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• The Concert Overtures

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0042
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Similar to what he did with his G Minor Piano Concerto, Felix Mendelssohn performed his overtures numerous times before they were published. Mendelssohn performed the Sommernachtstraum Overture ... More


Women and the Wild

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Do female bodies participate in the dialogue about human identity initiated by the wild man? This chapter argues that women's potential ‘wildness’ is constrained by the bias of gendered ... More


Secret Aspirations (1830–1833)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For Fanny Hensel's twenty-eighth birthday, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy finished a landscape painting and a major new composition, the Fair Melusine Overture, op. thirty-two. However, Felix, ever the ... More


Deformed Beauty?: Narrative and Musical Form in Mendelssohn’s Overture to the Tale of the Fair Melusina, Op. 32

Thomas Grey

in Rethinking Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190611781
eISBN:
9780190611811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611781.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The last of Felix Mendelssohn’s series of popular and influential concert overtures, the Overture to the Tale of the Fair Melusina of 1835 remains the least familiar of these works. It is also the ... More


A Fairy in the Age of Prometheus: Chantal Chawaf’s Mélusine des détritus

Jonathan F. Krell

in Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Melusine is a fairy of French folklore, originating in the Poitou region of western France. She was cursed to metamorphose into a serpent from the waist down every Saturday, but in general is a ... More


Snakes and Women: Recognition, Knowledge, and Sovereignty

Peggy McCracken

in In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458922
eISBN:
9780226459080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459080.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter turns to self-sovereignty in order to interrogate the relationship between autonomy, choice, and desire, and authority over others. It begins with a study of portrayals of Eve in a ... More


‘For treason walketh wonder wyde’: Treachery and Romance during the Wars of the Roses

Megan G. Leitch

in Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores the cultural and linguistic specificity of contemporary literary texts’ treatments of treason, demonstrating the mode of ethical narrative that distinguishes Wars of the Roses ... More


Sex and the Serpent

Miranda Griffin

in Transforming Tales: Rewriting Metamorphosis in Medieval French Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199686988
eISBN:
9780191804083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686988.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

If men are represented in medieval French literature as often becoming wolves, then women are often associated with snakes. This chapter focuses on the way in which the serpent is used in order to ... More


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