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An Accidental Homer: Accidents of Homeric Reception in the Modern Caribbean

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The starting point for this chapter is Antonio Benítez‐Rojo's concept of the ‘path of words’ to explain the repetition of motifs in travel writers who undertake the same journeys. This repetitive ... More


Arriving Backwards: the Return of The Odyssey in the English-Speaking Caribbean

Emily Greenwood

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores readings and counter-readings of Homer’s epic The Odyssey in the modern Caribbean. It looks at James Anthony Froude’s metaphorical appropriations, and then moves to discussion ... More


Why Is Penelope Still Waiting? The Missing Feminist Reappraisal of the Odyssey in Cinema, 1963–2007

Edith Hall

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/9780199678921.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the representation of Penelope in Andrei Konchalovsky's NBC miniseries The Odyssey (1997), as well as figures corresponding to her in transpositions of the ancient epic such as ... More


The Oresteia in the Odyssey (1946)

Olga Freidenberg

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Olga Freidenberg (1890-1955) was a Classical scholar whose method—which she referred to as semantics or semantic paleontology—is often hailed as a precursor to structuralism and semiotics. Its ... More


Odissea/The Odyssey (1968)

Sylvie Magerstädt

in TV antiquity: Swords, sandals, blood and sand

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784995324
eISBN:
9781526144614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995324.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This section contains a case study of TV production Odissea (1968), which draws on a classical text, Homer’s Odyssey, and adapts it quite closely.


Homer’s Daughter: Graves’s Vera Historia

Sheila Murnaghan

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Robert Graves’s 1955 novel Homer’s Daughter deserves attention for its sly commentary on the genre of historical fiction; its complex relationship to Homer’s Odyssey; and its spirited protagonist, a ... More


Reconfiguring the Mermaid: H.D., Virginia Woolf, and the Radical Ethics of Writing as Marine Practice

Patrizia A. Muscogiuri

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since its appearance in Homer’s Odyssey, the myth of the Sirens has been variously handled. Its treatment by modern writers including Kafka, Brecht, Foucault, Adorno and Horkheimer, testifies to its ... More


Reconquering Dimensions: No Place Like Home

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By way of a brief summary of Ulysses’ return from Troy to Ithaca in Homer’s The Odyssey, the Conclusion begins by juxtaposing the fundamentally different notions of the house as found in traditional ... More


The Caesars (1968)

Sylvie Magerstädt

in TV antiquity: Swords, sandals, blood and sand

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784995324
eISBN:
9781526144614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995324.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This case-study examines the 1968 ITV production The Caesars.


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