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Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Philip Burton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book argues that Augustine's Confessions may fruitfully be read as a series of encounters with language and signs: as a baby learning to speak, as a schoolboy orator, student, professor of ... More


Two Metres in Non‐Dactylo‐Epitrite Stanza‐Forms

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates that there are two types of metre in the non-dactylo-epitrite poems, namely, aeolic and freer D/e. The former is similar with the aeolics of tragedy or comedy. The latter is ... More


Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Michael Hawcroft

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Molière wrote, directed, and starred in comedies for public and court audiences in 17th-century France. He is perennially successful, but perennially subject to critical controversy: do his plays aim ... More


Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce's Ulysses, once regarded as obscure and obscene, is now viewed as a masterpiece of world literature. Yet Joyce's final novel, Finnegans Wake, to which he devoted seventeen years, remains ... More


Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Robert S. Miola

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book charts the influence of Seneca — both as specific text and inherited tradition — through an analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and ... More


Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

David Robey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The importance of sound in poetry is indisputable, yet it is not at all an easy subject to discuss, and is rarely treated systematically by literary scholars. This book uses a variety of ... More


Alternative Comedy: The Language of the Theatre

Philip Burton

in Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Augustine's use of Roman comedy and mime in the Confessions, through a consideration of a series of incidents where comic language is used. It is suggested that the Confessions ... More


Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Cesar Lombardi Barber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that Elizabethan seasonal festivals such as May Day and Twelfth Night are the key to understanding Shakespeare's comedies. Interweaving anthropology, social history, and literary ... More


From Theodicy to Melodrama

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219285
eISBN:
9780191711664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas first gave an empirical or inferential argument for the existence of a transcendent God and then dealt with the problem of evil empirically. But if one considers God's existence on a ... More


The Language of Greek Comedy

Andreas Willi (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The contributions to this book illustrate how linguistic study of Greek comedy can deepen our knowledge of the intricate connections between the dramatic texts and their literary and socio-cultural ... More


Epilogue

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

For the author, the most significant feature that is evident in the recent portrayals of Shakespeare's late plays, and probably in other staging attempts, involves the central characters' sense of ... More


Conclusion

Richard Greene

in Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119883
eISBN:
9780191671234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

Mary Leapor, of all the submerged poets, has been the one most warmly received by scholars and reviewers in the past few years. Accordingly, an examination of her work has implications for the study ... More


Misrule as Comedy; Comedy as Misrule

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the tendency for Elizabethan comedy to be a saturnalia, rather than to represent saturnalian experience. In Elizabethan England, a direct development of comedy out of festivity ... More


Hollywood Romantic Comedy: States of the Union, 1934-65

Kathrina Glitre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070785
eISBN:
9781781700990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070785.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hollywood romantic comedy inevitably ends with the union of a heterosexual couple. But does this union inevitably involve marriage? What part does equality play? Are love and desire identical? This ... More


Conclusion

REGINE MAY

in Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. This book sets out to trace the use of tragedy, comedy, and mime in the different works of Apuleius. In using ... More


Darwin the Writer

George Levine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608430
eISBN:
9780191731709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book studies Charles Darwin's writing as literature, and The Origin of Species as the most important book in English in the 19th century, and surprisingly, one of the most beautiful. Reading ... More


The Merited Response Argument

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter develops and defends the merited response argument for ethicism. Less satisfactory versions of the argument due to Hume and Noöl Carroll are criticized. The favoured version of the ... More


 Is It All about Love Actually?: Sentimentality as Problem and Opportunity in the Use of Film for Teaching Theology and Religion

Clive Marsh

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By using the three best‐known films of Richard Curtis as case material (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually), this chapter examines the problems and opportunities in using ... More


Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Emmanuela Bakola

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cratinus, one of the great lost poets of fifth-century Athenian comedy and a canonical author of the classical world, had a formative influence on the comic genre, including Aristophanes himself. In ... More


Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices

Dorota M. Dutsch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533381
eISBN:
9780191714757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533381.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient scholiasts and modern scholars have long been aware of a specialized feminine vocabulary (terms of endearment, a special word for ‘please’, and interjections) used by the authors of Roman ... More


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