Religion and narrative in the "Metamorphoses" of Apuleius

McDonald, James Joseph (2016) Religion and narrative in the "Metamorphoses" of Apuleius. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

In this thesis I explore the narratological paradigm of conversion and its usefulness in interpreting the Metamorphoses of Apuleius. I believe that this paradigm is not useful in exploring the novel. However, a closely related paradigm - which I call a "narrative of metamorphosis" - can in fact help us interpret the novel and make sense of the final book of the novel known as the Isis book, which has generated much scholarly debate.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Religion, narrative, Apuleius, Lucian, Dio Chrysostom, Ovid, Metamorphoses, Isis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Supervisor's Name: Panayotakis, Professor Costas
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Mr James Joseph McDonald
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7395
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 12:52
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7395

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