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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Philip J. M. Sturgess

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Defining narrativity as the enabling force of narrative, this is a full-length exploration of the concept in fiction. It develops the notion of a ‘logic of narrativity’, and by this means contributes ... More


Introduction

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter prepares for close literary analysis of The Shepherd of Hermas, The Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth by moving through four preliminary discussions. First, the chapter ... More


The Content of Narrative

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

To distinguish narratives from other representational vehicles we need to say something about what distinguishes the contents of narratives from the contents of other things: theories, lists, annals, ... More


Against Narrativity

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against two popular claims. The first is a descriptive, empirical thesis about the nature of ordinary human experience which is called in this chapter the psychological ... More


Episodic Ethics

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some live their lives in a ‘Narrative’ and ‘Diachronic’ fashion. They intuitively feel they're the same self or person across long periods of time. Others live in a decidedly ‘non–Narrative’ and ... More


Ageing selves and everyday life in the north of England: Years in the making

Cathrine Degnen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083082
eISBN:
9781781706244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083082.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Seeking to better understand what it means to grow older in contemporary Britain from the perspective of older people themselves, this richly detailed ethnographic study engages in debates over ... More


Narrativity and its Definitions

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a detailed effort of clarification concerning the idea of narrativity. It begins by considering the relationship which exists, or fails to exist, between this concept and two ... More


A Logic of Narrativity

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how the concept of narrativity can be used as the guiding principle for a certain kind of critical method. Specifically, it shows how the concept becomes critically useful once it ... More


Narrativity and Double Logics

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The most significant challenge to the concept of a logic of narrativity arises from those theoretical movements which emphasize the absence of self-consistency in narratives. This approach to ... More


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