Ovid s Myth of Pygmalion on Screen

Ovid s Myth of Pygmalion on Screen

Also published in 2008, Jane O'Sullivan's article took up the threads of the myth in Vertigo and analysed the re-emergence of its Pygmalion elements in the ...

Author: Paula James

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441168504

Category: History

Page: 248

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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.
Categories: History

Locating Classical Receptions on Screen

Locating Classical Receptions on Screen

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London and New York: Bloomsbury. James, Paula. (2013). “Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Pandora ...

Author: Ricardo Apostol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319964577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ovid

Ovid

Ovid's Heroides, Select Epistles (Cambridge, 1995). ... James, Paula, Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuitofthe Perfect Woman (London, 2011).

Author: Carole E. Newlands

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857726605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Newlands provides an extensive overview and analysis of Ovid s works."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Screening Statues

Screening Statues

Ovid's Metamorphoses, in fifteen books. ... Paula James, Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen – In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman (London and New York: ...

Author: Steven Jacobs

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474410908

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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This collection charts the lives and times of Muslims living in contemporary Scotland
Categories: Performing Arts

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

According toApollodorus (3.14.3), Pygmalion was akingofCyprus whose ... [P. James, Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of thePerfect Woman (2013) ...

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782976363

Category: History

Page: 432

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Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A – Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.
Categories: History

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London: Continuum. Kunze, M. and E. Hofstetter (eds.) (2005).

Author: Arthur J. Pomeroy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118741443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and Christian worlds. Written by a team of experts in their fields, this work considers productions that discuss social settings as reflections of their times and as indicative of the technical advances in production and the economics of film and television. Productions included are a mix of Hollywood and European spanning from the silent film era though modern day television series, and topics discussed include Hollywood politics in film, soundtrack and sound design, high art and low art, European art cinemas, and the ancient world as comedy. Written for students of film and television as well as those interested in studies of ancient Rome and Greece, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen provides comprehensive, current thinking on how the depiction of Ancient Greece and Rome on screen has developed over the past century. It reviews how films of the ancient world mirrored shifting attitudes towards Christianity, the impact of changing techniques in film production, and fascinating explorations of science fiction and technical fantasy in the ancient world on popular TV shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Who.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding Latin Literature

Understanding Latin Literature

... Ovid's Pygmalion has been read as the myth of the artist, a myth which ... in Ovid Renewed and Paula James in Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In ...

Author: Susanna Morton Braund

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317240273

Category: History

Page: 220

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Understanding Latin Literature is a highly accessible, user-friendly work that provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry. This second edition is heavily revised to reflect recent developments in scholarship, especially in the area of the later reception and reverberations of Latin literature. Chapters are dedicated to Latin writers such as Virgil and Livy and explore how literature related to Roman identity and society. Readers are stimulated and inspired to do their own further reading through engagement with a wide selection of translated extracts and through understanding the different ways in which they can be approached. Central throughout is the theme of the fundamental connections between Latin literature and issues of elite Roman culture. The versatile and accessible structure of Understanding Latin Literature makes it suitable for both individual and class use.
Categories: History

Screening Divinity

Screening Divinity

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London and New York: Continuum. Jevons, Frank B. (1913). 'Anthropomorphism', in James ...

Author: Maurice Lisa Maurice

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474425759

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Lisa Maurice examines screen portrayals of gods - covering Greco-Roman mythology, the Judeo-Christian God and Jesus - from the beginning of cinema to the present day. Focussing on the golden age of the Hollywood epic in the fifties and the twenty-first century second wave of big screen productions, she provides an over-arching picture that allows historical trends and developments to be demonstrated and contrasted. Engaging with recent scholarship on film, particularly film and theology as well as classical reception, she considers the presentation of these gods through examination of their physical and moral characteristics, as well as their interaction with the human world, against the background of the social contexts of each production.
Categories: Performing Arts

Latin Poetry and Its Reception

Latin Poetry and Its Reception

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London, New York. ———. 2018. 'Statues, Synths, and Simulacra: The Ovidian Contours of ...

