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The Metamorphosis of Metamorphosis: P. Oxy. 4711 and Ovid *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This piece was the first to discuss the relation of a new papyrus to Ovid's Metamorphoses. The papyrus exhibits a sequence of unjoined elegiac accounts of metamorphoses; the individual accounts are ... More


A Splintery Frame: the Heroides as Short Stories

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Heroides as short stories. It addresses aspects of brevity that involve more than Quellenforschung; brevity, as envisaged here, works as a catalyst that sets off a complex ... More


Brief Reminders: Muslim Preachers, Mediation and Time

Simon Stjernholm

in Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467476
eISBN:
9781474491204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467476.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores a willingness on behalf of certain Muslim preachers to move beyond traditional preaching styles and create material that fits well within current social media practices. ... More


Biography and Literary Principle: Marcel Schwob's Vies imaginaires

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Schwob's account of biography as the basis for the literariness of literature. Biography's concerns with the unique and the individual — often in the form of incidental details ... More


How Animals Mean

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides a theoretical basis for the discussion of individual works in subsequent chapters. Taking examples from the Latin prose rendition of Phaedran fables known as the Romulus ... More


The Desert War, 1940–1942

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the desert war experience of the British Army during the period from 1940 to 1942. The British were defeated three times by the Germans and the Axis forces in operations ... More


Wordsworth and Bureaucratic Form

Yohei Igarashi

in The Connected Condition: Romanticism and the Dream of Communication

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610040
eISBN:
9781503610736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610040.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers William Wordsworth’s thirty-year civil service career as a Distributor of Stamps to examine how Romantic literature was shaped by several intertwined developments: the ... More


Wagner and Beyond

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the phenomenon of the demise of operas. Although not the only one, Wagner was someone who left an indelible stamp on twentieth-century opera. Every figure of importance is said ... More


Legal Maxims of Fiqh

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

in Shariah and the Halal Industry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197538616
eISBN:
9780197538647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197538616.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Legal maxims of fiqh are epithetic statements giving the essence of a detailed legal chapter or issue in a brief sentence or two. This chapter puts together a number of such legal maxims of concern ... More


A Disaster Averted: Masaoka Shiki and the Value of Brevity

Scott Mehl

in The Ends of Meter in Modern Japanese Poetry: Translation and Form

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501761171
eISBN:
9781501761195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501761171.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reviews the haiku's appearance on an international stage from the perspective of that form's first European-language translators, who had to grapple with the intractable problem of ... More


Pitch perfect

Alan Rosenthal

in The documentary diaries: Working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993023
eISBN:
9781526109804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter covers the author’s first experiences of being at a film pitching session in Australia, and goes on to illustrate how best to pitch in today’s competitive world. Though written with much ... More


On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Harald Weinrich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Life is short. This indisputable fact of existence has driven human ingenuity since antiquity, whether through efforts to lengthen our lives with medicine or shorten the amount of time we spend on ... More


Brevity

Laurence Goldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book looks at brevity as an important topic for interdisciplinary study. It studies the diversity of ways in which brevity is achieved in conversation and examines the psychological, ... More


The classical, medieval and Renaissance inheritance

James Doelman

in The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096440
eISBN:
9781526115218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the tradition of the epigram in the Classical, Medieval and Renaissance periods, with particular focus on the influence of Martial, Catullus, and the Greek Anthology. Despite ... More


George Oppen

Will Montgomery

in Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748695324
eISBN:
9781474490887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695324.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter on Oppen discusses the status of the empirical in his writing and suggest that it is in tension with his speculative explorations of perception as it is parsed in language. Oppen’s ... More


Lorine Niedecker

Will Montgomery

in Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748695324
eISBN:
9781474490887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695324.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Niedecker’s version of the Poundian condensare – “this condensery” – to achieve a peculiar balance between aesthetics and the local (Niedecker’s home state contained several ... More


Robert Creeley

Will Montgomery

in Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748695324
eISBN:
9781474490887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695324.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the effects of compression in Robert Creeley’s poetry of the 1950s and 1960s. Creeley made his name during this period with short and short-lined poems that place great ... More


Larry Eigner

Will Montgomery

in Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748695324
eISBN:
9781474490887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695324.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Eigner’s minute attention to the local, in which a distinctive observational aesthetic emerges. In Eigner’s writing it is possible to observe, in halting narration, the ... More


Robert Grenier

Will Montgomery

in Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748695324
eISBN:
9781474490887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695324.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Grenier, like Larry Eigner, is strongly influenced by Creeley and it ushers in some of the experiments of language writing. This discussion of his work focuses on his Sentences, a box containing ... More


Rae Armantrout

Will Montgomery

in Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748695324
eISBN:
9781474490887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695324.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This final chapter discusses a writer who was part of the West Coast Language writing community from the 1970s, yet has always seemed at an odd distance from the poetics of that grouping. Rae ... More


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