Modern literary theory is increasingly looking to philosophy for its inspiration. After a wave of structural analysis, the growing influence of deconstruction and hermeneutic readings continues to bear witness to this. This exciting and important collection, first published in 1988, reveals the diversity of approaches that mark the post-structuralist endeavour, and provides a challenge to the conventional practice of classical studies and ancient philosophy. This book will be of interest to students of ancient philosophy, classical studies and literary theory.
1. Introduction Andrew Benjamin 2. Beyond Aporia? Sarah Kofman 3. Hesiod’s Mimetic Muses and the Strategies of Deconstruction Giovanni Ferrari 4. Desire and the Figure of Fun: Glossing Theocritus 11 Simon Goldhill 5. Time and Interpretation to Heraclitus Andrew Benjamin 6. Banter and Banquets for Heroic Death Pietro Pucci 7. ‘Knowledge is Remembrance’: Diotima’s Instruction at ‘Symposium’ 207c 8 – 208b 6 David Farrell Krell 8. On the Saying That Philosophy Begins in ‘Thaumazein’ John Llewelyn 9. Entertaining Arguments: Terence ‘Adelphoe’ John Henderson 10. ‘Sunt Aliquid Manes’: Personalities, Personae and Ghosts in Augustan Poetry Rowland Cotterill 11. Concealing Revealing: A Perspective on Greek Tragedy David Halliburton; Index
This set reissues 27 books on literary theory originally published between 1965 and 1992. Top academics in the field examine different aspects of literary theory, including structuralism, post-structuralism, stylistics and semiotics, and approach these theories in a variety of ways. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature and literary theory.