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Voices

Steven Rendall

in Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Montaigne's essay ‘Que philosopher, c'est apprendre at mourir’ has played an important role in modern discussions of his work. It can be read as a quotation, though it has no quotation marks around ... More


Finding and Making

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the writings of Philip Sidney's younger brother Robert. Robert Sidney followed in his brother's footsteps as Lord Governor of Flushing, struggled for favour and advancement at ... More


Consecratus Manu: Men Forming Gods Forming Men

Katharine Breen

in Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226776453
eISBN:
9780226776620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776620.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 challenges the widely held critical distinction between naïve religious personifications on the one hand and self-aware rhetorical personifications on the other. Tracing the origins of ... More


‘Ascending Humility’: Augustinian Hermeneutics in the Essayes in Divinity

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses in detail on Donne's most neglected text: the Essayes in Divinity (composed c.1614; published 1651) and marks the transition to the second part of the book: having presented a ... More


The Speaking Photograph

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter examines Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer and Adam Thorpe’s “Navaho” in order to discuss the notion of a poetic speaker that speaks from inside a photographic image.


Broken Masks: Skoptic Epigram’s Identity Crisis

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deconstructs the textual evidence adduced by scholars attempting to establish the historical identities of Loukillios and Nikarkhos, and critiques their motivations. Stereotyped ... More


Incorporating Other Voices

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Set in larger, persisting communicative situations, rhetorical discourse often features language attributed to other speakers and texts. Speaking for others was especially important in ancient ... More


Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Morwenna Ludlow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Ancient authors commonly compared writing with painting. The sculpting of the soul was a common philosophical theme. This book takes its starting-point from such figures to recover a sense of ancient ... More


The Pleasures of Memory, Part II: Epitaphic Reading and Cultural Memory

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by investigating Dickens's creation of narrative plots around the functions of the associative memory in Sketches by Boz and Nicholas Nickleby. Focusing in turn on Oliver Twist, ... More


Falling into Language

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents Marcion's poem, which introduced God as the one responsible for evil. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens wrote a counteroffensive on this insidious concept in a segment of the ... More


Hearing Voices: Christ at Prayer “In the Psalm and on the Cross”

Michael Cameron

in Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199751297
eISBN:
9780199950584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

During his time as priest Augustine continued to search out the mystery of Christ's humanity: he was convinced that it held the key to understanding how faith begins in the heart. To explore this he ... More


“A Rescue That Comes Too Late”: Figure and Disfiguration in Contemporary Ecopoetics

Margaret Ronda

in Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

“A Rescue That Comes Too Late”: Figure and Disfiguration in Contemporary Ecopoetics Chapter abstract: This chapter turns to the contemporary mode of ecopoetics as an exploration of the problems of ... More


Proto-Reading and the Positing of Character in Our Mutual Friend

Kevin Ohi

in Inceptions: Literary Beginnings and Contingencies of Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823294626
eISBN:
9780823297252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294626.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The openings of Dickens’s novels schematically isolate the elements that will form the texts: beginning with the “two figures” of the novel’s opening, this chapter examines the positing of character ... More


Conclusion: Undoing well

Nicolette Zeeman

in The Arts of Disruption: Allegory and Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198860242
eISBN:
9780191892431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860242.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Given that medieval allegory constantly uses personification debate as a tool for analysing its characteristic polarizations and oppositions, the Excursus investigates what we call ‘personification’, ... More


Addressing the Beholder: The Work of Poetic Inscriptions

Olga Bush

in Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474416504
eISBN:
9781474444835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416504.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Inscriptions appear on the walls throughout the Alhambra, including verses from the Qurʾān, formulaic phrases and poetry, yet there has been little effort to understand the epigraphy in relation to ... More


Introduction

Morwenna Ludlow

in Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christian authors, like their classical forbears, compare writing to painting. This chapter explores the implications of this analogy, especially relating to the concept of mimēsis—representation, ... More


Role-playing: Prosōpopoeia and Embodied Performance

Morwenna Ludlow

in Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Prosōpopoeia is direct speech in character, inserted into a narrative or argument. This chapter examines prosōpopoeia in its rhetorical and literary contexts: it represents words which are ... More


‘This is the Word of the Lord’

Morwenna Ludlow

in Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines cases where authors use prosōpopoeia to puts words in the mouth of Christ—either revoicing speeches which are found in the gospels, or inventing completely new ones. It first ... More


Women’s Voices?

Morwenna Ludlow

in Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter suggests that Christian public speakers (like other trained rhetors) saw a certain risky theatricality around using prosōpopoeia, especially for women. By comparing works on similar ... More


Talking Bodies

Morwenna Ludlow

in Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter engages with research which suggests that Christian sermons on the poor objectify them. It shows, first, that Christian authors did make the connection between eloquence and fine words. ... More


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