Download or read book Ovid on Screen written by Martin M. Winkler and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-31 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first study of Ovid, especially his Metamorphoses, as inherently visual literature, explaining his pervasive importance in our visual media.
Download or read book Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen written by Paula James and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-10-06 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: >
Download or read book Love, Sex, Gender, and Superheroes written by Jeffrey A. Brown and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-11-19 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Impossibly muscular men and voluptuous women parade around in revealing, skintight outfits, and their romantic and sexual entanglements are a key part of the ongoing drama. Such is the state of superhero comics and movies, a genre that has become one of our leading mythologies, conveying influential messages about gender, sexuality, and relationships. Love, Sex, Gender, and Superheroes examines a full range of superhero media, from comics to films to television to merchandising. With a keen eye for the genre’s complex and internally contradictory mythology, comics scholar Jeffrey A. Brown considers its mixed messages. Superhero comics may reinforce sex roles with their litany of phallic musclemen and slinky femme fatales, but they also blur gender binaries with their emphasis on transformation and body swaps. Similarly, while most heroes have heterosexual love interests, the genre prioritizes homosocial bonding, and it both celebrates and condemns gendered and sexualized violence. With examples spanning from the Golden Ages of DC and Marvel comics up to recent works like the TV series The Boys, this study provides a comprehensive look at how superhero media shapes our perceptions of love, sex, and gender.
Download or read book Ovid's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing written by Fiona Cox and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative study analyses the presence of Ovid in contemporary women's writing through a series of insightful case studies of prominent female authors, from Ali Smith, Marina Warner, and Marie Darrieussecq, to Alice Oswald, Saviana Stãnescu, and Yoko Tawada. Using Ovid in their engagements with a wide range of issues besetting our twenty-first century world - homelessness, refugees, the financial crisis, internet porn, anorexia, body image - these writers echo the poet's preoccupation in his own work with fleeting fame, shape-shifting, and the dangers of immediate gratification, and make evident that these concerns are not only quintessentially modern, but also peculiarly Ovidian. Moving beyond the concern of second-wave feminism with recovering silenced female voices and establishing a female perspective within canonical works, the volume places particular emphasis on the intersections between Ovid's imaginative universe and the political and aesthetic agenda of third-wave feminism. Focusing on its subjects' socially and politically charged re-shapings, re-imaginings, and receptions of Ovid, it not only demonstrates the extraordinary plasticity of his writing, but also of its myriad re-castings and re-contextualizations within contemporary culture (in terms of genre alone, the works discussed included translations, poetry, plays, novels, short stories, and memoirs). In so doing, it not only offers us a valuable perspective on the work of the selected female authors and a new and vital landmark in the history of Ovidian reception, but also reveals to us an Ovid who remains our contemporary and an enduring source of inspiration.
Download or read book Artificial Generation written by Christina Parker-Flynn and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-11-19 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Artificial Generation: Photogenic French Literature and the Prehistory of Cinematic Modernity looks at nineteenth-century literary representation and film theory, arguing that the depth of amalgamation that occurred within literary representation during this era is a key aesthetic tradition that continues to inform movies and contemporary culture today.
Download or read book Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World written by Monica S. Cyrino and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-02-05 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dynamic collection of essays by international film scholars and classicists addresses the provocative representation of sexuality in the ancient world on screen. A critical reader on approaches used to examine sexuality in classical settings, contributors use case studies from films and television series spanning from the 1920s to the present.
Download or read book Desiring Rome written by Richard Jackson King and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During his last two decades (ca. 2 BCE-17 CE), Ovid composed, but never completed, his Fasti, an elegiac representation of Rome's rites and festivals: only six of twelve month-books remain. Earlier scholars have claimed that this is due either to Ovid's exile from Rome (which put him out of touch with the Roman literary world) or else his frustration over the Roman calendar's discontinuity. Drawing upon recent scholarship in gender studies and Lacanian film theory, Richard J. King analyzes this exilic incompletion as inviting the citizen male reader into what he calls an "angular" or "skewed" viewpoint, which interrogates the Roman hierarchical and male-dominated social order, insofar as it is mirrored in the Roman calendar of rites and festivals. Ovid (already well known and even infamous as the composer of erotic poems and the Metamorphoses) does this by emulating the civic gesture of "calendar presentation," whereby upwardly mobile adult male citizens caused calendars to be carved in stone and set up in conspicuous public places to reflect the city's pride and to build their own prestige as public figures. In this innovative study, King discusses the Fasti as Ovid's socially strategic use of this gesture. Interrupted by exile and filled with varying explanations of Roman festivals, Ovid's poetic version manifests a form whose brokenness comments on the fractured identity of the exiled poet and citizen subjects generally in an imperial order ambivalent toward its greatest poet.
Download or read book The Novel of Neronian Rome and Its Multimedial Transformations written by Monika Wo'zniak and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021-01-16 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the historical novel Quo vadis written by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, examining how Sienkiewicz recreated Neronian Rome so vividly and the reasons why his novel was so avidly consumed and reproduced in new editions, translations, visual illustrations, and adaptations to the stage and screen.
