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Theoretical Inquiry: Language, Linguistics, and Literature

Austin E. Quigley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101669
eISBN:
9780300129816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101669.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the aftermath of debate about the death of literary theory, this book asks whether theory has failed us or we have failed literary theory. Theory can thrive, the book argues, only if we understand ... More


Historicism and Theory

ROBERT D. HUME

in Reconstructing Contexts: The Aims and Principles of Archaeo-Historicism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186328
eISBN:
9780191674518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186328.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter aims to broaden the perspective and inquire into the relationship between historical scholarship and other methods. The first section differentiates method from theory. Method dictates ... More


Common Places

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the concept of ‘common places’, which are also called loci communes and defined as general notions that are appropriate to the various disciplines of inquiry. One literary work ... More


Scientific American Poetry: Rae Armantrout, Jackson Mac Low, and Robert Duncan

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how four poets made use, or may have done so, of specific articles from Scientific American, a magazine that deliberately set out to provide the public with sufficient ... More


The Novel in Wonderland

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

We have come, in our time, to take the novel so much for granted as a dominant literary form that we tend to forget how recent has been its rise to prominence. Only in the eighteenth century did the ... More


Virtual Ruin: Disinterested Agency in Hazlitt and Keats

in Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Hazlitt's belief that a concern for the imaginative capacities of ethical debate turns us to the virtuality of social relations, and that it is precisely in the dynamic between ... More


Masculinity Studies, Professionalism, and the Rhetoric of Gender

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities: Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031613
eISBN:
9780813038926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides a theoretical inquiry into the dynamics and politics of reading masculinity. It attempts to analyze contemporary discourses on gender troubles. It also considers what makes ... More


Writing the contemporary: The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the ‘greed’ for reading and the notion of co-creative reading. It studies Byatt's engagement with realism, the premises, possibilities, pitfalls and puzzlement that are ... More


Poetry and Thought

Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay, Rebecca Dixon, Miranda Griffin, Sylvia Huot, Francesca Nicholson, and Finn Sinclair

in Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriqueurs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449734
eISBN:
9780801460586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449734.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the sustained association between poetry and intellectual inquiry in late medieval French writing inspired by three crucial works: the Roman de la rose in the form continued by ... More


The Law in/of <i>Finnegans Wake</i>: A Starchamber Quiry

Terence Killeen

in Joyce and the Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054742
eISBN:
9780813053301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054742.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay argues that scholars have underestimated the degree to which Finnegans Wake is shaped by James Joyce's interest in and reading about law and legal history, specifically the Bywaters trial ... More


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