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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Larson Powell This article is a commentary on Friedrich Kittler's “In the Wake of the Odyssey.” Kittler reads Homer as a cultural-technological program for later historical development and finds later authors such as Virgil and Dante inferior to Homer. Kittler's “Wake” rehearses on a smaller scale...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler Friedrich Kittler's lecture, given in 2007 as part of the series of Mosse-Lectures, follows the recursions of Homer's Odyssey from its original transcription, coinciding with the invention of the Greek alphabet, through history. The stages of this include Virgil's Aeneid , Dante...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
... was of great personal importance to Kittler, given that Homer's work and its recursions through history were a significant part of his Musik und Mathematik project. We indicated above that lectures tend to present difficult subject matter in a more accessible way. Here, too, Kittler occasionally...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... photographer’s vest that fit over my flack jacket so that I could work from life. I carried an artnet.com press pass and sent jpegs of my drawings to that website. These trips were inspired by the premodern tradition of war art and history painting and Winslow Homer’s nineteenth-century Civil War paintings...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
... while Achaeans and Trojans massacred each other in close combat on the plains surrounding Sacred Ilium, their noble chariot-equipped lords faced off against each other with spears and bows. “That which strikes from afar” is Homer’s well-known epithet for a strategy that unites horse, charioteer, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... course, particular to philosophy or cinema. The Greek tragedians and poets celebrated the power of the seer while, in a similar fashion to modern cinema, deploying him or her to warn against the dangers of sensori-motorized action. The classic example is the seer Tiresias who in order to guide Homer's...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of literature, including the Bible, the Koran, and Homer’s Iliad , alongside audio recordings of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as an original copy of the script for Gone with the Wind donated by David O. Selznick and a sound clip of Popeye the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Johannes Hofer, not coincidentally a medical student at the Swiss University of Basel, defended the first Dissertatio medica DE NOSTALGIA, or Homesickness . 4 It was a discursive event when Hofer’s homesickness—grecized in memory of Homeric heroes like Odysseus—became a literary and thus High German term...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... such grandiloquent words). Freedom has been a given since the days of Homer's heroes, democracy since the days of Pericles, and our liberal-democratic order since Herold. But why and to what end does this enumeration of values suddenly take an abrupt turn? Why does the political flip into economics? Is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... the Vichian principle of ricorso: that history unfolds as cycles that are always the same, though not identical; the content changes, but the form recurs. 4 The voyage of Ulysses in Homer's epic is relived in the mundane everyday world of his modern hero Leopold Bloom. Joyce extrapolates...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of periodizing nonperiodic functions. In other words, we need a mathematical equivalent to [Gustave] Flaubert’s haughty claim that the rules of poetry have been fixed since Homer but those of prose only since Flaubert. The chime of bells or the noise of consonants kept falling through the grids of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., “The nightmare is that [the Nazis] have shown . . . what man is capable of” ( [1945] 2007 : 91). She reiterates this in a review of Hermann Broch’s collection of poems The Death Vigil (1945). Broch’s writing, she says, in a style resembling a Homeric hymn, spans the abyss between “the no longer and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... process of class differentiation and division, for which a famous episode in Homer’s The Odyssey (book XII) serves as allegorical reference. It concerns the story of how the Greek mythical hero Odysseus safely guided his crew of oarsmen and himself past the irresistibly seductive yet lethal songs of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... relieved them. The phulakē would in this way be inextricably related, insofar as it belongs to the same chain of guardianship, to the skopos , in early times a watcher or watchman, someone stationed on the skopia (the high ground) as a lookout: Skopia: a lookout-place, a mountain-peak , Homer: of the...