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Two Paradigmatic Catalogues

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the two places where Homeric speakers string together several paradigmatic tales or exempla in the format of a catalogue (Iliad 5.382–405, Odyssey 5.118–36). It is argued that ... More


Odysseus Nympholeptos

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

It is a commonplace to say that the heroes of Homeric epic have close bonds with gods and goddesses. Yet the degree to which goddesses are preoccupied with heroes is striking, and this concern is ... More


Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Shane Vogel and Shane Vogel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1956 Harry Belafonte’s Calypso became the first LP to sell more than a million copies. For a few fleeting months, calypso music was the top-selling genre in the US—it even threatened to supplant ... More


Dirty Jim/Mighty Bomber

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A chapter that discusses the similarities between Trinidad and Curacao and an Interview with calypsonian Mighty Bomber. It compares the music and social history.


From Calypso Queen to Calypso Monarch

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the careers and performance strategies of the three most successful female calypsonians in contemporary Trinidad: Calypso Rose, Singing Sandra, and Denyse Plummer. Each woman ... More


Secrets, Narratology, and Implicature: A Virgin Reading of “Calypso”

Margot Norris

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Fritz Senn, one of the most incisive readers ever to tackle Ulysses, calls “Calypso” “probably the easiest chapter in the novel.” This is certainly true for veteran readers of the novel, who can ... More


”Mkgnao! Mrkgnao! Mrkgrnao!”: The Pussens Perplex

John Gordon

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter is concerned with how James Joyce renders reality or, more specifically, how he captures our slow-motion sensory apprehension of the world. In a reading itself characterized by its fine ... More


“Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse”: The Trinidadian Calypso to 1940

Njoroge Njoroge

in Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806895
eISBN:
9781496806932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806895.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the rise and development of calypso in Trinidad. Trinidad is a rich site to explore issues of diaspora and historical development in the Caribbean since the island has the ... More


Odysseus and the Day of Return

Barbara Cassin

in Nostalgia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269501
eISBN:
9780823269549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269501.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The author gives the history of the term nostalgia, starting with its Swiss-German origin, and then turns to The Odyssey as the very poem of nostalgia. As she recalls: “The symbolic sign that ... More


The Forecast is Hurricane: Circe’s Powers and Circe’s Desires in Modern Women’s Poetry

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Homer's Daughters: Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198802587
eISBN:
9780191840876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802587.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Along with its heroine Penelope, the Odyssey presents an array of ‘other women’, female figures such as the Sirens, Calypso, and Circe, who impede Odysseus’ progress and stand as rivals to Penelope, ... More


The Poem in the Making

M. L. West

in The Making of the Odyssey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198718369
eISBN:
9780191787652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718369.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The poet’s treatment of his material is here analysed. He filled out the picture of Odysseus’ family and environment; invented the journey of Telemachos as a means of sketching in the returns of ... More


Homer in Love

Barbara Weiden Boyd

in Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680046
eISBN:
9780190680077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680046.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 considers a second central theme in Ovid’s Homeric reception, desire, and its evocation through repetition. The erotic tradition of Homeric reception that Ovid inherited can be seen in the ... More


The Brooklyn Soca Connection

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 focuses on the rise of Brooklyn soca (soul/calypso), beginning with the story of the early Bronx-based independent record company Camille Records, before shifting to the three most ... More


Moralists and Aggregators: The Case of Muir and Pinchot

Bryan G. Norton

in Toward Unity among Environmentalists

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195093971
eISBN:
9780197560723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195093971.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Gifford Pinchot first met John Muir in 1896, while on a trip through the West to study possible sites for new forest preserves. Pinchot was much impressed by Muir, twenty-seven years his senior, ... More


Epic Transposed: The Real and the Hyperreal during the Revolutionary Period in France

Fiona Macintosh

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0032
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The vexed problem of epic, equally detectable in the British and French theatrical traditions from the eighteenth century onwards, explains why epic had no place on the ‘tragic’ stage of the ... More


Taking the Queen to the Streets: The Jaycees Carnival Queen Competition and the Pretty Mas’ Aesthetic

Samantha Noel

in Carnival Is Woman: Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825445
eISBN:
9781496825490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825445.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this chapter, examines how the Jaycees Carnival Queen competition upheld upper and middle class mores in opposition to a largely black and working class aesthetic, thereby creating a national ... More


Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier (1918)

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is the first of four chapters that deal with the theme of impossible nostos in the context of war and its aftermath. Rebecca West’s Return of the Soldier was one of the first literary responses ... More


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