Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry
Ed. by Montanari, Franco / Rengakos, Antonios / Tsagalis, Christos C.
Aims and Scope
This volume aims at offering a critical reassessment of the progress made in Homeric research in recent years,focussing onits two main trends,Neonalysis and Oral Theory. Interpreting Homer in the 21st century asks for a holistic approach that allows us to reconsider some of our methodological tools and preconceptions concerning what we call Homeric poetry. The neoanalytical and oral 'booms', which have to a large extent influenced the way we see Homer today, may be re-evaluated if we are willing to endorse a more flexible approach to certain scholarly taboos pertaining to these two schools of interpretation. Song-traditions, formula, performance, multiformity on the one hand, and Motivforschung, Epic Cycle on the other, may not be so incompatible as we often tend to think.
- x, 698 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Homer; Neoanalysis; Oral Poetry; Oral Theory