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Autobiography and publication

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks at occasions in a variety of Romantic-period texts when they consider themselves as autobiographies, or address the moment when self-writing becomes public. There is a particular ... More


Aristophanes' Comic Weapon

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Aristophanes' Apology, which is considered to be one of the finest and most neglected of all of Browning's later poems. It was published in 1875 and shows Browning's pride of ... More


Introduction

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Marie le Jars de Gournay's “The Apology for the Woman Writing.” The “Apology” is, in essence, a profuse autobiographical self-justification, with “apology” meaning “defense,” ... More


Reading Sexuality Skeptically in Montaigne

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The publication and popularity of Henri Estienne’s Latin translation of Sextus Empiricus’s Outlines of Skepticism allows for a new, skeptical approach to same-sex sexuality that questions its ... More


My List of Permanencies

Forrest G. Robinson

in The Author-Cat: Clemens's Life in Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227877
eISBN:
9780823240968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227877.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Clemens was struck by guilt when a incident in a birthday dinner for John Greenleaf Whittier happens: all the audience expected a entertaining speech, instead they got a rather crude burlesque of ... More


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


Three Apologies for Poetry

in The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311833
eISBN:
9781846315947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315947.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explains the conflictive connection between the modernist/avant-garde tradition and the ‘poetry of experience’ by exploring three contemporary ‘Apologies for Poetry’. It specifically ... 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


Offices Without Names

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that the Montaignean essai’s transformation of literary precedents was understood by contemporaries to be the performance of an unofficial role or unnamed office on the part of a ... More


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