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Derrida Polutropos: Philosophy as Nostos

Bruce Rosenstock

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There are two discussions of Aristotle that can be taken as bookends in the Derridean corpus: ‘White Mythology: Metaphor in the Text of Philosophy’ (1972) and Politics of Friendship (1994). This ... More


Postscript

in Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. This book has made two interventions in the ongoing conversation between law and literature. First, it historicized the relationship between ... More


Philosophy’s Nostalgia

Jeff Malpas

in Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016841
eISBN:
9780262304139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to examine nostalgia as both a mood or disposition in general, and as a mood or disposition that is characteristic of philosophical reflection. Nostalgia is a combination of the ... More


“Termes Queinte of Lawe” and Quaint Fantasies of Literature: Chaucer's Man of Law and Wife of Bath

in Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter juxtaposes two Chaucerian tales to illustrate the historically specific and gendered nature of the relationship between law and literature, or, to put it somewhat reductively, between ... More


Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Though home is a name, a word, it is a strong one’, said Charles Dickens, ‘stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.’ The ancient Greek word nostos, meaning ... More


Para-Narratives of Return

Maureen Alden

in Para-Narratives in the Odyssey: Stories in the Frame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199291069
eISBN:
9780191746963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199291069.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The returns of the other heroes preface the adventures of Odysseus’ apologos, which reflect on his desire to escape from the Phaeacian court. To achieve nostos requires restraint of the heart. ... More


‘After his wine-dark sea’: H.D. in Homer

Genevieve Liveley

in Homer's Daughters: Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198802587
eISBN:
9780191840876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802587.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary writers, repeatedly questions the (im)possibility of telling stories, of writing poetry, after Homer. Focusing upon a ... More


Failed nostoi and Foundations: Kalchas at Kolophon

Naoíse Mac Sweeney

in The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes a single well-documented example of a faulty nostos. It concentrates on the famous Homeric seer Kalchas who ended up buried at Ionian Kolophon and explains its Hellenistic ... More


Introduction

Simon Hornblower and Giulia Biffis

in The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins by briefly summarizing the remaining chapters. After a prefatory section, it examines the word nostos and cognates. A long section on nostos in Greek literature and history ... More


‘The Forewarned Journey Back’: Katabasis as Nostos in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Kathleen Riley

in Seamus Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198805656
eISBN:
9780191843600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805656.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his poem ‘The Conway Stewart’ the parental gift of a fountain pen, on the eve of Heaney’s departure to boarding school, performs a symbolic katabasis (descent), as the nib drinks deep of the fresh ... More


Introduction: Home from Homer

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

To borrow Milan Kundera’s phrase, Imagining Ithaca treats Homer’s Odyssey as ‘the founding epic of nostalgia’. The Introduction, therefore, establishes the Odyssean paradigm of nostos and nostalgia ... More


Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front, which focuses on a generational subset for whom the past barely exists in memory and the future is inconceivable—a ... More


Afterword

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Afterword considers the concepts of nostos and nostalgia within the extraordinary context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It explains how, in common with Brexit, COVID-19 has put nostalgia under the ... More


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