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Animal Sentience: Robert Bresson’s <i>Au hasard Balthazar</i>

Sharon Cameron

in The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar in which, through the filmic congruence of animal and human bodies, we are made to rethink the meaningfulness of the distinction that separates ... More


The Power of Formalism: The New Historicism

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the version of rhetorical exordium the method uses to place its argument in play. Just as Philip Sidney solicits his audience in the Apology for Poetry, so Stephen Greenblatt ... More


Sidney's Technology: A Critique by Technology of Literary History

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which examines the project of literary history as a technical practice that is part of the broader poetics of contemporary technē, looks at the difference between the technical ethos of ... More


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