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Myths of Europe [electronic resource] / edited by Richard Littlejohns, Sara Soncini.

Contributor(s): Littlejohns, Richard, 1943- | Soncini, Sara.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft: 107.Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007Description: 1 online resource (295 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781429481281 (electronic bk.); 1429481285 (electronic bk.); 9789401203944; 9401203946.Subject(s): Europe -- In literature -- Congresses | European literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses | Europe -- Mythology -- Congresses | Europe -- Civilization -- Congresses | Literature | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- General | Mythen | Beeldvorming | Bellettrie | Politiek | Europa (geografie)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Myths of Europe.DDC classification: 809/.93324 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction: Myths of Europe, and Myths of Europe; Europa/Europe: Myths and Muddles; Electras and Hamlet; Myths of Europe: Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid; Myths of Masculinity: Adonis and Heracles; St Nicholas, Icon of Mercantile Virtues: Transition and Continuity of a European Myth; Re-writing a Myth: Dryden's Amphitryon and its Sources; 'A Foundling at the Crossroads': Fielding, Tradition(s) and a 'Dantesque' Reading of Tom Jones; Viewing the Moon: Between Myth and Astronomy in the Age of the Enlightenment.
Summary: Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors - historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians - from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe has defined itself for centuries relevant to its role in global politics after 9/11? Can 'Old Europe' maintain its traditional identity now that the European Union includes countries previously supposed to be on its periphery? How has Europe handled relations.
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"This volume is based on a colloquium entitled 'Miti d'Europa/Myths of Europe' held in Pisa in Sept. 2002"--P. [7].

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Acknowledgments; Introduction: Myths of Europe, and Myths of Europe; Europa/Europe: Myths and Muddles; Electras and Hamlet; Myths of Europe: Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid; Myths of Masculinity: Adonis and Heracles; St Nicholas, Icon of Mercantile Virtues: Transition and Continuity of a European Myth; Re-writing a Myth: Dryden's Amphitryon and its Sources; 'A Foundling at the Crossroads': Fielding, Tradition(s) and a 'Dantesque' Reading of Tom Jones; Viewing the Moon: Between Myth and Astronomy in the Age of the Enlightenment.

Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors - historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians - from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe has defined itself for centuries relevant to its role in global politics after 9/11? Can 'Old Europe' maintain its traditional identity now that the European Union includes countries previously supposed to be on its periphery? How has Europe handled relations.

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