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Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More


French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Walter Redfern

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The culmination of a lifetime's fascination with humour in all its forms, this book embraces an impressive span of authors and a broad range of topics in French literary humour. It considers diverse ... More


Flaubert: Writing the Masculine

Mary Orr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159698
eISBN:
9780191673672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159698.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a new approach to Flaubert's major writing and to gender studies as a whole. Through a combination of close reading with a knowledge of current gender studies and particular ... More


The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Rodolphe Gasché

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book seeks to develop a novel approach to literature beyond the conventional divide between realism/formalism and history/aestheticism. It accomplishes this not only through a radical ... More


Native Motion and Imperial Emotion: Male Performers of the “Orient” and the Politics of the Imperial Gaze

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni challenges the Orientalist notion that belly dance was historically a female performance genre through an investigation of the 19th‐century male dancers of Cairo. Analysis ... More


Writing Lives Forwards: A Case for Strictly Chronological Biography

Mark Kinkead-Weekes

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There could be different ways of writing biographies, just as there are different kinds of novels. Modern biographers who are sensitive to the trends in fiction and criticism may avoid the ... More


Alan William Raitt 1930–2006

M. J. Freeman

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

Alan William Raitt (1930–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, went up to Magdalen College at the University of Oxford from King Edward's Grammar School in Morpeth, in 1948. He progressed from ... More


Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Jurgen Pieters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book deals with the special power of literary texts to put us in contact with the past. A large number of authors, coming from different ages, have described this power in terms of ‘the ... More


Three‐Dimensional Morality

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality has universal, social, and personal dimensions. The context of enjoyment and styles of life is the personal dimension. The goods and conventions of these dimensions often conflict and none ... 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


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