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n.1.(Zool.) A large American bombycid moth (Callosamia promethea). Its larva feeds on the sassafras, wild cherry, and other trees, and suspends its cocoon from a branch by a silken band.
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Like all writers, Alan Moore sometimes reflects on the art of writing, and in Promethea he has created a work dedicated to the imagination.
Cixous's important work The Book of Promethea (14) contains the elements that make it significant to the content of the Song and the positioning of my engagement with the Song as a radical encounter.
In Cixous's description of separation in The Book of Promethea she exemplifies the subversion of the expected:
Thus, my discovery that female Callosamia promethea, the promethea moth, mate multiple times was unexpected.
I have discussed the implications of this homophony in Cixous's Le Livre de Promethea in "L'ecriture de la genese d'Helene Cixous," in Voix, Traces, Avenement: L'ecriture et son sujet, Actes du Colloque de Cerisy, (ed.
Effects of hydrolyzable and condensed tannin on growth and development of polyphagous Lepidoptera: Spodoptera eridania and Callosamia promethea.
Effects of hydrolyzable and condensed tannin on growth and development of two species of polyphagous lepidoptera: Spodoptera eridania and Callosamia promethea.
Helene Cixous writes this desirous intersection in The Book of Promethea, where subjectivity resists even its own determination, where the two narrators "H" and "I" constantly slip and miss the mark of Promethea, whose story they wish to tell.
In books such as Le Livre de Promethea (1983; The Book of Promethea ), she reinterpreted myths and the mythic past and analyzed the representations of women in Western culture.
As Cixous writes in her own Book of Promethea, "In the end,
In discussing the treatment of sexuality in Cixous's novel Le livre de Promethea, Emma Wilson claims that Cixous "almost exclusively narrates and creates a text of the interior and of metaphor, only loosely related to social reality .
La revue souhaite la bienvenue aux nouveaux membres du Comite de redaction, mesdames Anne Crocker et Marie-Josee Fleury, et messieurs Paul Morin et Prometheas Constantinides.