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Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de SiècleCitizens of Nowhere

Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle: Citizens of Nowhere

Stefano Evangelista

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198864240
eISBN:
9780191896422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864240.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

Derived from the ancient Greek for ‘world citizenship’, cosmopolitanism offers a radical alternative to identities and cultural practices built on the idea of the nation: cosmopolitans imagine ... More

Remembered WordsEssays on Genre, Realism, and Emblems

Remembered Words: Essays on Genre, Realism, and Emblems

Alastair Fowler

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198856979
eISBN:
9780191890093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856979.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This text is a collection of chapters on genre, realism, and the emblem (three interrelated subjects), published over six decades. It offers a way to arrive at a sense of how approaches to these ... More

Kinesic HumorLiterature, Embodied Cognition, and the Dynamics of Gesture

Kinesic Humor: Literature, Embodied Cognition, and the Dynamics of Gesture

Guillemette Bolens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190930066
eISBN:
9780190930097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literature is one of the richest sources of information concerning the ways in which human beings are able to play with cognition. According to the theory of embodied cognition, human cognition is ... More

Imagining SocialismAesthetics, Anti-politics, and Literature in Britain, 1817-1918

Imagining Socialism: Aesthetics, Anti-politics, and Literature in Britain, 1817-1918

Mark A. Allison

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192896490
eISBN:
9780191918926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Socialism” names a form of collective life that has never been fully realized; consequently, it is best understood as a goal to be imagined. So this study argues, and thereby locates an aesthetic ... More

The Evolutions of Modernist Epic

The Evolutions of Modernist Epic

Václav Paris

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868217
eISBN:
9780191904738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868217.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Modernist epic is more interesting and diverse than we have supposed. As a radical form of national fiction, it appeared in many parts of the world in the early twentieth century. Reading a selection ... More

The Teaching ArchiveA New History for Literary Study

The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226735948
eISBN:
9780226736273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736273.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Teaching Archive shows us a series of major literary thinkers in a place we seldom remember them inhabiting: the classroom. Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan open up “the teaching ... More

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

William K. Malcolm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789620627
eISBN:
9781789629859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lewis Grassic Gibbon galvanized the Scottish literary scene in 1932 with Sunset Song, the first novel of the epic trilogy A Scots Quair, that drew vividly upon his deprived upbringing on a small ... More

Style in NarrativeAspects of an Affective-Cognitive Stylistics

Style in Narrative: Aspects of an Affective-Cognitive Stylistics

Patrick Colm Hogan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539576
eISBN:
9780197539606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Style has often been understood both too broadly and too narrowly. In consequence, it has not defined a psychologically coherent area of study. In the opening chapter, Hogan first defines style so as ... More

Infrapolitical PassagesGlobal Turmoil, Narco-Accumulation, and the Post-Sovereign State

Infrapolitical Passages: Global Turmoil, Narco-Accumulation, and the Post-Sovereign State

Gareth Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289882
eISBN:
9780823297153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book clears a way through some of the dominant political determinations and violent symptoms of contemporary globalization. It considers globalization as a new, and increasingly unmoored, ... More

ShibbolethJudges, Derrida, Celan

Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan

Marc Redfield

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289066
eISBN:
9780823297191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the Book of Judges, the Gileadites use the word shibboleth to target and kill members of a closely related tribe, the Ephraimites, who cannot pronounce the initial shin phoneme. In modern European ... More

World Literature for the Wretched of the EarthAnticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics

World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth: Anticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics

J. Daniel Elam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289790
eISBN:
9780823297221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth recovers an alternative strain of anticolonialism that does not seek national sovereignty, authority, and political recognition, but advocates instead ... More

Victorian Visions of Suburban UtopiaAbandoning Babylon

Victorian Visions of Suburban Utopia: Abandoning Babylon

Nathaniel Robert Walker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198861447
eISBN:
9780191893438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

The rise of suburbs and disinvestment from cities have been defining features of life in many countries over the course of the twentieth century, especially English-speaking ones. The separation of ... More

Inventions of NemesisUtopia, Indignation, and Justice

Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice

Douglas Mao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691199252
eISBN:
9780691211640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining literary and philosophical writing about ideal societies from Greek antiquity to the present, this book offers a striking new take on utopia's fundamental project. Noting that utopian ... More

Theory for BeginnersChildren's Literature as Critical Thought

Theory for Beginners: Children's Literature as Critical Thought

Kenneth B. Kidd

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289592
eISBN:
9780823297207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289592.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Theory for Beginners explores how philosophy and theory draw on children’s literature and have even come to resemble it in their strategies for cultivating the child and/or the beginner. After ... More

Ecocritics and EcoskepticsA Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Jonathan F. Krell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Michel Serres and Luc Ferry represent the two opposing views of ecology in contemporary French philosophy. Serres calls for a “natural contract” that would ensure a symbiotic relationship between ... More

Flowers of TimeOn Postapocalyptic Fiction

Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The literary lineage of postapocalyptic fiction — stories set after civilization's destruction — is a long one, spanning the biblical tale of Noah and Hesiod's Works and Days to the works of Mary ... More

The Author of HimselfThe Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691206066
eISBN:
9780691206059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691206066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book was born into a Jewish family in Poland in 1920, and he moved to Berlin as a boy. There he discovered his passion for literature and began a complex affair with German ... More

On EssaysMontaigne to the Present

On Essays: Montaigne to the Present

Thomas Karshan and Kathryn Murphy (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198707868
eISBN:
9780191779008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198707868.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

What is an essay, and how did the essay emerge as a literary form? What are the continuities and surprising emergences across its history, from Montaigne’s 1580 Essais to the present? This volume ... More

Reading Machines in the Modernist TransatlanticAvant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic: Avant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Eric B. White

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441490
eISBN:
9781474490856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic provides a new account of aesthetic and technological innovation, from the Machine Age to the Information Age. Drawing on a wealth of archival ... More

Romantic Periodicals in the Twenty-First CenturyEleven Case Studies from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Romantic Periodicals in the Twenty-First Century: Eleven Case Studies from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Nicholas Mason and Tom Mole (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448123
eISBN:
9781474490931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the twenty-first century has brought a wealth of new digital resources for researching late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century serials, the subfield of Romantic periodical studies has ... More

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