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Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Jerrold Levinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. It contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first ... More


Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Helena Sanson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book examines the relationship between women, language, and grammar with particular reference to the Italian context between the sixteenth and the end of the nineteenth century, from the ... More


Gāndhārī and the other Indo-Aryan languages in the light of newly-discovered Kharoṣṭhī manuscripts

Richard Salomon

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on a language whose very name was first proposed by the great scholar whose career is celebrated in this volume. For it was Harold Bailey's 1946 article whose title ‘Gāndhārī’ ... More


Introduction

J. N. Adams, Michael Lapidge, and Tobias Reinhardt

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Language’ is given a comprehensive sense in this book. Many of the chapters are not ‘linguistic’ in any formal sense, but are about the skill (or otherwise) of writers in expressing themselves. They ... More


Figures of Speech in Aristophanes

Simon R. Slings

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates some of the problems that arise when we try to separate literary and non-literary language. It argues that a figure of speech such as chiasmus (and similarly anaphora) is a ... More


Introduction

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introductory chapter presents a description of the essays included in this volume.


Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Dennis Taylor

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is a detailed exploration of Thomas Hardy's linguistic ‘awkwardness’, a subject that has long puzzled critics. It shows that Hardy's language must be understood as a distinctive response to the ... More


The Dark Lady Identified: Or, what Deconstruction can do for Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Howard Felperin

in The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Is there any text, or group of texts, in the literary canon that so invites exploration of the absences and indeterminacies of textuality itself as ... More


Literary Language, Science, and the World

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

In this chapter it is contended that literary language is not a privileged mode of access to the world, as some have wanted. There is a rebuttal of the view, commonly encountered in ... More


Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

Helen Barr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112426
eISBN:
9780191707865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112426.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book bridges the disciplines of literature and history by examining various kinds of literary language as examples of social practice. Readings of both English and Latin texts from the late 14th ... More


Chance and the truth of literature

Paul Wake

in Conrad's Marlow: Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074905
eISBN:
9781781701256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the last Marlow novel, Chance. Through a consideration of the implications of a narratology that has its basis in the double negation of literary language, it argues that ... More


Wit and Ridicule in Revolutionary New York

Philip Gould

in Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967896
eISBN:
9780199346073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967896.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

As the Continental Congress was remaking the colonial political landscape, the Loyalist Samuel Seabury and Alexander Hamilton engaged in an important series of pamphlets and rebuttals in New York in ... More


Afterword: ‘Adieu Sir Churl’: Lydgate’s The Churl and the Bird 1

HELEN BARR

in Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112426
eISBN:
9780191707865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112426.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses that Lydgate's short debate Between a Churl and a Bird used many of the formal features of literary language discussed in the previous chapters of the book. It describes the ... More


On the Poetics and Politics of Voice

Jan Mieszkowski

in Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225873
eISBN:
9780823235346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225873.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The vision of the self that emerges from Heinrich von Kleist's reading of Kantian ethics differs sharply from the figure of specular self-determination generally associated ... More


Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Eleanor Johnson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Literary scholars often avoid the category of the aesthetic in discussions of ethics, believing that purely aesthetic judgments can vitiate analyses of a literary work's sociopolitical heft and ... More


Language in Context: The Spatiality of Text in Comics

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how literary language is put to work specifically within the comics form by focusing on the work of Posy Simmonds. It first considers language-in-comics within media-specific ... More


From Nietzsche to Rousseau

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this article, Paul de Man describes his plan to complete a study of European romanticism and post-romanticism in two parts, to be entitled From Rousseau to Nietzsche. The project is the outcome of ... More


L⋆ as a Secret Language: Social Functions of Early Coptic

Ewa D. Zakrzewska

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter reconsiders the use of Coptic as attested in the texts belonging to the Manichaean community in Kellis (Ismant al-Kharab, Dakhla Oasis). For this particular variety of Coptic, the siglum ... More


The Oxford English Dictionary

Matthew Sperling

in Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701088
eISBN:
9780191770524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the relationship between Geoffrey Hill's poetry and the Oxford English Dictionary, in the context of the dictionary's overall relationship to literary language, from its ... More


Come tradurre?: Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Tradition of Italian Translations of Virgil’s <i>Aeneid</i>

Ulrich Eigler

in Virgil and his Translators

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Italy, Virgil is connected with cultural and political developments, especially with the language policy of the bourgeois elite during the unification of the country and the striving of the ... More


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