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Ctesias (a)

Eran Almagor

in Plutarch and the Persica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The most important writer of the group of authors who are said to have composed Persica works is Ctesias of Cnidus (fl. 400-390 BCE). Of all the authors treated in this book, Ctesias the physician is ... More


Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide

Irene J. F. de Jong

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199688692
eISBN:
9780191808562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199688692.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Narrative is an important element in our daily life and the novel is arguably the most popular genre of our times. The theory of narrative or narratology, which was developed in the 1960s, has helped ... More


Figures of Metalepsis: The Invention of “Literature”

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on figures of metalepsis in Euripides's plays. In her attack on Helen's self-defense, Hecuba explicitly mocks the most sacred epic and tragic convention, the divine epiphany. The ... More


Breaking the Frame: The Rhetoric of Substitution

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Machado catches the reader unaware by practicing radical breaks in the narrative frame to reach beyond a linear concept of the experience of reading. Machado employs a rhetoric of substitution ... More


Shelley's Metaleptic Imagination And The Future Of Modern Sovereignty

Kir Kuiken

in Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Focusing on Shelley's use of the trope of metalepsis to define the imagination, this chapter argues that Shelley develops a theory of history and of the creative act that is not centered in an ... More


Babelian Scripture: A Queerly Sublime Ethics of Reading

Erin Runions

in The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257331
eISBN:
9780823261529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257331.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers how biblical texts can be approached differently. Taking its cues from the Babel story, and the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, it outlines a detranscendentalizing reading ... More


. Fictitious Capital/Real Psyche: Metalepsis, Psychologism, and the Grounds of Finance

Anna Kornbluh

in Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254972
eISBN:
9780823261123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter surveys several Victorian discourses that construct the idea of psychic economy, taking care to explicate the actual language in which these discourses represented the world. Beginning ... More


. London, Nineteenth Century, Capital of Realism: On Marx’s Victorian Novel

Anna Kornbluh

in Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254972
eISBN:
9780823261123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Paying homage to his 44 years in London and his innumerable hours in the British Library, this chapter situates Karl Marx’s ideas in relation to Victorian financial journalism, and his mode of ... More


Scene 11 Dark Places

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This section looks at the duel between Edgar and Edmond, and Edgar’s attempt to summarize the moral and narrative logic of the story, as though he is living in a morality play or romance. His attempt ... More


DreamWorks Animation, Metalepsis and Diegetic Deconstruction

Christopher Holliday

in The Computer-Animated Film: Industry, Style and Genre

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474427883
eISBN:
9781474449618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427883.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Nine applies a framework drawn from Gérard Genette’s (1983) notion of “metalepsis” (recently recovered within contemporary animation studies) to explain the behaviour of computer-animated ... More


Introduction

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Starting from the illuminating example of Julio Cortázar’s 1956 mind-bending short story Continuidad de los parques (Continuity of Parks), this chapter offers an introductory outline of the aims and ... More


Wallowing in Dissonance: The Attractiveness of Impossible Puzzles

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 6 concludes the book’s explorations with an outlook on the reasons why viewers may find narrative complexity engaging or even attractive. By way of an outro, this chapter offers hunches ... More


Direction

Marcus Nordlund

in The Shakespearean Inside: A Study of the Complete Soliloquies and Solo Asides

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474418973
eISBN:
9781474418997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418973.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 1 is entitled ‘Direction’, with a pun on the theatrical and the spatial senses of the word ‘direction’. The main purpose of the chapter is to mediate between, on the one hand, James Hirsh’s ... More


An I for an I: Reading Fictional Autobiography

Tim Whitmarsh

in Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276819
eISBN:
9780520957022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276819.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter argues that ancient culture operated according to radically different narratological categories than our own. In particular, first-person fictional narratives were likely to be seen as ... More


Feedback Loops: Media Embedding and Narrative Time from Jimi Hendrix to Eternal Sunshine and Memento

Bruce Clarke

in Neocybernetics and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691005
eISBN:
9781452949406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691005.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses some of the significant patterns in self-reference—loops, embedding, and reentry—as part of an encounter with metalepsis, the self-referential reentry or feedback of narrative ... More


Return to the Extradiegetic Level: Metalepsis, Protreptic, and Apotreptic

James Henderson Collins

in Exhortations to Philosophy: The Protreptics of Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199358595
eISBN:
9780199358618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358595.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter takes up an important interruption in Socrates’s narration in the Euthydemus and the end framing narrative between Socrates and Crito. In his narration to Crito, Socrates engineers a way ... More


Omniscience: Unknowing George Eliot

Elisha Cohn

in Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190250041
eISBN:
9780190250065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250041.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Examining George Eliot’s work in relation to theories of unconscious psychology in the work of G. H. Lewes and W. B. Carpenter, this chapter argues that Eliot does not fully transpose the logic of a ... More


Self-Narratives and Nonhuman Selves

David Herman

in Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter, like the other chapters in Part I of the book, uses the concept of “self-narrative” to explore a variety of texts featuring nonhuman animals and human-animal relationships. ... More


Raymond Queneau’s Œuvres complètes de Sally Mara

Sam Ferguson

in Diaries Real and Fictional in Twentieth-Century French Writing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198814535
eISBN:
9780191852121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814535.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter follows the development of Raymond Queneau’s works published under the pseudonym (or auteur supposé) of Sally Mara, including her journal intime, at a time when diary-writing and the ... More


Narrators and Narratees

J. F. de Jong Irene

in Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199688692
eISBN:
9780191808562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199688692.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the role of narrator and narratees in a narrative. It first considers one important principle of narratology: that the narrator cannot automatically be equated with the author; ... More


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