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The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The passions were a topic of widespread interest in antiquity. This is a study on their role in Roman love elegy (1st c. BCE), a genre rife with passions and jealousy in particular. Jealousy does ... More


“I Hugged Myself”: First-Person Narration as an Agential Act in Octavia Butler’s “The Evening and the Morning and the Night”

Florian Bast

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives an introduction to the complex interrelation of agency and first-person narration in the works of Octavia Butler by way of her short story “The Evening and the Morning and the ... More


The Rise of the Character: Six Characters and the Drama of Creativity

Ann Hallamore Caesar

in Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151760
eISBN:
9780191672828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the exceptional craft of Luigi Pirandello in creating characters that would effectively tell a story based on the novel's point-of-view. In the first parts of the chapter, ... More


A Poet in the Midst of Insurrection: “Mon Odyssée”

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from a personal account of the Haitian revolution presented in a poetic form. This account by an unknown author describes his family's return to Haiti on the day ... More


Prose Fiction

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the prose genres that developed in the period and their relative artistic success and limitations, recognizing that poetry had been much more open to innovation than prose. ... More


How the Mormons Became White: Scripture, Sex, Sovereignty

Peter Coviello

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

This essay scrutinizes the place of race and indigeneity in The Book of Mormon, paying special attention to the ways questions of origins work themselves out in relation to the text’s altogether ... More


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