P. James
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Research overview <h2>Current work:</h2><p>Reception of Classical imagery in the art of the nineteenth-century labour movement.<br />I am internationally known for my work on Apuleius Latin prose narrative,<em>The Golden Ass</em>and contributing to the<em>Blackwell Companion to the Ancient Novel</em>.</p><p>Reception of Classical Texts: Pygmalion&#39;s Ivory Maiden: Beautiful and Baneful Synthetic Women in 20th-century Cinema.</p><h3>Books (authored):</h3><p><em>Ovid&rsquo;s Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman</em>, Continuum Publishing, London 201)ISBN 9781441184665. (paperback with Bloomsbury, Spring 2013)</p><p><em>The Role of the Parrot in Selected Texts from Ovid to Jean Rhys</em>, coedited with Julia Courtney and author of two chapters on parrots in Latin Literature and the parrot Coco in<em>Wide Sargasso Sea</em>. Edwin Mellen Press, Lampeter, November 2006.)</p><p><em>Teach Yourself Roman Civilisation</em>. 195pp. Hodder and Stoughton. London 1999.</p><p><em>Unity in Diversity: a study of Apuleius&#39; Metamorphoses</em>. 272pp.<em>Altertums Wissenschaftliche Texte und Studien</em>. Olms, Hildesheim.1987.</p><h3>Chapters in Books</h3><p>&#39;Kiss Me Deadly (1955) the Myth of Pandora and Prometheus in Aldrich&#39;s cinematic subversion of Spillane.&#39; in Monica Cyrino (ed.),<em>Oysters and Snails: Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World</em>. Forthcoming 2013, Palgrave MacMillan (Media, Film and Theater Studies).</p><p>Paula James&amp; A. Ravenhill-Johnson (eds.)<em>Emblems of Hope: essays in the art and ideology of Trade Union imagery, 1850-1925</em>. Paula James has been leader on this research project and has edited the volume, contributing two chapters. Spring 2013, Anthem Press.</p><p>&lsquo;Crossing classical thresholds: Gods,&nbsp;Monsters and&nbsp;Hellmouths in the Whedon Universe,&rsquo; in<em>Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture</em>, D.Lowe, K.Shahabudin, edd. (2009) Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 237-260.</p><p>&lsquo;Ritualistic Behaviour in<em>The Wicker Man</em>: A classical and carnivalesque perspective on the true nature of sacrifice&rsquo; in<em>The Quest for the Wicker Man: History Folklore and Pagan Perspectives</em>B.Franks, S.Harper, J. Murray, L.Stevenson, edd. Edinburgh: Luath Press, 2006.</p><p>&lsquo;To Baldly Go: a Last Look at Lucius and his Counter Humiliation Strategies&rsquo; with Maeve O&rsquo;Brien in<em>Lectiones Scrupulosae</em>(essays on text and interpretation in Apuleius&rsquo;<em>Metamorphoses</em>)<em>Ancient Narrative</em>, suppl. 6. W.H.Keulen, R.R.Nauta, S.Panayotakis edd. Groningen 2006.</p><p>&lsquo;What Lies Beneath: Fluid Subtexts in Ovid&rsquo;s<em>Metamorphoses</em>,&rsquo; 1-20, in<em>Metamorphic Reflections: Essays presented to Ben Hijmans on his 75th birthday</em>. M.Zimmerman, R.Van der Paardt, edd. Peeters, Leuwen 2004.</p><p>&lsquo;Keeping Apuleius in the Picture: A dialogue between Bu&ntilde;uel&rsquo;s<em>Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie</em>and the<em>Metamorphoses</em>of Apuleius&rsquo;, 185-207, in Ancient Narrative. Vol. 1. Groningen. 2000-2001.</p><p>&lsquo;From Prologue to Story: Metaphor and Narrative Construction in the Opening of the<em>Metamorphoses</em>&rsquo;, 256-266, in<em>Companion to the Prologue to Apuleius&#39; Metamorphoses</em>. A.Kahane, A.Laird edd. Oxford University Press. 2001.</p><p>&lsquo;The Language of Dissent&rsquo;, 277-304, in<em>Experiencing Rome:Culture, Identity and Power in the Roman Empire</em>. J.Huskinson ed. Routledge London&amp; New York. 2000.</p><p>&lsquo;Prudentius&#39;<em>Psychomachia</em>: The Christian Arena and the Politics of Display&rsquo;, 70-94 in<em>Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity</em>. (Routledge Classical Monographs) R.Miles ed. Routledge, London&amp; New York. 1999.</p><p>&lsquo;Quasi Homo: Distortion and Contortion in Seneca&#39;s<em>Apocolocyntosis</em>&rsquo; with Susanna Morton Braund, 285-312 in<em>Arethusa</em>vol.31.3.<em>Vile Bodies: Roman Satire and Corporeal Discourse</em>. B.K.Gold, S.Morton-Braund edd. John Hopkins University Press. Baltimore. 1998.</p><p><br />&lsquo;The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Levis Amor in the<em>Metamorphoses</em>of Apuleius&#39;,&lsquo;35-50 in<em>Aspects of Apuleius&#39; Golden Ass</em>(Vol.2)<em>Cupid and Psyche</em>. M.Zimmerman, H.Hoffman edd. Egbert Forsten, Groningen. 1998.</p><p>&lsquo;Taceat Superata Vetustas: Living Legends in Claudian&#39;s<em>In Rufinum</em>1&rsquo;, 151-176 in<em>The Propaganda Of Power: The Role of Panegyric in Late Antiquity</em>.<em>(Mnemosyne Suppl.)</em>Mary Whitby ed. Leiden Brill, Boston, Cologne.1998.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Articles in refereed journals:</h3><p>&lsquo;Crises of Identity in Ovid&#39;s<em>Metamorphoses</em>&rsquo;, 17-25,<em>Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies</em>33 1986<br /><br />&lsquo;Cupid at Work and at Play&rsquo;, 113-122,<em>Groningen Colloquia on the Novel</em>Vol.1 1988.<br /><br />&lsquo;Pentheus Anguigena: Sins of the Father&rsquo;, 81-93,<em>Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies</em>38 1991-1993.<br /><br />&lsquo;Fool&#39;s Gold: Renaming the Ass&rsquo;, 155-172,<em>Groningen Colloquia on the Novel</em>Vol IV.1991<br /><br />&lsquo;Kicking the Habit: the Significance of Consuetudo in interpreting the Fable of Cupid and Psyche&rsquo;, 152-168,<em>Ramus</em>vol.30.No.2. 2001.<br /><br />&lsquo;She&rsquo;s All That: Ovid&rsquo;s Ivory Statue and the Legacy of Pygmalion on Film&rsquo;, 63-86,<em>The Classical Bulletin</em>. Vol.79. No.1. 2003.<br /><br />&lsquo;Making the Most of Marsyas&rsquo;, 75-104, with Andrew Feldherr,<em>Arethusa</em>. vol. 37. 2004.<br /><br />&lsquo;Real and Metaphorical Speaking Birds in the<em>Metamorphoses</em>of Apuleius&rsquo;, in<em>The Novel as Metaphor and Metaphor in the Novel</em>(Ancient Narrative Series) S.J.Harrison, M.Paschalis, S.Frangoulidis edd. Groningen 2004.</p><h3>Conference Publications:</h3><p>&lsquo;Inheritors of the Shield: an Homeric Mise en Abyme&rsquo;, 196-217, in<em>The Reception of Classical Texts and Images</em>. (Part Two: From Medieval to Modern Reception) L.Hardwick, S.Ireland edd. Open University 1996.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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