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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


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


‘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.


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


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


Talking Books: Bale, Askew, and Baldwin

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the printed books of the sixteenth century as ‘talking books’; it also explores how the voice is implicated in the printing process. It focuses on the work of two print-aware ... 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


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


Dialogue

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/9781474418973.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapter begins with a systematic overview of selected figures of speech and related techniques that imbue the Shakespearean inside with some of its dialogical qualities: apostrophe (addressing ... More


The Prosopopoeia in England

Robert Toft

in With Passionate Voice: Re-Creative Singing in 16th-Century England and Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199382026
eISBN:
9780199382064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382026.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter applies the principles of eloquent delivery to two works by John Dowland, “Sorrow stay” and “In darknesse let mee dwell.” In a prosopopoeia, the singer feigns the affections and nature ... More


Riddle

Douglas Gray

in Simple Forms: Essays on Medieval English Popular Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198706090
eISBN:
9780191810480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706090.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The riddle is another ancient form, related, it seems, to the proverb, and like it used in various levels of culture and literature from the Old English period onwards. Riddles are often deliberately ... More


‘Voices in the World’: Some Definitions of Voice

David Lawton

in Voice in Later Medieval English Literature: Public Interiorities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792406
eISBN:
9780191835254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with the history and definition of voice in Western culture, beginning with Paul’s voice and its key role in his theology. Paul’s work is seen as foundational, with Paul being the ... More


Public Voice: Rabelais

Emily Butterworth

in The Unbridled Tongue: Babble and Gossip in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199662302
eISBN:
9780191770470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662302.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Rabelais uses the public voice in the Tiers Livre to bring things to light and hold to account. The chapter explores the resonance of the public voice in Rabelais’s culture: the demotic, excessive ... More


The Voice in the Schoolroom

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the centrality of voice to a Latinate, grammar-school education in the sixteenth century. It focuses on the part of rhetoric that has long been missed out of our histories of ... More


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