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Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More


Sacraments of Memory: Catholicism and Slavery in Contemporary African American Literature

Erin Michael Salius

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056890
eISBN:
9780813053677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056890.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This study argues that Catholicism informs a major genre of African American literature in ways and with a significance that has gone largely unrecognized. Since their emergence in the 1960s and ... More


British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... More


Canto 5

Caterina Ricciardi

in Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Conceived in 1915 when Pound was reading Herodotus and William Roscoe’s Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth, Canto 5 was published in 1921. This plunge into historiography would strongly impinge on ... More


Forging Histories: Ghost Worlds and Invented Communities

Daniel Marrone

in Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496807311
eISBN:
9781496807359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores Seth’s invented worlds and interior landscapes, making particular use of Linda Hutcheon’s concepts of the heterocosm and historiographic metafiction, as well as certain ... More


“The house / of herself”: Reading Place and Space in the Poetry of Anne Sexton

Jo Gill

in This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

‘“The house/ of herself”: Reading Place and Space in the Poetry of Anne Sexton’ offers a reading of Anne Sexton’s poetry and prose (including short stories, unpublished lecture notes and ... More


Haunted historiographies: The rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction

Matthew Schultz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090929
eISBN:
9781781707227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The rhetoric of ideology haunts Irish fiction. In this book, I map these rhetorical hauntings across a wide range of postcolonial Irish novels, and define the specter as a non-present presence that ... More


Of Hellenized Cosmopolitanism and Colonial Subalternity

E. M. Forster

in Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter tackles E. M. Forster's Egyptian writings to bring out their almost diametrically opposed positions and thus open up both the overdetermination of genre and the relationship between ... More


The Play of Fact and Fiction in Virginia Stephen’s “The Journal of Mistress Joan Martyn”

Heidi Stalla

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Evidence suggests that more of Woolf’s short story, “The Journal of Mistress Joan Martyn”, might be based on fact than is apparent. Critics usually point out that this work was written while Woolf ... More


Citation as Incitation: The Political Agenda of the Passagenarbeit

Alexander Gelley

in Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What we have in “Das Passagen-Werk” is a massive collection of fragments, tantalizing but unwieldy, a collection that could give rise to a number of alternative models. It cannot be called a Werk, ... More


Event/Hiatus

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Irving, like The Sketch-Book’s Rip Van Winkle, is never simply modernity’s Other: in the same way that this author will both critique and reinforce progressive myths of nationalist history over the ... More


No Thing in Common

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 shows how Walpole and Poe refuse to imagine community as a simple collection of common things. They instead practice a philosophy of “uniquity” that values and collects the singular for its ... More


Destabilising the status quo

Cynthia S. Hamilton

in Sara Paretsky: Detective fiction as trauma literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096952
eISBN:
9781781708729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096952.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at Paretsky’s detective novels in relation to historiography and identity politics. One aspect of the regulatory power of institutions is the power to decide what is remembered, ... More


Speaking from the middle ground:: contexts and intertexts

Jago Morrison

in Chinua Achebe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084362
eISBN:
9781781707098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084362.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter outlines the major influences which inform Achebe's emerging consciousness as a writer, strongly contesting the orthodox reading in which nationalism and commitment are taken as the keys ... More


Rogue Element: Charles Rogers and the Scotching of British History

Catriona M. M. Macdonald

in Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198736233
eISBN:
9780191853722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a revisionist critique of the career of the Scotsman Charles Rogers (1825–1890) and his role in the foundation of the Royal Historical Society, which serves to highlight how ... More


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