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The Dynamics of Ancient Satirical Poetry

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter serves as an introduction to methodological questions on topics including the uses of genre-criticism, mythology, the question of “origins” of comedy and its utility for this study. It ... More


Two Paradigms of Mockery in Greek Myth

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes two Greek myths — the story of Iambe and Demeter, and that of Heracles and the Cercopes — as a reflection of how Greeks could conceptualize comic mockery as “performance”, ... More


Writing and the Fragmentation of Authority

Tony Hunt

in Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Emphasis is placed on the writing of the Testament, particularly on its status as a written record or ‘Escript l'say l'an soixante et ung’. François Villon was indeed a literate man as he obtained a ... More


Dunbar's World

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

There is no fixed and immutable relationship between the real world Dunbar lived in and the poetic world he created. In his poems, Dunbar often selects the ingredients and ideas of his poems from the ... More


Mockery 駡人的藝術‎

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/9780520283848.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s cultural and political future was contested through not just rational debate but also mud-slinging battles and arguments shrill with sarcasm and derision. Cursing was an ancient form of ... More


Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions

Catherine Keane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199981892
eISBN:
9780190226053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981892.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his sixteen Satires, the Roman poet Juvenal explores the emotional provocations and pleasures associated with social criticism and mockery, drawing on a diverse array of Greco-Roman treatments of ... More


Carnival Contained

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the eighteenth century, the carnival of Venice was not very carnivalesque. Social mockery was limited. While the carnival during this period was chaotic, crowded, exuberant, and ecstatic, the ... More


The Holy City of Byzantium

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how those at the top of the prevailing civil and ecclesiastical hierarchies participated in the Kalends masquerades under the Byzantine Empire. It begins with the story of ... More


Introduction

Richard C. McCoy

in Faith in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945764
eISBN:
9780199333196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945764.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

An examination of the return to religion in Shakespeare studies as a reaction to an earlier fixation on power politics shows how both approaches still lead to a sense of inevitable disillusion. ... More


The Cross

Lamed Shapiro

in The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents the text of Lamed Shapiro's short fiction titled The Cross. The plot of this work is about the blind, crazy, force that makes a mockery of man and makes a mere game of his ... More


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