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Title Myths of Europe / edited by Richard Littlejohns, Sara Soncini.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (295 pages) : illustrations.
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 107
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 107.
Note "This volume is based on a colloquium entitled 'Miti d'Europa/Myths of Europe' held in Pisa in Sept. 2002"--Page [7].
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Myths of Europe, and Myths of Europe; Europa/Europe: Myths and Muddles; Electras and Hamlet; Myths of Europe: Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid; Myths of Masculinity: Adonis and Heracles; St Nicholas, Icon of Mercantile Virtues: Transition and Continuity of a European Myth; Re-writing a Myth: Dryden's Amphitryon and its Sources; 'A Foundling at the Crossroads': Fielding, Tradition(s) and a 'Dantesque' Reading of Tom Jones; Viewing the Moon: Between Myth and Astronomy in the Age of the Enlightenment.
Summary Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors - historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians - from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe has defined itself for centuries relevant to its role in global politics after 9/11? Can 'Old Europe' maintain its traditional identity now that the European Union includes countries previously supposed to be on its periphery? How has Europe handled relations.
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Subject Europe -- In literature -- Congresses.
European literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Europe -- Mythology -- Congresses.
Europe -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Littlejohns, Richard, 1943-
Soncini, Sara.
Other Form: Print version: Myths of Europe. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007 9789042021471 9042021470 (OCoLC)91797096
ISBN 9781429481281 (electronic bk.)
1429481285 (electronic bk.)
9789042021471 (pbk.)
9042021470 (pbk.)