Interpreting Great Classics of Literature as Metatheatre and Metafiction: Ovid, Beowulf, Corneille, Racine, Wieland, Stoppard, and Rushdie
By: David Gallagher (author)Hardback
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This volume examines literary texts from different periods, literary traditions and cultures as metatheatre and metafiction. The works are analyzed for their impact on, and relation to, the seventeenth-century French drama, the eighteenth-century German novel, twentieth-century English drama, an old English epic text, Indian postmodernist fiction, as well as Greek and Roman Classical works of antiquity.
Foreword by Professor John T. Hamilton; Acknowledgements; Introduction by David Gallagher and Mary Ann Frese Witt; Chapter 1:; Metatheatre on Metatheatre: Kushner on Corneille; Mary Ann Frese Witt (North Carolina State University); Chapter 2:; Metatheatre and Philosophy: Tom Stoppard and the Juggling of Ideas; Martin Puchner (Columbia University); Chapter 3:; Jean Racine's and Matthew Maguire's Phaedras; Athena Coronis (University of Patras); Chapter 4:; Metaliterary Metaphor in Ovid's Metamorphoses; Anita Nikkanen (Harvard University); Chapter 5: Manifesting Beowulf's Meta-Monsters; Ali M. Meghdadi (University of California, Irvine); Chapter 6:; Rushdie's Metafictional Extravaganza: Storytelling in The Enchantress of Florence and Midnight's Children; Aparna Zambare (Central Michigan University); Chapter 7:; Metafiction in Wieland's Geschichte des Agathon; David Gallagher (Royal Holloway, University of London); Notes; Bibliography.
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