptions5. Film and poetry6. (Re)Evaluations--(why) do reception studies matter?BibliographySupplementary bibliographyAbout the author
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