Volume 99 of Harvard Studies in Classical Philology includes the following contributions: Nancy Felson, “Vicarious Transport: Fictive Deixis in Pindar’s Pythian Four”; Douglas E. Gerber, “Pindar, Nemean Six: A Commentary”; Jennifer Clarke Kosak, “Therapeutic Touch and Sophokles’ Philoktetes”; F. S. Naiden, “The Prospective Imperfect in Herodotus”; Thomas A. Schmitz, “‘I Hate All Common Things’: The Reader’s Role in Callimachus’ Aetia Prologue”; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, “Alexandrian Sappho Revisited”; John T. Ramsey, “Mithridates, the Banner of Ch’ih-yu, and the Comet Coin”; Alexander Jones, “Geminus and the Isia”; Benjamin Victor, “Further Remarks on the Andria of Terence”; Peter E. Knox, “Lucretius on the Narrow Road”; Francis Cairns, “Virgil Eclogue 1.1–2: A Literary Programme?”; Michael Hendry, “Epidaurus, Epirus,…Epidamnus? Vergil Georgics 3.44”; Charles Segal, “Ovid’s Meleager and the Greeks: Trials of Gender and Genre”; John Hunt, “Readings in Apollonius of Tyre”; Bernard Frischer et al., “Word-Order Transference between Latin and Greek: The Relative Position of the Accusative Direct Object and the Governing Verb in Cassius Dio and Other Greek and Roman Prose Authors”; and Craig Kallendorf, “Historicizing the ‘Harvard School’: Pessimistic Readings of the Aeneid in Italian Renaissance Scholarship.”
Roughly a decade has passed since the bursting of Japan’s bubble economy, and despite some intermittent signs of recovery, the nation’s economic downturn that began in the early 1990s continues in the present. This special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, "Millennial Japan," was conceived as an attempt to take stock of the so-called Heisei recession in terms of its construction as a moment of major historical transition. The articles collected here examine the discourse surrounding the recession and the ways this discourse has influenced the production of scholarship on Japan.
With this special issue, South Atlantic Quarterly presents five never-before-published plays by some of the brightest stars in contemporary American theater. Mysterious Actions presents works that go beyond realism and will challenge audiences’ expectations,moving them toward a revolutionary theatrical experience. The plays by Neal Bell, Nilo Cruz, Erin Cressida Wilson, Marlane Meyer, and Don DeLillo employ techniques and situations that are original and unexpected. Each is followed by a scholarly analysis by such respected critics as Fredric Jameson, José Esteban Muñoz, and Frank Lentricchia, as well as an interview with each playwright. Monster, by Neal Bell, is a powerful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, thrusting the violence of the novel into the sharp relief of our times. Nilo Cruz’s Two Sisters and a Piano takes an intimate look at Cuba during the collapse of the Soviet Union and contemplates the meaning of “Cubanness” in today’s culture. The Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life, DeLillo’s short play, meditates on the “gradually shattering” nature of human relationships. In The Trail of Her Inner Thigh, Erin Cressida Wilson follows a boy-man as he embarks on an epic journey into emotionality and sensuality with the help of the women in his life. And Marlane Meyer’s play, The Mystery of Attraction, navigates the dangerous waters of contemporary masculinity.
Contributors. Neal Bell, Nilo Cruz, Don DeLillo, Frederic Jameson, William Davies King, Frank Lentricchia, Jody McAuliffe, Marlane Meyer, José Esteban Muñoz, Teri Reynolds, Erin Cressida Wilson