Project

"I can't go on. I'll go on." Silence as a multifunctional concept in Latin Domitianic literature (ca. 81-105)

Code
3F017315
Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
Keywords
Domitian narrative meta-narrative Cognitive Poetics unnatural narratology silence Polysystem Theory
 
Project description

This project seeks to examen the function(s) of silence in Latin literature written during and just after the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian (ca.81-105). The uses of silence(s) in texts will be explored as a narratological phenomenon; as a possible commentary on the generic hierarcy; and as a way for authors to create a self-image in an imperial culture.