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Societies as Plural Subjects

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Having articulated an account of joint activity in terms of joint commitment, and hence of those social groups that arise through the joint activity of certain persons, this chapter returns to social ... More


Naturalism and Genealogy

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Nietzsche is a naturalist in the sense that he is committed to a species of theorizing that explains phenomena by locating their causes, where the explanation is not ... More


Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Max Saunders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores how writers from the 1870s to the 1930s experimented with forms of life‐writing — biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal — increasingly for the purposes of fiction. It ... More


Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature

Rebecca Sanchez

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479828869
eISBN:
9781479810628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828869.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Deafening Modernism tells the story of aesthetic modernism from the perspective of Deaf and disability insight. It traces the ways that considerations of Deaf culture provide a vital and largely ... More


Im/personality: The Imaginary Portraits of Walter Pater

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with Walter Pater as a key figure, representing a gateway from impressionism to modernism and beyond. It discusses the implications of Pater's impressionist aesthetics for ... More


Heteronymity I: Imaginary Authorship and Imaginary Autobiography: Pessoa, Joyce, Svevo

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter develops the earlier discussions of life‐writings by fictional narrators to consider sustained acts of creative impersonation: works entirely (or almost entirely) presented as written by ... More


Impersonality: Tradition and the Inescapable Body

Rebecca Sanchez

in Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479828869
eISBN:
9781479810628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828869.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the tension between modernist ideas of impersonality and the growing fascination with the celebrity poet. At the same moment in which writers like T.S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein ... More


Questioning Closure

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Life in Highgate proves peaceful but somewhat unfulfilling. Coleridge's persisting battle with opium addiction, in which he is only partly triumphant, is accompanied by sad recognition that his love ... More


The Place of Thought

Roberto Esposito

in Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267613
eISBN:
9780823272396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267613.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the question of the ‘place’ of thought, generally located inside the mind of individual people. This placement is precisely what constitutes the philosophical presupposition of ... More


The Importance of being Frank: Criticism, Collaboration, Pedagogy in F. R. Leavis

Michael Bell

in Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

Leavis is often thought of as a naively moral critic, concerned with the moral content and tendency of the work to the exclusion of other values which might be covered by the term aesthetic. To the ... More


Early Writing

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Chapter 1 identifies and analyzes traces of Flaubert in Joyce’s early writing – the critical essays written between 1899 and 1902; entries in the Paris and Pola ‘Commonplace Book’ that Joyce kept in ... More


Dubliners

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Chapter 2 is devoted to a close intertextual reading of both authors’ collections of stories, Trois Contes (1877) and Dubliners (1914). The argument focuses on the word ‘gnomon’, which famously ... More


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Chapter 3 examines Flaubertian intertextuality in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. It considers references to Flaubert’s letters in the novel (with a particular focus on Stephen’s borrowed ... More


Sylvia Plath

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Sylvia Plath. It notes her tendency to figure or literalise the dominant critical metaphors of the time — a tendency evident in her contemporaries but is ... More


Introduction

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction describes the author's process of discovering the ultimate shape and focus of the book with its emphasis on circularity. It describes Murry's career before meeting Lawrence and ... More


‘The Coming Man and Woman’

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is concerned with the growing success of both Mansfield and Murry. It shows how Mansfield's critical practice parallels Murry's in their mutual concern about the change in consciousness ... More


Harriet Martineau and the Impersonality of Pain

Rachel Ablow

in Victorian Pain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174464
eISBN:
9781400885176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174464.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that one of the most famous invalids of the age—and one of the most important political theorists—used her many writings on illness to imagine a model of impersonality uniquely ... More


Data Processing in a Bureau Drawer

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the nature of bureaucracy and the things associated with a bureaucratic organization. It first considers various definitions of bureaucracy before turning to two or three ... More


The Pertinence of the Past in Computing the Future

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the pertinence of the past, or “what possible use is there in history,” in computing the future. It begins with a brief account of a situation that occurred in March 1943, when ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas Heron

in Liturgical Power: Between Economic and Political Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278688
eISBN:
9780823280537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278688.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The short conclusion retraces the book’s argument by returning to its point of departure. Against Schmitt, whose political theology was intended to arrest the process of depoliticization he saw as ... More


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