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dc.contributor.authorWells, Jessica Rose
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-03T16:11:46Z
dc.date.available2012-07-03T16:11:46Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-03
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20795
dc.description.abstractWhen considering the reception of Icarus, scholars traditionally have not taken into account the focalizing character. In this thesis I argue that there are two divergent threads of reception for the Icarus myth, stemming from the versions in Ovid’s Ars Amatoria and Metamorphoses and in Horace’s Odes. I demonstrate that the manner in which each author employs Icarus — whether he is the object of focalization or the subject of focalization — and the manner in which each author employs the concept of audacia (“daring”) and makes use of sailing metaphors constitute distinct reception threads. I then trace these threads of reception through a selection of poetry, visual art, and music from the Early Modern era to the twenty-first century, and conclude that the narratological and linguistic nuances used by Ovid and Horace are traceable in both literature and art, and that each reception is responding to one ancient telling more than the other.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectIcarusen_US
dc.subjectOviden_US
dc.subjectHoraceen_US
dc.subjectFocalizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshOvid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshHorace -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshIcarus (Greek mythology) in literature
dc.titleArs Audax: The Myth of the Flight of Icarus and Its Reception Since Antiquityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeComparative Literature and Cultural Studiesen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literaturesen_US
dc.description.advisorCyrino, Monica S.
dc.description.committee-memberGarcia, Lorenzo F. Jr
dc.description.committee-memberNocentelli, Carmen


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