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Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Russell Samolsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book sets out to articulate a new theory and textual practice of the relation between literary reception and embodiment by arguing that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. ... More


Embarrassing Bovary

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a reading of the famous description of Charles Bovary’s cap in the early pages of Madame Bovary. Although the moment has been rightly understood as embarrassing for Bovary, ... More


Breaking Glass to Save the Frame: William Carlos Williams and Company

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the polarity between spectator or readerly irrelevance on the one hand and bodily incorporation of the reader’s body on the other, to investigate writers and artists who ... More


Coda: Universal Breath

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The coda extends Olson’s and Baraka’s theories of breath and bodily incorporation from the previous chapter to quite different forms of contemporary writing, ranging from Native American Leslie ... More


“I was his nursling once”: Internationalism and “nurture holy” in Samson Agonistes

Trubowitz Rachel

in Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199604739
eISBN:
9780191741074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604739.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that the image of Samson as God's nursling and the allusions to nursing and nurture elsewhere in the drama open a new window into Milton's preoccupations in Samson Agonistes with ... More


The Deadly Secrets of the Heart: The Chastelaine de Vergy and the Castelain de Couci

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the relation between courtly lyric and romance with reference to the treatment of the motif of dying for love. The main texts under discussion are the vida devoted to Guillem de ... More


Coda: The Time of Inscription: Maus and the Apocalypse of Number

Russell Samolsky

in Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The coda concludes the book's analysis of the way in which particular texts become apocalyptically legible or manifest. It does so by taking account of Spiegelman's self-reflexive meditation on the ... More


Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

John O'Brien

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book treats the business corporation as an imaginative construct, a fiction that informs other fictions and exerts agency in the world. The book uses literary texts--novels, plays, poetry--as ... More


“Pale Phantoms of Desire”: Subjectivity, Spectral Memory, and Irish Modernity

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It is frequently claimed that the ghost in Irish culture was banished by modernity, but in Joyce's fiction, the ghost owes as much to technology and the mass media as to traditional Irish folklore. ... More


Introduction: The Corporation as Metaphor

John O’brien

in Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This introductory chapter describes how the book will treat the business corporation as a figure of speech, more specifically as an example of catachresis or an abuse of language, since the business ... More


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