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.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Re-inscribing Pastoral in the Humanities - Mathilde Skoie and Sonia Bjørnstad Velázquez xi
Part I: Pastoral Perspectives
1. ‘Using Green Words’ or ‘Abusing Bucolic Ground’ - Timothy Saunders
2. Post-Pastoral as a Tool for Ecocriticism - Terry Gifford
Part II: Pastoral Responsibilities
3. ‘The Philoctetes Problem’ and the Poetics of Pastoral - Paul Alpers
4. Aesthetics and Ethics of Poikilia in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe - Michel Briand
5. ‘Still under that hawthorn!’: Pastoral in Tony Harrison’s Elegy in
an Urban Graveyard - Juan Christian Pellicer
Part III: Pastoral Practices: The Worlds in and out of Arcadia
6. Playing Shepherd: Allegory, Fiction, Reality of Pastoral Games - Françoise Lavocat
7. Care of the Self: Foucault, Guevara, and the Complexities of
Courtly and Country Life - Luis F. Avilés
Part IV: Pastoral Dialogues: Literal and Literary
8. Inscribing Dialogue in Pastoral Poetics and Criticism - Brian W. Breed
9. The Pipe That Can Imitate All Pipes: Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe
and the Intertextual Polyphony of Pastoral Music - Thomas K. Hubbard
10. Agonistic Poetics in Virgil’s Third Eclogue - Andromache Karanika
Part V: Pastoral Resoundings
11. Eco-logical or Echo-logical? On the Pastoral Mode in
Malcolm Lowry’s ‘The Forest Path to the Spring’ - Henrik Otterberg
12. The Concert Champêtre and the Poetics of Dispossession - Jonathan Unglaub
Notes
Bibliography
Index