The Roman Gaze
Vision, Power, and the Body
The Roman Gaze: Vision, Power, and the Body uses the concept of "the gaze" to examine literary, visual, and material evidence that reveals the contribution of ancient Rome to the development of Western culture. Contributors draw upon a wide range of theoretical methods, using visual and body theory from various fields and period specializations. Topics include violence and gender in Senecan theater, literary representations of erotic love within a hierarchical and violent Rome, and the differing appeal of artistic depictions designed for visual consumption by both genders. Boldly interdisciplinary, The Roman Gaze will interest readers in history, classics, literature, art, and cinema.
Contributors: Carlin Barton, Cindy Benton, John R. Clarke, Anthony Corbeill, Katherine Owen Eldred, David Fredrick, Pamela Gordon, Zahra Newby, and Alison R. Sharrock.
About the Author
David Fredrick is an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Arkansas.
"From the perspectives of present interest and future research-areas this thought-provoking collection is extremely valuable."
"For classicists wanting a new perspective on gender studies... and for those interested in ancient and modern theories of vision, it will be a resource for years to come."
"These nine essays collectively make the case for Rome as a missing link in the historical formulation of the gaze... A thought-provoking collection."
"In The Roman Gaze classicists will find sophisticated and theoretically informed discussions of a broad range of literature, art, and social norms and of the light they throw on contemporary theoretical concerns. This collection makes an excellent case for the importance of Roman material for a range of issues connected with the gaze and a similarly powerful case against letting Classical Athens stand for the ancient world."
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