The Greek myth of Narcissus is a timeless story of the perils of succumbing to projection and illusions.In this farcical novella, we continue Narcissus' story, as he travels through Hades on the greatest adventure there is - the quest for ...
Author: Nicole Kavner Miller
The Greek myth of Narcissus is a timeless story of the perils of succumbing to projection and illusions. In this farcical novella, we continue Narcissus' story, as he travels through Hades on the greatest adventure there is - the quest for self-awareness. Heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, it is a Hero's Journey toward individuation, and of finding the true meaning of love itself.
Of special interest to this chapter is the Tiresian prophesy to Narcissus' mother that precedes the unfolding of his story and is an Ovidian deviation from ...
Author: Maria Gerolemou
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This volume examines mirrors and mirroring through a series of multidisciplinary essays, especially focusing on the intersection between technological and cultural dynamics of mirrors. The international scholars brought together here explore critical questions around the mirror as artefact and the phenomenon of mirroring. Beside the common visual registration of an action or inaction, in a two dimensional and reversed form, various types of mirrors often possess special abilities which can produce a distorted picture of reality, serving in this way illusion and falsehood. Part I looks at a selection of theory from ancient writers, demonstrating the concern to explore these same questions in antiquity. Part II considers the role reflections can play in forming ideas of gender and identity. Beyond the everyday, we see in Part III how oracular mirrors and magical mirrors reveal the invisible divine – prosthetics that allow us to look where the eye cannot reach. Finally, Part IV considers mirrors' roles in displaying the visible and invisible in antiquity and since.
In meeting this unhappy end, however, Ameinius retains a modicum of initiative and seals Narcissus's fate along with his own. What transpires depends ona ...
Author: Diana Tietjens Meyers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Harmful, culturally prevalent imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood constrains women's self-determination. Gender in the Mirror proposes alternative imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood and advances an account of feminist discursive politics that takes on the challenge of neutralizing patriarchal imagery.
By the time Narcissus had turned 16, all the girls and youths in his town were in love with the handsome young hero. Yet Narcissus haughtily spurned them ...
Author: Michael M. McConaughey
When a caring father reports his estranged wife’s abuse of their children, feminist child protection workers, government agencies, and courts conspire against him. He never abandons his taken children despite the repeated lies, persecution, and cover-ups. Caught in the web of a corrupt and out-of-control family justice system, a father tells his story in this gripping personal narrative.
The image of Narcissus , in the mirror , is neither the mirror nor Narcissus . Narcissus , however , is confounded and thinks that , on seeing it , he is ...
Author: Augusto Boal
Publisher: Psychology Press
Augusto Boal attempts to use theatre within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. This text includes a full description of his principles of Legislative Theatre and a description of the process in Rio.
"Now a freshman at college, Guy Willard is trying to suppress his homosexual desires and go straight with girlfriend Christine.
Author: Guy Willard
Publisher: Prowler Press
"Now a freshman at college, Guy Willard is trying to suppress his homosexual desires and go straight with girlfriend Christine. Even taking a gay studies course with attractive Professor Golden can be passed off as an academic interest, but things get complicated when Guy finds a restroom in the park with some intense night-time action. When his new roommate Scott, arrives in the dorm, Guy falls head over heels in love. Scott is such a good friend to both him and Christine, but will he give Guy what he wants?""--Page 4 of cover.
... because Camila mirrors Anselmo, and because Anselmo is truly in love with Camila, we are brought back to the story of narcissus, who falls in love with ...
Author: Frederick A. De Armas
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The Roman poet Ovid, author of the famous Metamorphoses, is widely considered one of the canonical poets of Latin antiquity. Vastly popular in Europe during the Renaissance and Early Modern periods, Ovid's writings influenced the literature, art, and culture in Spain's Golden Age. The book begins with examinations of the translation and utilization of Ovid's texts from the Middle Ages to the Age of Cervantes. The work includes a section devoted to the influence of Ovid on Cervantes, arguing that Don Quixote is a deeply Ovidian text, drawing upon many classical myths and themes. The contributors then turn to specific myths in Ovid as they were absorbed and transformed by different writers, including that of Echo and Narcissus in Garcilaso de la Vega and Hermaphroditus in Covarrubias and Moya. The final section of the book centers on questions of poetic fame and self-fashioning. Ovid in the Age of Cervantes is an important and comprehensive re-evaluation of Ovid's impact on Renaissance and Early Modern Spain.
disal counterpart to two thirsty sinners in the Inferno who vainly “lick the Mirror of Narcissus.”43 The new appreciation of mirrors in the early ...
Author: Johannes Hoff
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Recovers a 15th-century thinker’s original insights for theology and philosophy today Societies today, says Johannes Hoff, are characterized by their inability to reconcile seemingly black-and-white scientific rationality with the ambiguity of postmodern pop culture. In the face of this crisis, his book The Analogical Turn recovers the fifteenth-century thinker Nicholas of Cusa’s alternative vision of modernity to develop a fresh perspective on the challenges of our time. In contrast to his mainstream contemporaries, Cusa’s appreciation of individuality, creativity, and scientific precision was deeply rooted in the analogical rationality of the Middle Ages. He revived and transformed the tradition of scientific realism in a manner that now, retrospectively, offers new insights into the “completely ordinary chaos” of postmodern everyday life. Hoff’s original study offers a new vision of the history of modernity and the related secularization narrative, a deconstruction of the basic assumptions of postmodernism, and an unfolding of a liturgically grounded concept of common-sense realism.
