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A companion to tragedy

Author: Rebecca W Bushnell
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell Pub., 2009.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A wide-ranging exploration of the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Broad in its scope and ambition. Features essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [Études diverses]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca W Bushnell
ISBN: 9781405192460 1405192461 9781405107358 1405107359
OCLC Number: 495414573
Description: 1 vol. (XI-556 p.) : ill., couv. ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Rebecca Bushnell (University of Pennsylvania). Tragic Thought . Part One: Tragedy and the Gods . 1.Tragedy and Ritual: Christiane Sorvinou-Inwood (author). 2.Tragedy and Dionysus: Richard Seaford (University of Exeter). Part Two: Tragedy, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis . 3. Aristotle's Poetics: A Defense of Tragic Fiction: Kathy Eden (Columbia University). 4. The Greatness and Limits of Hegel's Theory of Tragedy: Mark W. Roche (University of Notre Dame). 5. Nietzsche and Tragedy: James Porter (University of Michigan). 6. Tragedy and Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan: Julia Reinhard Lupton (University of California, Irvine). Part Three: Tragedy and History . 7. Tragedy and City: Deborah Boedeker (Brown University) and Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University). 8. Tragedy and Materialist Thought: Hugh Grady (Arcadia University). 9. Tragedy and Feminism: Victoria Wohl (Ohio State University). Tragedy in History . Part Four: Tragedy in Antiquity . 10. Tragedy and Myth: Alan Sommerstein (University of Nottingham). 11. Tragedy and Epic: Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan). 12. Tragedy in Performance: Michael Halleran (University of Washington). 13. The Tragic Choral Group: Dramatic Role and Social Functions: Claude Calame (Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) translated by Dan Edelstein. 14. Women in Greek Tragedy: Sheila Murnahagn (University of Pennsylvania). 15. Aristophanes, Old Comedy and Greek Tragedy: Ralph Rosen (University of Pennsylvania). 16. Roman Tragedy: Alessandro Schiesaro (King's College, University of London). Part Five: Renaissance and Baroque Tragedy . 17. The Fall of Princes: The Classical and Medieval Roots of English Renaissance Tragedy: Rebecca Bushnell (University of Pennsylvania). 18. Something is Rotten: English Renaissance Tragedies of State: Matthew H. Wikander (University of Toledo). 19. English Revenge Tragedy: Michael Neill (University of Auckland). 20. Spanish Golden Age Tragedy: Cervantes to Calderon: Margaret R. Greer (Duke University). Part Six: Neoclassical and Romantic Tragedy . 21. Neoclassical Dramatic Theory in Seventeenth-Century France: Richard E. Goodkin (University of Wisconsin-Madison). 22. French Neoclassical Tragedy: Corneille/Racine: Mitchell Greenberg (Cornell University). 23. Romantic Tragic Drama and its Eighteenth-Century Precursors: Remaking British Tragedy: Jeffrey N. Cox (University of Colorado at Boulder). 24. German Classical Tragedy: Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, and Buchner: Simon Richter (University of Pennsylvania). 25. French Romantic Tragedy: Barbara T. Cooper (University of New Hampshire). Part Seven: Tragedy and Modernity . 26. Modern Theater and the Tragic in Europe: Gail Finney (Univeristy of California, Davis). 27. Tragedy in the Modern American Theatre: Brenda Murphy (University of Connecticut). 28. Using Tragedy against its Makers: Some African and Caribbean Instances: Timothy J. Reiss (New York University). Index
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 32.
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca Bushnell.

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