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Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Part II showed that tenses were fundamental to early modern rituals of dying, burying, and mourning. One strand within such rituals was the representation of the actions and words that the deceased ... More


The Average Audience (Lessing on Bourgeois Tragedy)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche declares that when the “man of everyday life” assumes the tragic stage, it spells doom for tragedy—and with it great art. This chapter ... More


Baldwin’s <i>Mirror</i>, 1554–1610

Harriet Archer

in Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806172
eISBN:
9780191844041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806172.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The first chapter explores the development of the original collection of Mirror complaints in the voices of late medieval kings and rebels, sometimes known as ‘Baldwin’s Mirror’, from its suppression ... More


Biography, Fiction, and the Emergence of ‘Identity’ in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Michael McKeon

in Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698233
eISBN:
9780191803772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698233.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the changing relationship between biography and fiction in early modern England. More precisely, it considers the revolution in biographical exemplarity in which the illustrious ... More


Conclusion

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The dilemma of exemplarity and mediocrity does not end in the nineteenth century, but assumes a different form in the twentieth century for a variety of reasons. One reason is that the distinction ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn A. Morgan

in Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century B.C.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion focuses on the consistency of Pindar’s construction of a monarchical persona for Hieron, focusing on the use of the “superlative vaunt,” and comparing the Hieron odes to songs for ... More


Conclusions

J. Mira Seo

in Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This conclusion recapitulates the referential process of exemplarity and summarizes each of the individual case studies.


Defining Greek Narrative

Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Narratologies, both ‘classical’ structuralist narratology and the ‘new narratologies’ of the past twenty years, have mostly been built around the novel. At the same time, the history of narrative ... More


E.g. Augustus: exemplum in the Augustus and Tiberius

Erik Gunderson

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the role of exemplarity in Suetonius’ Divine Augustus and how this theme continues in the following biography of the emperor Tiberius. It is argued that Augustus is portrayed as ... More


Editors’ Introduction

Kaiama L. Glover and Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken (eds)

in The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382998
eISBN:
9781781383971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382998.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the ways in which Haiti, its history and contemporary realities, have been constructed and circulated outside of the country not only by the international media and political ... More


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