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Monstrous Imaginations

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Roger Ascham's violent attack on Italian fiction stands out for its apparent unreasonableness in the midst of the sensible pedagogic programme he proposed in his famous treatise on teaching Latin, ... More


Criticism and Fiction before 1918

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on prose fiction produced during the Symbolist period and the degree of criticism which it encountered at the time. It also considers Andrei Belyi's negative appraisal of ... More


‘The perfect glass of state’: English Fiction from William Baldwin to John Barclay, 1553–1625

Andrew Hadfield

in Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that one of the manifold uses of the relatively new form of prose fiction was as a vehicle to explore contemporary political problems, invariably setting the individual fiction in ... More


Introduction

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction defines the Greek love novel, or ‘ideal’ novel, and considers its relation to other strains of Graeco‐Roman prose fiction. It reviews the history and the current relevance of ... More


The Rise of the Novel: Gender and Genre in Theories of Prose Fiction

Ros Ballaster

in Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter surveys and evaluates 20th-century accounts of the late 17th- and 18th-century novel, arguing for a more sophisticated analysis of the role of the sexual fantasy and party-political ... More


Cavaliers, Puritans, and Rogues: English Prose Fiction from 1485 to 1700

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Prose fiction came in late in European literature. Before the Elizabethan period, original short stories and romance narratives consisted of just prose fiction. The prose fiction works of Malory, ... More


The Academical Ass: Apuleius and the Northern Renaissance

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Apuleian influences in the Renaissance. It is argued that controversy was the common denominator of Apuleian influences in the Renaissance. Platonists used Apuleius in their ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Noting their prescience regarding 9/11 and the 21st‐century crisis of global capitalism, the Conclusion shows how the texts analysed afford critical purchase on the global market, and on French ... More


Epilogue

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This epilogue begins with a brief discussion of the topics not covered in the preceding chapters. It then describes how Apuleius continues to exert his influence well beyond Milton in England. It ... More


The Metamorphoses of Apuleius: From Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. From Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages various strategies to accommodate, within a Christian ... More


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