Cambridge Companion to Allegory

ISBN-10: 0521680824
ISBN-13: 9780521680820
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Traces the development of allegory in the European and American tradition from antiquity to the modern era.

Rita Copeland is Professor of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

List of illustrations
Contributors
Chronology
Introduction
Ancient Foundations
Early Greek allegory
Hellenistic allegory and early imperial rhetoric
Origen as theorist of allegory: Alexandrian contexts
Philosophy, Theology, and Poetry 200 to 1200
Allegory and ascent in Neoplatonism
Allegory in Christian late antiquity
Allegory in Islamic literatures
Twelfth-century allegory: philosophy and imagination
Literary Allegory: Philosophy and Figuration
Allegory in the Roman de la Rose
Dante and allegory
Medieval secular allegory: French and English
Medieval religious allegory: French and English
Renaissance allegory from Petrarch to Spenser
Protestant allegory
Allegorical drama
The Fall and Rise of Allegory
Romanticism's errant allegory
American allegory to 1900
Walter Benjamin's concept of allegory
Hermeneutics, deconstruction, allegory
Allegory happens: allegory and the arts post-1960
Further reading
Index

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