Epic and Epoch: Essays on the Interpretation and History of a Genre

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JENNY STRAUSS CLAY is Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Virginia and book review editor of Classical Journal. She is the author of The Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in the Odyssey (Princeton 1983), The Politics of Olympus: Form and Meaning in the Major Homeric Hymns (Princeton 1989) and numerous articles on Greek and Roman poetry.

REED WAY DASENBROCK is Professor of English at New Mexico State University. His work on Ezra Pound includes The Literary Vorticism of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis (Baltimore and London 1985) and Imitating the Italians: Wyatt, Spenser, Synge, Pound, Joyce (Baltimore and London 1991). He is currently working on a book on the relation between analytic philosophy and literary theory, with the working title of From Conventions to Intentions.

RICHARD J. GOLSAN is Associate Professor of French at Texas A&M University and editor of the South Central Review. He has written René Girard and Myth: An Introduction (New York and London 1993); "Service inutile": A Study of the Tragic in the Theatre of Henry de Montherlant (University, MS 1988), and has edited several books, including Fascism, Aesthetics and Culture (Hanover 1992). He is presently working on Reading "La Gerbe": Collaborationist Ideology, Cultural Politics and Literary Collaboration in Occupied Paris 1940–1944.

FREDERICK T. GRIFFITHS is Class of 1880 Professor of Greek at Amherst College. He is the author of Theocritus at Court (Leiden 1979) and articles on Callimachus, Apollonius Rhodius, Catullus, Vergil, Willa Cather, and René Girard. With Stanley J. Rabinowitz he has published studies of Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Pasternak.

W. R. JOHNSON is John Matthews Manly Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. His most recent book is Horace and the Dialectic of Freedom: Readings in Epistles I (Cornell 1993).

MARYLIN A. KATZ is Professor of Classics at Wesleyan University. She is the author of numerous studies on women in antiquity and Greek literature and civilization. Her most recent book is Penelope's Renown. Meaning and Indeterminacy in the Odyssey (Princeton 1991).

VAN KELLY is Associate Professor of French at the University of Kansas. His articles on Montaigne, Descartes, Mme de Lafayette, and Rotrou have appeared in Montaigne Studies, Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, and The Stanford French Review. His book, Pascalian Fictions: Antagonism and Absent Agency in the Wagner and other Pensées (Summa 1992), concerns the interrelationships of philosophy and literature. He is now engaged in a project on the notion of landscape in seventeenthcentury France.

ULLRICH LANGER is Professor of French at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His many publications include Rhétorique et intersubjectivité: 'Les Tragiques' d'Agrippa d'Aubigné (Tübingen 1983); Invention, Death, and Self-Definitions in the Poetry of

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