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11/3/82

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this document, dated 11/3/82, Paul de Man presents the possible table of contents for an ‘unfinished book, in the event of my death’, after he was diagnosed with cancer. The book covers topics ... More


The Accidental Doctor: Physics and Metaphysics in Robinson Crusoe

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the poetics of surprise in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. It considers surprise in relation to bourgeois individualism and the rise of industrial capitalism, Puritan traditions ... More


Action

David Grumett

in Material Eucharist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767077
eISBN:
9780191821264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767077.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the liturgy, actions can speak louder than words. Silence may powerfully intensify the significance of the bread, wine, and other material elements employed in the Eucharist, as in the Great ... More


. Actors Transcending the Darkness

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter develops the previous chapter's concerns, describing the borderlands setting of Joel Coen's No Country for Old Men as a term of both geographical and ideological reference. It also ... More


Aesthetics of Fragmentation in Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt

Leonardo F. Lisi

in Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 begins by examining Henrik Ibsen's early play St. John's Night and shows how his career as a playwright began by following J.L. Heiberg's aesthetics of autonomy, only to turn away from the ... More


Afterword

S. Sara Monoson

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Afterword reviews the theoretical and archive-building contributions of this collection as a whole and argues that we can find a visual allegory of the intellectual processes of reception that is ... More


<i>Aimances</i> in Rousseau: <i>Julie or The New Heloise</i> as Treatise on the Passions

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at how writing and theory are superimposed in Rosseau's novel, Julie or the New Heloise. Drawing upon two of Paul de Man's readings of the novel in his Allegories of Reading, the ... More


Albertino Mussato and Humanist Prophecy

Brian FitzGerald

in Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages: Prophets and their Critics from Scholasticism to Humanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808244
eISBN:
9780191845956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808244.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The work of the Paduan humanist Albertino Mussato is the focus of this chapter. Mussato shared many of Nicholas Trevet’s views on the nature and purview of prophetic inspiration: he turned away from ... More


Allegorical reading in occasional Elizabethan liturgies

Margaret Christian

in Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Occasional liturgies are scripts for religious services which respond to specific occasions: emergencies like plague (in 1563), Muslim invasions in Europe (in 1565 and 1566), bad weather (in 1571), ... More


Allegorical Sieges

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter first considers the use of the image or idea of the siege in spiritual writings, an important aspect of the larger subject of the allegorical fortress. It then discusses sieges in ... More


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