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“Literary Influences”

Gabriel García Márquez

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents an interview with Gabriel García Márquez, who talks about his literary influences, including William Faulkner. García Márquez cites Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis as the ... More


Metamorphoses of Gods into Animals and Humans

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Richard Buxton discuss five examples of narratives which relate in some way to divine metamorphosis, whether as animals or humans, for the purpose of presenting themselves to mortals. The narratives ... More


The Double Taboo The Male Body in The Judgment, The Metamorphosis, and In the Penal Colony

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The double taboo described in this chapter is the image of the phallus, and in context, the male body as a symbolic and sensual apparatus and entity. Kafka lived at a time in which society was ... More


Becoming Otherwise: The Transformative Encounterin Ananda Devi’s Writing

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter investigates the concept of becoming otherwise in Ananda Devi’s writing as a form of resistance to socio-cultural hierarchies of difference in Indo-Mauritian and Indian contexts. The ... More


Film Bodies (Becomings and Embodiment)

Martine Beugnet

in Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on corporeality and explores forms of cinematic ‘becomings’ and cinematic embodiment. It argues that the films evoke the uncertainty of identity through their exploration of the ... More


Name That Varmint: From Gregor to Josephine

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter undertakes close readings of Kafka’s first and last published animal narratives, The Metamorphosis and “Josephine the Singer.” It focuses upon the different strategies by which Kafka ... More


The Ecstasy of Judgment

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides detailed readings of three of Kafka’s “judgment stories”: “The Judgment,” “The Metamorphosis,” and “The Stoker.” These readings reveal that Kafka compulsively stages judgment ... More


Order of Insects: Insect Species and Metamorphosis between Renaissance and Enlightenment

Brian W. Ogilvie

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In the sixteenth century, European naturalists and artists took a new interest in insects, emphasizing the synchronic morphology and natural beauty of insect species. In the middle of the seventeenth ... More


The case of the cut-off hand: Angela Carter’s werewolves in historical perspective

Willem de Blécourt

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The motif of the werewolf’s severed paw occurs in a variety of texts of different periods. In contemporary popular culture, it is probably most familiar from Angela Carter’s fiction and Neil Jordan’s ... More


Monopolizing Culture: Two Case Studies

Joseph Loewenstein

in The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter investigates two case studies regarding monopolizing the culture. Sir John Harington's toilet is designed with the specific goal of removing not only all waste but also all odors, of ... More


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