Cultivating the Muse Book
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Cultivating the Muse

  • Author : Ευφροσύνη Σπέντζου
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 2002
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0199240043

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A variety of critical approaches from an international cast of contributors offer an original appreciation of creativity in classical literature. Whereas previous scholarship has portrayed the Muses as religious and benign creatures, the secularized muse figures explored here in a diverse corpus of Greek and Latin poetry are involved in a series of vibrant battles for inspiration.

Religion and the Muse Book

Religion and the Muse

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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Date :
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  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9780791479896

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Cultivating an Ecological Conscience Book
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Cultivating an Ecological Conscience

  • Author : Frederick L. Kirschenmann
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Date : 2010-04-14
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780813139586

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“[A] superb collection of essays . . . one of the wisest, sanest, most practical, and most trusted voices in the movement to reform the American food system.” —Michael Pollan, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of This is Your Mind on Plants Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker who has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability for three decades. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience documents Kirschenmann’s evolution and his lifelong contributions to the new agrarianism in a collection of his greatest writings on farming, philosophy, and sustainability. Working closely with agricultural economist and editor Constance L. Falk, Kirschenmann recounts his intellectual and spiritual journey. In a unique blend of personal history, philosophical discourse, spiritual ruminations, and practical advice, Kirschenmann interweaves his insights with discussion of contemporary agrarian topics. This collection serves as an invaluable resource to agrarian scholars and introduces readers to an agricultural pioneer whose work has profoundly influenced modern thinking about food. “We’re past the moment when agriculture was something we could forget about?in a warming world, there's no more crucial topic, and here's the short course in how to think about it!” —Bill McKibben, author of Falter

Music and the Muses Book
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Music and the Muses

  • Author : Professor Peter Wilson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 2004
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 0199242399

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More wide-ranging in its implications than the English 'music', mousike lay at the heart of Greek culture, and was often indeed synonymous with culture. These essays analyse the theory and practice of musical performance in a variety of social contexts demonstrating the centrality of mousike.

The Muse as Therapist Book

The Muse as Therapist

  • Author : Heward Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2018-02-10
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780429907289

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In recent years there has been a cautious movement towards seeing psychotherapy and counselling as arts not as sciences. In this rich, yet rigorous, multidisciplinary text, this movement is explored in terms of poetry; therapy; dreams; literary texts; Heideggerian, Kantian, and post-modern philosophy; the modern developmental theorising of Daniel Stern; and the politics of psychotherapy regulation. This path-breaking book offers a grounded challenge to reductive visions of the therapy process.

Laughing with Medusa Book

Laughing with Medusa

  • Author : Vanda Zajko
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Date : 2006-01-12
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780191556920

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Laughing with Medusa explores a series of interlinking questions, including: Does history's self-positioning as the successor of myth result in the exclusion of alternative narratives of the past? How does feminism exclude itself from certain historical discourses? Why has psychoanalysis placed myth at the centre of its explorations of the modern subject? Why are the Muses feminine? Do the categories of myth and politics intersect or are they mutually exclusive? Does feminism's recourse to myth offer a script of resistance or commit it to an ineffective utopianism? Covering a wide range of subject areas including poetry, philosophy, science, history, and psychoanalysis as well as classics, this book engages with these questions from a truly interdisciplinary perspective. It includes a specially commisssioned work of fiction, `Iphigeneia's Wedding', by the poet Elizabeth Cook.

Structures of Epic Poetry Book

Structures of Epic Poetry

  • Author : Christiane Reitz
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Date : 2019-12-16
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 2756
  • ISBN : 9783110492590

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This compendium (4 vols.) studies the continuity, flexibility, and variation of structural elements in epic narratives. It provides an overview of the structural patterns of epic poetry by means of a standardized, stringent terminology. Both diachronic developments and changes within individual epics are scrutinized in order to provide a comprehensive structural approach and a key to intra- and intertextual characteristics of ancient epic poetry.

