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Crisis of Faith

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter documents the way that the theme of Victorian crisis of faith has become vastly overblown in general histories of the period, textbooks, literary studies, and intellectual history. It ... More


The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Howard Felperin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The critical school of ‘new historicism’ is very much at the centre of contemporary debates on literary studies and theory. Much ‘new historicist’ writing has focused ... More


Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238508
eISBN:
9780191679643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

The author of the book presents a full-length philosophical study of the work of Stanley Cavell, best known for his highly influential contributions to the fields of film studies, Shakespearian ... More


American Literature and the Question of Circumference

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter argues that global remapping of American literature involves drawing attention to the contingent and historically variable nature of narratives about the relation of America ... More


Introduction

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter summarizes the journey of Shakespeare's Hamlet through the post-1952 Arab world and discusses this study's contributions to Arab politics and literary studies in general. ... More


A Post-Ukanian Response to Keith Robbins

Longley Edna

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter comments on Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It commends Robbins' remarkable historical overview, particularly his summation ‘a multilateral set of ... More


The Monks and the Giants: Textual and Bibliographical Studies and the Interpretation of Literary Works

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter demonstrates the fundamental importance of textual studies to hermeneutics generally and to the specific act of criticism in particular. It assumes that literary study surrendered ... More


Introduction

Hugh Grady

in The Modernist Shakespeare: Critical Texts in a Material World

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183228
eISBN:
9780191673962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183228.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to make use of the unique qualities of Shakespeare criticism in order to investigate and clarify the institutions and cultural ... More


Robert Graves and The White Goddess: Chatterton Lecture On Poetry

Fran Brearton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses The White Goddess, a novel written by Robert Graves that was first published in May 1948. It is an intellectual and difficult book that has a toehold in many academic ... More


Splendours and Miseries of The Academy

Bernard Bergonzi

in Exploding English: Criticism, Theory, Culture

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112617
eISBN:
9780191670817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the highs and lows of the academy over the years, noting that academic literary study was divided between those who saw it as inevitably involved with making judgments and ... More


Leavis, Lewis, and Other Oppositions

Bernard Bergonzi

in Exploding English: Criticism, Theory, Culture

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112617
eISBN:
9780191670817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Lewis and Leavis, who were the dominant figures in literary study in the middle decades of the twentieth century. When set in the cultural context in which the present book was ... More


Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

A. D. H. Mayes (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a collection of essays by members of the Society for Old Testament Study, and reviews new approaches and major developments in established approaches to Old Testament study over a wide ... More


The Wire

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/9780691160627.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a surprising, even counterintuitive, paradigm for bringing all four major forms together. HBO's recent television series, The Wire (2002–2008), conceptualizes social life as both ... More


Traditions of Eve in Antiquity: The Greek Life of Adam and Eve

Vita Daphna Arbel

in Forming Femininity in Antiquity: Eve, Gender, and Ideologies in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199837779
eISBN:
9780199932351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The introduction provides background on the GLAE’s relations to Genesis 2–4, and on its text-forms, editions, translations, provenance, and scholarship, including previous scholarly treatments of ... More


Shall These Bones Live?

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Textual criticism, in the traditional sense, is an analytic discipline separated into two provinces, the so-called Lower and Higher Criticism. Its practitioners are those guardians of the dry bones, ... More


Toward a Critical Semitism: On Not Answering the Jewish Question in Literary Studies

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the nationalist identitarianism underwriting the current academic isolation of the historicist mainstream of Jewish American literary practice. It first considers the Jewish ... More


The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. It examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic ... More


Empathy and the Novel

Suzanne Keen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175769
eISBN:
9780199851232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book presents an account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism. Though readers' and authors' empathy certainly contribute to the emotional resonance of fiction and its ... More


Introduction: The School of Criticism I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead In: A Polemic on Theorizing the Field

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores how Jewish American literary study has alienated itself—in the form of insiderism, trivialization, and ghettoization—compared to American studies and ethnic American literary ... More


Studying Literature

Nancy Glazener

in Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199390137
eISBN:
9780199390151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390137.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines literary studies, starting with the ways in which the constitution of literature made study an important outgrowth of literary reading. It offers a map of Shakespeare studies in ... More


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