Author: C. W. Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000351767

Category: History

Page: 360

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This volume offers 18 new studies reflecting the latest scholarship on Latin verse, explored both in its original context and in subsequent contexts as it has been translated and re-imagined. All chapters reflect the wide research interests of Professor Susanna Braund, to whom the volume is dedicated. Latin Poetry and Its Reception assembles a blend of senior scholars and new voices in Latin literary studies. It makes important contributions to the understanding of Kingship in Hellenistic and Roman thought, with the first four chapters dedicated to exploring this theme in Republican poetry, Virgil, Seneca, and Statius. Chapters focusing on the modern reception include case studies from the 16th to the 21st century, with discussions on Gavin Douglas, Edward Gibbon, Herman Melville, Igor Stravinsky, and Elena Ferrante, among others. No comparable volume provides a similar range. Latin Poetry and Its Reception will appeal to all scholars of Latin poetry and classical reception, from senior undergraduates to scholars in Classics and other disciplines.
Categories: History

Classical Myth on Screen

Classical Myth on Screen

This onscreen doubling articulates how distinct motives of womanufacture—playing the ... For an extensive survey of Ovid's Pygmalion myth in the context of ...

Author: M. Cyrino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137486035

Category: Art

Page: 257

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An examination of how screen texts embrace, refute, and reinvent the cultural heritage of antiquity, this volume looks at specific story-patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman culture. The contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key cultural relay points at which a myth is received and reformulated for a particular audience.
Categories: Art

Ovid on Screen

Ovid on Screen

Pygmalion may have fashioned a human-sized statue from ivory, presumably by ... including any number of verbal metamorphoses (word plays) in Ovid's story, ...

Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108485401

Category: History

Page: 494

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The first study of Ovid, especially his Metamorphoses, as inherently visual literature, explaining his pervasive importance in our visual media.
Categories: History

Victorian Epic Burlesques

Victorian Epic Burlesques

... Miryana Dimitrova Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James The Codex Fori Mussolini, Han Lamers and Bettina Reitz-Joosse The Gentle, Jealous God, ...

Author: Rachel Bryant Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350027183

Category: History

Page: 296

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This anthology presents annotated scripts of four major burlesques by key playwrights: Melodrama Mad! or, the Siege of Troy by Thomas John Dibdin (1819); Telemachus; or, the Island of Calypso by J.R. Planché (1834); The Iliad; or, the Siege of Troy by Robert Brough (1858) and Ulysses; or the Ironclad Warriors and the Little Tug of War by F.C. Burnand (1865). Beloved legend, archaeological riddle and educational staple: Homer's epic tales of the Trojan War and its aftermath were vividly reimagined in nineteenth-century Britain. Classical burlesques-exceptionally successful theatrical entertainments-continually mined the Iliad and Odyssey to lucrative comic effect. Burlesques combined song, dance and slapstick comedy with an eclectic kaleidoscope of topical allusions. From namedropping boxing legends to recasting Shakespearean combats, epic adaptations overflow with satirical commentary on politics, cultural highlights and everyday current affairs. In uncovering Homer's irreverently playful afterlife, this selection showcases burlesque's development and wide appeal. The critical introduction analyses how these plays contested the accessibility of classical antiquity and dramatic performance. Textual and literary annotations, with contemporary illustrations, illuminate the juxtaposed sources to establish these repackaged epics as indispensable tools for unlocking nineteenth-century social, cultural and political history. Resources for further study are available online.
Categories: History

The Gentle Jealous God

The Gentle  Jealous God

... Emma Bridges Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James Victorian Classical Burlesques: A Critical Anthology, Laura Monros-Gaspar The Gentle, ...

