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Childless Mother: The Disfigurations of Eva Trout or Changing Scenes (1968)

Neil Corcoran

in Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Bowen's last, problematical novel, Eva Trout, which has polarized critical opinion. It explains this opinion and reasons for it, then proposes a new reading of it as the ... More


Troilus and Criseyde

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins from the history of Troilus criticism. It shows that the ‘narrator’, imagined as a fallible character distinct from an omniscient poet, invented by Donaldson in the 1950s, has ... More


Myth and Truth in Herodotus’ Cyrus Logos

Charles C. Chiasson

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the ostensible contradiction between Herodotus' allegedly true story of the Persian king Cyrus' rise to power (1.95–130) and the mythical features of the logos itself. Unlike ... More


Malthus and the Famine Novel

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Far from being distracting pieces of narrative machinery which obscure the ‘real’ representation of the Irish Famine, the conventional elements of Victorian fiction give the Famine form and hence ... More


Conclusion: Claiming the Dead

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

William Carleton's ‘Far Gurtha’ can stand as an icon for the whole body of 19th-century literature on the Irish Famine, the haunting projection of the absent Famine dead. Read in this way, ‘Far ... More


Epilogue: Postmodern Anti-Foundationalism

Gurpreet Mahajan

in Explanation and Understanding in the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076971
eISBN:
9780199080403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076971.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the emergence of postmodernism in the 1980s. At a time when all other theoretical systems were retreating somewhat shamefacedly, postmodernism came up from behind to fill in ... More


Postmodernism and the People without History

Kerwin Lee Klein

in From History to Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter clarifies the claims of certain strains of postmodern or post-structural discourse to engage global history without falling back into the sort of universal history that had been ... More


Modernity and Primitivity: Definitions and Discourses in Imagining Alterity

Michelle MacCarthy

in Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter lays the theoretical groundwork for the rest of the book. Analytical and lay uses of the concepts of culture and authenticity are explored. This chapter also introduces the author’s use ... More


The Round Table’s Story of Commonwealth

Jeanne Morefield

in Empires Without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199387328
eISBN:
9780199345397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387328.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter Three looks closely at the “commonwealth writings” of the influential, pro-imperial think tank, the Round Table. Written just before and during World War I, these texts were committed to ... More


Teacher and poet: the narrator in the Scottish Legendary

Eva von Contzen

in The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the roles and functions of the narrator in the compilation. Drawing on previous studies on narrators in medieval literature, by Spearing and Lawson in particular, the narrator ... More


Surface and Edge: The Cinema of Jia Zhangke and Lou Ye

Qi Wang

in Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692330
eISBN:
9781474406390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692330.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 approaches the cinema of Jia Zhangke from two angles: first, a complex mechanism of multivalent and metanarrative subject positions in and beyond the cinematic frame compels the spectator ... More


Protocols to the Left, Protocols to the Right: Conspiracism in American Political Discourse at the Turn of the Second Millennium

Chip Berlet

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows how a shared conspiracist metanarrative permits people to take conspiracy allegations rooted in the Protocols, sanitize the anti-Semitic references, and peddle the resulting ... More


The Self-Abstracting Letters of War: Madison, Henry, and the Executive Author

Eric Wertheimer

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

John Henry, the British spy, seemed to understand what it took to move the powerful to action, using secret letters to his handlers in British colonial administration as an incitement to ... More


Explanation and Understanding in Animal Narratives

David Herman

in Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With chapter 6 having described the way norms for mental-state ascriptions operate in a top-down manner in discourse domains, chapter 7 explores how individual narratives can in turn have a bottom-up ... More


Ten Principles for Theologians Interpreting the Scriptures

Gerald O’Collins, SJ

in Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198824183
eISBN:
9780191868443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824183.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter proposes principles that should guide the theological appropriation of the Scriptures. It invites theologians to be prayerfully faithful hearers and academically active readers of the ... More


Remembering/Forgetting David and Davidic Kingship

Ian D. Wilson

in Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499907
eISBN:
9780190499921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499907.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on David and Davidic kingship, especially with regard to the multiple discursive potentials which were highlighted in Chapter 3. David’s story (in its various and dialogic ... More


Demons, Devils, and Ritual Abuse: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Mary deYoung

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723301
eISBN:
9780191789700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723301.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter analyses the cultural, historical, and religious factors that gave rise to the satanic ritual abuse moral panic in the United States during the 1980s and beyond. The moral panic fuelled ... More


International Law, Empire, and the Relative Indeterminacy of Narrative

Walter Rech

in International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes some key patterns of historical narrative in the Western tradition, such as progressivism, providentialism, cyclical history, ‘history proper’, and existentialist history, and ... More


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