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Author: Elina Pyy

choice of words: she is after all, Pompey’s only wife, yet she seems to take particular pride in being the only woman to have followed him. Most probably, the notion is intended to draw attention to Cornelia’s performance as a woman in a sphere of life that is otherwise entirely masculine. Per undas

In: Women and War in Roman Epic
Author: Elina Pyy

other’ and to explain away the ‘evil’ in human nature as something that is characteristic of that other. Although the Argonautica finds Medea at an early stage of her life, the darkness of her psyche is constantly implied, as if to emphasise that it is an innate part of her being as a barbaric witch

In: Women and War in Roman Epic
Author: Elina Pyy

restlessness that can be observed in many foundational myths of the Western civilisation. The most obvious examples are the stories of infanticidal mothers like Medea and Procne, whose maternal life-giving power is turned into a life-taking destructive power. In these mythical building blocks of the symbolic

In: Women and War in Roman Epic
Author: Márta Kőrösi

experience may fruitfully be linked to the formation of border subjectivity and epistemology. Satrapi makes a conscious use of the gutter to generate critical meaning by making juxtapositions between conflicting aspects of life, different geographical locations, ideologies, feelings, and interpretations, and

In: Geographies of Affect in Contemporary Literature and Visual Culture
Chapter 2 “The Opposition of Artworks to Domination Is Mimesis of Domination”
Author: David Marcia

curtain. 8 For better and for worse, life goes on for Chekhov and Albee’s characters, and the audience lives with this imaginary reality in much the same way they experience their own lives. 9 However, in order to understand the nature and effect of moving catharsis “out of the body of the play,” a

In: Albee and Influence
Author: Tamás Bényei

political issues through the figure of the socially-politically alert and responsible investigator protagonist – this is what happens, for instance, in the novels of Mike Phillips, where Sam Dean, a street-wise Caribbean-born freelance journalist living in North London, operates with a constant awareness of

In: Geographies of Affect in Contemporary Literature and Visual Culture

with the depiction of one’s own life is as old as literature itself and was already consciously used in the Middle Ages. 1 In France especially, the ‘autobiography in the form of a novel’ has remained a decisive trend in the literary world up until today, although certain dissenting voices who favour

In: Taking Stock – Twenty-Five Years of Comparative Literary Research
Author: Gianna Zocco

city as a place ‘for a living out of counter-normative, creative identities.’ 18 Maurice Blanchot, for example, thought of Berlin as ‘not only Berlin, but also the symbol of the division of the world, and even more: a ‘point in the universe’, the place where reflection on the both necessary and

In: Taking Stock – Twenty-Five Years of Comparative Literary Research
Author: Fanni Feldmann

between the living conditions of hustler and customer. The customers appear as wealthy men who exploit young hustlers’ bodies and financial instability. 3 Considering their homes, similar aspects are revealed in the three films: Brúnó’s family home In This I Wish , is hardly more than a tin shed. It is

In: Geographies of Affect in Contemporary Literature and Visual Culture

Heusdorf with several other nuns. She explained her decision to remain a nun as motivated by being old and sick and that she had “no one to flee to” even as it saddened her that “all [her] friends” had left for the “secular life.” The prior of Heusdorf and the local magistrate in Rossla confirmed her story

In: Cultural Shifts and Ritual Transformations in Reformation Europe