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Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Though home is a name, a word, it is a strong one’, said Charles Dickens, ‘stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.’ The ancient Greek word nostos, meaning ... More


Bringing Essanay’s “Special Eastern” to Ithaca

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Ted Wharton's brief stay in Ithaca, wherein he shot Football Days at Cornell (1912), the picture that would prove to be a turning point in his career. Convinced that the town ... More


Going Independent

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts Ted Wharton's preparations for his new Wharton studio after cutting his ties to Essanay. The Ithaca Men's Business Association, acting on behalf of the Industrial Commission, ... More


The Odyssey 1 & 2

P. V. Jones (ed.)

in Homer: Odyssey: Books I and II

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684692
eISBN:
9781800342712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684692.003.1007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter includes the text and translation of Homer's poems of the Odyssey. It begins by announcing that Odysseus is innocent of the death of his men on their return from Troy because they ... More


“Ithaca”: The Order of Things

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/9780813034775.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In “Ithaca,” Joyce rejected “literature” in a different way: by pretending to use the “neutral” language of the sciences. By the close of “Eumaeus,” he had taken both his indictment of the “anonymous ... More


“On the Hands Down”: Eugen Sandow and Physical Culture in “Ithaca”

Vike Martina Plock

in Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034232
eISBN:
9780813038803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034232.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Eugen Sandow makes a particularly prominent appearance in the “Ithaca” episode where readers are told that his 1897 publication, Strength and How to Obtain It, adorns Leopold Bloom's bookshelf. ... More


Ithaca Consumer Co-operative Society

Anne Meis Knupfer

in Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Ithaca Consumer Co-operative Society (ICCS) in Ithaca, New York. The ICCS had grown slowly and waited until it could afford to buy a store in the 1940s; and like many ... More


Fair Money, Fair Trade: Tracing Alternative Consumption in a Local Currency Economy

Faidra Papavasiliou

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores alternative trade from the vantage point of consumption and its meanings by focusing on an alternative currency system in Ithaca, New York. It asks whether Ithaca's alternative ... More


Sailing to Sicily: Theoklymenos and Odysseus in the Odyssey

Margaret Foster

in Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 2 addresses the partnership between Odysseus and the seer Theoklymenos in the Odyssey. I argue that the seer and the hero operate as a coherent pair within the framework of colonization and ... More


Testing Limits: Experimenting with Currency, Prices, and Salaries

Kevin J. Delaney

in Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players and Hedge Fund Traders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720806
eISBN:
9780814738078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720806.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the ways in which some people deliberately and self-consciously try to experiment with money through their work. In particular, it examines alternative currency systems, pricing ... More


California and Stanford University

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how, on December 23, 1891, Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock left Ithaca for Stanford University. Henry had very enthusiastic and fine students in all his classes. ... More


Chapter 15: 1908–1912, Cornell’s New Quarters for Entomology and Nature Study

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's return to Ithaca on August 4, 1908. The Comstock's new official quarters in Roberts Hall at Cornell University were of great interest ... More


Introduction

Alexander C. Loney

in The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190909673
eISBN:
9780190909703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909673.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introduction identifies what is at stake in the Odyssey’s use of tisis. It briefly considers some of the consequences of Odysseus’ tisis against the suitors. One surprising result is that a ... More


Introduction: Home from Homer

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/9780198852971.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

To borrow Milan Kundera’s phrase, Imagining Ithaca treats Homer’s Odyssey as ‘the founding epic of nostalgia’. The Introduction, therefore, establishes the Odyssean paradigm of nostos and nostalgia ... More


Daniel Mendelsohn’s An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic (2017)

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/9780198852971.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Daniel Mendelsohn’s memoir An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic which interweaves a nuanced portrait of his late father Jay with reflections on the text of Homer’s Odyssey. ... More


Moving Beyond Racial Fortuity

Derrick Bell

in Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195172720
eISBN:
9780197562345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195172720.003.0019
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Agospel Song Asks: “What do you do when you’ve done all you can and it feels like it’s never enough?” The answer, “Just stand,” seems so passive, but as interpreted by those who framed those words ... More


Interlude: The Spreading Oceans

David Fisher

in Much Ado about (Practically) Nothing: A History of the Noble Gases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195393965
eISBN:
9780197562796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195393965.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Well, the story of the K/AR ages of Iron meteorites ended not with a bang but a whimper. We were at a loss to explain them, so for the moment we concentrated on tuning up the experiment, trying to ... More


The Politics of Ithaca: From Collective Trauma to Amnesty’s End

Joel P. Christensen

in The Many-Minded Man: The "Odyssey," Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752346
eISBN:
9781501752360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752346.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents an analysis of the political situation in Ithaca. A clearer picture of the political situation may allow one to see the Ithacan people as suffering from a collective trauma, ... More


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