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Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Thomas O. Beebee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book compares modern literary treatments of the theme of millennium—stories of the “end of the world,” conceived as the ultimate battle between good and evil resulting in the institution of an ... More


The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Wendy S Mercer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is the first critical biography of Xavier Marmier. The celebrity of Marmier was such that his death made headline news in most major newspapers in France. Marmier earned his reputation by being ... More


Introduction

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Xavier Marmier's vast output, the variety of his achievements, and his celebrity status made him an influential figure in nineteenth-century France. In retrospect, his greatest achievement was ... More


Punjabi Sufi Poetry from Farid to Farid

Christopher Shackle

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0016
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter offers a critique of the continuing influence of Lajwanti Rama Krishna’s pioneering English-language monograph Panjabi Sufi Poets (1938). It is argued that consequent misunderstandings of ... More


American Literature and the Antipodean Imaginary: Imperialism, Transnationalism, Surrealism

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter considers reasons for the relative invisibility of the southern continent within the self-understanding of the United States. With reference to colonial pioneers and ... More


The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book examines the development in medieval European literature of the story of Adam and Eve after the expulsion from paradise. The gaps in what the Bible records of their lives were filled in ... More


Where do concepts come from?

Denis Mareschal, Paul C. Quinn, and Stephen E. G. Lea

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.01
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of the book, which addresses the question of where adult human concepts come from. This question clearly has two dimensions. One side of the ... More


Towards a Comparative Approach to Arabic Literature

Abdul-Nabi Isstaif

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter calls for a study of Arabic literature from a comparative perspective, arguing that a comparative approach will help to undermine self-centricism and thus allow a more humanist ... More


Slow Reading: The Opacity Of World Literatures

David Huddart

in Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380253
eISBN:
9781781381540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380253.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter juxtaposes World Literatures and World Englishes in order to understand the continued relevance of literary studies to engaging with globalized languages and cultures. This juxtaposition ... More


‘Persian’ Jones, London Welshman, Surveys his Roots

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter moves back eight years to August 1775 with the 28-year-old barrister Jones looking out to ‘Anglesey, the ancient Mona, where my ancestors presided over a free but uncivilized people’. It ... More


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