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Milton and the Classics

David Hopkins

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses John Milton's acquaintance with classical literature, which began early and continued throughout his lifetime. Between 1615 and 1620, Milton entered St. Paul's, which was ... More


Classicists and Gothicists: The Division of the Estate

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the rivalry between the classical and gothic literature that still animates our own perception not just of our literary past but also of our present-day literary possibilities, ... More


Reading classical authors in Capgrave’s Life of St Katherine

Sarah James

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In his Life of St Katherine, John Capgrave comes to the fore as a literary writer who self-consciously situates himself within a tradition of authorship that goes back to classical sources. Capgrave ... More


Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Yasser Elhariry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation, and the Postfrancophone Lyric is about what happens to the contemporary French lyric in the translingual Arabic context. Drawing on lyric theory, comparative ... More


Empire and Its Discontents in Classical Latin

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The history of classical Latin literature is closely connected to the fortunes of Roman imperialism, its crucial slave economy, and increasing inequality, under both the Republic and the Empire. The ... More


Introduction: Rejecting Gesture Politics

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by giving examples of the hostility shown by many literary critics to the whole genre of science fiction. Several reasons for this are discussed, and the test case proposed is the ... More


Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

David T. Bialock

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

After The Tale of Genji (c.1000), the greatest work of classical Japanese literature is the historical narrative The Tale of the Heike (13th–14th centuries). In addition to opening up fresh ... More


The Rebirth of Poetics

Andrew Hui

in The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the genealogy of the immortality of poetry topos from antiquity to the sixteenth century. It argues that the Renaissance poetics of ruins’s yearning for timelessness is ... More


Consuming High Culture: Allusion and Structure in “The Dead”

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on how James Joyce consumes the body of world literary culture to nourish his own works wherein although his works were often cast in the metaphor of cannibalism they remained ... More


The Stinking Corpse: Alexander, the Greeks, and the Romans

Vincent Barletta

in Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226037363
eISBN:
9780226037394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037394.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Throughout late antiquity and into the early modern period, Iberian writers consistently frame Alexander, perhaps more than any other major historical figure, as both the Western self and the Eastern ... More


Creating Values: Critics, Literary Criticism, and the Classics

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Many poets and dramatists, such as John Dryden and the Earl of Roscommon, included literary criticism, or a critique of literary values, as part of their publications. Criticism took the form of ... More


Beyond the Neighbor

Abe Kōbō and Richard F. Calichman

in The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163866
eISBN:
9780231535090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163866.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The essay presented in this chapter explores one category of “tradition”: the history inscribed within us as invisible traces. Apart from village folk art, it was certainly possible to establish a ... More


Conclusion: ‘Under heaven’s eye’

Sophie Chiari

in Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment: The Early Modern 'Fated Sky'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442527
eISBN:
9781474459709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442527.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This General Conclusion argues that Shakespeare’s stance was of course not that of a would-be scientist, since what he was interested in was the representation of climate and its possible effects on ... More


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