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Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

David Robey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The importance of sound in poetry is indisputable, yet it is not at all an easy subject to discuss, and is rarely treated systematically by literary scholars. This book uses a variety of ... More


The Language of Greek Comedy

Andreas Willi (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The contributions to this book illustrate how linguistic study of Greek comedy can deepen our knowledge of the intricate connections between the dramatic texts and their literary and socio-cultural ... More


Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Jack Benny became one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century - by being the top radio comedian, when the comics ruled radio, and radio was the most powerful and pervasive mass ... More


Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices

Dorota M. Dutsch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533381
eISBN:
9780191714757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533381.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient scholiasts and modern scholars have long been aware of a specialized feminine vocabulary (terms of endearment, a special word for ‘please’, and interjections) used by the authors of Roman ... More


Staging Divine Qualities

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that New Comedy, especially Plautus, gives us insights into a lively preoccupation with divine qualities in the third/second centuries bc. It considers evidence from plays of ... More


The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy

Christian Moevs

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174618
eISBN:
9780199835430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174615.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Dante's metaphysics — his understanding of reality — is very different from our own. To present Dante's ideas about the cosmos, or God, or salvation, or history, or poetry within the context of ... More


The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Ralph Pite

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The sudden and spectacular growth in Dante's popularity in England at the end of the 18th century was immensely influential for English writers of the period. But the impact of Dante on English ... More


From Intrigue to Detection: Transformations of Classical Comedy, 1566–1594

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores further the significance of forensic rhetoric in Latin intrigue comedies, which reflexively identify their own ‘probability’ (their power to convince us as stories) with legal ... More


Introduction: Non-Duality and Self-Knowledge

Christian Moevs

in The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174618
eISBN:
9780199835430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174615.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the importance of Dante's metaphysics. It identifies five principles that are fundamental to grasping the world-picture Dante shared with the ... More


Μάγειρος ποιητής: Language and Character in Antiphanes

Gregory W. Dobrov

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the riddling and dithyrambic language of the cook in Middle Comedy. It shows that Aristophanic paratragedy is not simply turned into paradithyramb. As a genre, dithyramb has no ... More


The Empyrean

Christian Moevs

in The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174618
eISBN:
9780199835430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174615.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the context and originality of Dante's Empyrean, as developed in the Comedy. Its principal characteristics are summarized under three points: (i) In radical distinction from ... More


Conclusion: Is Dante Telling the Truth?

Christian Moevs

in The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174618
eISBN:
9780199835430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174615.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter argues that the Comedy, the limit of the world, and thus of all attribute, is the Primo Mobile, the horizon between creation and creator, between the world and its ground: it is the ... More


Epilogue: No Mind, No Matter

Christian Moevs

in The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174618
eISBN:
9780199835430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174615.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This epilogue begins with a discussion of the difficulties with materialism and then considers how scientific advances may undercut both materialism and dualism. It argues that what we say we know “ ... More


Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

J. F. Bernard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What’s so funny about melancholy? Iconic as Hamlet is, Shakespearean comedy showcases an extraordinary reliance on melancholy that ultimately reminds us of the porous demarcation between laughter and ... More


Introduction

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction outlines the chapters that follow, which contain a sample of the author's work in article form on Old Comedy over the last few decades. The Introduction also explains the sequence of ... More


Old Comedians on Old Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines what the scripts of Old Comedy have to say about the art of Old Comedy itself. So far as concerns the technique of the genre, all its practitioners seem to attach value to ... More


Kneeling on Glass—Elaine May’s A New Leaf (1971) as Screwball Black Comedy

Samm Deighan

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May’s 1971 directorial debut, A New Leaf was a watershed moment within May’s career, but as a film important to the contemporary development of American comedy cinema. This chapter will ... More


Dante and Governance

John Woodhouse (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book brings to the most grandiose of Dante's messages in the Divine Comedy critical viewpoints whose originality would, at any time, constitute an important addition to Dante scholarship. ... More


Heavy Plautus

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

While playwrights do not set New Comedy within strict generic and conventional bounds, we observe how Terence and Plautus were able to greatly influence various aspects of other genres such as ... More


The Dissolution of Euphues

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Lyly's two Eupheus books look like a pair of self-important volumes which aspire to form an entire private library of their own. Between them, they contain representative samples of almost every kind ... More


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