Yes  You Can Grow Roses Book

Yes You Can Grow Roses

  • Author : Judy Barrett
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Date : 2013-10-05
  • Category : Gardening
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781623491048

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We hear roses are hard to grow. . . . We hear they require constant care and treatment. . . . Depending on where we live, we hear they can’t stand the heat . . . the cold . . . the humidity . . . the arid air. The list of reasons not to grow roses is long, yet we persevere.—from the first chapter Most gardeners have tried, with more or less success, to grow roses. For a plant that has been in cultivation all over the world for millennia, roses have an oddly persistent reputation for being finicky and disease-prone, difficult to establish, and in need of constant tending. And then you see a sprawling shrub, loaded with yellow blossoms, spilling carelessly over a church dumpster or a climbing mass of red roses clambering over a chain link fence. You wonder why growing a rose bush in your backyard should be so intimidating. Now, veteran gardener and author Judy Barrett tackles the persistent rumors and illusions that inhibit many of us from trying our hand at cultivating roses. She answers the most common questions (how to water, prune, train, and choose the best locations, among others) and then points readers in the direction of the many good choices to be had among both antique and old roses (the Bourbons and China roses, for example) and some newer varieties (hybrid teas, miniatures, and others). She also gives advice about cold-hardy roses and offers tips for ensuring success with heat- and drought-tolerant Earth-Kind® roses. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs throughout, Yes, You Can Grow Roses will convince you that these beautiful plants are not nearly as fussy, frail, and persnickety as you thought. By following Barrett’s advice, you’ll enjoy season after season of durable, aromatic beauty in your garden.

Clement of Alexandria and the Shaping of Christian Literary Practice Book

Clement of Alexandria and the Shaping of Christian Literary Practice

  • Author : J. M. F. Heath
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2020-10-31
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781108843423

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An interdisciplinary study of Clement of Alexandria's Christian reception of the Classical miscellany genre, in comparison with Roman authors.

Cultivating Femininity Book

Cultivating Femininity

  • Author : Rebecca Corbett
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Date : 2018-03-31
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9780824878405

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The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating Femininity, Rebecca Corbett writes women back into this history and shows how tea practice for women was understood, articulated, and promoted in the Edo (1603–1868) and Meiji (1868–1912) periods. Viewing chanoyu from the lens of feminist and gender theory, she sheds new light on tea’s undeniable influence on the formation of modern understandings of femininity in Japan. Corbett overturns the iemoto tea school’s carefully constructed orthodox narrative by employing underused primary sources and closely examining existing tea histories. She incorporates Pierre Bourdieu’s theories of social and cultural capital and Norbert Elias’s “civilizing process” to explore the economic and social incentives for women taking part in chanoyu. Although the iemoto system sought to increase its control over every aspect of tea, including book production, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century popular texts aimed specifically at women evidence the spread of tea culture beyond parameters set by the schools. The expansion of chanoyu to new social groups cascaded from commoner men to elite then commoner women. Shifting the focus away from male tea masters complicates the history of tea in Japan and shows how women of different social backgrounds worked within and without traditionally accepted paradigms of tea practice. The direct socioeconomic impact of the spread of tea is ultimately revealed in subsequent advances in women’s labor opportunities and an increase in female social mobility. Through their participation in chanoyu, commoner women were able to blur and lessen the status gap between themselves and women of aristocratic and samurai status. Cultivating Femininity offers a new perspective on the prevalence of tea practice among women in modern Japan. It presents a fresh, much-needed ap

Pandora s Senses Book

Pandora s Senses

  • Author : Vered Lev Kenaan
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Date : 2008-02-05
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780299224134

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The notorious image of Pandora haunts mythology: a woman created as punishment for the crimes of man, she is the bearer of hope yet also responsible for the Earth’s desolation. She binds together perpetuating dichotomies that underlie the most fundamental aspects of the Western canon: beauty and evil, body and soul, depth and superficiality, truth and lie. Speaking in multiplicity, Pandora emerges as the first sign of female complexity. In this compelling study, Vered Lev Kenaan offers a radical revision of the Greek myth of the first woman. She argues that Pandora leaves a decisive mark on ancient poetics and shows that we can unravel the profound impact of Pandora’s image once we recognize that Pandora embodies the very idea of the ancient literary text. Locating the myth of the first woman right at the heart of feminist interrogation of gender and textuality, Pandora’s Senses moves beyond a feminist critique of masculine hegemony by challenging the reading of Pandora as a one-dimensional embodiment of the misogynist vision of the feminine. Uncovering Pandora as a textual principle operating outside of the feminine, Lev Kenaan shows the centrality of this iconic figure among the poetics of such central genres as the cosmological and didactic epic, the Platonic dialogue, the love elegy, and the ancient novel. Pandora’s Senses innovates our understanding of gender as a critical lens through which to view ancient literature.

