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Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638680
eISBN:
9780748651702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Robert Southey did not exaggerate when he described the England of his day as ‘South American mad’. As Spain's hold on its colonies progressively weakened during the late eighteenth and early ... More


Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Brian Treanor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

“Every other is truly other, but no other is wholly other”. This is the claim that this book defends. Taking up the question of otherness that so fascinates contemporary continental ... More


Patterns of Similitude in the Poetry of Justice, Hecht, Van Duyn, Bishop, Wilbur, Hollander, Pack, and Pinsky

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In successful poems written over the last forty years, the play of similitude has been a matter of degree, neither blind acceptance nor rejection of either the unifying or separating, uncovering or ... More


Conclusion

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters and presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that the strongest poetry that this generation has produced has not precluded the ... More


Beginnings and Endings, Part One: Old Languages / New Bodies

Yvette Christiansë

in Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239153
eISBN:
9780823239191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes the depiction of old languages and new bodies in the novels of Toni Morrison. It examines the relationship between apocalyptic discourse and the ordinary, even banal forms of ... More


Beginnings and Endings, Part Two: The Poetics of Similitude and Disavowal at Utopia's Gates

Yvette Christiansë

in Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239153
eISBN:
9780823239191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the poetics of similitude and disavowal in Toni Morrison's novel A Mercy. It suggests that this work is Morrison's attempt to separate race from slavery and to see it and its ... More


Sounding the Silence of the Deep: The Origin of the Person

Matthew Drever

in Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199916337
eISBN:
9780199345557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on Augustine’s exegesis of Genesis 1–2, particularly in his Literal Commentary on Genesis, as he grapples with the question of the origin and identity of the human being. In ... More


Introduction: ‘A Distemper of Learning’:The Languages of Science

Claire Preston

in The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198704805
eISBN:
9780191780134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704805.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

For Francis Bacon, ‘whatsoever science is not consonant to presuppositions, must pray in aid of similitudes’. In other words, progress in early-modern science often occurs analogically and must be ... More


The Things we Do with Empty Names: Objectual Representations, Non-Veridical Language Games, and Truth Similitude

Kenneth A. Taylor

in Empty Representations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199647057
eISBN:
9780191761041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647057.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops and deploys a trio of interlocking distinctions: (1) between merely objectual and a fully objective linguistic representation; (2) between non-veridical and veridical ... More


Gervase of Melkley, Ars versificaria, CA. 1215–1216

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Ars versificaria (Art of Versifying), a treatise written by Gervase of Melkley around 1215–1216. Ars versificaria focuses on style and is comprised of three sections dealing ... More


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