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Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms ... More


Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Philip F. Kennedy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The recognition scene is a feature of narrative that has shown extraordinary resilience in literary history and transformative power in works of literature. The evidence lies in its robust survival ... More


Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Lucy Collins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book examines the intersection of private and public spheres through the representation of memory in contemporary poetry by Irish women. It explores how memory shapes creativity in the work of ... More


Introduction

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Giving an overall account of the argument, the introduction briefly situates the book in contemporary queer studies and then turns to a genealogy of its modes of reading. By way of Samuel Johnson, ... More


A Cognitive Reading of the Qurʾanic Story of Joseph

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

We find in the Qurʾan and the life of Muaammad one of the most fascinating relationship constructs between a text and its contextual psychology in literature; at its crux is the fundamental question: ... More


Joseph in the Life of Muḥammad: Prophecy in <i>Tafsīr</i> (Exegesis), <i>Sīrah</i> (Biography) and Hadith (Tradition)

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

From the epistemology of a narrative paragon, Joseph in the Qurʾan, we move on in this chapter to consider three case studies, one from each of the following genres: tafsīr, sīrah and hadith. These ... More


Joseph and his Avatars

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Given the importance of Surah 12 as the paragon of all storytelling in the Qurʾan, it should not surprise us to find refractions and transfigurations of the story in postdating religious and literary ... More


Memory, Estrangement and the Poetic Text

Lucy Collins

in Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introduction explores the complex relationship between Irish women poets and the national tradition and examines the role of memory in shaping perceptions of individual subjectivity and literary ... More


Sacred Books in a Digital Age: A Cross-Cultural Look from the Heart of Asia to South America

Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The use of digital technologies in reproducing texts has profoundly transformed attitudes towards books and to the production and format of literary texts. While it is often assumed that digitization ... More


Intertextuality and Reading: The Myth of Deliverance in <i>al-Faraj baʿd al-Shiddah</i>

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Medieval Arabic anecdote collections regularly contain pious stories of deliverance (faraj) after distress (shiddah) in which recognition inflects the relief with which such narratives tend to end. ... More


Imposture and Allusion in the Picaresque <i>Maqāmah</i><sup>1</sup>

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Recognition stories lend themselves to easy parody. A few examples exist in the Arabian Nights, depending on how one leans in interpretation. There is a case to be made that the maqāmāt (sing. ... More


Tradition in Fragments: Swinburne’s “Anactoria”

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Three explores Swinburne’s “Anactoria” and its meditation on the afterlife of Sappho, a poet who survives, paradoxically, as lost, examining the relation between the poem’s extravagant lament ... More


Forgetting The Tempest

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Exploring the centrality of forgetting to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Chapter Two argues that forgetting links Prospero’s art of absorption and the play’s understanding of its relation to precursor ... More


Lost Lands: The Creation of Memory in the Poetry of Eavan Boland

Lucy Collins

in Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Eavan Boland’s interrogation of Irish national identity and its problematic intersection with women’s lived experience has been a formative aspect of her work since the early 1980s. This dimension of ... More


European Nationalism and British India

Máire ní Fhlathúin

in British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This short chapter sketches the moment of preoccupation with emerging nationalism in India as well as in Europe at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when an incipient discourse of Indian ... More


Conclusion

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The book’s conclusion makes an implicit call for a more nuanced genealogy connecting representations of black folklore in the post-Reconstruction era to what are typically considered the more ... More


“My Spirit’s Posthumeity” and the Sleeper’s Outflung Hand: Queer Transmission in Absalom, Absalom!

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom presents two seemingly opposed understandings of the relation to telling to history. In one, marking an irremediable alienation from experience, telling dooms ... More


Introduction: a dialogue on influence

Michèle Mendelssohn and Denis Flannery

in Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Written in the form of a dialogue between editors Michele Mendelssohn and Denis Flannery, this introduction explores the book's principles and summarises its specific chapters. Emphasising the extent ... More


“That Strange Mimicry of Life by the Living”: Queer Reading in Oscar Wilde’s “The Portrait of Mr. W.H.”

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In a reading of Oscar Wilde’s “The Portrait of Mr. W.H.,” which presents a theory of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (purporting to identify the addressee of the dedication) and a narrative about the ... More


“Vanished but Not Gone, Fixed and Held in the Annealing Dust”: Initiations and Endings in Go Down, Moses

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Exploring the various ways that Go Down, Moses is concerned with transmission—the transmission of property in the context of the history of slavery and of the ecological destruction of the land, and ... More


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