Readership: Scholars and students of classical, translation, and reception studies, comparative literature, literary history, the history of ideas, modernism and postmodernism.
Edited by Jan Parker, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, and Timothy Mathews, Professor of French and Comparative Criticism, University College London
"In a short review, I cannot encompass the conceptual richness of this volume, other than to say that I welcomed the invitation to think hard about topics as diverse as the dream state as a metaphor for Fellini's creative reappraisal of antiquity in Satyricon ... and the role of cultural exchange and cultural transformation in debates about modernity in Arab poetics" - Emily Greenwood, Anglo-Hellenic Review
"This is an immensely rich and wide-ranging volume, full of incisive, stimulating and moving accounts. It is unusual not only for its scope, but also (and this is far more rare) for the universally high quality of its
contributions. Its riches will prove of immense value, perhaps especially to scholars in the field of Translation Studies, but also to the more general reader." - Fiona Cox, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Susan Bassnett: Prologue
Jan Parker: Introduction: Images of Tradition, Translation, Trauma . . .
I. Handing on, Making Anew, Refusing the Classic
Frederick Ahl: Proemion: Translating a Paean of Praise
1: Lorna Hardwick: Fuzzy Connections: Classical Texts and Modern Poetry in English
2: David Hopkins: Pope's Trojan Geography
3: Pat Easterling: Sophoclean Journeys
4: Matthew Fox: Cicero: Gentleman and Orator: Metaphors in Eighteenth Century Reception
5: Richard Armstrong: Eating Eumolpus: Fellini Satyricon and Dreaming Tradition
6: Rachel Bowlby: After Freud. Sophocles's Oedipus in the Twenty-First Century
II. Modernity and its Price: Nostalgia and the Classic
7: Christopher Prendergast: The Price of the Modern: Walter Benjamin and Counterfactuals
8: Jonathan Monroe: Composite Cultures, Chaos Wor(l)ds: Relational Poetics, Textual Hybridity, and the Future of Opacity
9: Ian Patterson: Time, Free Verse and the Gods of Modernism
10: Wen-Chin Ouyang: Lost in Nostalgia: Modernity's Repressed Other
III. The Time of Memory, the Time of Trauma
11: Gail Holst-Warhaft: No Consolation: The Lamenting Voice and Public Memory
12: Jane Montgomery Griffiths: The Abject Eidos: Trauma and the Body in Sophocles' Electra
13: Jan Parker: What's Hecuba to him . . . that he should weep for her?
14: George Rousseau: Modernism's Nostalgics, Nostalgia's Modernity
15: Piotr Kuhiwczak: Mediating Trauma: How Do We Read the Holocaust Memoirs?
16: Helena Buescu: History as Traumatic Memory: Das Áfricas
17: Timothy Mathews: Reading the Invisible with Cees Nooteboom, Walter Benjamin and Alberto Giacometti
Timothy Mathews: Conclusion: Can Anyone Look in Both Directions at Once?
Derek Attridge: Epilogue