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Shifting Perspectives of Comic Abjection: Odysseus and Polyphemus as Figures of Satire

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes various characters from Greek myth who illustrate the dynamics of satirical interaction. It examines in particular the complicated tradition that pits Odysseus and the Cyclops ... More


Ruling Passion: James Joyce, Roger Casement, and the Drama of Universal Love

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Joyce’s inscription of Roger Casement in the “Cyclops” episode of Ulysses. In particular, it argues that Joyce figures through Casement both a complex critique of British ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter warns of possible errors in the future. Fukushima is the apocalypse to what was Hiroshima. By using atomic power, it becomes possible to dissuade confrontation, and hail this as a ... More


Polyphemus the Linguist

Deborah Levine Gera

in Ancient Greek Ideas on Speech, Language, and Civilization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256167
eISBN:
9780191719578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256167.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the encounter between Odysseus and the Cyclops Polyphemus in Book 9 of the Odyssey, in terms of the pair’s linguistic capabilities. It states that the discussion of this episode ... More


The Monster and the Monologue: Polyphemus from Homer to Ovid

G. O Hutchinson

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The colourful career of the Cyclops in literary history strikingly exemplifies the complexities of Homeric reception. This chapter illustrates the value of narratological strategies, which have made ... More


Revisiting the “Cyclops” Manuscripts, Part 1: Wandering in the Avant-texte

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034980
eISBN:
9780813038520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034980.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Ulysses” in Progress treats James Joyce's novel as a monument. Not unusually for a manuscript study from 1977, this work was researched and written in ignorance of anything that might be called ... More


Revisiting the “Cyclops” Manuscripts, Part 2: The National Library of Ireland Draft and Its Contexts

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034980
eISBN:
9780813038520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034980.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Revisiting the manuscripts acquired a new urgency and excitement in 2002 when the National Library of Ireland announced its acquisition of previously unavailable documents, including an early draft ... 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


Visual Development with One Eye

Martin J. Steinbach and Esther G. González

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195172881
eISBN:
9780199847570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172881.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a study on the effects of total monocular loss, compared with only partial loss brought about by cataract, strabismus, etc. It also emphasizes the psychophysical and oculomotor ... More


Introduction: The Odysseys of Postcolonialism

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Introducing the volume’s examination of anticolonial and postcolonial responses to the Homeric Odyssey, the chapter considers why the epic has been of such interest to artists of the African ... More


A Martiniquan Ithaca: Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (1939) is a landmark poem for anticolonialism, spearheaded by the Négritude movement of which he was a founder. It is also one of the first works to ... More


Cross-Cultural Nostoi: Wilson Harris’s The Mask of the Beggar

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Harris’s novel The Mask of the Beggar appropriates and reinterprets Homer’s Odyssey. This chapter engages with Harris’s underlying philosophy developed throughout his long literary career, paying ... More


Alternating Asymmetry: International Solidarity and Self-Deception in James Joyce’s and “Cyclops”

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter two reconfigures the opposition between modernism’s aesthetic individualism and postcolonialism’s political collectivism by analyzing what I call, borrowing from Walter Benjamin, Joyce’s ... More


The True Story of Jumbo the Elephant

Sebastian D.G. Knowles

in At Fault: Joyce and the Crisis of the Modern University

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056920
eISBN:
9780813053691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 takes as its point of departure one single line from the “Cyclops” section of Ulysses about an elephant called Jumbo. It follows Jumbo the elephant through a thicket of cultural history in ... More


The Architectonic and the Cosmic Concept of Philosophy

Alfredo Ferrarin

in The Powers of Pure Reason: Kant and the Idea of Cosmic Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226243153
eISBN:
9780226243290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243290.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 1 is about ideas: it shows their importance, neglected by the literature as well as by Kant himself at various stages of his thought, and their difference from concepts. This chapter focuses ... More


The Cyclops: A Polyvalent Para-Narrative

Maureen Alden

in Para-Narratives in the Odyssey: Stories in the Frame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199291069
eISBN:
9780191746963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199291069.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Odysseus’ blinding of the Cyclops by a combination of μῆτις‎ and βίη‎ continues the debate on the qualities needed for success initiated in the songs of Demodocus. The uncultivated Cyclopes reflect a ... More


Symposia en plein air in Alcaeus and Others

Vanessa Cazzato

in The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199687688
eISBN:
9780191829383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687688.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with a strand of imagery in Greek literature which conjures up open-air scenarios as settings for the symposion. It takes as its point of departure that other, better-known, ... More


Landscapes of the Cyclopes

Richard Buxton

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the interrelationship between one general and one specific feature of Greek myth. The general feature concerns mythical homonyms. The specific feature concerns the landscapes ... More


Resourceful Odysseus

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/9780198718369.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the figure of Odysseus and argues that he came from ancient tradition but was at first a trickster, celebrated for ingenuity and guile. As the saga of the Trojan War developed, ... More


Homer’s Odyssey

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 3 begins, by way of introduction, with an outline of the historical context of the Homeric poems. An account is given of the scholarly debates about their authorship and historicity. The ... More


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