Author: Simon Perris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472511201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Euripides' Bacchae is the magnum opus of the ancient world's most popular dramatist and the most modern, perhaps postmodern, of Greek tragedies. Twentieth-century poets and playwrights have often turned their hand to Bacchae, leaving the play with an especially rich and varied translation history. It has also been subjected to several fashions of criticism and interpretation over the years, all reflected in, influencing, and influenced by translation. The Gentle, Jealous God introduces the play and surveys its wider reception; examines a selection of English translations from the early 20th century to the early 21st, setting them in their social, intellectual, and cultural context; and argues, finally, that Dionysus and Bacchae remain potent cultural symbols even now. Simon Perris presents a fascinating cultural history of one of world theatre's landmark classics. He explores the reception of Dionysus, Bacchae, and the classical ideal in a violent and turmoil-ridden era. And he demonstrates by example that translation matters, or should matter, to readers, writers, actors, directors, students, and scholars of ancient drama.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Poetry Writing Genre

Reading Poetry  Writing Genre

... Miryana Dimitrova Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James The Codex Fori Mussolini, Han Lamers and Bettina Reitz-Joosse The Gentle, Jealous God, ...

Author: Silvio Bär

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350039339

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This ground-breaking volume connects the situatedness of genre in English poetry with developments in classical scholarship, exploring how an emphasis on the interaction between English literary criticism and Classics changes, sharpens, or perhaps even obstructs views on genre in English poetry. “Genre” has classical roots: both in the etymology of the word and in the history of genre criticism, which begins with Aristotle. In a similar vein, recent developments in genre studies have suggested that literary genres are not given or fixed entities, but subjective and unstable (as well as historically situated), and that the reception of genre by both writers and scholars feeds back into the way genre is articulated in specific literary works. Classical scholarship, literary criticism, and genre form a triangle of key concepts for the volume, approached in different ways and with different productive results by contributors from across the disciplines of Classics and English literature. Covering topics from the establishment of genre in the Middle Ages to the invention of female epic and the epyllion, and bringing together the works of English poets from Milton to Tennyson to Josephine Balmer, the essays collected hereargue that the reception and criticism of classical texts play a crucial part in generic formation in English poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Alexander the Great in the Early Christian Tradition

Alexander the Great in the Early Christian Tradition

... edited by Filippo Carlà and Irene Berti Ancient Greek Myth in World ... Eldon Stevens Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James Reading Poetry,

Author: Christian Thrue Djurslev

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350120402

Category: History

Page: 240

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What has Alexander the Great to do with Jesus Christ? Or the legendary king's conquest of the Persian Empire (335–23 BCE) to do with the prophecies of the Old Testament? In many ways, the early Christian writings on Alexander and his legacy provide a lens through which it is possible to view the shaping of the literature and thought of the early church in the Greek East and the Latin West. This book articulates that fascinating discourse for the first time by focusing on the early Christian use of Alexander. Delving into an impressively deep pool of patristic literature written between 130–313 CE, Christian Thrue Djurslev offers original interpretations of various important authors, from the learned lawyer Tertullian to the 'Christian Cicero' Lactantius, and from the apologist Tatian to the first church historian Eusebius. He demonstrates that the early Christian adaptations of the Alexandrian myths created a new tradition that has continued to develop and expand ever since. This innovative work of reception studies is important reading for all scholars of Alexander the Great and early church history.
Categories: History

Sex Symbolists and the Greek Body

Sex  Symbolists and the Greek Body

... edited by Filippo Carlà and Irene Berti Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction ... by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion ...