VI MIRRORS 392 Narcissus : In his treatise on painting , Alberti says the following : “ ... Narcissus who was changed into a flower , according to the poets ...
Author: Anne Hollander
Publisher: Univ of California Press
In this generously illustrated book, Anne Hollander examines the representation of the body and clothing in Western art, from Greek sculpture and vase painting through medieval and renaissance portraits, to contemporary films and fashion photography. First published ahead of its time, this book has become a classic.
After looking at the couple, the usage of mirrors in the story play an important role to find an answer to the question if the deliberate mirrorlessness reminds both partners of their better selves.
Author: Franka Girod
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Essay from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, University of Marburg (Fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: Proseminar The Short Story in English Speaking Canada, language: English, abstract: The couple described in "Mirrors" has decided to live without mirrors during summer, while spending their time in their summer house at Big Circle Lake. This cohabitation turns out to be not as harmoniously as the rest of the world sees it. The absence of mirrors causes several problems both partners try to deal with by themselves. This paper shall be concerned with the image of mirrors in the story, regarding especially the concealment and revelation it symbolizes. Therefore the image of the mirror in general has to be viewed. Afterwards the mirrorless summer house has to be examined as well as the couple, which deliberately lives without mirrors. In addition special scenes will be analysed. After looking at the couple, the usage of mirrors in the story play an important role to find an answer to the question if the deliberate mirrorlessness reminds both partners of their better selves.
The relation of mirrors to the heavenly spheres is implicit: Italian lyric poets refer to Narcissus's watery mirror as a spera, a “sphere,” because most ...
Author: Robert M. Durling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Robert Durling's spirited new prose translation of the Paradiso completes his masterful rendering of the Divine Comedy. Durling's earlier translations of the Inferno and the Purgatorio garnered high praise, and with this superb version of the Paradiso readers can now traverse the entirety of Dante's epic poem of spiritual ascent with the guidance of one of the greatest living Italian-to-English translators. Reunited with his beloved Beatrice in the Purgatorio, in the Paradiso the poet-narrator journeys with her through the heavenly spheres and comes to know "the state of blessed souls after death." As with the previous volumes, the original Italian and its English translation appear on facing pages. Readers will be drawn to Durling's precise and vivid prose, which captures Dante's extraordinary range of expression--from the high style of divine revelation to colloquial speech, lyrical interludes, and scornful diatribes against corrupt clergy. This edition boasts several unique features. Durling's introduction explores the chief interpretive issues surrounding the Paradiso, including the nature of its allegories, the status in the poem of Dante's human body, and his relation to the mystical tradition. The notes at the end of each canto provide detailed commentary on historical, theological, and literary allusions, and unravel the obscurity and difficulties of Dante's ambitious style . An unusual feature is the inclusion of the text, translation, and commentary on one of Dante's chief models, the famous cosmological poem by Boethius that ends the third book of his Consolation of Philosophy. A substantial section of Additional Notes discusses myths, symbols, and themes that figure in all three cantiche of Dante's masterpiece. Finally, the volume includes a set of indexes that is unique in American editions, including Proper Names Discussed in the Notes (with thorough subheadings concerning related themes), Passages Cited in the Notes, and Words Discussed in the Notes, as well as an Index of Proper Names in the text and translation. Like the previous volumes, this final volume includes a rich series of illustrations by Robert Turner.
There are a number of parallels between this passage and the Mirror of Erised: Harry, like Narcissus, is initially confused by the reflection into thinking ...
Author: Beatrice Groves
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.
I would like to argue that what went wrong in the mirror stage of Caravaggio's Narcissus is not the essential and productive “miscog nition” ...
Author: Jules Sturm
Publisher: transcript Verlag
This book explores the productive effects of bodily 'failure' in the sphere of visuality. The aim is to reflect on the human body's constant exposure to visual constraints and distortions, which are incorporated so strongly in everyday images of our bodies that they become invisible, while yet representative of cultural norms. By analyzing artistic literary and visual representations of imperfect, disabled, aging, queer, and monstrous bodies, this project exposes the »handicaps« of normative vision and opens up new ways of recognizing a multitude of corporeal existences and practices outside the norm.
“I loved Narcissus because, as he lay on my banks and looked down at me, in the mirror of his eyes I saw ever my own beauty mirrored.
Author: David Marriott
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
"In Haunted Life, David Marriott examines the complex interplay between racial fears and anxieties and the political-visual cultures of suspicion and state terror. He compels readers to consider how media technologies are haunted by the phantom of racial slavery. Through examples from film and television, modernist literature, and philosophy, he shows how the ideological image of a brutal African past is endlessly recycled and how this perpetuation of historical catastrophe stokes our nations race-conscious paranoia. Drawing on a range of comparative readings by writers, theorists, and filmmakers, including John Edgar Wideman, Frantz Fanon, Richard Wright, Issac Julien, Alain Locke, and Sidney Poitier, Haunted Life is a bold and original exploration of the legacies of black visual culture and the political, deeply sexualized violence that lies buried beneath it."