On Interpretation: Studies in Culture, Law, and the Sacred
Founded as a journal but now evolving into a book series, Graven Images illuminates culture, the law, and the human urge for transcendence.
Graven Images 5: On Interpretation looks past post-structuralist theory to re-examine methods of textual interpretation developed in past millennia to understand sacred, philosophical, cultural, legal, literary, and artistic texts.
The thirty-two contributors include such noted scriptural interpreters as Robert Alter and Bernard Levinson, philosophers Lenn Goodman and David Novak, cultural historians Marcia Colish and David Steinmetz, legal scholars Gordon Baldwin and Mark Tushnet, literary analysts Lee Johnson and Eric Rothstein, and scholars whose analyses transcend single categories or periods, including Brayton Polka and Jane Tylus. In addition, seven poets offer their interpretations of prophecy, art, and human nature. Of special interest is a verse cycle by the noted poet Mary Kinzie inspired by an earlier essay in Graven Images 3 on Albrecht Durer's Melancholia.
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Studies in Culture Law and the Sacred
George H Taylor Can a Theory of Interpretation Make a Difference?
Albrecht Durer Melencolia I
Wallace Stevens and the Hermeneutics of Being
Johnson Anxiety of Influence? Interpreting Deep Allusions
Lenn Goodman Interpretation and Context
Muriel Nelson Three Poems
The Trial as Theater in Aeschylus Oresteia
Sonja HansardWeiner Cassandra in East Texas
Colish Interpretation and Authority in Early Scholasticism
Savannah Jahrling From Within and From Without
Richard S Markovits Moral Norms Legitimate and Valid Legal Interpretation
Janet Winans Maybe Its True
Gordon B Baldwin Wisconsin Rejects Legislative Supremacy
Realigning The Anatomy of Melancholy
Reflections on Premodern Exegesis and Historical Method
Heather Dubrow Poems
Pierre Schlag Beyond Interpretation
Jan Swafford Remembering John Himmelfarb