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Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Katharine Wilson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The works of John Lyly, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge effectively established prose fiction in print at the end of the sixteenth century. In these extraordinary pamphlets, rhetorical sophistication ... More


Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: A Note on Cicero De Oratore 2.262 and Lucilius 173M

Anna Chahoud

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how Cicero shaped his oratorical persona through the deployment of precise verbal devices (especially diminutives and irony), re-configuring his champions of the past by ... More


The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Encompassing sixty-eight works composed over a span of more than four decades, Haydn's quartet oeuvre contributed to the establishment, solidification, and refinement of late 18th-century ... More


Introduction: Marvell and Friends

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter emphasizes how Andrew Marvell the lyric poet has been divided in scholarship from Andrew Marvell the political poet. One of the goals of the book is to recover a social ... More


Marvell and the End of Court Culture, 1648–1649

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter sets Marvell's two of published occasional poems of 1648–9 in the context of the literary community around Stanley in London. The first section examines John Hall's career as a ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

The concluding chapter focuses on Marvell's satire ‘Tom May's Death’, the allegiance which has long puzzled scholars given its apparently royalist sentiment but date of composition after the ... More


Wit and Wounding (NE IV.8)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle’s decision to list wit as a virtue does not reflect an outmoded, aristocratic view that morally good people have panache. What makes someone a witty person is not a good sense of humor, but ... More


Dickensian Laughter: Essays on Dickens and Humour

Malcolm Andrews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199651597
eISBN:
9780191757075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

How does Dickens make us laugh? This is the principal focus in this book. How can words on a page fire off into the reader's consciousness and jolt him or her into a smile, a giggle, or a hearty ... More


The Resolution of Euphues

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/9780198119913.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Euphues: The Anatomy of Withas a volatile character, signaled by the picture Euphues draws in his final letters of a desperate Emperor trying to hold together a disintegrating ... More


The True-Born Englishman and Other Satires

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

On February 15, 1700, Daniel Defoe celebrated the coming of the new century by publishing a poem, The Pacificator, on the state of wit and poetry in England. The poem is actually about the politics ... More


Change and the Donne Generation

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

New attitudes and a new style characterized the poetry of John Donne, who often took the lead in innovation and distinctly expressed his own personality as well as the temper and dominant ... More


No Time to be Brief: A scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli

Charles P. Enz

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198564799
eISBN:
9780191713835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564799.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book, the first biography on the life of the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, analyses his scientific work and describes the evolution of his thinking. Pauli spent 30 years as a professor at the ... More


Filling Up the Image

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the nation's reminiscence of Abe Lincoln, which differs from history as it was not based on historical documents but rather on people's memory. The author discusses the many ... More


Sterne and the ‘New Species of Writing’

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Of the plurality of discourses and traditions that bump up against one another in Tristram Shandy, two have dominated attempts to make generic and hence interpretative sense of Sterne's richly ... More


Bowra and the Wider World, 1922–1939

Leslie Mitchell

in Maurice Bowra: A Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199295845
eISBN:
9780191700729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295845.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cecil Maurice Bowra was a great academic, and therefore became the focal point for traditional stories. The Oxford tribe found a reassuring continuity in retailing them. The same anthropological ... More


Milton and the Idea of the University

Sarah Knight

in Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698707
eISBN:
9780191740756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698707.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study of Milton's representation of academic experience looks particularly at his Latin Prolusions, orations delivered while a student at Cambridge during the late 1620s and early 1630s. The ... More


Elaborations

Robert J. Fogelin

in Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After tying up some loose ends under the heading of clarifications, the main point of this final chapter is to show that this account of metaphors and other figurative comparisons goes beyond trite ... More


Riddles of Belonging: India in Translation and Other Tales of Possession

Christi A. Merrill

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229550
eISBN:
9780823241064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229550.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Can the subaltern joke? The author answers by invoking riddling, oral-based fictions from Hindi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, and Urdu that dare to laugh at what traditions often keep hidden — whether ... More


Concluding Along Shandean Lines

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

It has been reflected in this book that it is the climate of the Seven Years' War, shaped by a ‘global’ imperial conflict reaching tentacularly across continents, which is constitutive of the ... More


Wakes and Other Amusements

Jacqueline S. Thursby

in Funeral Festivals in America: Rituals for the Living

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123806
eISBN:
9780813134949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123806.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines frivolities around death and wake ceremonies in the U.S., in particular it looks at humor. It suggests that rather than a paradox or irony, the germ that makes humor operatable ... More


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