By Senior Lecturer of English Literature Jon Whitman

An research of the speculation and perform of interpretation. targeting interpretive allegory, the quantity concurrently opens and organizes new methods to over 2000 years of severe swap. Its subject matters expand from Pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic views to postmodern inquiries. Its intersecting traces of study are drawn by way of students whose specialities diversity from old and glossy literature to paintings heritage, comparative faith, and the heritage of philosophy. Framed by means of introductory essays assessing alterations in scholarly study on allegory through the twentieth century, the learn has 4 valuable elements: vintage interpretation of formative texts; medieval philosophic observation; past due Medieval and Renaissance sigh platforms; and 18th- to 20th-century theories of allegory.

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These are not the only approaches to 'units' of analysis, of course, and I want to stress that these four categories themselves are not 'pure' classifications. But perhaps they can provide an entry into the historically shifting relation between text and interpretation in late antiquity. i. Ancient Homeric interpretation: the 'logic' of the text From its early stages, Greek allegory seeks to specify an underlying 'logic' (logos) for various passages of a story (mythos). , the references above in chapter 1, n.

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