Pastoral and the Humanities

BookPastoral and the Humanities

Pastoral and the Humanities

Arcadia Re-inscribed

Bristol Phoenix Press Edited Volumes

2006

December 8th, 2006

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Though pastoral seems from its outset to have held the seeds of its own demise (Virgil’s tenth Eclogue contemplates the irrelevance of poetry in an increasingly violent world) it has remained curiously persistent as a concept which, according to Empson, ‘put(s) the complex into the simple’. Each essay in this carefully selected collection on the uses and abuses of the pastoral genre addresses pastoral as a critical concept from different disciplinary perspectives. The book is firmly rooted in pastoral’s classical origins but pioneers the way forward for future study of the pastoral genre. It contains contributions from top international scholars in the field including Paul Alpers and T. K. Hubbard.

Mathilde Skoie is post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Classical and Romance Studies, University of Oslo; Sonia Bjørnstad-Velázquez is doctoral fellow in the Department of Spanish Literatures and Cultures at Princeton University.

List of Contributors Mathilde Skoie (By (author)) Sonia Bjornstad-Velasquez (By (author)) Paul Alpers (Contributions by) Luis F. Avilés (Contributions by) Sonia Bjornstad-Velasquez (Contributions by) Brian W. Breed (Contributions by) Michel Briand (Contributions by) Terry Gifford (Contributions by) Thomas K. Hubbard (Contributions by) Andromache Karanika (Contributions by) Francoise Lavocat (Contributions by) Henrik Otterberg (Contributions by) Juan Christian Pellicer (Contributions by) Mathilde Skoie (Contributions by) Jonathan Unglaub (Contributions by)

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Mathilde Skoie is post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Classical and Romance Studies, University of Oslo. Sonia Bjørnstad-Velázquez is doctoral fellow in the Department of Spanish Literatures and Cultures at Princeton University.