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Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Michael Bell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This book reflects on humanistic education by examining the limits of the teachable in this domain. The Goethean motif of the open secret is not a mystery revealed but an utterance not understood, ... More


Romancing Rhetoricity and Historicity: The Representational Politics and Poetics of Little Reunion

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Focusing on Little Reunion, a key text for interpreting the series of self-fashioning performances Eileen Chang directed at Chinese reading publics as her imagined spectators, confessors, and ... More


Eileen Chang and Ang Lee at the Movies: The Cinematic Politics of Lust, Caution

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang's “Lust, Caution” and Ang Lee's 2007 adaptation of the story deal with appearance, performance, betrayal and the cinema. This chapter looks at the various political positions rendered ... More


Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

Kiran Keshavamurthy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467457
eISBN:
9780199087365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467457.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature is the first monograph on sexuality in modern Tamil literature. The book offers an interpretation of shifting representations of masculine desire ... More


Introduction

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about police aesthetics and Eastern European culture in Soviet times. The book maps out the relationship between culture and ... More


Concluding Thoughts

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the influence of the secret police on literature and film in the Soviet Union, explaining that the artists presented in the book sometimes ... More


Emptiness and Enlightenment in Poetry

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In a series of oppositions, Shinkei initially equates the shinku-soku contrast with the Buddhist dialectic. The central tenet of Shinkei's poetics is that renga's poetry lies in the relations between ... More


The Ambivalence of Influence: Lermontov's “Not-Byronism”

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the artistic quandaries of Mikhail Lermontov, who was admittedly influenced by Lord Byron, a leading figure of Romanticism. It reconsiders the ways in which the young Lermontov ... More


Palette of Fire: The Aesthetics of Propaganda in Black Boy and In the Castle of My Skin

John Wharton Lowe

in Calypso Magnolia: The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628882
eISBN:
9781469628059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628882.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the ways in which Richard Wright’s autobiography Black Boy influenced the Barbadian writer George Lamming’s autobiographical novel, In the Castle of My Skin. The discussion ... More


Introduction: Aesthetics Contra “Identity” in Contemporary Poetry Studies

Dorothy J. Wang

in Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783651
eISBN:
9780804789097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783651.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction begins with a discussion about the interplay between racial subjectivity and poetic writing. This interplay depends crucially upon paying close attention to the language and ... More


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