Here you can find links that are relevant to the texts we’re reading/have read. I may have to break this page up into more than one page if it gets large! Please suggest links to me in class, or via email.
Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Here is an article that a lecturer in a previous iteration of Arts One had suggested students take a look at. I think it’s very useful for giving a sense of what the ancient Greeks would have thought about fate and free will, among other things. There are some Greek terms in it (in Greek letters), but even if you don’t understand those you can still get a fair bit out of it.
Dodds, E.R. “On Misunderstanding the ‘Oedipus Rex’.” Greece & Rome 13.1 (1966): 37-49.
- You can get to this article with your CWL login, here: http://ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/642354
Here is that poem about Oedipus made out of California license plates, by Daniel Nussbaum, that Robert Crawford referred to in lecture.
Hildegard of Bingen
Some sites that have illustrations from some of her writings:
- This blog post has a number of illustrations from Scivias
- The Wikipedia page on Hildegard’s book Scivias has a few illustrations from that book
- The Wikipedia page on Hildegard has a few other illustrations
- I believe this is the illustration for Scivias Part I, vision 4 (see our text p. 41)
- Here is an illustration for Scivias Part 1, vision 1 (p. 132)
Here is a 10 minute video that lets you hear what some scholars think English sounded like during the time that Shakespeare was writing. It also explains how this original pronunciation for Shakespeare’s works leads us to understand some new jokes and new rhymes we couldn’t understand with modern pronunciation. http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/what-shakespeare-sounded-like-to-shakespeare.html
This page gives a concise history of various views in astronomy in the Western intellectual tradition, from Babylon to Newton.
This page has some nice animations showing the difference between the older (Ptolemaic) view of why the planets seem to backtrack against the stars, vs. how it is explained in the Copernican model of the sun being at the centre rather than the earth.
The UBC library has a digital copy of A Blake Dictionary: The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake, by S Foster Damon and Morris Eaves. You can get to it with a CWL here (though if you’re getting to it from on campus this link may just take you straight to the book w/o having to use your CWL): http://ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ubc/detail.action?docID=10726846
A number of people in class were interested in natural theology. Here are a couple of links about it.
- “Debate over Natural Theology”–general overview and history of what some people thought before and around Darwin’s time
- Excerpt from William Paley’s natural theology argument (Paley’s view was discussed briefly in class)
- “Darwin and Cambridge Natural Theology,” by William E. Phipps, Bios, 1983 (you may need to be on the campus internet network to see the full text of this article)
Here’s a nice site that has a good deal of basic information about Freud’s theories: http://www.victorianweb.org/science/freud/index.html
Kleist, “The Earthquake in Chile”
In lecture, Voltaire’s response to Leibniz in regard to the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon was discussed. You can see Voltaire’s poem about this, and part of a letter that Rousseau wrote in response, here: http://geophysics-old.tau.ac.il/personal/shmulik/LisbonEq-letters.htm
Carter, The Bloody Chamber
Carter had translated some fairy tales by Charles Perrault before or around the same time as writing The Bloody Chamber (her translation of those tales came out in 1977, and The Bloody Chamber was published in 1979). Here are some of Perrault’s tales in other translations.
- Blue Beard
- Puss in Boots
- Little Red Riding Hood
The “Erl-King” could have numerous originals (look it up on Wikipedia), but this poem by Goethe is pretty well-known: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Erlk%C3%B6nig
- And here’s a YouTube video of the poem set to music by Schubert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS91p-vmSf0
- “Erl-King” also has references to some other works, such as:
Mulvey and Hitchcock
Excerpts from Mulvey’s film, Riddles of the Sphinx (1977)
- 360 degree pans:
- Grainy film and explanation of why: http://filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.ca/2013/10/celebrating-laura-mulvey-or-film.html
- Two other extracts are available on this site (click extracts on the right-hand side): http://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/laura_mulvey_and_peter_wollen/riddles_of_the_sphinx.html
From previous years…
Genesis and Kant
Here’s an outline of Genesis that I’ve found useful for when I can’t remember which chapter certain things are in! http://prophetess.lstc.edu/~rklein/Documents/genout.htm
Can’t keep the family tree straight in Genesis? Wikipedia has a nice chart, though it only goes up to Joseph and doesn’t include his sons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham%27s_family_tree
The CBC radio program “Ideas” has an episode in which various interpretations of the story of Eve are discussed, called “The Face of Eve”: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/05/27/the-faces-of-eve-2/
Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
Here’s a short article discussing the author’s pseudonym for the text, Johannes de Silentio: http://www.prioradams.com/2009/08/significance-of-kierkegaards-pseudonym.html
Here’s a nice outline of some of the main points of the text: http://www.uri.edu/personal/szunjic/philos/fear.htm
This is a discussion of some of the main claims and arguments in each section of the text: http://sorenkierkegaard.org/fear-and-trembling.html\
1. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has a nice summary of the main arguments in the Gorgias, here: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-rhetoric/#Gor
2. The Partially Examined Life podcast has an episode on Plato’s Gorgias.
— You can skip the beginning, where they talk about new episodes they might/might not do, and why. They start talking about the dialogue at 10:47, and they do a nice summary of the text, then go into specific arguments and criticisms of those. This podcast is rather long, but very comprehensive.
