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.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
From the perspectives of present interest and future research-areas this thought-provoking collection is extremely valuable. -- Christine Walde * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
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. -- Elizabeth H. Sutherland * American Journal of Philology *
These nine essays collectively make the case for Rome as a missing link in the historical formulation of the gaze... A thought-provoking collection. -- Andrew Feldherr * American Historical Review *