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The Historian's Presence, or, There and Back Again

Cynthia Damon

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is an investigation of a Tacitean metaphor for historiography and its implications for the historian's role in history. The metaphor of the historian's physical proximity to his subject ... More


Relating 2 Cor 6:14–7:1 to its Context

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Any defence of the authenticity of 2 Cor 6:14‐7:1 must show that it fits perfectly into the articulation of Paul's thought in this portion of 2 Cor. The central thrust of 2 Cor 6 is contained in vv. ... More


Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

Digression is widely considered a mark of disordered or evasive discourse. Modern legal, philosophical, and political writing largely disavows this trope, regarding it as a departure from the model ... More


‘Lights Framed like Nets’ in Sir Thomas Browne's Garden

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In 1658, Thomas Browne protests the ‘brutall terminations’ of death and silencing of individual voices of cultural and religious institutions by civil war and republican government. Challenging ... More


Epilogue: Wandered too far? Swift's Monstrous Voice

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This epilogue argues that in anger at, yet sensitive mimicry of, the discursive freedom of Dryden and other ‘moderns’ in the marketplace, Swift's A Tale of a Tub (1704) heightens the self-authorizing ... More


Milton’s History (1670) and Mr John Miltons Character of the Long Parliament and Assembly of Divines (1681)

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

By working back from the separate publication of the History of Britain (1670) and the Character of the Long Parliament and Assembly of Divines (1681), it is possible to reconstitute a fuller History ... More


Milton's ‘Intereign’: The Date of the History

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

Introducing Book III of the History of Britain, John Milton sees himself as writing with a special purpose in ‘this intereign’. Milton wrote the History as advice literature to the nation in the ... More


Reading for Pleasure: Disaster and Digression in the First Renaissance Commentary on Lucretius

Gerard Passannante

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

Gerard Passannante’s contribution, “Reading for Pleasure: Disaster and Digression in the First Renaissance Commentary on Lucretius,” explores the reception of Epicurean pleasure in ... More


Milton and the Fall of England

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton's England had declined so low as to betray the God-given opportunity of the revolution. The History seeks the causes of its degeneracy. It does so above all in the ‘Digression’. The ... More


The Novel as Pious Polemic

JOHN J. RICHETTI

in Popular Fiction before Richardson: Narrative Patterns 1700–1739

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112631
eISBN:
9780191670824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the novel as a miscellany, as it contains the digressions, songs, poems, and interpolated stories traditional to narrative. There were a number of novels in the eighteenth ... More


Digressions and Self-Justification: Making the Perfect Fit

Ingrid Wassenaar

in Proustian Passions: The Uses of Self-Justification for A la recherche du temps perdu

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160045
eISBN:
9780191673757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160045.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on digression. One of the most beloved of Proustian stylistic features, digression is a trope which builds a seductive play into rhetorical organization. Alarmingly, however, it ... More


A Forger Observed

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter conducts a study of Byrhtferth of Ramsey's working methods and handling of historical sources to shed light on how the Life of King Alfred is constructed. It notes that the Pseudo-Asser ... More


Relativism

David Sedley

in The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267033
eISBN:
9780191601828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267030.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Examines the stages by which Protagorean relativism is refuted. These include the much-debated self-refutation argument, and the argument that only experts could have knowledge of the future. I ... More


The “Double Nature” of Presentness: Byron’s Don Juan

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter five describes the comic epic poem’s foregrounding of the narrator’s writing process as a “presentness,” heightened through interruptions and other kinds of digression as well as the ottava ... More


Love in Parentheses: Digression and Narrative Hierarchy in Ovid’s Erotodidactic Poems

Alison Sharrock

in The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277773
eISBN:
9780191708138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter rethinks the relationship between ‘digression’ and ‘main text’ in didactic poetry. By looking at both the narrative ‘digressions’ and the ‘action’ of central characters implicit in the ... More


Epic Similes

John Leonard

in Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter unites the topics of style and genre (the twin themes of volume one) in a discussion of Milton’s use of the epic simile. The chapter traces the development of two opposite yet ... More


Digressions, intertextuality, and ideology in didactic poetry: The case of Manilius

Monica R. Gale

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A characteristic feature of the didactic genre is the inclusion of ‘set-piece’ digressions, more or less clearly marked off from the surrounding expository material. This chapter argues that such ... More


Cosmos and imperium: Politicized digressions in Manilius’ Astronomica

Josèphe-Henriette Abry

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on three digressions in Manilius, which deal with: the heroes celebrated along the Milky Way (1.761-804); temporal calculations for measuring the length of the day (3.443-82); ... More


Introduction: A Retrospective Arrangement

Michael Patrick Gillespie

in Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035291
eISBN:
9780813038483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035291.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter provides an insight into the criticism around essays by James Joyce. The early essays on Joyce need periodic review to reaffirm or overturn their efficacy. The concept of ... More


Time, Racial Otherness, and Digressions in Silent Films of the 1920s

Eva Woods Peiró

in White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musicals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645848
eISBN:
9781452945880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645848.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how silent film melodrama’s use of colonialist narratives as plot digressions created precedents for appropriate kinds of identity and subjecthood for citizen-spectators. It ... More


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