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The psychic disintegration of a demi-god:: conscious and unconscious in Striggio and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

Jeffrey Kurtzman

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0092
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

‘Consciousness’ is a word used casually in everyday parlance, suggesting that, in the Western world at least, we have an unproblematic understanding of the term, however problematic it may be when ... More


Mimesis and Xing

Cecile Chu-chin Sun

in The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226780207
eISBN:
9780226780221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780221.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the covert repetition by probing the underlying concepts operative in the tenor-vehicle relationship and the “feeling-scene” relationship in terms of mimesis and xing. Xing is a ... More


How to Read a Latin Poem: If You Can't Read Latin Yet

William Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657865
eISBN:
9780191745690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657865.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin is very much alive in the poetry written by the great Latin poets, and this book is about their poetry, their language, and their culture. This book shows the reader with little or no knowledge ... More


On the Nature of Marx’s Things

Jacques Lezra

in On the Nature of Marx's Things: Translation as Necrophilology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279425
eISBN:
9780823281527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279425.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses Marx's early encounter with the Roman poet Lucretius's De rerum natura, when Marx had been preparing his dissertation. Lucretius's “acrobatic” verse impresses the young Marx, ... More


Eloquent Blood and Deliberative Bodies: The Physiology of Metaphysical Poetry

Michael Schoenfeldt

in Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter identifies the occlusions that are created by current organisations of knowledge for Renaissance texts. It argues that the post-Cartesian segregation of cognition from corporeality ... More


Politics, Poetry and Literature

in Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter tries to illustrate the idea that literature, and especially poetry, were part of the political discourse of the period. It describes how various modes of poetic expression were employed ... More


But Not for Me: Love Song and the Heartache of Modern Life

Lawrence Kramer

in Why Classical Music Still Matters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at love songs and the heartache of modern life. Given the Romantic premium on both feeling and individuality, the rise of art songs took place. It took the peculiar, loss-obsessed ... More


Mystical Gibberish or Renegade Discourse?: Poetic Language According to Orlando

Christopher Brown

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores how Virginia Woolf's Orlando refigures adult subjectivity by restoring the fluid dynamics of the semiotic chora to relationships, thus moving away from the patriarchal ordering ... More


Writing Labour: Stone Quarry Workers in Delhi

Mohammad Talib

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198067719
eISBN:
9780199080083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067719.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book is the culmination of research over a period of 25 years. It highlights the relation between the rocks from which India's great capital city is constructed and the people who sacrifice to ... More


Uncountable Matters

Jacques Lezra

in On the Nature of Marx's Things: Translation as Necrophilology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279425
eISBN:
9780823281527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279425.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter seeks to show how the most consequential contemporary critiques of mediation—found in the work of Quentin Meillassoux and Alain Badiou—reinstall a form of species-humanism under cover of ... More


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