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Shaw's Republic

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay traces striking parallels between Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara and Plato’s Republic as a way of revealing unexplored allusions and meanings in the modern play and illuminating how ... More


“The World was Paradise Malformed”: Poetic Language, Anthropomorphism, and Secularism in Wallace Stevens

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

That Stevens’s poetry repeatedly returns to the death of God as a condition of existential vertigo is a scholarly commonplace, but this chapter argues that for Stevens, language itself harbors a ... More


Empedocles, Empyrically Speaking—: Friedrich Hölderlin’s Tragic öde

Kristina Mendicino

in Prophecies of Language: The Confusion of Tongues in German Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274017
eISBN:
9780823274062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274017.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the poetological prose texts and drafts that make up Friedrich Hölderlin’s unfinished tragedy, Empedocles. In line with Empedocles’ plunge into Aetna, these texts reflect ... More


Fantasies of the Self and the World

Leo Bersani

in Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931514
eISBN:
9780199345755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931514.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates the significance of metaphor in Marcel's work, which is attributed to the original helplessness of his imagination. It argues that the richness and density of his analogies ... More


Breakdown: Analogy and Ontotheology in Richard II

Philip Lorenz

in The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter introduces the early modern problem of sovereignty as a crisis of representation. Focusing on the dual – philosophical and theatrical – deposition staged in Shakespeare's Richard II and ... 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


Afterword: Romantic Analogy; or, What the Moon Saw

Mary Jacobus

in Romanticism Writing and Sexual Difference: Essays on The Prelude

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129691
eISBN:
9780191671845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129691.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter posits ‘Romantic analogy’ as Wordsworth's attempt to halt the tropological movement of The Prelude and install his poem in the domain of the readable, where its future reception was ... More


Servius, Commentary on the Aeneid, CA. 400–420

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Servius's commentary on the Aeneid, an epic poem by Virgil. In the commentary to book one, Servius comments on the life of the poet, the title of the work, the quality or ... More


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