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Strange Likeness: The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Chris Jones

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278329
eISBN:
9780191707889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book provides the first full account of how major 20th-century poets studied, appropriated, and redeployed Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) poetry in their own work. The book concentrates on the ... More


Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Peter McDonald

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Do we want to read poetry, or just like having a few poets to talk about? The history of poetry in 20th-century Britain and Ireland is one which ends with the assimilation of successful poets into a ... More


Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Lorna Hardwick and Carol Gillespie (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism, and then a rich field ... More


Translated Classics Around the Millennium: Vibrant Hybrids or Shattered Icons?

Lorna Hardwick

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the paradox that translations of classical texts are necessary both because the texts are valuable and because they are inadequate and that therefore the translations ensure ... More


‘out of eure sanscreed into oure eryan’: Ireland, the Classics, and Independence

Nicholas Allen

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The relationship between the study of classical culture and the formation of empire is well established. This chapter traces alternate spaces of engagement within the decolonizing public sphere in ... More


Performing Antigone in the Twenty‐First Century

S. E. Wilmer

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some productions in the late twentieth century (Fugard's The Island, Gambaro's Antígona Furiosa, and Glowacki's Antigone in New York) that have employed Antigone as a kind of ... More


Antigone's Political Legacies: Abjection in Defiance of Mourning

Tina Chanter

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Heidegger and Lacan both emphasize the uncanny, monstrous aspects of Antigone, who must be expelled from the polis, and yet who plays a liminal role in which she is the excluded yet facilitating ... More


The Body Politic: The Ethics of Responsibility and the Responsibility of Ethics

Eugene O'Brien

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the ethical implications of the choice made by Antigone in terms of loyalty to her family or loyalty to her polis. It does this through the prism of Jacques Derrida's ideas on ... More


Conclusion: Old English—A Shadow Poetry?

CHRIS JONES

in Strange Likeness: The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278329
eISBN:
9780191707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278329.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that through the work of Pound, Auden, Morgan, and Heaney—all of them major and influential poets—the influence of Old English has made itself felt more widely throughout ... More


Louis MacNeice: The Living Curve

Alan Gillis

in Irish Poetry of the 1930s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277094
eISBN:
9780191707483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277094.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Seamus Heaney’s idea of Louis MacNeice as a vital means of holding Ulster, Ireland, and England within the purview of a single imagination. It argues that such an idea, to be ... More


The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Daniel Westover and Thomas Alan Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Fire that Breaks traces Gerard Manley Hopkins’s continuing and pervasive influence among writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Not only do the essays explore responses to Hopkins ... More


Ovid and the Modern Poetics of Exile

Stephen Harrison

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that the key Ovidian triangle of dislocation, political problems, and lamenting tone is often encountered in later versions of and allusions to Ovid’s exile poetry. This pattern ... More


Epic Zoom: Christopher Logue's Homer (with Anne Carson's Stesichoros and Seamus Heaney's Beowulf)

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Christopher Logue's versions form Homer, War Music, begin with a view: ‘picture the east Aegean sea by night’. In what follows, episodes from Homeric narrative and allusions to modern life are ... More


Three Critics: T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

T. S. Eliot lived to experience the fullest extent of his own critical authority, and, to judge from the evidence of his later essays and addresses, he became increasingly bemused by the weight which ... More


Finding a Post-Colonial Voice for Antigone: Seamus Heaney’s Burial at Thebes

Stephen E. Wilmer

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The themes of the continually colonial and the neocolonial are prominent in this chapter’s discussion of Seamus Heaney’s Burial at Thebes. The chapter situates the discussion in the context of what ... More


Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This book explores the life and performance practices of the Irish sean-nós singer Joe Heaney (1919–1984). Born in Connemara, Ireland, as an autonomous state was about to be created, Heaney grew up ... More


Sympathetic Ink: Intertextual Relations in Northern Irish Poetry

Shane Alcobia-Murphy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310324
eISBN:
9781846314148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314148
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Northern Irish poets have been notably reticent when addressing political issues in their work, a tendency that this book traces through the works of Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and Medbh McGuckian. ... More


Poetry and Catholic Themes

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Poetry is a literary form especially suited for exploring the religious imagination, calling both poets and readers of poetry to an experience beyond the state of ordinary perception. A number of ... More


Heaney’s Chain

William Logan

in Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews Seamus Heaney's Human Chain. Heaney is the most popular literary poet since Frost, who convinced most of his readers that he wasn't a literary poet at all. Readers often love in ... More


Defending Poetry: Art and Ethics in Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill

David-Antoine Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583546
eISBN:
9780191595295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583546.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book studies the tradition of poetic defence, or apologia, as it has been pursued and developed by three of the twentieth century's leading poet‐critics: Joseph Brodsky, Seamus ... More


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