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Speech Effects: The Talk as a Genre

Bob Perelman

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Talk is the most mixed of media, from social to conflictual identificatory, but the tone and rhythm of culturally perspicacious speech make for an effective token of the possibility of individual ... More


The Nation

Thorlac Turville-Petre

in England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Defining a nation necessarily involves exclusion. What does not belong needs to be identified in order to safeguard the unity of what is part of the nation. It was the presence of so many outsiders ... More


The Story of England

Thorlac Turville-Petre

in England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The form that a nation takes is justified by the history of its territory, people, and institutions, so that writing history is fundamental to the establishment of national identity. In particular, ... More


The Law of the Land: Laʒamozn’s Brut

Christopher Cannon

in The Grounds of English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230396
eISBN:
9780191696459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230396.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the form of Lazamon’s Brut. It starts by defining the term choreographia in 16th and 17th centuries, a passion for the representation of territory so general that it spans the ... More


The Place of the Self: Ancrene Wisse and the Katherine-group

Christopher Cannon

in The Grounds of English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230396
eISBN:
9780191696459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230396.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins by evaluating E. J. Dobson’s claim that he had identified the location of the Ancrene Wisse, and shows the power of early Middle English forms to illicit critical response. The ... More


Institutions: University

NEIL KENNY

in The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271368
eISBN:
9780191709531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271368.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates how curiosity was used by universities. It focuses on the Germanic territories, where Lutheran universities latched on to the theme of curiosity: from 1652 onwards, they ... More


Institutions: Church

NEIL KENNY

in The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271368
eISBN:
9780191709531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271368.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates uses of curiosity by the church, both Catholic and Protestant, in both France and the Germanic territories. Unlike universities, the church already had a long history of ... More


Ghostly Forms: Race, Nation, and Genre in Frantz Fanon

in Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754903
eISBN:
9780804772501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754903.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores the ghostly continuities between Fanon the Martinican-born psychiatrist and Fanon the anticolonial Algerian nationalist. It finds in both a common engagement with the ... More


The Allure of the Same: Robert Southey’s Welsh Indians and the Rhetoric of Good Colonialism

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

in Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638680
eISBN:
9780748651702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the expanded scope of exposing the colonial crimes of England. It declares a shared British-Spanish American patriotism, and notes the increased fear that Napoleon Bonaparte ... More


Under Suspicion: The Plotting of Britain in World War II Detective Spy Fiction

Phyllis Lassner

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies Margery Allingham and Helen MacInnes. The discussion approaches these two writers as intermodernists, and determines that their fictions are a complicated linking of cultural and ... More


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