Brill’s Companion to Classical Reception and Modern World Poetry


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Brill’s Companion to Classical Reception and Modern World Poetry explores the relations between antiquity and modernity from the angle of the reception of Graeco-Roman antiquity in modern world poetry. In an innovative combination of the fields of Classical Reception and World Literature, it tackles ever-challenging questions which are central to both fields, such as the questions of literature and identity, specificity and universality, Eurocentrism, poetics and translation. Leading experts from both Classics and Modern Languages contribute 11 chapters on modern poetry and poets from different linguistic and cultural traditions from around the world.

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Polina Tambakaki, Ph.D (2007), King’s College London (KCL), is Research Fellow at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, KCL. She has published extensively on modern poetry and classical reception, and on the relationship of poetry to music. She is the lead editor of the volume Music, Language and Identity in Greece (Routledge, 2019).

Contributors are: Federico Bonaddio, Terri L. DeYoung, Nicola Gardini, Alison James, Charlie Louth, Patrice Rankine, A. E. Stallings, Polina Tambakaki, Giddon Ticotsky, Elizabeth Vandiver, Akira V. Yatsuhashi, and Michelle Yeh.
The volume is addressed to scholars, (undergraduate and post-graduate) students and anyone interested in classical reception and modern world literature, and questions of poetics and translation, modernism and postcolonialism, identity and cultural politics.
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