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About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More


Sensual Idealism: The Spirit of Epicurus and the Politics of Finitude in Kant and Hölderlin

Anthony Curtis Adler

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

In “Sensual Idealism: The Spirit of Epicureanism and the Politics of Finitude in Kant and Hölderlin,” Anthony Adler studies Kant’s idiosyncratic and surprisingly positive reception of Epicureanism. ... More


Versions of Arcadia

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Sidney's impact on prose fiction, focusing on works that self-consciously write themselves into Sidney's fictional world. The writings of John Dickenson occupy an Arcadian dream ... More


Innocence

John Leonard

in Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter traces the development of two very different critical responses to innocence in Paradise Lost. One response (traced back to Addison’s remark that Paradise consists of ‘Pictures of ... More


Contingencies of the Future Anterior: Austen’s Persuasion

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter four argues that in the proleptic imaginings of Austen’s protagonist and in the historical situating of the novel in the pre-Waterloo “peace,” Austen generates the sense of ineluctable ... More


Prolepsis

Mark Currie

in About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides an analytical framework for the concept of prolepsis designed to take the term forward from Genette's influential account in such a way that it is capable of accounting for ... More


The Architect and the Bee: Calling the Fetus into Personhood

Hilde Lindemann

in Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199754922
eISBN:
9780199349463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754922.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapter describes how a pregnant woman calls her fetus into personhood. Taking seriously the oddness of the abortion intuition—“Abortions should be legal, but I could never have one”—allows us to ... More


The Juvenile Tradition: Young Writers and Prolepsis, 1750–1835

Laurie Langbauer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198739203
eISBN:
9780191802348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739203.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

A juvenile tradition of young writers flourished in Britain between 1750 and 1835. Canonical Romantic poets as well as now-unknown youthful writers published as teenagers. These writers reflected on ... More


Narratological Approaches to the Unforeseeable

Mark Currie

in The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys the discussion of unexpected events and the concept of surprise in the theory of narrative. It begins in the work of Aristotle and Ricoeur, and explores a set of ideas about ... More


Freedom and the Inescapable Future

Mark Currie

in The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go involves a termporal experiment concerned with reconciling an unexpected revelation with the themes of freedom and fate. This chapter shows that the control of ... More


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