Download or read book Locating Classical Receptions on Screen written by Ricardo Apostol and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-10-19 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores film and television sources in problematic conversation with classical antiquity, to better understand the nature of artistic reception and classical reception in particular. Drawing inspiration from well-theorized fields like adaptation studies, comparative literature, and film, the essays in this collection raise questions fundamental to the future of reception studies. The first section, ‘Beyond Fidelity’, deals with idiosyncratic adaptations of ancient sources; the second section, ‘Beyond Influence’, discusses modern works purporting to adapt ancient figures or themes that are less straightforwardly ancient than they may at first appear; while the last section, ‘Beyond Original’, uses films that lack even these murky connections to antiquity to challenge the notion that studying reception requires establishing historical connections between works. As questions of audience, interpretation, and subjectivity are central to most contemporary fields of study, this is a collection that is of interest to a wide variety of readers in the humanities.
Download or read book Screening Statues written by Steven Jacobs and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dynamic, scholarly engagement with Susanne Bier's work
Download or read book Ovid's Poetics of Illusion written by Philip Hardie and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-02-07 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive treatment of the ways in which Ovid exploits illusion in his poetry.
Download or read book Loving Writing/Ovid's Amores written by Ellen Oliensis and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-07-11 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers detailed reading of the Amores, oriented toward the writer's and reader's pleasure, that reframes the discussion around elegy and identity.
Download or read book Social Science Reference Sources written by Tze-chung Li and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in its third edition, this essential guide to basic reference sources in the social sciences provides evaluative entries for approximately 1,600 works in anthropology, business, economics, education, geography, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. The first part of the book includes chapters on general sources, while the second contains chapters on reference works in particular disciplines. Most titles published before 1980, which appear in the second edition, have been dropped, while a large number of electronic sources, including more than 200 web sites, have been added. In recognition of the proliferation of electronic information resources, the volume provides brief descriptions of the features and search methods of several online vendors.
Download or read book Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition written by Maryann Godshall, PhD, RN, CCRN, CPN, CNE and published by Springer Publishing Company. This book was released on 2015-07-06 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Designated a Doody's Core Title! This is a pithy, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the foundations of evidence-based practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick-access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in concise sentences and bullet points. The book focuses on providing readers with the most practical information on EBP--including how to get the best evidence quickly using various databases and includes coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and simple examples demonstrate concepts. The second edition has been updated to reflect rapidly changing trends and stateof-the-art information in EBP, including such new research methods as narrative inquiry and storytelling. Using proven, class-tested content for both traditional and online courses, this updated edition includes guidance on how EBP is used to obtain and retain Magnet status, and presents examples of how health care providers are integrating EBP into their practice. The text differentiates between EBP and research, often a difficult distinction for students to grasp. Extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care includes many practical examples. Every chapter includes the popular "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature, highlighting must-know information. The book also provides background information on defining the "compelling question" which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material. New to the Second Edition: Reflects new trends, research methods, and state-of-the-art EBP information Includes guidance on how EBP is used to obtain and retain Magnet status Provides examples of how health care providers and hospitals are integrating EBP into their practice Differentiates between EBP and research Discusses how EBP can be used to improve patient care
Download or read book Finding Information in Science, Technology and Medicine written by Jill Lambert and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-11-23 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A practical guide to the basic structure of STM information, describing in simple terms, with examples, how to locate what you need. Coverage includes: * How information is communicated * Beginning a search * Using bibliographic databases * Using the web for information * Obtaining and organising information * Keeping up to date * Future developments in scientific, technological and medical information Each chapter ends with a summary of the key points.
Download or read book Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen written by Paula James and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-10-06 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why has the myth of Pygmalion and his ivory statue proved so inspirational for writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and directors and creators of films and television series? The 'authorised' version of the story appears in the epic poem of transformations, Metamorphoses, by the first-century CE Latin poet Ovid; in which the bard Orpheus narrates the legend of the sculptor king of Cyprus whose beautiful carved woman was brought to life by the goddess Venus. Focusing on screen storylines with a Pygmalion subtext, from silent cinema to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lars and the Real Girl, this book looks at why and how the made-over or manufactured woman has survived through the centuries and what we can learn about this problematic model of 'perfection' from the perspective of the past and the present. Given the myriad representations of Ovid's myth, can we really make a modern text a tool of interpretation for an ancient poem? This book answers with a resounding 'yes' and explains why it is so important to give antiquity back its future.
Download or read book The Mystery of Ovid's Exile written by John C. Thibault and published by University of California Press. This book was released on 2018-06-22 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Toward the end of the year A.D. 8, the emperor Augustus publicly sentenced the poet Ovid to exile in remote and barbaric Tomis on the Black Sea. The action presumably followed a secret hearing before the emperor, and the official reason given for the sentence was Ovid's authorship of a licentious work, the Ars amatoria, ten years earlier. The Mystery of Ovid's Exile is both a survey and an analysis of the literary detective work that has been devoted to explaining the cause of Ovid's banishment from Rome. In poems composed during his exile, Ovid laments having written the Ars amatoria, but he obviously considers the poem to be merely a pretext for his punishment. His downfall appears to have been caused by his having witnessed, or in some fashion been implicated in, a crime committed either by the emperor himself or by an immediate member of the imperial family. However, it’s possible that Ovid's banishment may have been ordered merely because he was unwittingly in possession of the key to an embarrassing secret, the importance of which he might have realized had he remained in Rome. John C. Thibault examines more than one hundred available hypotheses that have been advanced by inquisitive scholars from the Middle Ages to our own day. He demonstrates the unsoundness of each hypothesis in turn, and suggests that a solution to the problem of Ovid's exile is not possible given the available evidence. The Mystery of Ovid's Exil treats a controversy that will fascinate classical scholars as well as general readers interested in Roman manners and morals of the period. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1964.