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Sir Hubert Parry

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0066
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter pays tribute to the memory of Sir Hubert Parry. It was because he was a great man that Parry was a great teacher and a great composer. Parry taught music as a part of life. There was no ... More


A Foolish, Passionate Man: Margot Ruddock and Ethel Mannin

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/9780199582907.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's poetic engine could run on fumes for only so long. In April 1934, feeling that ‘he had lost all inspiration,’ Yeats dramatically evidenced his conviction of the erotic element in creativity ... More


Fusion

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Kêlêsisand thelxis, conveying slightly different nuances of intense auditory fascination and enchantment, are often discussed in archaic and classical texts in relation to the ... More


The Roundabout Homecoming

William G. Thalmann

in Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the Argonauts’ circuitous route home, especially their voyages in the Adriatic and the western Mediterranean. In the Greek imagination, the Adriatic was a liminal space between ... More


“After Music”: Chamber Music, Song, and the Blank Page

Marc C. Conner (ed.)

in The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039763
eISBN:
9780813043159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039763.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay extends the groundbreaking work of Myra Russel on the musical elements and traditions of Chamber Music. By tracking Joyce's sources in nineteenth-century collections of Elizabethan music ... More


“Wandering Rocks” and “Sirens”: The Breakdown of Narrative

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/9780813034775.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Ulysses, Joyce leaves the “tracks” of his artistic journey. And, finally, finding obsolete the idea of a narrative norm that tells a story, with “Aeolus” as a clue and with “Wandering Rocks” and ... More


Reading Music, Performing Text: Interpreting the Song of the Sirens

Katherine O'Callaghan

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce reveals the performative qualities of prose writing, most particularly in the “Sirens” episode of Ulysses, through an association of language with music. He also uses this interplay of ... More


Introduction

Judith A. Peraino

in Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides an introduction to diverse styles of music under the rubrics of Foucault's four technologies to show the persistent, yet varied, use of music throughout history, and also ... More


Helmholtz and the Sirens

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hermann von Helmholtz’s investigations of physiological optics and acoustics reflected his profound interest in music. After devising instruments to measure the space and time parameters of visual ... More


Music, Mousike, Muses (and Sirens)

Sarah Hickmott

in Music, Philosophy and Gender in Nancy, Lacoue-Labarthe, Badiou

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474458313
eISBN:
9781474491020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458313.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The first chapter opens with a famous excerpt from Sartre’s La Nausée where the musical ‘object’ is positioned as resolutely independent of the material props upon which the reproduction of its ... More


Siren Songs

Sebastian D.G. Knowles

in At Fault: Joyce and the Crisis of the Modern University

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056920
eISBN:
9780813053691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056920.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Where chapter 5 ranged widely across recorded music in modernist literature, chapter 6 focuses narrowly on live performance of music in the “Sirens” episode of Ulysses. Beginning with a study of ... More


‘Madonna and Whore’: The Many Faces of Penelope in Ulisse (1954)

Joanna Paul

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the depiction of the central female characters in Camerini's Ulisse (1954), an intriguing and innovative adaptation of Homer's Odyssey on the big screen in which the Italian ... More


The Reader of Ulysses

John Lurz

in The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270972
eISBN:
9780823271023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270972.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter plots how Ulysses progressively draws attention to the mediating agency of the reader’s sensory relationship with his reading material. Revolving around the “Sirens” episode, it examines ... More


Something Rich and Strange: Joyce’s Perspectivism

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Ulysses: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190842260
eISBN:
9780190842291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842260.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ulysses presents its central figures from many perspectives. Joyce’s proliferation of stylistic devices enables readers to view Leopold Bloom, Stephen Dedalus, and Molly Bloom from different angles. ... More


Waiting for the Death Knell: Speaking of Music (So to Speak)

Laura Odello (ed.)

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the whole occidental tradition of metaphysics, from Plato onward, philosophy tried to contain and neutralize music by reducing it to logos that resonates without harm in the political community. ... More


Protean Singers and the Shaping of Narrative in Helen

Naomi A. Weiss

in Music of Tragedy: Performance and Imagination in Euripidean Theater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295902
eISBN:
9780520968493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295902.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyzes the musical narrative of Helen—how the transition from lament to more celebratory mousikē linked to Dionysus mirrors the plot’s movement toward a happy resolution. It shows how ... More


The Forecast is Hurricane: Circe’s Powers and Circe’s Desires in Modern Women’s Poetry

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Homer's Daughters: Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198802587
eISBN:
9780191840876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802587.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Along with its heroine Penelope, the Odyssey presents an array of ‘other women’, female figures such as the Sirens, Calypso, and Circe, who impede Odysseus’ progress and stand as rivals to Penelope, ... More


Aristotle’s Naturalistic Interpretation of Odyssey 12

Robert Mayhew

in Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems: Textual Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834564
eISBN:
9780191872662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834564.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This final chapter considers the textual evidence for Aristotle’s (possible or probable) discussions of three episodes in Odyssey 12, namely, concerning the Sirens, the ambrosia-bearing doves, and ... More


Homer’s Odyssey

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 3 begins, by way of introduction, with an outline of the historical context of the Homeric poems. An account is given of the scholarly debates about their authorship and historicity. The ... More


Activations of Landscape in De Aetna

Gareth D. Williams

in Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190272296
eISBN:
9780190272319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The father-son relationship recurs as the central theme of Chapter 6, in which Etna powerfully symbolizes the generational tensions—Bernardo Bembo committed to traditional Venetian patrician civic ... More


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