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Motherless Child: The Death of the Heart (1938)

Neil Corcoran

in Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Bowen's novel, The Death of the Heart, proposing that its analysis of class relations in 1930s England has affinities with the work of Waugh, Green, and Lawrence. This analysis ... More


Introduction

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter starts with a survey of the preceding scholarly literature on Plutarch's practical ethics, a group of twenty-odd texts within the Moralia. Although Ziegler's discussion of what he ... More


Introduction

John Richardson

in An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367362
eISBN:
9780199918249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The first section poses general question about the aims and context of the study. The category of surrealism is held in this study to be more a productive analogy than implying a direct line of ... More


A Leap of Faith into <i>Moses</i>: Freud’s Invitation to Evenly Suspended Attention

Yael Segalovitz

in Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Moses and Monotheism invites its readers to approach it in a state of “evenly-suspended attention,” the mindset that Freud recommends his colleagues practice in the ... More


A Four-Times-Told Tale: Combining Narrative and Scientific Knowledge in Organization Studies

Barbara Czarniawska

in Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198296140
eISBN:
9780191716584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A close readings of four organization theory texts reveal that, contrary to the assumption that science contains only facts and logic, these texts are full of metaphors and stories. It turns out that ... More


Why did Plutarch Write against Colotes?: Reading the prooemium of Πρὸς Κωλώτην

Eleni Kechagia

in Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the reasons and circumstances which led Plutarch to compose a detailed and systematic response to an otherwise unknown polemical book by Colotes, a relatively obscure Epicurean ... More


The Reading of Life

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This brief chapter relates the preceding discussions of Clare, romanticism, and biopoetics to the contemporary example of the city of Detroit and argues that the methods uses in this book, close ... More


Closely, Consciously Reading Feminism

Yung-Hsing Wu

in This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039805
eISBN:
9780252097904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the fate of close reading in second-wave reading and writing communities, through an analysis of memoirs, literary criticism, and a novel, Marilyn French's The Women's Room. It ... More


. Close Reading: Marshall McLuhan, from Modernism to Media Studies

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the father of media studies, Marshall McLuhan, as a modernist New Critic and argues for the understanding of how close reading serves his foundational writing. McLuhan studied ... More


Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Jessica Pressman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents an alternate genealogy for born-digital, avant-garde literature by connecting it to high literary modernism. “Digital modernism” refers to the strategy of adapting the poetics of ... More


The Life of Reading

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction gives an overview of the book and its argument. It describes the simultaneous emergence in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries of romanticism as a poetics of life and ... More


. Speed Reading: SUPER-POSITION AND SIMULTANEITY in Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries’s Dakota and Ezra Pound’s Cantos

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Digital writers Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries claim that their work of Flash-based digital literature, Dakota, is “based on a close reading of Ezra Pound’s Cantos part I and part II.” The chapter ... More


The Many Faces of Judy Malloy’s <i>Uncle Roger</i>

Dene Grigar

in Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035972
eISBN:
9780262339018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035972.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapters challenges the accepted view that Judy Malloy produced four versions of her pioneering work of electronic literature, Uncle Roger, showing through material uncovered from archival ... More


Reading Heidegger Reading

David Nowell Smith

in Sounding/Silence: Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251537
eISBN:
9780823252947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251537.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter argues that Heidegger's Erläuterungen of poems should not be read as ‘exegeses’ but, following the German more literally, as ‘soundings-out’ of the poems, continuing the project 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


The Way of Poetry in Psalm 133

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The raison d’être for all prosodic analysis is reading. This chapter provides this book’s lone extended example of reading, addressing Psalm 133. This kind of in-depth, close reading of a single poem ... More


Introduction: Opening the Book

John Lurz

in The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270972
eISBN:
9780823271023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270972.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction elaborates the expanded mode of readerly awareness that the novels of Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf cultivate by drawing the reader’s attention to the object of the ... More


Fighting off a quid pro quo proposition

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter addresses a case of sexual misconduct that occurred in the workplace. This case involved Candie and her primary care physician, Dr. Mark Berger, who apparently asked for sexual favors ... More


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


Joining the mice-eyed decipherers

Steve Sohmer

in Reading Shakespeare's mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Elizabethan writers frequently complained about what we call ‘close reading’, i.e., that their readers imputed seditious and/or scandalous intentions to the author. We take a close look at this ... More


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