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Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Michael Golston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in ... More


Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Jessica Waldoff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Since its beginnings, opera has depended on recognition as a central aspect of both plot and theme. Recognition — or anagnôrisis, Aristotle's term in the Poetics — is a moment of new awareness that ... More


Novel poetics

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter four introduces the analysis of Chariton's poetics with an reconsideration of some remarkable characteristics singled out for one reason or another before: Chariton's general penchant for ... More


Iambos in Aristotle's Works

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What is the place of iambos in Aristotle's history of poetry? How does the genre of iambos relate to psogos? What does Aristotle really mean by the expression iambike idea? Ancient and modern ... More


Ionian Iambos and Attic Komoidia: Father and Daughter, or Just Cousins?

Ewen Bowie

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reconsiders the old problem of the relationship between iambus and comedy. By comparing three possible hypotheses of dependence, it rejects the view that Cratinus introduced into Attic ... More


Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason

Robert S. Lehman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799041
eISBN:
9781503600140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Impossible Modernism reveals in the modernism of T.S. Eliot and Walter Benjamin a shared project: both authors sought to resist the forms of narrating events that had been codified by academic ... More


Introduction: Etymologies, 1980—the Allegorical Moment

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction is an overview of theories of allegory and develops a model of allegory based on the works of Charles Sanders Peirce, Walter Benjamin, and sundry postmodern critics. The chapter ... More


Aristotle and the Experience of Tragic Emotion

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Aristotle's theory of tragedy in the Poetics incorporates a model of ‘emotional understanding’: understanding filtered through the affective and evaluative responses embodied ... More


Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings

Jason Camlot

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503605213
eISBN:
9781503609716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Phonopoetics tells the neglected story of early “talking records” and their significance for literature from the 1877 invention of the phonograph to some of the first recorded performances of ... More


Anagnorisis in Antiquity

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of Aristotle's definition of anagnorisis. It then considers the difference between epic and tragedy, and the theory of comic anagnorisis. It is argued that the ... More


The Decline of Recognition: French Neoclassicism

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

While commentary on the Poetics survives, anagnorisis will of course not disappear from critical reflection. But its status undergoes a distinct decline in the 17th century. This chapter focuses on ... More


The Decline of Recognition: Eighteenth-century Variants

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It is striking that no reliable French translation of the Poetics or systematic vernacular commentary was available until Dacier's appeared in 1692. In England and Germany, there were no comparable ... More


Modern Commentary and Criticism

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the blend of authority and deviation is the most striking aspect of the latterday history of the Poetics: it allows critics such as Northrop Frye both to place themselves in ... More


Introduction: The Idea of Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Both the word tragedy and the genre itself have regularly had a problem of signification. In our attempts to understand tragedy, we have turned to the philosophical tradition of criticism, which ... More


Theorizing Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Seneca himself never wrote a poetics that might explicitly explain his plays. For other poets or poets of other genres this would not necessarily be an issue, but Seneca was a philosopher, and poetic ... More


The Very Ends of Poesy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Seneca does not compose a poetics, but he regularly shows in his prose writings a wide knowledge of ancient poetic theory. This chapter examines Seneca’s own occasional comments on poetry and the ... More


Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Heather Maring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Signs That Sing argues that Anglo-Saxon poets wrote by drawing from a broad range of verbal resources: oral tradition, ecclesiastical literature, and Christian liturgy. Hybrid oral, written, and ... More


Poetics of History: Rousseau and the Theater of Originary Mimesis

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282340
eISBN:
9780823286201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282340.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book opens with a philosophical scene: in the context of a reading of Hölderlin, Heidegger dismisses Rousseau as irrelevant to the true concerns of philosophy, and thus shows his own blindness ... More


The Lightning Flash and the Storm of Progress

Robert S. Lehman

in Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799041
eISBN:
9781503600140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799041.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Impossible Modernism concludes with a short discussion of two figures: the flash of lightning that cuts across the desert scene in the last section of The Waste Land and the “storm of progress” that ... More


Hobbes and the Classical Theory of Laughter

Quentin Skinner

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hobbes assured John Aubrey ‘that Aristotle was the worst teacher that ever was, the worst politician and ethick’, but he conceded at the same time that ‘his rhetorique and discourse of animals was ... More


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