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Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Aims to fill a significant gap in the general understanding of the law of obligations, by focusing on the place of insurance within it. Argues that the majority of academic obligations lawyers have ... More


Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Alan Weir

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book defends an anti-platonist philosophy of mathematics derived from game formalism. Classic formalists claimed implausibly that mathematical utterances are truth-valueless moves in a game. ... More


Epilogue: Taste and the New Formalism

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This brief conclusion describes the difference between polemical claims made for taste’s critical power throughout the book and those made for aesthetics by the politically radical wing of New ... More


Changing the Sjuzet: Lyn Hejinian’s Digressive Narratology and the Writing of History

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

In The Fatalist, Lyn Hejinian declares herself the heir apparent to Diderot’s unruly Jacques, employing digression as a literary method for dismantling Enlightenment narratologies of rational order ... More


Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More


Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Ilya Kliger and Boris Maslov (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume draws together an array of distinguished scholars of ancient and modern literatures to consider the ways in which historicism in literary studies can and should be construed and pursued ... More


Seduction of a Filmic Romance: Eileen Chang and Ang Lee

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter describes how Eileen Chang and Ang Lee interpret fiction-film adaptation stylistically and philosophically in their versions of the controversial wartime romance Lust, Caution. Both ... More


Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Andrea Henderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809982
eISBN:
9780191860140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Algebraic Art explores the invention of a peculiarly Victorian account of the nature and value of aesthetic form, and it traces that account to a surprising source: mathematics. The nineteenth ... More


Legal Theory and Language

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter offers a brief introduction to topics and approaches in legal theory and language. It offers a critical summary of the differences between natural law and legal positivism, describes in ... More


Traditions and Transformations: The Rise of German Constitutionalism

Michaela Hailbronner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198735427
eISBN:
9780191799587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735427.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

German constitutionalism has gained a central place in the global comparative debate, but what underpins it remains imperfectly understood. Its distinctive conception of the rule of law and the ... More


Allocation of Risk and Tort Law

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Turns from contract to tort, exploring the significance of insurance in determining the existence and ambit of tort duties. Explains the perceived differences between contract and tort duties and ... More


Introduction

Marion Thain

in The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Starting with the idea of the late nineteenth century as a locus of ‘lyric crisis’, the introduction outlines established scholarly narratives of the relationship between poetry and modernity in the ... More


Story and Structure

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Peking Opera Blues through the lens of formalism and its structuralist narratology which produce cinematic codes that give the film its form, including Tsui’s auterist ... More


Chimeras of Form

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction establishes the framework of the book by explaining the conceptual foundations and function of modernist internationalism as it is developed over the course of Chimeras of Form. I ... More


Active Readers and Flexible Forms: The Emergence of Minor-Character Elaboration, 1966–1971

Jeremy Rosen

in Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Traces the recent surge in minor-character elaboration to the late 1960s and a set of active reading practices and textual acquisitiveness shared by feminist, anticolonial, poststructuralist, and ... More


Towards a narrative poetics of medieval saints’ lives

Eva von Contzen

in The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides an introduction to narrative theory as a formal approach to the lives of the saints in the Scottish Legendary. Narratology as a key theoretical field, its main strands as well ... More


“A Case of Metaphysics”: Realizing Capital

Anna Kornbluh

in Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254972
eISBN:
9780823261123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction establishes the problem of realizing fictitious capital as it appeared to the Victorian observers of financialization and chronic financial crisis, and as theorized by Marx. It ... More


Introduction

Reuven Snir

in Modern Arabic Literature: A Theoretical Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420518
eISBN:
9781474435642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420518.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction explains why the need for a new theoretical framework for the study of Arabic literature is so urgent. Its main outlines are based on the theoretical achievements of historical ... More


Novellas-in-Flash and Flash Cycles

Jennifer J. Smith

in The American Short Story Cycle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423939
eISBN:
9781474444941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423939.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The coda places the book in a larger discourse about new formalisms, which see form as a way to understand political, social, and ethical issues as intrinsic to aesthetic practice. The coda offers a ... More


Koussevitzky’s Ghostwriter

Simon Morrison

in Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199829446
eISBN:
9780199377244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829446.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the ghostwriting services that Arthur Lourié provided to the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky, and the Lourié compositions that Koussevitzky promoted in ... More


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