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An Accidental Homer: Accidents of Homeric Reception in the Modern Caribbean

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The starting point for this chapter is Antonio Benítez‐Rojo's concept of the ‘path of words’ to explain the repetition of motifs in travel writers who undertake the same journeys. This repetitive ... More


Translatio studii et imperii: The Manipulation of Latin in Modern Caribbean Literature

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter proposes that one of the ways in which Caribbean Classics has been liberated from the colonial curriculum is through the rejection of the idea of a continuous transmission of empire from ... More


The Wine‐dark Caribbean? Kamau Brathwaite's Odale's Choice and Derek Walcott's Omeros

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Kamau Brathwaite's Odale's Choice, an adaptation of Antigone designed for school children to perform, figures and enacts the birth of a nation, as Ghana, where it was first produced, becomes the ... More


Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Christopher B. Balme

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book is a major study devoted to post-colonial drama and theatre. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms ... More


Biographical Sketch

Paul Breslin

in Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226074269
eISBN:
9780226074283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074283.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Derek Walcott. Derek was born on 23 January 1930 in Castries, the largest town of St. Lucia. His father Warwick Walcott died on April 23, 1931, after ... More


A Divided Child, or Derek Walcott’s Post-Colonial Philology

Cashman Kerr Prince

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Derek Walcott’s career attracts the academic notice of scholars interested in English, post-colonial, and classical literatures; Walcott’s oeuvre seems to invite interdisciplinary interest. Engaging ... More


The Power of Prodigality in the Work of Derek Walcott and Harry Berger

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The deeper level linking of Walcott and Berger through the motif of the prodigal and the reverberations of the various meanings of prodigality, the connection is also a leap — a leap of imagination, ... More


Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Emily Greenwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Afro‐Greeks explores dialogues between anglophone Caribbean literature and the complex legacies of ancient Greece and Rome, from the 1920s to the beginning of the twenty‐first century. ... More


‘Homecomings without Home’: Representations of (Post)colonial nostos (Homecoming) in the Lyric of Aimé Césaire and Derek Walcott

Gregson Davis

in Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298266
eISBN:
9780191711602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the adaptation of the motif of katabasis in Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (1939/47) and in a short poem by Derek Walcott, ‘Homecoming: Anse La Raye’ (1969). ... More


Derek Sans Terre: The Poetry of the 1980s

Paul Breslin

in Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226074269
eISBN:
9780226074283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074283.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Walcott's poetry in the 1980s. The Fortunate Traveller (1981) inaugurates a restless decade of shuttling between the Caribbean and North America, with increasingly frequent ... More


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