Download E-books The Satyrica of Petronius: An Intermediate Reader with Commentary and Guided Review (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series) PDF

Winner of the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy publication Award, Classical organization of the center West and South’s (CAMWS).

a comic book masterpiece of classical antiquity, the Satyrica (or Satyricon) of Petronius is a tantalizing paintings of fiction—part poetry, half prose, hilariously vulgar, exquisitely stylish, its unique shape and size as a lot an issue of hypothesis because the id of its writer. Its brilliance and enduring impact are, even though, past dispute. The romantic misadventures, extraordinary feasts, and ribald foibles of Encolpius (“crotch” in Greek) and his cohorts were without end translated, copied, censored, and celebrated during the a while. In The Satyrica of Petronius, Beth Severy-Hoven makes the masterpiece, with its flights of language and imaginative and prescient of Roman tradition round the time of Nero, available to a brand new iteration of scholars of Latin.

Following a desirable creation of the textual content, its heritage, its language, and its constitution, Severy-Hoven bargains professional suggestions for studying sections of the unconventional within the unique Latin. Readers are given the instruments to think about and study the narrative constitution of the paintings, an enormous and uninterrupted first-person account through an unreliable narrator. Severy-Hoven additionally explores the contexts within which the textual content was once written—addressing the social and cultural global the unconventional inhabits and contains. ultimately, she is helping readers to envision Petronius’ use of Latin, focusing so much particularly at the mix of stylish prose and verse and raunchy colloquial speech, a mix that offers colour to Petronius’ characters at the same time he parodies varied literary types and genres.

Intermediate readers of Latin will come upon Roman lifestyles, language, and literature during this paintings in methods without delay new and established, and in varieties as unique as they're instructive.

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Download E-books Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization (Cultural Memory in the Present) PDF

By Michael Rothberg

Multidirectional Memory brings jointly Holocaust reports and postcolonial stories for the 1st time. applying a comparative and interdisciplinary procedure, the publication makes a twofold argument approximately Holocaust reminiscence in a world age by means of situating it within the unforeseen context of decolonization. at the one hand, it demonstrates how the Holocaust has enabled the articulation of different histories of victimization even as that it's been declared "unique" between human-perpetrated horrors. at the different, it uncovers the extra mind-blowing and infrequently said undeniable fact that public reminiscence of the Holocaust emerged partially because of postwar occasions that appear firstly to have little to do with it. specifically, Multidirectional Memory highlights how ongoing approaches of decolonization and events for civil rights within the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the us, and in other places by surprise galvanized reminiscence of the Holocaust.

Rothberg engages with either famous and non-canonical intellectuals, writers, and filmmakers, together with Hannah Arendt, targeté Césaire, Charlotte Delbo, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marguerite Duras, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and William Gardner Smith.

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Download E-books William Wordsworth in Context (Literature in Context) PDF

William Wordsworth's poetry spoke back to the big literary, political, cultural, technological and social adjustments that the poet lived via in the course of his lifetime (1770‒1850), and to his personal transformation from younger radical encouraged via the French Revolution to Poet Laureate and supporter of the institution. The poet of the 'egotistical chic' who wrote the pioneering autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude, and whose paintings is awesome for its research of non-public impressions, thoughts and studies, can also be the poet who's significantly engaged with the cultural and political advancements of his period. William Wordsworth in Context provides thirty-five concise chapters on contexts an important for an knowing and appreciation of this top Romantic poet. It specializes in his existence, circle, and composition; on his reception and impact; at the importance of past due eighteenth and early 19th century literary contexts; and at the historic, political, clinical and philosophical matters that helped to form Wordsworth's poetry and prose.

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Download E-books The Truth of the Technological World: Essays on the Genealogy of Presence PDF

Friedrich Kittler (1943–2011) mixed the research of literature, cinema, expertise, and philosophy in a way sufficiently novel to be famous as a brand new box of educational activity in his local Germany. "Media studies," as Kittler conceived it, intended reflecting on how books function as motion pictures, poetry as desktop technology, and track as army gear. This quantity collects writings from all levels of the author's prolific occupation. Exemplary essays illustrate how concerns of shape and inscription make heterogeneous resource fabric (e.g., literary classics and machine layout) interchangeable at the point of function—with far-reaching results for our figuring out of the arts and the "hard sciences." wealthy in counterintuitive propositions, sly humor, and mammoth erudition, Kittler's paintings either demanding situations the assumptions of positivistic cultural heritage and exposes the over-abstraction and language video games of philosophers corresponding to Heidegger and Derrida. The twenty-three items accumulated the following record the highbrow itinerary of 1 of the main unique thinkers in contemporary times—sometimes baffling, frequently debatable, and consistently stimulating.

