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Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan

Marc Redfield

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289066
eISBN:
9780823297191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the Book of Judges, the Gileadites use the word shibboleth to target and kill members of a closely related tribe, the Ephraimites, who cannot pronounce the initial shin phoneme. In modern European ... More


Style

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter briefly lists some prominent features of Demosthenes' prose style and gives examples. To produce clarity he uses ordinary language, avoiding poetic and abstract expressions, and giving ... More


Knowledge, Rhetoric, and Authority: Toward a Theory of Romantic Dialogue

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The book opens with a definition of literary discourse and its transcendental quality that bridges fictional characters, authors, interpretations, and readers across time and cultures. This chapter ... More


Three Blind Mariners and a Monster: Frankenstein as Vocative Text

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses linguistic dialogue in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, in which language or discourse is offered as a means of recovery and empowerment for the story's players. Narrative ... More


The Heartbeat of Darkness: Listening in(to) the Twentieth Century

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the decline in the popularity of dialogue as the main method of exposition in the nineteenth century. This is illustrated in Conrad's literary pieces and in the difficulty of ... More


Possession and Compounds

Steve Hart

in English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390755
eISBN:
9789888390465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter looks at how to express possession correctly in a sentence and the instances where possession does not occur. The chapter presents the different structures related to possession, ... More


The Constant Art

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sidney's niece Mary Wroth published a long prose romance, the Urania, in 1621, along with a lyric sequence, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus; a second part of the Urania exists in manuscript. Both works ... More


That Which Will Not Perish into Art: The Chronotope of the Photograph

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter addresses the primary aspects of the ekphrasis of photographs. Using Mikhail Bahktin’s theory of the chronotope of the novel, the chapter defines what it terms “the chronotope of the ... More


The Ekphrastic Calligram

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Using Michel Foucault’s essay on calligrams, the chapter examines poems that are reproduced with the photographs that they describe and how this constellation alters the sort of ekphrasis one ... More


Speaker and Audience Construction

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Language evolved for communication, so it has “built in” features that respond to the givens of human discourse. Part III, beginning with this chapter, covers the language choices that acknowledge ... More


“S(ch)ibboleth”: Apostrophe

Marc Redfield

in Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289066
eISBN:
9780823297191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289066.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“In eins” shares and divides the word shibboleth with an earlier poem titled “Schibboleth.” Both are poems-to-come for each other. “Schibboleth” appears to be a more traditional post-romantic lyric ... More


Apostrophe: Clouds

Anahid Nersessian

in The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226701288
eISBN:
9780226701455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes the colloquial expression “under climate change” as a prompt for thinking about Romantic renderings of the sky as a form of apostrophe or address, specifically an address to a ... More


Falling into Language

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents Marcion's poem, which introduced God as the one responsible for evil. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens wrote a counteroffensive on this insidious concept in a segment of the ... More


The Political Economy of Same-Sex Desire, 1630–1765

Susan S. Lanser

in The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187563
eISBN:
9780226187877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187877.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The sapphic imaginary bears particular implications for the construction of women as subjects in an emergent public sphere. Chapter 4 argues that erotic writings by women, especially in the form of ... More


‘Dithyrambic Fervour’: The Lyric Voice of The Prelude *

Mary Jacobus

in Romanticism Writing and Sexual Difference: Essays on The Prelude

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129691
eISBN:
9780191671845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129691.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the privilege figure of Romantic poetry, namely, apostrophe, as a stalking-horse for Wordsworth's conception of lyric voice in The Prelude. Attention is focused on The Prelude, ... More


Representation Delimited and Historicized: Metalepsis in Ancient Literature and Vase-Painting

Jonas Grethlein

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter enriches the volume’s overall diachronic approach with an additional transmedial perspective as it compares cases of metalepsis in archaic and classical vase-painting with violations of ... More


Metalepsis and Readerly Investment in Fictional Characters: Reflections on Apostrophic Reading

Felix Budelmann

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a critical discussion of the metaleptic phenomenon of apostrophizing fictional and/or long-dead characters. It asks what model of engagement with fiction emerges if one takes the ... More


Metalepsis and the Apostrophe of Heroes in Pindar

Irene J. F. de Jong

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is an analysis of the metaleptic effect of apostrophe in narratives that are embedded in a lyric frame, using the example of the Pindaric epinician ode. In apostrophe, a narrator ‘turns ... More


Narrative and Lyric Levels in Catullus

Gail Trimble

in Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198846987
eISBN:
9780191881930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846987.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter revisits the challenges of thinking about narrative metalepsis in lyric contexts by considering the diverse corpus of Catullus. Catullus’ most obviously narrative poem—poem 64—offers ... More


“A Rescue That Comes Too Late”: Figure and Disfiguration in Contemporary Ecopoetics

Margaret Ronda

in Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

“A Rescue That Comes Too Late”: Figure and Disfiguration in Contemporary Ecopoetics Chapter abstract: This chapter turns to the contemporary mode of ecopoetics as an exploration of the problems of ... More


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