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Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses that the book tried to place Edmund Spenser in the context of different and coexisting conceptions of the past, particularly those influenced by religious, nationalistic, and ... More


Popularization of Culture and the Bourgeois Trend

Amina Elbendary

in Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167171
eISBN:
9781617976773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167171.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the popularization of literature and historiography and the development of the bourgeois trend during the Mamluk period. It first considers the factors behind the ... More


Women and Literature in the Goethe Era 1770-1820: Determined Dilettantes

Helen Fronius

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199210923
eISBN:
9780191705793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, European Literature

German literature during the era of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1770-1820) was dominated by men. Women were discouraged from reading, and scorned as writers; Friedrich Schiller saw female writers as ... More


After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

John Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Renaissance jurist Alberico Gentili once quipped that, just like comedies, all wars end in a marriage. In medieval and early modern Europe, marriage treaties were a perennial feature of the ... More


Introduction: Guilty Pleasures

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines the field of literary production and the culture of consumption in Germany between 1770 and 1815 in relation to luxury and the fine arts. Drawing on recent work done in German and ... More


Woolf’s Aesthetics of Potentiality

Ewa Płonowska Ziarek

in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161497
eISBN:
9780231530903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter situates the transformative capacity of literature—its ability to contest gender domination, imperialism, and the gendered division of labor—in relation to women's political aspirations ... More


Post-Manichaean Aesthetics: Asian Texts and Lives

Gaurav Desai

in Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164542
eISBN:
9780231535595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164542.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter first considers Franz Fanon's account of the workings of colonialism. He refers to the colonial world as a “Manichean world” where the settler does not only delimit physically the place ... More


The Book and the Voice

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Throughout his works, Jerome makes constant reference to his reliance on stenographers to take dictation as he composes. In a few texts he reports that his assistants also read to him. These modes of ... More


Faulkner’s Figures: Speech, Writing, and The Marionettes

Serena Haygood Blount

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines William Faulkner’s early experiments with texts and textuality in his play The Marionettes as a training ground for an aesthetic intensely concerned with “meditations on ... More


Exteriority: Women Readers at the British Museum

Susan David Bernstein

in Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640652
eISBN:
9780748684366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640652.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter sets out the book's two central arguments: first, it shows that the British Museum Round Reading Room facilitated various practices of women's literary production and tradition; second, ... More


Epilog: After the American Renaissance

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter reviews the American-Renaissance construction, which lost a lot of its credibility during the 1960s and 1970s, looking at the post-Kantian Whitmanian moment, and describing Whitman's ... More


Introduction: Science as Literature

in The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226616681
eISBN:
9780226616704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616704.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter first discusses how, in the early nineteenth century in Britain, the new science of geology was publicized in spectacular and theatrical forms that enabled it to gain the ... More


Mediatrix: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England

Julie Crawford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712619
eISBN:
9780191780936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712619.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Mediatrix is about four interrelated communities in which politically influential women, or “mediatrixes,” played central roles, and the literary work they produced. The first focuses on Mary Sidney ... More


The Professionalization of Authorship

Graham Law

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines changes in both the profession of authorship and the publishing trade in Britain the nineteenth century. It charts the tension between conflicting concepts of authorship and ... More


Introduction: The Voice of Lavinia

John Watkins

in After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the role of marriage in the formation, maintenance, and disintegration of a premodern European diplomatic society. The argument develops in dialogue with the so-called English ... More


Vibrant Commonalities and the Yugoslav Legacy: A Few Remarks

Gordana P. Crnković

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

While political elites and new governments continue to assert the distinctiveness of the Yugoslav successor states and the nonconnection with a shared Yugoslav past, the art created in the region in ... More


A Meteorological Journal of the Mind

Alan D. Hodder

in Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089592
eISBN:
9780300129755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089592.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Thoreau's journals, the first nearly complete edition of which was published in 1906. The earliest journals, especially those kept from the fall of 1837 till about the end of ... More


Virginia Woolf and Victoria Ocampo: A Brazilian Perspective

Maria Aparecida de Oliveira

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This paper aims at investigating how Woolf influenced Ocampo’s literary production; it might be through Ocampo’s Testemonies or in her journal Sur. It also our aim to analyse how Ocampo divulged ... More


Hustlers in the House of Literature: Julian Mayfield, Chester Himes, and the Black Literary Ghetto

in Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines African American literature in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. It analyzes the overlooked works of Julian Mayfield and Chester Himes and provides new insights into the ... More


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