DIALOGUES ON THE LIBER BVCOLICON
Two Facets of the Reception of the Liber Bucolicon.
d'amore nella decima egloga di Virgilio?
L'eloquio elegiaco contestualizzato nel Bucolicon liber”
( Giornate filologiche Francesco della Corte, Genoa, 2002)
vs Cicero, Lucretius, Theocritus,
Callimachus, Plato & Homer:
Two Programmatic Plots in the First Bucolic”
1.1-2 & Interpretive Tradition:
A Latin (Roman) Program for a Greek Genre”
[accepted for publication, forthcoming]
by the critique of erasure reported below:
vs Bucolic [click
here for texts]
|Critique of Scholarly
Erasure with (dis)respect to the poetics
of Virgil's book: On erasure as a symptom
of a breakdown in scholarly community & detriment
to adequate reading of the Bucolics
[click for texts].
Flaws in So-called 'Reception
Theory' as applied to the Liber Bucolicon:
44 (1998) 113-15 --"'Eclogues'
in Receivership, Bucolics
to Re/Read," -- and Bryn Mawr
Classical Review -- "A poet prey to lovers prone to misprision." [click on
underlined titles for respective texts]
|“Staging Vergil's Future and Past,” Classical Journal 93 (1997) 211-216, pointing to neglect of two intertwined metapoetic programs: the etiological strain throughout the Liber Bucolicon & its climax in the Arcadian parameters achieved only in B. 10, scilicet the imagined place & time (chronotope) of bucolic origination (Pan primum calamos//O Pan, Pan...). [click here for text]|
|A referee report: pointing to confusions & contradictions in a paper on the public presence of the Bucolics. [click here for text],|
|“The End of the Eclogues,” Vergilius 41 (1995) 114-133: styled by one correspondent a “searching review” of a diffuse commentary still devoted to “eclogues” as opposed to the Book of Bucolics. [click here for text]|
-- Virgil as Poet-Prophet: Reclaiming
Epic Tradition from Lucretius & Catullus in the
Messianic Eclogue: new title for my 1966
dissertation, which was published as A
Reading of Virgil's Messianic Eclogue (Garland
1992), augmented by a critique of scholarship since 1966, e.g.
Alpers 1979, Patterson 1987, Clausen
1990, & by suggestions for further strategies in reading.
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on this link.]
|“Response to a Georgics Reader Bemused by the Bucolics,” Vergilius 36 (1990) 56-64. This paper opened the new decade at a Vergilian Society symposium with a challenge to more systematic study of the Bucolics as a poetry book construed as integrated & informed by an ambitious metapoetic program, to be interpreted through a paradigm shift in scholarship away from preoccupation with separate eclogues towards attention to the interwoven design of the book as a whole. [click here for text].|
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