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Xerxes: motivation and explanation (Books VII–IX)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the interaction of ascriptions of motivation with wider patterns of explanation for Xerxes' failure, illustrating how, for example, specific attributions of motive—particularly ... More


Focus and Wh Constructions

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates two other instantiations of the C-system: focalization and wh-questions. Firstly it examines constructions in Gungbe and shows that this language involves a focus process ... More


Formal Models in Narrative Analysis

David Herman

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter considers formal models of narrative and the nature of the theory of narrative. After discussing the diachronic and synchronic approaches to investigating the role of formal models in ... More


Tales of Contingency, Contingencies of Telling: Toward an Algorithm of Narrative Subjectivity

Jan Christoph Meister

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines whether mathematics can help us model aesthetic contingency, and hence create narrative subjectivity. It begins by considering narrative subjectivity as a hard-wired feature of ... More


Character‐focused Narration

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Stories are narrated from a point of view, but, occasionally the narrator, of whatever kind, modulates the style of narration to take account of the point of view of some other character. This ... More


Perspective: Otto the Great

Alastair Matthews

in The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines narrative perspective in the episode about Otto the Great in the Kaiserchronik. It argues against concentrating on focalization at the expense of other aspects of perspective, ... More


SPEECH, SILENCE, AND SUBJECTIVITY IN GÍSLA SAGA

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyses the use of verses as dialogue in the prosimetrum of Gísla saga. It shows how crediting a saga character with a verse may be a literary device to make manifest that character's ... More


Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and Worldly Realism

Pam Morris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474419130
eISBN:
9781474419154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The book presents Austen and Woolf as materialists - a wholly new critical and political perspective. In conscious opposition to the growing dominance of idealist ideology in their own times, they ... More


Dual Focalization, Retrospective Fictional Autobiography, and the Ethics of Lolita

James Phelan

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

As we explore Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, we see that Humbert Humbert's character provides a description of how he had imagined the murals on the walls of the Enchanted Hunters Hotel after ... More


Putting up Pyramids, Characterizing Kings*

Katherine Clarke

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the interaction between man and nature in Herodotus through the figure of Cheops, the pyramid builder. It argues that, although grand engineering projects are often used in ... More


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