, poeticized diction belongs to a different universe from the straightforward speaker of "The Oven Bird.
By calling forth the past, archaism revivifies vanished time in the present, and permits writers access to a shifting and slippery cache of past moments: "The archaizing
writer moves backwards and forwards in time, plundering a series of intersecting pasts for material that will suit his or her project" (21).
character of the script is somewhat similar to that of other literary papyri; since we can (roughly) date the fragment, we are in a position to assert that the archaic type does not indicate an early date but appears to be associated with the genre of text.
This may be related to an archaizing
tendency in some of the earlier translations, where postnominal position of modifiers may be felt as an older feature, along with preservation of the words wyrd and oft and use of the inflected -th verb endings, as seen in several examples in (7) and (8).
This self-conscious trecentismo recalls the work of Carlo Carra, whose painting was then also typified by an archaizing
, toadying flag-waving.
On the one hand, I think that ethnographic studies on patrimonialization in the Middle East answer Lila Abu-Lughod's call to expand anthropological concerns to overcome what she calls the "zones of theory" regarding the Arab world, namely those fields of interest liable to reproduce the alterity of the Arab world, with the well-known cultural consequences of archaizing
lifestyles, perpetuating biases, reifying cultures (which become "viewable" and identifiable with few ideas--Islam, the harem, segmentation) whilst serving to conceal other aspects of social life, irrespective of how important they are to people.
This setting in a world that does not yet know the Christian, or even the Jewish, revelation has the singular advantage that it also, as it were, prefigures a world so secularized that it has largely forgotten them: the archaic, or archaizing
, features of the book are the metaphors for its ultramodernity.
Although Saint Anne is Mary's most obvious mentor, there is a clear parallel between the artistic work of the Virgin and the horticultural work of Saint Joachim--a parallel highlighted by Rossetti's archaizing
distortion of perspective.
Peace' is an especially loaded term, and the archaizing
1250) by adaptive extension; (45) this modernized replacement (without end-stop) is then nullified by Milton's archaizing
preference (massive) for the oft-form, even though in "avoidance of obsolescent verb terminals" he was "outstandingly modern"; (46) and first traces back to the same source as Old English fore (adv.
Ian Holgate takes up the vital subject of female patronage in his comparative investigation of the Venetian cult of Monica, and, finally, Roberto Cobianchi provides persuasive evidence for an eremitic, artistic "way of being-in-the-world" (I quote Clifford Geertz), for the Hermits of Citta di Castello guided Raphael's archaizing
celestial coronation of San Nicola in his early altarpiece for Sant'Agostino.
Writers from within the genre (China Mieville, David Brin) and outside it (Germaine Greer) complain about Tolkien's Tory medievalism, as they denigrate his archaizing