European Literary History: An Introduction

European Literary History: An Introduction

By: Sophie Levie (author), Maarten de Pourcq (author)Paperback

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This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their place within European Literature. Offering a view of Europe as an evolving cultural space and examining the mobility and travel of literature both within and out of Europe, this guide offers an introduction to the dynamics of major literary networks, international literary networks, publication cultures and debates, and the cultural history of 'Europe' as a region as well as a concept.

About Author

Maarten De Pourcq is Professor of European Literature at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. Sophie Levie is Professor emeritus of Literary and Cultural Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.


List of illustrations List of contributors General Introduction Maarten De Pourcq PART I Antiquity Andre Lardinois and Claire Stocks 1.1 Introduction Andre Lardinois and Claire Stocks 1.2 Travelling in Greek and Roman Literature Rebecca Armstrong and Katherine Clarke Homer, Odyssey 1.3 Experiencing Life and Love Ellen Greene and Andre Lardinois Sappho, "Sappho's Prayer to Aphrodite" 1.4 Performing Culture Bernhard Zimmermann Sophocles, Antigone 1.5 Making Literature Koen De Temmerman and Be Breij Horace, Ars Poetica 1.6 Remembering the Past Nita Krevans and Ruth Scodel Horace, Ode 3.30 PART II Middle Ages Frank Brandsma and Erik Kooper 2.1 Introduction Frank Brandsma 2.2 Desiring Roy Rosenstein Jaufre Rudel, "Vida" 2.3 Searching for the Grail Frank Brandsma Chretien de Troyes, Le Conte du Graal 2.4 Reaching Salvation Roberto Rea Dante Alighieri, Commedia 2.5 Telling Tales Erik Kooper Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales 2.6 Self-Fashioning Madeleine Jeay Christine de Pizan, Le Livre de la Cite des dames PART III Early Modern Period Nina Geerdink and Alicia C. Montoya 3.1 Introduction Nina Geerdink and Alicia C. Montoya 3.2 Staging Nina Geerdink and Yolanda Rodriguez Perez Joost van den Vondel, Palamedes, oft vermoorde onnooselheyd 3.3 Reading Robert Folger and Konstantin Mierau Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote 3.4 Exploring new worlds Konstantin Mierau, Alicia C. Montoya and Catriona Seth Luis Vaz de Camoes, Os Lusiadas 3.5 Corresponding Catriona Seth Choderlos de Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses 3.6 Educating Alicia C. Montoya Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Magasin des enfants PART IV The Long Nineteenth Century Marguerite Corporaal and Lotte Jensen 4.1 Introduction Marguerite Corporaal and Lotte Jensen 4.2 Feeling Anke Gilleir Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werther 4.3 Defining the Nation Lotte Jensen Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe 4.4 Circulating Traditions Marguerite Corporaal and Raphael Ingelbien Hans Christian Andersen, Snedronningen 4.5 Selling Literature Chris Louttit Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret 4.6 Emancipating Marguerite Corporaal and Sophie Levie Lev Tolstoy, Anna Karenina PART V The Modern Era Helleke van den Braber, Sophie Levie and Mathijs Sanders 5.1 Introduction Helleke van den Braber, Sophie Levie and Mathijs Sanders 5.2 Breaking Boundaries Sophie Levie Gabriele d'Annunzio, Il Piacere 5.3 Ordering Chaos Kai Evers Franz Kafka, In der Strafkolonie 5.4 Marketing Literature Helleke van den Braber and Mathijs Sanders D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover 5.5 Writing the City Laszlo Muntean and Pedro Lange Heinrich Boell, Der Engel schwieg 5.6 Changing Europe Theo D'haen Zadie Smith, White Teeth Bibliography Index of terms Index of authors and works

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  • ISBN13: 9781138886735
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 382
  • ID: 9781138886735
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 1138886734

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