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Letters from Camp Gugelstein: Interethnicity and Jewishness in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reads heroine Mona Chang's embrace of Jewish American culture as an inventive claim to an Asian American identity that is open‐ended, transformational, and fundamentally connected to ... More


Introduction

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the problems that literature and the arts and humanities face in a period of technological innovation and transformation. Unlike science and technology, the value of the arts ... More


The Value of Literary Criticism

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter inspects and studies what value literary criticism has to offer. It talks of the hermeneutic process and the hermeneutic principles, wherein the meaning and significance of literary ... More


Categories of the Technological Age

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is an attempt to analyse some of the overriding categories of the technological age, focusing more on the effects of technology on social structures. The chapter is thus interested in ... More


Don Paterson’s Ars Poetica

Derek Attridge

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the ambitious theoretical project of Paterson's forthcoming book, which attempts to establish a new basis for the current discourse about how poems work in terms of sound, ... More


Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Helen Thaventhiran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a new history of criticism in the first half of the twentieth century, against the backdrop of the modernist crisis of meaning. Our received idea of modernist criticism is that it ... More


Introduction: Modernist criticism and the meaning of meaning

Helen Thaventhiran

in Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides some frames for the book’s close readings of the prose styles of five modernist poet-critics and considers the complex intellectual history of the concept ‘meaning’, against ... More


Paraphrase: William Empson’s cheerful heresies

Helen Thaventhiran

in Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Empson’s distinctive use of paraphrase against the critical orthodoxy that all paraphrase does violence to the meaning of poems by reducing them to plain prose sense. It ... More


Minds, Machines, and Giving a Damn: From Powers to Percy

Robert Chodat

in The Matter of High Words: Naturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190682156
eISBN:
9780190682187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682156.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The 1960s saw the triumph of cognitive science over behaviorism. This chapter examines three literary–philosophical objections to this shift: “West Coast” phenomenology, Richard Powers’s Galatea 2.2, ... More


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