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Download E-books Victorian Classical Burlesques: A Critical Anthology (Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception) PDF

By Laura Monros-Gaspa

The Victorian classical burlesque was once a favored theatrical style of the mid-19th century. It parodied old tragedies with song, melodrama, pastiche, cruel satire and gender reversal. Immensely well known in its day, the style was once additionally intensely metatheatrical and contains importance for reception reviews, the position and conception of ladies in Victorian society and the tradition of creative censorship.This anthology comprises the annotated textual content of 4 significant classical burlesques: Antigone Travestie (1845) via Edward L. Blanchard, Medea; or, the simplest of moms with a Brute of a Husband (1856) via Robert Brough, Alcestis; the unique Strong-Minded girl (1850) and Electra in a brand new electrical mild (1859) through Francis Talfourd. The cultural and textual annotations spotlight the adjustments made to the scripts from the manuscripts despatched to the Lord Chamberlain's place of work and, by way of explaining the topical allusions and satire, elucidate parts of the burlesques' renowned cultural milieu.An in-depth severe creation discusses the ancient contexts of the plays' premieres and unveils the cultural approaches at the back of the reception of the myths and unique tragedies. because the burlesques mixed miraculous results with allusions to modern affairs, ambivalent and provocative attitudes to girls, the performs symbolize an important instrument for studying the social heritage of the period.

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Download E-books Three Sons: Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald (Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies) PDF

By Daniel L. Medin

Franz Kafka was once a self-conscious author whose texts have been hugely if mysteriously autobiographical. 3 giants of latest fiction—J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald—have all stated their debt to the paintings of Kafka, either in interviews and of their personal educational essays and articles for a basic readership approximately him. during this amazing feat of literary scholarship, Daniel Medin reveals that using Kafka by means of Coetzee, Roth, and Sebald is in a similar way self-reflexive and autobiographical. That writers from such divergent nationwide and ethnic traditions could have such detailed severe readings of Kafka, and that Kafka may perhaps exert any such strong effect over their oeuvres, Medin contends, attests to the significant position of Kafka within the modern literary imagination.

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Download E-books The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature (Routledge Literature Companions) PDF

Latino/a literature is likely one of the quickest constructing fields within the self-discipline of literary reviews. It represents an identification that's characterised by way of fluidity and variety, frequently explored via divisions shaped by way of language, race, gender, sexuality, and immigration.

The Routledge better half to Latino/a Literature

provides over 40 essays via prime and rising foreign students of Latino/a literature and analyses:

  • Regional, cultural and sexual identities in Latino/a literature
  • Worldviews and traditions of Latino/a cultural creation
  • Latino/a literature in several foreign contexts
  • The influence of differing literary types of Latino/a literature
  • The politics of canon formation in Latino/a literature.

This assortment presents a map of the serious concerns primary to the self-discipline, in addition to uncovering new views and new instructions for the advance of the sphere. it truly is crucial analyzing for somebody drawn to the earlier, current and way forward for this literary culture.

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Download E-books Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Culture: Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan PDF

By Rona Cran

Emphasizing the variety of twentieth-century university practices, Rona Cran's publication explores the function that it performed within the paintings of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all 4, college was once an incredible artistic catalyst, hired cathartically, aggressively, and experimentally. Collage's catalytic impression, Cran argues, enabled each one to beat a most likely destabilizing concern in illustration. Cornell, confident that he used to be an artist and but hampered through his lack of ability to attract or paint, used college to realize entry to the paintings international and to teach what he was once in a position to given the correct medium. Burroughs' formal issues of linear composition have been grew to become to his virtue through college, which enabled him to maneuver past narrative and chronological requirement. O'Hara used college to navigate a good direction among plastic artwork and literature, and to settle on the points of every which most fitted his compositional type. Bob Dylan's self-conscious program of college options increased his model of rock-and-roll to a degree of heightened aestheticism. all through her ebook, Cran indicates that to delineate college stringently as something or one other is to seriously restrict our knowing of the paintings of the artists and writers who got here to take advantage of it in non-traditional methods.

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By Jeremy Tambling

Blake's evening Thoughts discusses Blake as a poet and artist of evening, contemplating evening via graveyard poetry and younger within the eighteenth century, urbanism within the 19th and Levinas and Blanchot's writings within the 20th. Taking "night" because the breakdown of rational revolutionary idea and of inspiration in accordance with thoughts of identification, the booklet reads the lyric poetry, a few Prophetic works, together with a bankruptcy on The 4 Zoas, the illustrations to younger, and Dante, and appears at Blake's writing of insanity.

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Download E-books A History of the Modernist Novel PDF

A background of the Modernist Novel reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of recent comparative analyses that significantly revise the novel's heritage. Drawing on American, English, Irish, Russian, French, and German traditions, top students problem latest attitudes approximately realism and modernism and draw new consciousness to way of life and daily items. as well as its exploration of recent kinds similar to the modernist style novel and experimental historic novel, this booklet considers the radical in postcolonial, transnational, and cosmopolitan contexts. A historical past of the Modernist Novel additionally considers the novel's international achieve whereas suggesting that the epoch of modernism isn't but entire.

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