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Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Jonathan Strauss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

In Private Lives/Public Deaths, Jonathan Strauss shows how Sophocles's tragedy Antigone crystalized the political, intellectual, and aesthetic forces of an entire historical moment – fifth-century ... More


Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Jeffrey Knapp

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare’s plays were immensely popular in their own day—so why do we refuse to think of them as mass entertainment? In Pleasing Everyone, Jeffrey Knapp opens our eyes to the uncanny resemblance ... More


Developments in Idealist Metaphysics

W. J. Mander

in British Idealism: A History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines subsequent developments in idealist metaphysics. It begins with a discussion of Personal Idealism, paying particular attention to Pringle-Pattison's objections to Absolute ... More


Introduction: Tragedy, the City, and Its Dead

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The introduction traces the relations between burial practices and the rise of the polis in ancient Greece to show that the creation of the city-state was accompanied by an exclusion of dead bodies ... More


Two Orders of Individuality

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

As has been remarked by Hegel, Jean-Pierre Vernant, and others, Antigone stages a tension between two different formulations of individuality, one more archaic and mythical, the other more modern and ... More


Inventing Life

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

By examining the notion of philia in fifth-century Greece and Antigone's fascination with her own death, Chapter Five refines our understanding of the ways in which Sophocles's play struggles to ... More


Desire Lines: Subjectivity and Collectivity

Marion Thain

in The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter 8 is the first of three chapters that make up ‘Part III’ of the book. This part focuses on issues of lyric subjectivity. As the first chapter in this part, Chapter 8 builds a conceptual and ... More


Between Cosmos and Cosmopolis: Emerson’s National Criticism

Leslie Elizabeth Eckel

in Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748669370
eISBN:
9780748684427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Ralph Waldo Emerson preferred to think in general and cosmic terms – a scale that he called ‘the old largeness’ – rather than restricting his thought to corruptible national forms. This chapter ... More


Which Moll?

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter—the first in a two-chapter section, “The Individual and the Mass”—views the 1611 city comedy The Roaring Girl through the lens of the two most influential modern commentaries on mass ... More


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