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Introduction

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of rabbinic texts. Rabbinic texts constitute a scholarly discourse in that their statements are concerned with halakhic norms, or linguistic meaning ... More


Rhythm

Caroline Levine

in Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter makes a threefold argument for paying a richer and more detailed attention to rhythms, both social and aesthetic. It starts with the importance of attending to the temporal forms that ... More


Victorian Literature and Finance

Francis O’Gorman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian Britain offered the world an economic structure of unique complexity. The trading nation, at the heart of a great empire, developed the practices of advanced capitalism — currency, banking, ... More


Two Styles of Writing

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter expands on the previous one, which examined the differences in the styles of thought between Leviticus and Deuteronomy, by examining the differences in the styles of writing between the ... More


Writers: The Middle Generation

Ellen Wiles

in Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173285
eISBN:
9780231539296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the lives and literary work of the middle generation of contemporary writers in Myanmar through three writers: Ye Shan, short story writer and railway superintendent; Ma Thida, ... More


Romanticism and the Uses of Genre

David Duff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572748
eISBN:
9780191721960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book reappraises the role of genre, and genre theory, in British Romantic literature. Analysing numerous examples from 1760 to 1830, it examines the generic innovations and experiments which ... More


Poetic warfare 1702–1714

Abigail Williams

in Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255207
eISBN:
9780191719837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins by exploring Whig perspectives on the Revolution a decade after 1688. By the end of the 1690s, it was possible to write simultaneously of the Revolution as a return to earlier ... More


Man of Letters

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume lived during the Enlightenment Age amidst that welter of ideas and social forces that was to make the eighteenth century part-and-parcel of modernity. However, it was Hume's distinctive, ... More


The Two Screens

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus consists almost entirely of divine laws, which are interrupted twice by narratives, and both of these interruptions are about encroachment on the divine prerogative; there is no accepted ... More


The Occasional Writings

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on letters designated as ‘fictitious’ and essays, both political and literary. To progress from here to the purely fictional anecdote will illustrate how, in Kleist's hands, a ... More


Hermeneutics and Pedagogy: Gimme That Old‐Time Historicism

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Michael LaFargue

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Michael LaFargue aims to cultivate in students a capacity to see the DDJ from the point of view of its many literary forms and implied interlocutors. By exploring the structures of proverbial sayings ... More


Education for Life

Joseph Blenkinsopp

in Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament: The Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198755036
eISBN:
9780191695131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755036.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the principal literary forms used by the sages – the proverb and the instruction – and it is these which make up the bulk of the material in the Book of ... More


Language, Cognition, and Literature

Barbara Dancygier

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Stories are linguistic, cognitive, and cultural products, whether in the context of oral traditions, classical epics, and tragedies, or more contemporary forms of fiction, such as novels. Starting ... More


Atonement for Sick Bodies

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks in detail at the four chapters following Leviticus 11, which take off from the theme of reproduction therein to form a distinct literary unit: Leviticus 12 is about blood impurity ... More


Hermeneutics and Pedagogy: Methodological Issues in Teaching the Daode Jing

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Russell Kirkland

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this “contrarian” approach to reading he DDJ, Russell Kirkland argues that most textbooks do a credible job of presenting the DDJ as it has been inherited through both Confucian and Western ... More


Formal matters: Reading the materials of English Renaissance literature

Allison K. Deutermann and András Kiséry (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719085536
eISBN:
9781781707173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Formal Matters is intended as an exploration of the emerging and potential links in early modern literary and cultural studies between the study of material texts on the one hand, and the analysis of ... More


Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Margaret Healy and Thomas Healy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays asserts the centrality of historical understanding in shaping critical vision. It explores the dynamic cultural, intellectual, and social processes that moulded literary ... More


Introduction

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In the advent of migration and urbanization, migration narratives have become central in African American literature. The chapter discusses the different forms of migration narratives. These ... More


Inside the House/Book of God

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Exodus recounts how beautifully the tabernacle was made; the psalmist extols the house of God; but Leviticus honours it in its own style, opening with God calling Moses at the entrance to the tent of ... More


Introduction

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Heinrich von Kleist's life and works. It then lays out the purpose of the book, which is to examine Kleist's writings, focusing on the ... More


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