4.0012 Queries: Collage and "Translatio Studii" (28)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 8 May 90 17:08:03 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0012. Tuesday, 8 May 1990.

(1) Date: Tue, 8 May 1990 17:15 IST (13 lines)
From: Marc Bregman <HPUBM@HUJIVM1>
Subject: Collage

(2) Date: Tue, 8 May 90 14:10 ADT (15 lines)
From: David McNeil <WARMCN@AC.DAL.CA>
Subject: "translatio studii" Theme

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Date: Tue, 8 May 1990 17:15 IST
From: Marc Bregman <HPUBM@HUJIVM1>
Subject: Collage

I am working on an idea of applying the term Collage to Midrash, a
particular type of ancient Jewish Literature. I would appreciate any
bibliography on the subject of Collage (Pastische, Cento, etc.) as an
art form, particularly in any kinds of literary texts, especially
ancient ones. I am particularly interested in the psychological effects
which Collage has on its audience and the heurmenutic problems of
interpreting such works. Any leads will be most highly appreciated.

Marc Bregman, Jerusalem (HPUBM@HUJIVM1)
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Date: Tue, 8 May 90 14:10 ADT
Subject: "translatio studii" Theme

I am looking for references to the "translatio studii" theme--that is
to the myth of the western movement of civilization. The AENEID is, of
course, a central text in this tradition (Troy to Rome); later this
would involve Britain (Rome to London). In the eighteenth century the
idea is expressed as European, usually English, culture moving to
the Americas. Berkeley's "Verses on the Prospect of Planting the Arts
and Learning in America" is a good, if short, eighteenth-century
example. Does anybody know of any other eighteenth-century or
Renaissance examples?