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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. This book, based ... More


The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373912
eISBN:
9780199865604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book is intended to be read at any stage in the dissertation process, but will be particularly useful in the early stages of preparation for a social work dissertation, and as a reference ... More


Speaking of Jesus

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In view of its variability, the written transmission of the early trope tradition has been characterized as ‘local production for local use’. This chapter presents an attempt to interpret differences ... More


Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Efrossini Spentzou

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a study which reconstructs the experiences of the abandoned heroines of the Heroides, which have been largely ignored by past criticism. The book seeks ways to isolate, ... More


Non Legato

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter describes non legato as an articulation whereby each note receives its own pressure and whose sound duration is strictly defined. The physical means of attaining this are described as in ... More


Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240722
eISBN:
9780191600494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240728.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The heart of this book is a reading of the letters of Paulinus of Nola, aristocratic convert to Christianity of the late fourth‐century, and his correspondents, most notably St Augustine of Hippo. We ... More


Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The vocabulary of wine is large and exceptionally vibrant—from straight-forward descriptive words like “sweet” and “fragrant”, colorful metaphors like “ostentatious” and “brash”, to the more ... More


Preparing Research Articles

Bruce A. Thyer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195323375
eISBN:
9780199864430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323375.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The art of writing up a completed research project in a form suitable for submission to a professional journal is an ability separate from one's skills as a research methodologist, clinician, or ... More


Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Dúnlaith Bird

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Vagabondage emerges as a totemic concept in European women’s travel writing from 1850, a physical and textual elaboration of gender identity in motion. This book constitutes a full ... More


Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction

Penny Fielding

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121800
eISBN:
9780191671319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the concepts of nationality and culture in the context of 19th-century Scottish fiction, through the writing of Walter Scott, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson, and Margaret Oliphant. It ... More


Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

James Treadwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The book describes and analyses the condition of autobiographical writing in Britain during the Romantic period. As well as chapter-length studies of major autobiographical works by Coleridge, Byron, ... More


Milton's Words

Annabel Patterson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573462
eISBN:
9780191702112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

After a short account of Milton's life as a writer, this book guides us through Milton's poetry and polemical prose. What do Milton's words look like when we acknowledge their personal and political ... More


The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

David P. Kinloch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book rescues Joseph Joubert from the ranks of minor French moralistes, and, by tracing the development of his thought from his time as secretary to Diderot through to the period of his ... More


Afterword

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The closing section of the book considers the temporality of biographical writing and suggests that far from being bound exclusively to retrospect, it constantly reveals a prospective impulse. This ... More


Montaigne's Career

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In Montaigne's age hardly anyone made a living through writing. This book examines the practical world in which he and his peers wrote in order to suggest that works like the Essays, for all the ... More


Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Steven Rendall

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most modern critics (even those who have emphasized the ‘evolution’ of Montaigne's ideas) have sought to explain away the contradictions and incoherences of Montaigne's Essais. This book investigates ... More


Introduction

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter presents the book both as a study of English before English existed as a subject in its own right (comparable with what were known as ‘conjectural histories’ in the 18th ... More


Afterword

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book aims to take travel writing seriously as an object of scholarly attention. To that end, it has attempted to bring techniques of literary analysis to travel writing, has researched travel ... More


In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Chris Baldick

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book surveys the early history of one of our most important modern myths: the story of Frankenstein and the monster he created from dismembered corpses, as it appeared in fictional and other ... More


Clement's Method of Concealment

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers certain aspects of Clement’s writing methods and his views on the written versus the spoken word. It also discusses the question of whether or not Clement teaches an esoteric ... More


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