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Interlude: Ambiguity, Order, and Deity

Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller

in Rethinking Pluralism: Ritual, Experience, and Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915262
eISBN:
9780199980215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915262.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This interlude illustrates the problems of ambiguity by comparing the figures of Pentheus in The Bacchae and Job in the Bible. Both characters try to clarify categories—those of order for Pentheus ... More


Dancing Greek Letters

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines why and how women became especially interested in the Euripidean tragedy The Bacchae and tried to make Greek letters dance, figuratively and literally. It shows how women ... More


Experimentations: Putting the Aesthetics of Performance into Practice

Nurit Yaari

in Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198746676
eISBN:
9780191808531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746676.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the theatrical work of three directors of the first post-independence generation—Arieh Sachs, Yossi Yizraely, and Edna Shavit—Israeli-born directors who chose to study ... More


From Author–God to Textual Communion

Eleftheria Ioannidou

in Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames: Rewriting Tragedy 1970-2005

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199664115
eISBN:
9780191833380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664115.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The fourth chapter discusses hybrid plays that unsettle the distinction between translation and adaptation. The chapter relates this mode of rewriting to the idea of the death of the Author, coined ... More


Human Sacrifice and the Literary Imagination 1

Derek Hughes

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter studies the persistence of ritual human sacrifice as a topic in European literature, from its appearances in the Iliad and Greek tragedy to the present day. It discusses ways in which ... More


Theorizing Strangers: A Very Long Romanticism

David Simpson

in Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

William Wordsworth’s The Prelude provides a glimpse of the experience of the stranger. It talks of his trip to France in 1790 where the hospitality he received made him feel very much at home. By ... More


Dionysus in ’69 (1970)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Dionysus in '69 (1970), De Palma's filmic record of a Greek tragedy, which bears thematic relations to the two comedies, Greetings (1968) and Hi, Mom! (1970), that he shot ... More


Animal Kin

Louise Westling

in The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Beginning with attention to the anxious exploration of human relations with other animals and wildness in The Epic of Gilgamesh and Euripides’s Bacchae, this chapter engages the question of the ... More


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