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Fighting for Rights: from Emmett Till’s Murder to the Ronald Reagan Years

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores Morrison's stake in the Civil Rights Movement, the opposition to the Vietnam War, and in the experiences of women and/or the role of feminism within both these movements. ... More


The Wanderer’s Descent: The Underworlds of Diaspora

Judith Fletcher

in Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767091
eISBN:
9780191821288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767091.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 outlines how a descent to the underworld can symbolize experiences of diasporic populations, including refugees, enslaved peoples, exiles, and immigrants. An African-American man in Toni ... More


The New England Colonies and the Founding of the New Nation

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Morrison's use of the classical tradition to challenge, in A Mercy and Paradise, the prevailing mythology that has come to define colonial New England and the founding of the ... More


Conclusion: Splitting Open the World

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines a Latin motto in Song of Solomon and the transformed version of Atlas in The Bluest Eye to discuss Morrison's reclamation or reinvention of the classical tradition, and of ... More


Genre, Mimesis, and Virgilian Intertext in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

Ayelet Haimson Lushkov

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, in “Genre, Mimesis, and Virgilian Intertext in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire,” examines how the relationship between Martin’s Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell ... More


Classical Epic and the Poetics of Modern Fantasy

Jesse Weiner

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jesse Weiner, in “Classical Epic and the Poetics of Modern Fantasy,” explores some of the theoretical consequences of the common idea that modern high fantasy is ‘epic in prose.’ This chapter is ... More


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