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Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Lawrence R. Schehr

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book focuses on the ways in which a number of French literary narratives written in the realist tradition show a dynamic balance between the desire of the author/narrator to present a ... More


Aboutness

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144955
eISBN:
9781400845989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness features of particular mental states. ... More


Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book advocates for what it calls African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its ... More


Confirmation and Verisimilitude

Stephen Yablo

in Aboutness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144955
eISBN:
9781400845989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144955.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that logical subtraction has a role to play in confirmation theory via the notion of surplus content. Subject matter does, too, via the notion of content-part. Content-part lets ... More


Realism in Methodology

Ilkka Niiniluoto

in Critical Scientific Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251612
eISBN:
9780191598098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251614.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Methodological realism accepts the axiological view that truth is one of the essential aims of science. Following Popper and Levi, truthlikeness as the aim of science, combines the goals of truth and ... More


Balzac: Enallages and Twists

Lawrence R. Schehr

in Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The two-lesser known works by Balzac, as well as the now famous “Sarrasine” all part of his Comédie humaine, are examined as what appears at first to be a simple rhetorical device, the enallage of ... More


Flaubert and Zola: Challenges to Verisimilitude

Lawrence R. Schehr

in Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Flaubert chose to have his characters fail, often because of their limitations and ignorance rather than tragic flaws in their personalities. With this, the two interrelated issues are addressed in ... More


Posthuman Viability

Bruce Clarke

in Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern metamorphs sometimes take an alternative form, just like with the Beast People in The Island of Dr. Moreau, they emerge within an entire population, which must then grapple with a general and ... More


‘That's what you just think you saw!’ Narrative and Film Style in The Spanish Prisoner

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines the distinct aesthetic effects conveyed by the filmmaker’s stylistic and narrative choices in The Spanish Prisoner. Specifically, it argues that Mamet’s unusual aesthetic view ... More


René Clair’s City Views: Realism and Studio Paris

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the series of early sound films made by René Clair in collaboration with Lazare Meerson and Georges Périnal (particularly Sous les toits de Paris, Le Million, and Quatorze ... More


Verisimilitudes: Curiosity, Wonder, and Negative Capability

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter shows that while most nineteenth-century novels engage readers by promoting active curiosity, novels occasionally model or invoke a passive state of wonder that permits the pleasurable ... More


Beneath the Law: Infamia

Justin Steinberg

in Dante and the Limits of the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071091
eISBN:
9780226071121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071121.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Dante’s engagement with the poetics of reputation. In particular, it argues that Dante’s celebrated mimetic style is a direct reaction to the uses of verisimilitude in courtroom ... More


Jules Verne and the Limitations of Literature

Daniel Compere

in Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the various methods Verne used to open up literary text to science. It considers narrative technique, verisimilitude, defamiliarization, naturalization, and dialogism in his ... More


Conclusion: On Mimesis

Elaine Auyoung

in When Fiction Feels Real: Representation and the Reading Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190845476
eISBN:
9780190845506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845476.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The conclusion of this book calls attention to the relationship between comprehending realist fiction and Aristotle’s claim that mimetic representation provides a form of aesthetic pleasure distinct ... More


Narrative and Law: How They Need Each Other

Jerome Bruner

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although their aims are different, law and literature both rely in the deepest sense upon what we have come to call the narrative mode of thought—our innate, custom-supported human mode of making ... More


Lifelike Likeness: Mimetic Contagion in the Philosophical Tradition

Robert Germany

in Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence's Eunuch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198738732
eISBN:
9780191803017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738732.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After examining the role of verisimilitude in the discourse of mimetic contagion, this chapter addresses the anxieties expressed by Xenophon’s Socrates and Aristotle about the ethically persuasive ... More


What Is Opera?

Tim Carter

in Understanding Italian Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The definition of opera created in 1685 by the English poet John Dryden focuses on poetry, music, and staging. Dryden also discusses the kinds of poetry best suited to the genre in terms of both ... More


“Ten Times Better Than a Letter”: Gold Rush Photography

Amy K. DeFalco Lippert

in Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190268978
eISBN:
9780190877026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268978.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Argonauts posed for gold rush portraits in so-called costumes that evoked the archetypal miner—a category that Anglo Americans understood as implicitly white and male, although they appropriated what ... More


The Provincial Vocabulary: ‘Props’ and Their Meaning

Robert Tittler

in Portraits, Painters, and Publics in Provincial England, 1540-1640

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199585601
eISBN:
9780191804526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199585601.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Heraldry and heraldic devices were by no means the only common element in provincial portraiture. This chapter deals with other symbolic elements commonly employed in provincial work, all of them ... More


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