A Discourse of Wonders: Audience and Performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses
In A Discourse of Wonders, Stephen M. Wheeler introduces a fresh perspective for readers of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Drawing on Ovidian scholarship and twentieth-century literary theory, he argues that the poem is not an anthology or collection but a single continuous performance. Wheeler's thorough, detailed analysis of how Ovid constructs, cultivates, and transforms his audience challenges the assumption that Ovid's narrative persona addresses the reader. Wheeler proposes instead that Ovid represents himself in the poem as an epic storyteller moved to tell a universal history of metamorphosis in the presence of a fictional audience. The longstanding critical interest in Ovid's poetics, Wheeler maintains, has tended to obscure the role of the audience in reading and interpreting the Metamorphoses.
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A Discourse of Wonders: Audience and Performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses. By STEPHEN M. WHEELER. Philadelphia: Uni- versity of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. ...
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A discourse of wonders: audience and performance in Ovid's `Metamorphoses'. x+272 pages. 1999. Philadelphia (PA): University of Pennslyvania Press; ...
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A Web of Fantasies: Gaze, Image, and Gender in Ovid's Metamorphoses
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