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INTRODUCTION: Rapt Oration

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction argues that Alfred Tennyson’s conception of “rapt oration” is critical to the understanding of a quartet of his major dramatic monologues, “St. Simeon Stylites,” “Ulysses,” ... More


TITHONUS, TIRESIAS, AND THE POLITICAL COMPOSITION OF THE SONG-BUILT CITY

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the civic ambitions of the speakers of Tennyson’s dramatic monologues “Tithonus” and “Tiresias,” in particular, their relationship to Victorian aristocratic ideology. Pearsall ... More


‘Through a Glass, Darkly’: Narcissus as Oedipus

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid's Narcissus evokes another story also organized about knowledge gone awry—Oedipus, that notorious Theban whom the poet refuses to discuss. Ovid moulds Narcissus' story around the most striking ... More


‘La justice, c’est la femme à barbe!’: the bearded lady, displacement and recuperation in Apollinaire's Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Stephen Thomson

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In Salvador Dali's joking aphorism, the virility of the concept of justice clashes with the grammatical gender of the word, ‘la justice’. Justice persists in the notion of a normal, adjusted, ... More


Towards a Theory of Liberal Reading

David Rosen and Aaron Santesso

in The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155419
eISBN:
9780300156645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155419.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with an anecdote about teaching The Waste Land to gifted first-year students who have never read the work. The reading was uneventful, until they reached part 3, which involved ... More


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