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Ars Audax: The Myth of the Flight of Icarus and Its Reception Since Antiquity


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Ars Audax: The Myth of the Flight of Icarus and Its Reception Since Antiquity

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dc.contributor.author Wells, Jessica Rose
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T16:11:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T16:11:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-03
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20795
dc.description.abstract When 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.iso en en_US
dc.subject Icarus en_US
dc.subject Ovid en_US
dc.subject Horace en_US
dc.subject Focalization en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Horace -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Icarus (Greek mythology) in literature
dc.title Ars Audax: The Myth of the Flight of Icarus and Its Reception Since Antiquity en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures en_US
dc.description.advisor Cyrino, Monica S.
dc.description.committee-member Garcia, Lorenzo F. Jr
dc.description.committee-member Nocentelli, Carmen

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