Religion and narrative in the "Metamorphoses" of Apuleius

Author/s: James Joseph McDonald
Availability: Open Access
Type: Thesis
Year: 2016

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.

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