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Against Historicism: History, Memory, and Truth

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a new way to understand the relationship between history and truth, drawing on Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas. It argues that debates about history and representation, ... More


Nation, Monarch, and Israel

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the developing notion that England was the special object of God's favor. Enabling the Reformation separation from Rome, the Hebrew Bible was used to legitimize England's ... More


Tolstoy: Did Anna Have to Die?{1994}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1994 essay “Tolstoy: Did Anna Have to Die?,” in which he talks about the death of the main character in Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina. Howe begins by focusing ... More


Conclusion

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses some of the things discussed during the December 1944 meeting at Sorbonne, which marked the 250th anniversary of Voltaire's birth. Two of the speakers at this event were Paul ... More


Bleak Liberalism

Amanda Anderson

in Bleak Liberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a summary analysis of the concept and history of bleak liberalism, a body of thought informed by distinctive attitudes and styles of political commitment. While the analysis ... More


Byron, Manfred, Negativity and Freedom

Peter Graham

in Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235897
eISBN:
9781846315428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the dramatic poem, Manfred. It focuses on specific instances of the character's and the drama's relentless negativity; speculates on how negativity relates to freedom; and, ... More


Epilogue

Thomas Owens

in Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840862
eISBN:
9780191876479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840862.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The Epilogue examines Coleridge’s reception and influence at the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1833, and explores his small role in the ... More


Will Eisner: Master of Graphic Wisdom

Leonard V. Kaplan

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay explores Will Eisner’s work in A Contract with God (1978). The book, emanating from pre-biblical wisdom, is paradigmatic for its harsh warning about human expectations. In it, Eisner ... More


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