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MythomaniaS: Crime Scenes & Psycho Case Studies

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ISBN: 9780692523551 Year: Pages: 118 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0113.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Arts in general
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mythomaniaS is a catalog of case studies in the form of film stills, architectural fragments, stage props, texts, and images culled from the experiments of MindMachineMakingMyths (Lab M4, part of the New Territories architecture studio, Bankgok, Thailand), a collaboration begun in 2012 between Camille Lacadee and François Roche to construct environmental-architectural psycho-scapes (in the partly fabricated wilds of various countries) as laboratory-shelters for exploring and deconstructing the supposed rifts between realism and speculative fiction (myth), psyche and environment, body and mind. Bringing together architecture, Deleuze and Guatarri’s schizoanalysis and deterritorialization, and Alfred Jarry’s pataphysics (the “science of imaginary solutions which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments”), Lacadee and Roche (and their tribe, Ezio Blasetti, Stephan Henrich, Danielle Willems, Gwyll Jahn, and many others) enacted and filmed mise-en-abymes in which certain scripted para-psychic narratives and architectural structures merge in the pursuit of reclaiming resilience — described by Roche as a tactic for merging refusal and vitality into a schizophrenic logic able to navigate the antagonism between the bottom-up and top-down conditions of the globalized world. In these fabricated schizoid psycho-nature-machine-scapes, the human being is no longer a bio-ecological consumer but a psycho-computing animal that emerges co-dependently with its environment in a hyper-local haecceity (“this-ness”).

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733: Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions

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Book Series: Classics Textbooks ISSN: 20542437 20542445 ISBN: 9781783740826 9781783740840 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 260 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0073 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Education
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This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb.The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions.This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989

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ISBN: 9781472579379 9781472579409 9781472579393 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102537
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Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 explores the diverse ways that contemporary world fiction has engaged with ancient Greek myth. Whether as a framing device, or a filter, or via resonances and parallels, Greek myth has proven fruitful for many writers of fiction since the end of the Cold War. This volume examines the varied ways that writers from around the world have turned to classical antiquity to articulate their own contemporary concerns.Featuring contributions by an international group of scholars from a number of disciplines, the volume offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to contemporary literature from around the world. Analysing a range of significant authors and works, not usually brought together in one place, the book introduces readers to some less-familiar fiction, while demonstrating the central place that classical literature can claim in the global literary curriculum of the third millennium.

The Patient Griselda Myth. Looking at Late Medieval and Early Modern European Literature

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ISBN: 9783110628715 Year: Pages: 416,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110628715 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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From the 14th until the 19th century the last novella of Boccaccio’s Decameron, also known as the Griselda story, has been translated and adapted countless times in many European languages. This story’s success can be explained by considering it a myth and analysing how this myth engages with contemporary discourses, such as the definition of the ideal wife, the querelle des femmes, the socio-political consequences of social exogamy, and tyranny.

Istorietta troiana con le Eroidi gaddiane glossate

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ISBN: 9788867056842 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104919
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Scritta a cavaliere fra Due e Trecento e collocabile sul crinale fra la prosa “media” e quella “d’arte”, l’Istorietta troiana, versione anonima e parziale della terza redazione in prosa del fluviale Roman de Troie di Benoît de Sainte-Maure (ca. 1165), narra, con pregnanza emotiva e concisione stilistica, una parte di quella vicenda che s’era venuta costituendo nel Medioevo latino fondendo le storie di Darete Frigio e di Ditti Cretese e rivitalizzandole, nel mondo francese, alla luce della sensibilità del secolo XII. Le suggestioni del mito classico, filtrate da un tipico atteggiamento attualizzante, lasciano trapelare l’aspirazione a ideali di bellezza (Elena), di forza (Achille, Ettore) e di cortesia (la città di Troia) capaci di attirare un pubblico comunale che aspira a un’elevazione educativa e culturale. La filigrana stilnovista e la fine tessitura ritmica fanno, dell’Istorietta troiana, un gioiello ascrivibile, ante litteram, al genere del poème en prose.

The Myths That Made America

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Book Series: American Culture Studies ISBN: 9783837614855 9783839414859 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627790 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100469
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based and which still determine discussions of US-American identities today. These myths include the myth of »discovery,« the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the Founding Fathers, the melting pot myth, the myth of the West, and the myth of the self-made man. The chapters provide extended analyses of each of these myths, using examples from popular culture, literature, memorial culture, school books, and every-day life. Including visual material as well as study questions, this book will be of interest to any student of American studies and will foster an understanding of the United States of America as an imagined community by analyzing the foundational role of myths in the process of nation building.

Classic Concepts in Anthropology

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ISBN: 9780990505082 Year: Language: English
Publisher: HAU Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101680
Subject: Anthropology
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The late anthropologist Valerio Valeri (1944–98) was best known for his substantial writings on societies of Polynesia and eastern Indonesia. This volume, however, presents a lesser-known side of Valeri’s genius through a dazzlingly erudite set of comparative essays on core topics in the history of anthropological theory. Offering masterly discussions of anthropological thought about ritual, fetishism, cosmogonic myth, belief, caste, kingship, mourning, play, feasting, ceremony, and cultural relativism, Classic Concepts in Anthropology, presented here with a critical foreword by Rupert Stasch and Giovanni da Col, will be an eye-opening, essential resource for students and researchers not only in anthropology but throughout the humanities.

D. Pedro e D. Inês: diálogos entre o amor e a morte

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Book Series: Outros Títulos ISBN: 9789892611594 Year: Pages: 118 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1160-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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The famous translation of Inês de Castro’s body from Coimbra to Alcobaça, in 1361, and its deposition in the beautiful tomb that future generations, ever since then, never ceased to admire at the Monastery of Alcobaça reached its climax in a beautiful and emotional discourse: the "Sermon in the funeral of D. Inês de Castro," by D. João de Cardaillac, Archbishop of Braga, whose eloquence and oratory had earned him the most noble and prominent position of official speaker at the papal court in Avignon. Scientific knowledge is combined with rhetorical proficiency to justify, by solid legal and religious arguments, the validity of D. Pedro’s marriage with D. Inês and the licitness of their loves. This work presents a study on the implications of the sermon and its historical circumstances as well as its critical edition and translation, together with a philological commentary, in order to provide a solid study that meets the needs that experts in a broad range of scientific fields had already expressed, without neglecting, however, the interests of non-academic audiences.

Denial and Repression of Antisemitism

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ISBN: 9789639776319 9786155211546 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: History
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Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović (1881–1956) is arguably one the most controversial figures in contemporary Serbian national culture. Having been vilified by the former Yugoslav Communist authorities as a fascist and an antisemite, this Orthodox Christian thinker has over the past two decades come to be regarded in Serbian society as the most important religious person since medieval times and an embodiment of the authentic Serbian national spirit. Velimirović was formally canonised by the Serbian ...

Der Opfermythos bei Elfriede Jelinek

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ISBN: 9783205203254 Year: Pages: 326 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_622219 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 391
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This paper presents a new, interdisciplinary method to adequately interpret Elfriede Jelinek’s texts, integrating contemporary historical theories of fascism, national-socialism and the Austrian victim myth into the exemplary literary analysis.

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