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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 March 2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... supplies in a 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the theme 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
... on mule carts. And 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... seer Tiresias who in order to guide Homer's Odysseus home has to intervene and rearrange his senses so that he does not fall victim to the same fate as his unseeing crew ( Barnouw 2004: 11 ) and who, when deployed by Sophocles, resists his conscription to the city of Thebes on account of the unseen...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Oglethorpe Crypt contains microfilm of over eight hundred works 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and therapies. In that year 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... deference to the victims, who like most of us were noncombatants, I am unable to follow this new US tablet of values (as Zarathustra called 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...
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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
... structured on 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 musical theory and associated notation systems because they were not made up of whole-number sums of upper partial vibrations...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
...), Arendt herself writes, “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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... follows. The alienness to art referred to is not to be regarded as a natural propensity or condition of some groups in society. Rather, it is thought to be the outcome of the modern process of class differentiation and division, for which a famous episode in Homer’s The Odyssey (book XII) serves as...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... watcher or watchman, someone stationed on the skopia (the high ground) as a lookout: Skopia: a lookout-place, a mountain-peak , Homer: of the Trojan acropolis, Euripides: cf. Skopelos . 2. metaphor, the height or highest point of anything, Pindar. II. a watchtower , Latin specula...