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History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Mark Thurner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines how the entity called “Peru” gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. It is an account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a ... More


Epilogue: Last Words

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter presents a further speculation on how Walter Benjamin's Trauerspiel elucidates the interdependent relationship between poststructuralist theory and historicist analysis. The ‘homeland’ ... More


Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialistic criticism, it attempts to trace the ... More


Simmel's Early Historicism

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 12 is a close examination of the early philosophy of history of Georg Simmel (1858–1918). The first sections discuss Simmel's early intellectual development and the early influences on the ... More


Of Trespassers and Trash

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Of all South African novels, Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist is the most deeply rooted in the nation's master narrative about land: a stirring, half-myth story of colonial dispossession and ... More


Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Howard Erskine-Hill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book studies the relation between poetry and politics in English literature from Dryden to Wordsworth. It reveals that the major tradition of political allusion is not, as has often been argued, ... More


Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden

Howard Erskine-Hill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117315
eISBN:
9780191670916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117315.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relation between poetry and politics in 16th- and 17th-century English literature, focusing in particular on the works of Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Milton, and Dryden. The ... More


Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Jeffrey S. Librett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew proposes a new way of understanding modern Orientalism. Retracing the path of modern Orientalist thought in German across crucial writings from the eighteenth to ... More


The Spectacle of Disorder: Race, Decoration, and the Social Logic of Space

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter interrogates the idea of visuality in Herman Melville's short story “Benito Cereno” (1855) by examining the arrangement of space about the slave ship San Dominick. Turning away from the ... More


Introduction: Historicism and the Cultural Present in Shakespeare Studies: Subjectivity in Early and Late Modernity

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter begins with an analysis of how historicist approaches to Shakespeare have come to dominate the field, obscuring the ‘presentist’ qualities of contemporary historicism. But a ... More


Greek Tragedy: Text and Context

A. F Garvie

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Recent scholarship has insisted that, if we are to understand Greek tragedy correctly, we must get behind our own modern cultural assumptions, and recognize that it was written for an audience with a ... More


American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More


Prophecies and predictions

kimberly Hutchings

in Time and World Politics: Thinking the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073021
eISBN:
9781781701447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073021.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the contrast between theories of post-Cold War world politics that rested on a revival of historicist theorising, and those that claimed scientific status. It begins with ... More


Time

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter attempts to explain why historicist historians were basically right when they showed so little interest in the topic of history and time. It does so by discussing what several ... More


Four Conceptual Abstractions: Natural Kind, Historical Concept, Normative Concept, and Practical Kind

Peter Zachar

in A Metaphysics of Psychopathology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027045
eISBN:
9780262322270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027045.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The pragmatist's tendency to construe concepts as tools that we use for certain purposes is applied to the contrast between natural kind and social construct. Both of these concepts offer informative ... More


Personhood Beyond Personality

Omri Moses

in Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789141
eISBN:
9780804791236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789141.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter One challenges the critical premise that modernists were more interested in their own formal imperatives than in representations of real people (fictive individuals who have enough coherence ... More


Constitutional Shapes and the Organic Constitution

in Hegel's Laws: The Legitimacy of a Modern Legal Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750301
eISBN:
9780804779418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750301.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Political commentators have generally read Hegel's works as elaborating two senses of a constitution. One considers the constitution as external to the individual's consciousness; the other locates ... More


Introduction

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter situates the current preoccupation with memory and remembrance in the context of philosophical modernity. After questioning the claim that the turn to memory in contemporary theory and ... More


“Black and Proud”: Reconstructing Black Identity

in In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226298245
eISBN:
9780226298269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One striking consequence of the tragedy of race in the United States has been a preoccupation with identity formation among African Americans. Because most African Americans entered this fragile ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey Knapp

in Shakespeare Only

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226445717
eISBN:
9780226445731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445731.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Three decades of controversy in Shakespeare studies can be summed up in a single question: Was Shakespeare one of a kind? Harold Bloom has denounced recent historicist scholarship on the Renaissance ... More


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