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Aulus Gellius as a Storyteller *

Graham Anderson

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Gellius' narrative technique, which is that of an erudite collector of curiosities rather than a gifted storyteller. His choice of exempla or chreia-style anecdotes is often ... More


William Hogarth: The Art of Biography and the Life of Anecdotes

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses several biographies of William Hogarth, and explores the nature and function of literary anecdotes in the construction and promotion of the artist's individual and artistic ... More


Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Clive Skidmore

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a collection of historical anecdotes written during the reign of the Emperor Tiberius in the first century ad. The book aims to redefine the significance of the work of Valerius ... More


Anecdotal Theory: Edmund Scott, Exact Discourse (1606); Stephen Greenblatt, Learning to Curse (1990)

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter presents a lengthy reading of an account of the torture of a Chinese goldsmith recorded in Edmund Scott's 1606 Exact Discourse of the Subtilties… of the East Indians, and Stephen ... More


Nina Sadur (1950– )

Catriona Kelly

in A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Nina Sadur and several of her works. Sadur is considered as one of three writers who is currently successful in establishing their own ground, the others being Larisa Vaneeva ... More


City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Linda Rui Feng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the Tang dynasty, the imperial capital of Chang’an shaped literati identity and the collective imagination through its new relationship to the empire’s most prolific writers. They came through ... More


The Mishnah in Comparative Context

Moshe Simon-Shoshan

in Stories of the Law: Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773732
eISBN:
9780199933129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter places the findings of the previous chapters in the context of other legal texts of the ancient world. Legal writings from the cuneiform literature, the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and ... More


History

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter finds Antonine Latin culture uninterested in serious history, preferring piquant or improving anecdotes. Gellius follows suit, but has a love of facts; an interest in historiography is ... More


Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (1762–1780)

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 and the following one focus on two biographical compendia: Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (1762–80) and Beckford's satirical Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters ... More


Jokes 笑話百出‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Literati compiled collections of jokes (xiaohua) throughout the imperial period. In the late Qing, however, jokes aided the livelihood of writers for Shanghai’s booming periodical press. Xiaohua ... More


Putting the ‐viv‐ into ‘Convivial’: The Table Talk and the Lives

Christopher Pelling

in The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588954
eISBN:
9780191728907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588954.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Table Talk and the Parallel Lives were written around the same time and had the same dedicatee, Q. Sossius Senecio. Several topics are treated in both works, with closer contact with the Greek ... More


Structure and Content

Stephen Murray

in A Gothic Sermon: Making a Contract with the Mother of God, Saint Mary of Amiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238473
eISBN:
9780520930070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238473.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Modern sermons analyze a particular biblical text at various levels from the scriptures with references to the Fathers. Michel Zink argued that the preacher's apparently artless flow of consciousness ... More


The Writing of a Pathology and Practices of Dissemination

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter’s analysis of forms of writing focuses on various literary genres adopted by physicians to present the pathology to a lettered and aristocratic audience. Dialogue, autobiography, ... More


Privatization and Political Spectacle in Education

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The Introduction discusses how College Preparatory Academy created its own in-house nonprofit organization, which the authors calls “the Foundation,” in 2008, in order to solicit funds from the ... More


The Tears of L’Intran: Semiotic Hijacking and Wartime Anxieties

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaine and World War I

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228764
eISBN:
9780520926943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the “tears of L'Intran”, which illustrated the satirical attack on the confrontational mass press and the techniques that brought humor from tragedy. The discussion examines ... More


Epilogue A Sitting Room in Prague

Hillel J. Kieval

in Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214101
eISBN:
9780520921160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214101.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents an anecdote concerning the return to Prague in 1964 of the writer Max Brod, following an absence of twenty-five years, and the informal gathering of four Jewish figures that ... More


People: The Tale of the Four Virtuous Women

Carla Bellamy

in The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262805
eISBN:
9780520950450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262805.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides a representative collection of the forms of anecdote, narrative, and story available in ambiguously Muslim spaces. It demonstrates how compatible these flexible and endlessly ... More


The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth

Jeremy Barris

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229130
eISBN:
9780823235674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229130.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book seeks to show that we can conceive and live with a pluralism of standpoints with conflicting standards for truth—with the truth of each being entirely unaffected by the ... More


The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Lee Spinks

in Michael Ondaatje

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066320
eISBN:
9781781703113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies Ondaatje's long poem, the highly successful The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, stating that this volume served as a turning point in Ondaatje's career, and focusing on Billy ... More


7. Memories Of “Uncle Jack”: A Nephew Remembers John Courtney Murray

Mark Williams

in Finding God in All Things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228089
eISBN:
9780823236954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228089.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter was written by the nephew of John Courtney Murray, and offers thoughts about “Uncle Jack”. The chapter reveals an intimate portrayal of Murray's relationship to his family through the ... More


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