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“Eumaeus”: The Way of All Language

Karen R. Lawrence

in Who's Afraid of James Joyce?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034775
eISBN:
9780813038612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034775.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By the time Joyce reaches “Eumaeus,” the reader is prepared for outrageous experiments in Ulysses; after “Cyclops,” “Oxen of the Sun,” and “Circe,” he no longer expects the relative tameness of the ... More


Joyce, Ulysses, Melodrama

Timothy Martin

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/9780813034027.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Ulysses is among the most open-ended and naturalistic of novels, but it is striking how frequently James Joyce resorted to the theater — and to the melodramatic idiom in particular — to create ... More


Modernity and Its Discontents: Fashion and “My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl”

Yu-chen Lin

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/9780813034027.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the material world of fashion and the import of the oft-cited music hall song “My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl.” It argues that the ironic transformation of the frugal, ... More


Commentary

D. E. Hill

in Ovid: Metamorphoses: Books XIII-XV (plus indexes to all volumes)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687334
eISBN:
9781800343153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687334.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter includes the commentary on books 13 to 15 of Ovid's Metamorphoses. It cites the Pagasae, which was a town on the borders of Magnesia and Thessaly where the Argo was built, and Colchis, ... More


”In the Beginning Was the Gest”: Theater, Cinema, and the Language of Gesture in “Circe”

Anthony Paraskeva

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/9780813034027.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter expands on James Joyce's interest in cinema and discloses how the technological developments that enabled the compilation of discrete shot sequences radically altered the gestural ... More


Poor, Bare, Forked: Animal Happiness and the Zoographic Critique of Humanity

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Shakespeare’s King Lear, Lear considers the naked Edgar to be mad, that the unaccommodated man has dissolved into nothing but a “poor, bare, forked animal,” a statement which is, in essence, a ... More


Staging a Public Response: Maria Mancini Colonna’s Patronage in Rome

Valeria De Lucca

in The Politics of Princely Entertainment: Music and Spectacle in the Lives of Lorenzo Onofrio and Maria Mancini Colonna

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190631130
eISBN:
9780190631161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631130.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In this chapter I consider Maria Mancini’s patronage of music and musicians and her organization and participation in carnival entertainments such as allegorical floats and parades. Maria Mancini had ... More


Bupalus in Scheria: Hipponax’s Odyssean Transcontextualizations

Tom Hawkins

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hipponax frequently evokes Odyssean mythology in a lowered poetic register, at times conflating Homeric and contemporary contexts. This chapter analyses Hipponax’s engagement with this mythology by ... More


Mae the Enchantress 1923–1924

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Mae is confronted by family she had publicly written off. She kept the family afloat financially, but stopped short of helping her brother find work in the studios. The chapter ... More


‘Madonna and Whore’: The Many Faces of Penelope in Ulisse (1954)

Joanna Paul

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the depiction of the central female characters in Camerini's Ulisse (1954), an intriguing and innovative adaptation of Homer's Odyssey on the big screen in which the Italian ... More


James Joyce

Anthony Paraskeva

in The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Gestures in Dubliners, which often resemble stage directions in naturalist drama, testify to Joyce’s reading of playscripts, but also to his prolific theatre-going, during which he developed an ... More


Witches and Succubi: Male Sexual Fantasies

Serinity Young

in Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780195307887
eISBN:
9780190659714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195307887.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Witches, women believed to have supernatural powers, have been with us since ancient times. Often they were beautiful, highly sexual women whom men bedded at their own risk. They had magical powers ... 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


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 Curse of the Werewolf: Witches and Sorcerers

Daniel Ogden

in The Werewolf in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198854319
eISBN:
9780191888601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854319.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter traces the persistent association between werewolves on the one hand and witches and sorcerers on the other in the ancient world (and does same, in a brief way, for the earliest medieval ... More


From Goddess to Hag: The Greek and the Roman Witch in Classical Literature

Barbette Stanley Spaeth

in Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This chapter traces images of the witch, such as Circe or Medea, in Greek and Roman literature. By delineating differences between witches in the two cultures and situating the portraits in their ... More


The art of being earnest

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

in The Orator Demades: Classical Greece Reimagined Through Rhetoric

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197517826
eISBN:
9780197517857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517826.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assesses the methods of later authors who used Demades’s rhetorical images to illustrate relations between Greek cities and the people in power, by focusing on the famous story of ... More


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