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From Fichier to OEuvre: Barthes and the ‘Our Literature’ Project

Claude Coste

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Would Barthes have carried through to completion his plan to write a novel? The largely unpublished Roland Barthes archive, held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, shows clearly that he worked ... More


Barthes’s Ordinary Writing

Tiphaine Samoyault

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a picture of Barthes that for two reasons has not been written about before: first, it comes from the archive the author was able to explore whilst preparing a biography of ... More


Introduction

Erika T. Hermanowicz

in Possidius of Calama: A Study of the North African Episcopate in the Age of Augustine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236350
eISBN:
9780191717062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236350.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the friendship between Augustine and Possidius. Possidius joined Augustine's monastery and lived there until about 401, when he was made ... More


The Literary Possidius

Erika T. Hermanowicz

in Possidius of Calama: A Study of the North African Episcopate in the Age of Augustine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236350
eISBN:
9780191717062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236350.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that Possidius applied a great deal of pressure to Augustine's life and books. The push was intentional. His ‘reconsiderations’ were inspired, in part, by an eagerness to defend ... More


Possidius Goes to Court, 408–9

Erika T. Hermanowicz

in Possidius of Calama: A Study of the North African Episcopate in the Age of Augustine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236350
eISBN:
9780191717062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236350.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The summer months of 408 were difficult for the Catholic Church in Africa. The townspeople of Calama rioted in protest of Possidius' attempts to break up a procession that was heading for his ... More


Petrarch solitarius

Jennifer Petrie

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Petrarch's view on the solitary life based on his De Vita Solitaria. It explores the tensions behind the Petrarch's praise of the solitary life, notably the criticisms of it ... More


Realistic Writing in the Tenth Century: Gerhard of Augsburg’s Vita S. Uodalrici

Walter Berschin

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws attention to a work that stands outside the sphere of Saxony and the Ottonian court: the Vita S. Uodalrici by Gerhard of Augsburg (composed 982×993). This work has come down in ... More


The Valori Family and Luca Della Robbia's Vita di Bartolomeo

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Four analyzes a further dimension of Niccolò Valori's patronage—his friendship with the humanist and biographer Luca Della Robbia. Luca della Robbia wrote two texts informed by his ... More


From Firstborn to Vita Nova: Louise Glück’s Born-Again Professionalism

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to a poet whose work lies at the opposite end of the spectrum, in several respects, from Ashbery's. Here, the chapter focuses on first books to consider subsequent volumes from ... More


Other Petrarchs in Early Modern England

Michael Wyatt

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the traces of Petrarchism in England during the early modern period. It discusses Roger Ascham's attack on Petrarch, Elizabeth Tudor's translation of the first ninety lines of ... More


Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, the Adambooks, and the Vita Adae et Evae

Brian Murdoch

in The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the question of apocryphal and pseudepigraphic texts within church history and the canon, and places the Vita Adae et Evae as a Christian Old Testament apocryphon within the ... More


Ireland

Brian Murdoch

in The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The oldest vernacular adaptation of the Vita Adae is that in the 10th-century Irish poem Saltair na Rann, which is based on a recently discovered version of the Latin text known from two manuscripts ... More


Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange

Jelena Todorović

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270231
eISBN:
9780823270262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange is the first book-length study to explore the question of poetry and genre in the earliest author’s book in Italian by investigating, through an analysis of ... More


Description of Egypt

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As ‘prologue’ chapter of the text and this study, the geographies, hagiographies, and semiologies at work in the opening tableau of the Tentation are elucidated in this order, and for the first time ... More


The Master Disciple

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Emerging from the Queen of Sheba's train is the figure of Hilarion, the key intermediary in Part One of the Tentation and Antoine's major and most dangerous interlocutor on matters theological and ... More


The Life of Antony: Text and Context

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Athanasius’ Life of Antony (Vita Antonii) became a classic almost overnight and helped create a new genre of Christian literature: the life of a saint. Closer in spirit to Beowulf or Raiders of the ... More


The Submission of Irish Kings in Fact and Fiction

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses possible allusions in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, Branwen, to Irish customs relating to hospitality and submission to an overlord, with particular reference to Brian ... More


The Virgin Mary

Stephen Mossman

in Marquard von Lindau and the Challenges of Religious Life in Late Medieval Germany: The Passion, the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575541
eISBN:
9780191722226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575541.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with a consideration of Marquard's presentation of Mary as a model for imitation in his Mariological commentary on the Ten Commandments. It shows that his depiction of Mary as a ... More


Epilogue

Jelena Todorović

in Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270231
eISBN:
9780823270262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270231.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The epilogue revisits conclusions from previous chapters and sums up the discussion by reiterating that all of the studied traditions played different roles in the compilation of the Vita Nova. The ... More


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