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Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers three mythological complexes that enjoyed a unique surge of interest in 20th-century European literature, art, and music. While many works deal with the literary use of myth—a ... More


A State of Imperfect Transformation: Law, Myth, and the Feminine in Outside Over There, Labyrinth, and Pan's Labyrinth

Anne McGillivray

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Three contemporary works tell the story of a girl's journey through the labyrinth to retrieve her mother's baby from the goblins. Maurice Sendak's picture book Outside Over There (1981) and Jim ... More


The Minotaur: The Beast Within and the Threat Outside

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how the minotaur emerged during the 1930s as an image of the artist's sense of alienation, while the labyrinth suggested to many writers the hostile sociopolitical world of the ... More


Placement and Pilgrimage: Dislocation and Relocation

David Brown

in God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271986
eISBN:
9780191602801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271984.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter consists of three sections. The first considers feelings of alienation in modern cities and contrasts this with ancient approaches to home and city. Detailed consideration is given to ... More


Introduction: To Wander ‘out of the Common Road’

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/9780199261178.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter opens with a reading Ovid's myth of Daedalus' Cretan labyrinth, well-known to Renaissance students — a figural web whose themes of power and obfuscation, gender, and ... More


Marvell's Watery Maze at Nun Appleton

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/9780199261178.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter suggests that the narrator of Upon Appleton House (1651) reflects on and responds to pressures of contemporary and personal occasions characterized by loss or uncertainty. While a lowly ... More


Eve's ‘Grateful Digressions’ and the Birth of Reflection

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/9780199261178.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Milton's Paradise Lost represents the ‘grateful digressions’ (8.55) of unfallen Adam and Eve, like the angels' labyrinth dances and mazes of Paradise as examples of heavenly ... More


Arrangements

Sam Rohdie

in Film Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992637
eISBN:
9781526104151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Bernardo Bertolucci’s films can be divided roughly into two categories. One operatic: spectacular, melodramatic, colourful, passionate, that takes place in multiple settings often in exteriors and ... More


The Efferent Vestibular System

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean A. Büttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

in The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The vestibular labyrinth in all vertebrate classes receives an efferent innervation, arising from cells in the brain stem. 2 reviewed the peripheral innervation patterns and central pathways of the ... More


Eight Legislative Texts and a Letter

George Lawless

in Augustine of Hippo and his Monastic Rule

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267416
eISBN:
9780191683244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267416.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter observes how unraveling the entanglements of the textual labyrinth become more difficult because identification of Augustine as author of a monastic rule occurs for the first time in the ... More


Another Architecture

David Richards

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This concluding chapter examines issues of ‘beginnings’ in the narrative foundations of the physical environment, and probes its incompatibility with post-colonial intellectual architecture. This is ... More


The Mother Tongue in Phèdre and Frankenstein

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how, in two very different literary texts, Jean Racine's Phèdre and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, birth is depicted as monstrous, and the mother is associated with errancy and ... More


Under the Sign of Saturn: The Labyrinth of Moral Choices in Francoist Spain

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Linking the figure of the labyrinth, often associated with the history of Spain, to the famous Goya painting of Saturn Devouring his Son, this chapter examines the foreign language Oscar nominee, El ... More


Buildings, Politics, and the Monumentality of Antonine Cities

Edmund Thomas

in Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199288632
eISBN:
9780191917684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199288632.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

We have seen how the forms of individual buildings under the Antonines reflected the desires of patrons or architects to achieve what we might call ... More


The Architectural Descriptions of Lucian of Samosata

Edmund Thomas

in Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199288632
eISBN:
9780191917684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199288632.003.0024
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

In addition to public speeches, rhetors of the second century also composed shorter, less formal exercises, ‘introductions’, prolaliai, or, more generally, ... More


The Labyrinth: Toward Bataille's ”Extremist Surrealism“

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on Georges Bataille's unexpected embrace of Bretonian language, which he uses to critique André Breton and develop a sinister brand of surrealism. In ... More


The Cross: Simone Weil's Hyperchristianity

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the connection between Simone Weil and St. Lazarus that emerges in Georges Bataille's novel Blue of Noon, arguing that Weil plays the role of a daimonic ... More


National Identity in the Global City

David Martin-Jones

in Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622443
eISBN:
9780748651085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622443.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sliding Doors (1997) and Run Lola Run (1998) were two of the most formally distinctive narratives to emerge in European cinema in the late 1990s. At first glance, both films could be said to express ... More


Morgana and Manodante: Boiardo and the Aristocratic Response to Mercantilism

Michael Murrin

in Trade and Romance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Matteo Maria Boiardo was a well-educated count who served the rulers of Ferrara but who is remembered today as a great poet and the one who set the pattern of heroic romance in the Renaissance. As an ... More


Twilight

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the truth of the crime scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Spider's Stratagem. It explains that this film dramatizes and complicates the vicissitudes of the repeating line ... More


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