The Resource A discourse of wonders : audience and performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Stephen M. Wheeler

A discourse of wonders : audience and performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Stephen M. Wheeler

Label
A discourse of wonders : audience and performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Title
A discourse of wonders
Title remainder
audience and performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In A Discourse of Wonders, Stephen M. Wheeler introduces a fresh perspective for readers of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Drawing on classical scholarship and twentieth-century literary theory, he argues that the poem is not an anthology or collection but a single continuous performance. Wheeler's thorough, detailed analysis of how Ovid constructs, cultivates, and transforms his audience challenges the assumption that Ovid's narrative persona addresses the reader. Wheeler proposes instead that Ovid represents himself in the poem as an epic storyteller moved to tell a universal history of metamorphosis in the presence of a fictional audience
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, Stephen Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6519.M9
LC item number
W47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Ovide
  • Fables, Latin
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • Performing arts
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Fables latines
  • Arts du spectacle
  • Métamorphose dans la littérature
  • Esthétique de la réception
  • Mythologie ancienne dans la littérature
  • Metamorphoses (Ovidius)
  • Fables, Latin
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • Performing arts
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
A discourse of wonders : audience and performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Stephen M. Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-258) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Metamorphosis in the reader -- Chapter 2: The fiction of viva-voce performance -- Chapter 3: The divided audience -- Chapter 4: Assembling an audience -- Chapter 5: Discourse and time -- Chapter 6: Directions to the audience -- Chapter 7: The danger of disbelief -- Chapter 8: Translating past into present
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780812234756
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98048566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40135361
  • (OCoLC)ocm40135361
Label
A discourse of wonders : audience and performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Stephen M. Wheeler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-258) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Metamorphosis in the reader -- Chapter 2: The fiction of viva-voce performance -- Chapter 3: The divided audience -- Chapter 4: Assembling an audience -- Chapter 5: Discourse and time -- Chapter 6: Directions to the audience -- Chapter 7: The danger of disbelief -- Chapter 8: Translating past into present
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780812234756
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98048566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40135361
  • (OCoLC)ocm40135361

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