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Contemporary poetry and classics

Oliver Taplin

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the here and now and the unselfconscious use of Greek and Latin writers by contemporary British and Irish poets. In 1973 an enterprising garland-maker collected together some ... More


The Presence of the Reader: Allusion in Late Antiquity

Aaron Pelttari

in The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is devoted to intertextuality, focusing on a characteristically late antique form of allusion. These allusions approximate quotations, for they set a fragment—typically of classical ... More


Futures en Abyme: Poetry in Strange Loops

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter examines the complex temporal structures in works from the 1980s to the early 1990s inspired by the late Tang poet Li Shangyin. It details the reception of Li Shangyin’s poetry and its ... More


Tsvi Shats

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0035
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The only language in which genuine classical poetry is created is the language of the working people. When folk poets such as Homer walked around reciting their poetry to the people, their language ... More


The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348–c.406) is one of the great Christian Latin writers of late antiquity. He wrote poetry that was deeply influenced by classical writers and in the process he revived ... More


Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Peter Flueckiger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761574
eISBN:
9780804776394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Many intellectuals in eighteenth-century Japan valued classical poetry in either Chinese or Japanese for its expression of unadulterated human sentiments. They also saw such poetry as a distillation ... More


Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Josephine Balmer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the art of classical translation from the perspective of the practitioner, arguing that translator statements such as prefaces and introductions, should be considered as much a ... More


‘For Myne Owne Onely Exercyse’: Women Classical Translators

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with an overview of translations of classical poetry by women translators through the ages, examining, in particular, their prefaces and author statements, including those by Lucy ... More


Kinetic Concrete Poetry

Roberto Simanowski

in Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667376
eISBN:
9781452946788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter describes the contemporary kinetic concrete poetry and its distinction from classical concrete poetry. It identifies the connection between software art, mannerism, postmodernism, ... More


The Art of Absence

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an overview of the difficulties of translating fragmented classical poetry, in particular Greek lyric poetry, examining the main differences between classical and contemporary ... More


The Career of Muṣṭafā 〉Ibrāhīm 〈Ajāj: A Giant of Egyptian Popular Literature

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While modern Arabs have changed their attitude to the language in some respects, few have given serious attention to popular literature. This chapter discusses popular literature with emphasis on ... More


‘Hunting Down the Words’: Classical Translator Statements from Catullus to Arthur Golding

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how, as the role of the translator as writer moves increasingly to the fore, the personal statements of translators are beginning to be viewed as an integral part of literary ... More


Uncovering a New Canon: Classical Women Poets I

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines further the importance of scholarship and research in classical poetry translation, with particular reference to the translation of fragmented works by Greek and Roman women ... More


Songs of the Enlightenment Bard: Essay on “Homer und Ossian” 1794

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Herder turned to the imaginary Scottish bard, Ossian, again at the end of his life, this time comparing him directly to Homer. In Chapter 5 Herder admits clearly that he recognizes that Ossian was ... More


Shattered Political Language: Reconstructing a Humanist Culture of Nonviolence

Chibli Mallat

in Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice beyond the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199394203
eISBN:
9780199394234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394203.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines, in a millennium-deep cultural perspective, the way in which persisting patterns of political language in the Middle East and beyond have been shattered by nonviolence. In a ... More


Translation and Literary Innovation

Robert Cummings

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the impact of translated literature on the development of particular literary genres. These include the dialogue and the epistle; modern fiction; and classical poetic genres. It ... More


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