The Legacy of Apollo Book

The Legacy of Apollo

  • Author : Jamie Claire Fumo
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Date : 2010
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9781442641709

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'The wonderful breadth of Jamie Fumo's engaging examination of classical forms in the Middle Ages offers valuable new interpretations of Chaucer's work and rare -insight into medieval tropes of narrative authority.'-Suzanne Yeager, Department of English, Fordham University --

Wild Mind Book

Wild Mind

  • Author : Bill Plotkin
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Date : 2013-04-08
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781608681785

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"Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Plotkin offers advice on recognizing and healing inner wounds and destructive patterns of behavior, which can develop into subpersonalities such as inner critics, victims, escapists, rescuers, and so on, with the goal of growing into an integrated, healthy adult- and elder-hood"--

Cultivating Suspicion  An Ethnography Book

Cultivating Suspicion An Ethnography

  • Author : Davina Junck
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Date : 2019-02-11
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9789956550081

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At the heart of 21st century discourses are questions of whose lives may matter more than others. While the debates themselves are not new, the #hashtags they are linked to and the media through which concerns around moralities of living together are expressed allow for debates to reach large numbers of people in accelerated, individualised and accessible ways. The new media have been powerful in (re)igniting debates and (re)activating demands for social change. Yet, the focus of ubiquitous #hashtags on binary positions may render it easy to neglect their nuances and facets. In recognition of grey-zones, contradictions and ambiguities, this ethnography focuses on a suburb of Cape Town, Observatory, and its recently revived Neighbourhood Watch as an urban renewal project and attempt to decrease notions of vulnerability to crime and violence. In Observatory – considered to be liberal and bohemian by its inhabitants – the framing of topics within the Neighbourhood Watch group often take on an abstract, intellectualised form. Nevertheless, the group with its rather clashing ideals is grounded in and fuelled by recycled crime stories as well as snapshots of suspected criminals that continue to reappear via various social media channels. Individual experiences, stories and inner conflicts of local Neighbourhood Watch members are at the centre of this exploratory engagement with how fear becomes embodied, everyday practice and the ways in which desires for relationality and spatial exclusivity become entangled in a place where every life matters only in principle.

Von Ursachen sprechen  Eine aitiologische Spurensuche  Telling origins  On the lookout for aetiology Book

Von Ursachen sprechen Eine aitiologische Spurensuche Telling origins On the lookout for aetiology

  • Author : Christiane Reitz
  • Publisher : Georg Olms Verlag
  • Date : 2014-12-31
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN : 9783487151908

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Ursachen erzählen – von Ursachen erzählen: Unser Band vereint Untersuchungen zu Texten aus ganz verschiedenen Bereichen. Altes und Neues Testament, Fachschriften, literarische, historiographische und urkundliche Texte von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit und sogar die Marseillaise kommen zur Sprache. Alle Interpreten haben sich folgende Fragen gestellt: Wie werden Ursprungsgeschichten erzählt? Lassen sich in einzelnen Gattungen, Textsorten, Bildern, wissenschaftlichen und literarischen Kontexten gemeinsame Strukturen feststellen, wie Aitien eingesetzt und gestaltet werden? Bildet sich eine eigene Systematik aus, die sich von anderen Erzählungen abhebt? Welche Erkennungsmuster bieten die Ursprungsgeschichten, seien sie in wissenschaftlichen, in fiktionalen, in bildlichen Zusammenhängen präsent, ihren intendierten Rezipienten an? Mythos, Überzeugung, Historie, Sprechen und Wissen: In jedem dieser Bereiche erweist sich die Frage nach dem aitiologischen Kern als fruchtbar. Telling origins and telling of origins – our volume brings together studies of a wide range of texts: the Old and New Testaments, technical writing, literary, historiographical and documentary texts from antiquity to the modern age, and even the Marseillaise. All contributors deal with the following questions: how are stories about origins told? Can we identify common patterns for the ways in which aitia are established and shaped in individual genres, types of texts, images, scientific and literary contexts? Can we distinguish the development of narrative structures specific to aetiology? Which patterns of recognition do stories of origins, whether in scientific, fictional or visual contexts, offer to their intended recipients? Myth, persuasion, history, speech and knowledge: in each of these spheres the search for an aetiological core proves fruitful.