Author: Richard Warren

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350042360

Category: Art

Page: 280

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This book explores Symbolist artists' fascination with ancient Greek art and myth, and how the erotic played a major role in this. For a brief period at the end of the 19th century the Symbolist movement inspired artists to turn inwards to the unconscious mind, endeavouring to unveil the secrets of human nature through their symbolic art. But above all their greatest interest, and fear, was man (and woman's) sexuality. Building upon the traditions of Academic neoclassicism, but fired with a new zeal, they turned back to Greek art and myth for inspiration. That classical legacy was once again a vehicle for artists to express their dreams, ideas and revelries. And so too their anxieties. For at times the frightening spectre of the sexual unconscious drove them to a new and innovative engagement with antiquity, including in ways never before tried in the history of the classical tradition. The unnerving sirens of Gustave Moreau, unearthly heroines of Odilon Redon, or leering fauns of Felicien Rops all played their role, among others, in this novel and unprecedented chapter in that tradition. This book shows how in their painting, drawing and sculpture the Symbolists re-invented Greek statuary and transposed it to new and unwonted contexts, as the imaginary inner worlds of artists were mapped onto the landscapes of Greek myth. It shows how they made of the Greek body, whether female, male, androgyne or sexual other, at once an object of beauty, desire, fear, and - at times - of horror.
Categories: Art

Classical Literature and Posthumanism

Classical Literature and Posthumanism

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen. In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London. Janan, M. 1988. 'The Book of Good Love? Design versus Desire in Metamorphoses ...

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350069527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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The subject of the posthuman, of what it means to be or to cease to be human, is emerging as a shared point of debate at large in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. This volume asks what classical learning can bring to the table of posthuman studies, assembling chapters that explore how exactly the human self of Greek and Latin literature understands its own relation to animals, monsters, objects, cyborgs and robotic devices. With its widely diverse habitat of heterogeneous bodies, minds, and selves, classical literature again and again blurs the boundaries between the human and the non-human; not to equate and confound the human with its other, but playfully to highlight difference and hybridity, as an invitation to appraise the animal, monstrous or mechanical/machinic parts lodged within humans. This comprehensive collection unites contributors from across the globe, each delving into a different classical text or narrative and its configuration of human subjectivity-how human selves relate to other entities around them. For students and scholars of classical literature and the posthuman, this book is a first point of reference.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Classics in South America

The Classics in South America

... edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James Reading Poetry, Writing Genre, edited by Silvio Bär ...

Author: Germán Campos Muñoz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350170278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This volume examines the long and complex history of the Greco-Roman tradition in South America, arguing that the Classics have played a crucial, though often overlooked, role in the self-definition in the New World. Chronicling and theorizing this history through a detailed analysis of five key moments, chosen from the early and late colonial period, the emancipatory era, and the 20th and 21st centuries, it also examines an eclectic selection of both literary and cinematographic works and artefacts such as maps, letters, scientific treatises, songs, monuments, political speeches, and even the drafts of proposals for curricular changes across Latin America. The heterogeneous cases analysed in this book reveal cultural anxieties that recur through different periods, fundamentally related to the 'newness' of the continent and the formation of identities imagined as both Western and non-Western – a genealogy of apprehensions that South American intellectuals and political figures have typically experienced when thinking of their own role in world history. In tracing this genealogy, The Classics in South America innovatively reformulates our understanding of well-known episodes in the cultural history of the region, while providing a theoretical and historical resource for further studies of the importance of the Classical tradition across Latin America.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Identity ies

Identity ies

Foucault, Michel (1977). Discipline and Punish. London: Allen Lane. James, Paua (2011). Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman.

Author: ANA PAULA ARNAUT

Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press

ISBN: 9789892614823

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Page: 225

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At a time when the world watches in horror the unfolding drama of millions of refugees and the anxiety of identity figures prominently among globalization’s many side effects, this is certainly a very timely book, with contributions that address the momentous issues at hand in ways that are not just varied but also surprisingly illuminating. It seems only appropriate that the book starts and ends (“Whoever is not Greek is a barbarian”; “The Women of the Other and us”) with well contextualized, historical / theoretical reflexions on the unfailingly self-serving construction and ultimate appropriation of “the other”, be it the supposedly inarticulate savage of neighboring barbarian shores or the haunting background presence of Arab women - the barely acknowledged half of the West’s reified “Rest”. ln fact, although the chronological distance between the two historical moments is such as to discourage hasty generalizations, the continuities and the potential relevance are just too striking to be ignored.
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