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Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


The Oresteia in the Odyssey (1946)

Olga Freidenberg

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Olga Freidenberg (1890-1955) was a Classical scholar whose method—which she referred to as semantics or semantic paleontology—is often hailed as a precursor to structuralism and semiotics. Its ... More


Columbus’s Egg, or the Structure of the Novella (1973)

Mikhail Gasparov

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a translation of an article by Mikhail Gasparov from 1973. Gasparov distinguishes between plots typical of fable and of the novella; the former stress the status quo and teach a ... More


“Stones for Thought”

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter talks about organizing the “stones” that are necessary in building a great literary piece, and how to “patch” them in a good way. It says that “superfluous stones” could be conceptually ... More


Putting Hospitality in Its Place

RICHARD KEARNEY and KASCHA SEMONOVITCH

in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234615
eISBN:
9780823240722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234615.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows that hospitality is a virtue of place and always happens in a place. Our experiences of place — implacement and displacement — are precisely those that mark the preconditions for ... More


Theatricality as Medium

Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224159
eISBN:
9780823235841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224159.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that theater is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle ... More


Sovereignty, Exposure, Theater a Reading of King Lear

Emily Sun

in Succeeding King Lear: Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232802
eISBN:
9780823241163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232802.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter dedicates itself to examining the structure of this break in seeing and its relationship to an altered speech. Suffice it to say preliminarily that the task of the spectator — which is ... More


The Conspiracy of Realism: Impasse and Vision in The Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's King Lear

Judith H. Anderson

in Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relation of Shakespeare's King Lear to allegory has remained an elusive topic. Two of the older critics of Shakespeare, Watkins and Bradley, seem to think of allegory almost exclusively in the ... More


Faust's Building: Theory as Practice

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter studies Faust by Marshall Berman and analyzes its structure of modernity as both constitutive and destructive of history. It defines its structure and the usage of language in its plot. ... More


Building, Story, and Image

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter defines what should be done in “building” a character, not only literally setting the scene, but also establishing their appearance and attitude in a certain plot. It gives a few ... More


“Ibi et ubique”: The Incontinent Plot (Hamlet)

Samuel Weber

in Theatricality as Medium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224159
eISBN:
9780823235841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224159.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter exemplifies Benjamin's discussion on the means of living and life. New media, specifically through television, have found ways to mimic representations of life or ... More


“Superfluous Stones”

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses how to deal with elements of literature that are relatively useless in a certain story. By removing the signs located in direct proximity with the story that would cause it to ... More


Sense in the Middle: Teleological vs. Cumulative Plotting

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/9780823263431.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that a tendency to equate “plot,” per se, with the teleological plot aimed at closure has obscured the specific capacities of alternative structures. An analogy to periodic and ... More


Introduction: The Novel, Education, and Experience

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/9780823263431.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introduction provides an overview of the book's arguments and theoretical underpinnings, including the need to move beyond new historicism and embrace the insights that can be provided by ... More


Embodiment and Inscription

Haun Saussy

in The Ethnography of Rhythm

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270460
eISBN:
9780823270507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270460.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Orality is generally consigned to the doorstep in histories of media: the prelude to the “extensions of man” but not one of the extensions itself. Memory in a culture that has not adopted writing ... More


Cosmetics and Cosmopolitics

Peter Szendy

in Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials: Cosmopolitical Philosofictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255498
eISBN:
9780823260942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255498.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes the extraterrestrial plots of films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), They Live (1988), and Men in Black (1997). It also examines the philosofictive plot in Kant’s ... More


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