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In Search of the Muse: Memories of Love and Lyrics for Imaginary People

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 6 explores the fascinating transition in Yeats's relationship with his Muse that accompanied the subsidence of his wife's role as an oracle and the fading of the erotic dimension of their ... More


W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Joseph M. Hassett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores how nine fascinating women inspired some of W.B. Yeats's most memorable poetry. Yeats's beliefs about poetic inspiration were remarkably akin to the Greek notion that a great poet ... More


The Apple on the Bough Most Out of Reach: Maud Gonne

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's poems about Maud Gonne were consciously written in the courtly love tradition, ‘the old high way of love,’ as he called it in ‘Adam's Curse,’ Reading these poems as part of the courtly love ... More


Fury: Dorothy Wellesley

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's experimentation with the ideas developed in Per Amica and A Vision took a startling turn in June 1935 when he met Dorothy Wellesley. His letters to Wellesley reflect beliefs that her role as ... More


John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

H. L. Meakin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is a historical and theoretical study of some of John Donne's less frequently discussed poetry and prose; it interrogates various trends that have dominated Donne criticism, such as the ... More


Donne's Domestic Muse: Engendering Poetry in the Early Verse Letters

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Donne's representations of his relationship with his Muse in his poetry and early verse letters. Almost half of the twenty-two references to a Muse occurred in the verse ... More


The Tenth Muse: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1693)— Letters and Learning in the Church

Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz

in Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157239
eISBN:
9780199849680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157239.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys the autobiographical writings of Spanish America's most famous nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In a series of letters to New Spanish clergy from 1682 to 1691, Sor Juana used the ... More


Poetry and Politics: Anne Bradstreet and Lucy Hutchinson

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines women's place in the mid-seventeenth century understanding of politics, what might be called the political imaginary, from distinct, even opposite, vantage points. It pursues ... More


Reclaiming the Muse

Penny Murray

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The image of the Muse as loved object who inspires the male artist, whilst she herself remains silent, is deeply engrained in contemporary culture, despite the best efforts of feminist critics to ... More


The Democratic Muse

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at Whitman's programmatic connection of political freedom and free verse, introducing the ‘Whig histories’ of democratic progress, and discussing liberty and culture in the ... More


Muse

Felicity Chaplin

in La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526109538
eISBN:
9781526128263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109538.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Parisienne is often described as muse, not only to painters, poets and writers, but also fashion designers, musicians and filmmakers. This chapter argues that films treating the Parisienne type ... More


Life Before the War

Graham T. Dozier

in A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Thomas Henry Carter was born in 1831 at Pampatike in King William County, Virginia. His parents, Thomas Nelson Carter and Juliet Muse Gaines Carter, occupied a prominent position among the leading ... More


Aestheticism in Translation: Henry James, Walter Pater, and Theodor Adorno

Richard Salmon

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Friedrich Schiller famously defended the redemptive social value of art as autonomous aesthetic illusion, offering a suggestive proleptic commentary on the close connection between aestheticism and a ... More


“Drama Rising like Mighty Music”: Selznick and Steiner at RKO

Nathan Platte

in Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Selznick’s move to RKO in 1931 brought the producer in contact with music director Max Steiner. Through their collaborative relationship they defined and directed the role of symphonic underscore in ... More


Odi et amo: On Lesbia’s Name in Catullus

Lars Morten Gram

in Roman Receptions of Sappho

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829430
eISBN:
9780191867958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829430.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter departs from the fact that Sappho was from Lesbos, and the name of Catullus’ beloved ‘Lesbia’ implies the same. Through an extensive analysis of the name of Lesbia in Catullus, in which ... More


Scandalous Maps in Aeschylean Tragedy

Aara Suksi

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/9780198744771.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Homeric epic, describing a map of the world, like epic song itself, is a privilege granted by the divine Muses and figured in Hephaestus’ shield-making. In two examples from Aeschylean tragedy, a ... More


Creating Your Vision

Jill Timmons

in The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199861323
eISBN:
9780190268336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861323.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses the development of a personal artistic vision. Artistic “vision” comes from knowing what inspires to achieve something new. The Greek metaphor of “Muse” and Marion Woodman's ... More


Henry James in a New Century

John Carlos Rowe

in A Historical Guide to Henry James

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195121353
eISBN:
9780190252755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195121353.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Henry James's writings in the 1890s and into the new century, with emphasis on his international theme within the contexts of globalism, postmodernism, and cosmopolitanism. It ... More


Kissed by the Muse of Roller-Disco: Utopia versus the Golden Ages of America, Hollywood, and Classical Myth in Xanadu (1980)

Meredith E. Safran

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The second chapter on refractions of the golden age of heroes examines the roller-disco cult classic Xanadu (1980), in which the kiss of a Muse inspires a frustrated commercial artist to save America ... More


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