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Euripides and the Politics of Form

Victoria Wohl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be ... More


The Sense of the Ending in La clemenza di Tito

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

La clemenza di Tito, a political allegory, dramatizes clemency as a central tenet of enlightened governance. The events of the plot allow dark tendencies in human nature to ... More


Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Simon Palfrey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's late plays are usually seen in terms of courtliness and escapism. But the critical tradition has been too decorous. Neither neo-Christian pieties nor high-political allegory can account ... More


Allegories of Hell: Moral Tales and National Shadows

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Infernal Affairs presents a story that includes layers attached to traditional preoccupations with Buddhism, Confucianism, clan loyalties, and patriarchal prerogatives, to questions of ... More


Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Howard Erskine-Hill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book studies the relation between poetry and politics in English literature from Dryden to Wordsworth. It reveals that the major tradition of political allusion is not, as has often been argued, ... More


The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. It examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic ... More


Introduction to The Portable Rousseau (1973)

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this introduction to his volume The Portable Rousseau (1973), Paul de Man focuses on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract. He begins by discussing the notion of textual allegory, as it derives ... More


Incarcerated in Amerika: Literature Addresses the Political, with the Help of Ernesto Laclau

Henry Sussman

in Idylls of the Wanderer: Outside in Literature and Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227693
eISBN:
9780823235278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227693.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the presentation of political themes in Franz Kafka's novel Amerika. It suggests that Argentine political theorist Ernesto Laclao played a role in ... More


The Narrative Turn Against Metaphor: Metonymy, Identification, and Roger Boyle's Parthenissa

Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton

in Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233496
eISBN:
9780823241224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Roger Boyle's Parthenissa, published serially throughout the 1650s, is one of a group of mid seventeenth-century British prose romances that share a penchant for political allegory. Most mid-century ... More


Fantasies of flight and flights of fancy: rewriting history and retreating from trauma in The Plot Against America

David Brauner

in Philip Roth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074240
eISBN:
9781781700938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The publication of The Plot Against America (2004) was attended with more fanfare and controversy than any of Philip Roth's books since Portnoy's Complaint (1969). Just as Portnoy had been heralded ... More


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