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About TimeNarrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More

Accident SocietyFiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Jason Puskar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that language and literature actively produced chance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by categorizing injuries and losses as innocent of design. Automobile ... More

Aesthetics of contingencyWriting, politics, and culture in England, 1639-89

Aesthetics of contingency: Writing, politics, and culture in England, 1639-89

Matthew C. Augustine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100764
eISBN:
9781526138651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100764.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aesthetics of contingency provides an important reconsideration of seventeenth-century literature in light of new understandings of the English past. Emphasising the contingency of the political in ... More

After '89Polish Theatre and the Political

After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political

Bryce Lease

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992958
eISBN:
9781526115263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This monograph takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After ... More

After the American CenturyThe Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Brian Edwards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the “American century,” he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in ... More

Against DemocracyLiterary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Simon During

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Today democracy has become fundamental. It extends increasingly deeply into everyday life; it grounds and limits our political thought and values. We can't think past or beyond it as a political or ... More

The Age of AudenPostwar Poetry and the American Scene

The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

Aidan Wasley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136790
eISBN:
9781400836352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work—it changed the course of American poetry itself. This book takes, for the ... More

AgitationsEssays on Life and Literature

Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature

Arthur Krystal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092165
eISBN:
9780300145601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From small questions of taste to large questions concerning the nature of existence, intellectual debate takes up much of our time. This book examines what most commentators ignore: the role of ... More

Alan HollinghurstWriting Under the Influence

Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Michèle Mendelssohn and Denis Flannery (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing through the concept of influence, this collection considers the entire breadth of Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker Prize-winning writing. It addresses critical issues threaded through the work of ... More

Alchemical MercuryA Theory of Ambivalence

Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More

Algerian ImprintsEthical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on ... More

Alien PlotsFemale Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez ven der Spek

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of this study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and fifty-eight other human beings) who encounter an alien ... More

AlteritiesCriticism, History, Representation

Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Thomas Docherty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dealing with literature from Shakespeare and Donne to Calvino, with philosophy from the medieval to the contemporary, with cinema from popular to art-film, and with political theory from Marx to ... More

America’s EnglandAntebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Christopher Hanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

America’s England examines the patterns of affiliation through which U.S. writers, public intellectuals, politicians, and aesthetes encoded the political turmoil of antebellum America in ... More

American Gothic CultureAn Edinburgh Companion

American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Joel Faflak

Jason Haslam (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture - its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias. ... More

The American Isherwood

The American Isherwood

James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his ... More

American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Rethinking the category of aesthetics in light of recent developments in literary theory and social criticism, this book showcases the interpretive possibilities available to those who bring ... More

American Travel and Empire

American Travel and Empire

David Seed

Susan Castillo (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315084
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this collection, leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. The term ‘American’, used here in the hemispheric sense, and ‘American travel ... More

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the SnowLeft-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

David Goodway

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312557
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. This book seeks to recover and ... More

Animal AlterityScience Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Sherryl Vint

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316135
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science ... More

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