Here’s a pretty concise overview of the English civil war, the execution of Charles I, and more–all of this is relevant to the context in which Hobbes is writing. http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/lecture7c.html
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has a pretty concise overview of Hobbes’ political arguments–gives a kind of outline of Leviathan beginning around Chapter 13: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hobbes-moral/
Here’s a Philosophy Bites podcast that talks about the Leviathan in its historical context (short podcast): http://philosophybites.com/hobbes/
The Partially Examined Life podcast has an episode on Leviathan (sometimes explicit language in these)–this one is pretty long: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2009/06/07/episode-3-hobbess-leviathan-the-social-contract/
Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Here’s a site I found that lists the characters in the text (not every single one, but many of them), which I have found helpful when trying to remember exactly who someone was when I read about them later in the book: http://cr.middlebury.edu/public/russian/bulgakov/public_html/chars.html
Strickland, The Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot
Here is a version of this poem in linear fashion (not how it’s supposed to be read), but in case you want to just want to read the words: https://bostonreview.net/poetry/stephanie-strickland-ballad-sand-and-harry-soot
John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Images from the text
This page has some of the paintings from the book, in colour; though some of the links are 404 errors: https://courses.washington.edu/englhtml/engl569/berger/
This page also has a number of the images from the book: http://kitwallace.co.uk/berger/xquery/browse.xq?mode=home
Frans Hals images of the Regents and Regentesses of the Old Men’s Alms House are here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Frans_Hals/Work/11
Pictorial essay 2
Some of the images from essay 2 are on the page linked above: https://courses.washington.edu/englhtml/engl569/berger/
Many of the images from essay 3 are on the page linked above: https://courses.washington.edu/englhtml/engl569/berger/
Zoomable image of Holbein’s The Ambassadors: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/hans-holbein-the-younger-the-ambassadors
Some of Peter Claesz still lifes, like that shown on p. 100: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2005/claesz.html
Charles II being presented with a pineapple, by Hewart (p. 100): https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/406896/charles-ii-presented-with-a-pineapple
Mr. Towneley and Friends by Zoffany (p. 101): http://artuk.org/discover/artworks/charles-townley-and-friends-in-his-library-at-park-street-westminster-151327
Ossian Receiving Napoleon’s Marshalls by Girodet (p. 102): http://www.wga.hu/html_m/g/girodet/ossian.html
Paintings by Adriaen Brouwer (see p. 103): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adriaen_Brouwer
Zoomable version of Mr and Mrs Andrews by Gainsborough (p. 106-107): http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/thomas-gainsborough-mr-and-mrs-andrews
Rembrandt’s self-portraits (pp. 111-112):
- with Saskia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt#/media/File:Rembrandt_-_Rembrandt_and_Saskia_in_the_Scene_of_the_Prodigal_Son_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
- the portrait on p. 112: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rembrandt,_Self-portrait,_1668%E2%80%931669,_Galleria_degli_Uffizi,_Florence.jpg
Pictorial essay 6
A Family Group, possibly by Nouts (p. 120): http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/possibly-by-michiel-nouts-a-family-group
A Sleeping Maid and Her Mistress (The Idle Servant) by nicholaes Maes (pp. 120-121): http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/nicolaes-maes-the-idle-servant
A Man and a Woman in a Stableyard by Pieter Quast (pp. 120-121): http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/pieter-quast-a-man-and-a-woman-in-a-stableyard
The James Family by Arthur Devis (p. 123): http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/devis-the-james-family-n05281
Witches’ Sabbath by Luis Ricardo Falero (p. 127): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Witches_going_to_their_Sabbath_%281878%29,_by_Luis_Ricardo_Falero.jpg
Psyche’s Bath by Frederic, Lord Leighton (p. 127): http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/leighton-the-bath-of-psyche-n01574
La fortune passe, by Albert Maignan (p. 127) (this is the best photo I could find, but it has a watermark on it): https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-la-fortune-passe-goddess-fortuna-passing-1903-26922104.html
BBC television series
Studies of differences between American comics and Japanese manga by Neil Cohn and others (scroll down to “Cross-Cultural Comparison”): http://visuallanguagelab.com/papers.html
- The ones from 2012 and 2016 synthesize some of the earlier studies and add new content; those are the ones I mostly looked at.
- A list of “visual morphemes” related to emotions in manga, according to empirical research by Cohn and others: http://visuallanguagelab.com/A/jvlmorphology.html