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. Notes on Spectator Emotion and Ideological Film Criticism

Carl Plantinga

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on an explanation of the neglect of investigating and understanding emotional response to films. It argues that the kind of emotional experience a film offers is a proper target ... More


Psychology contra Morality

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter summarizes key elements of the challenge psychology has posed to morality beginning with Freud and extending to three consequential claims of the current literature on social psychology ... More


Sexual Identities: A Cognitive Literary Study

Patrick Colm Hogan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190857790
eISBN:
9780190857820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cognitive cultural theorists have rarely taken up sex, sexuality, or gender identity. When they have done so, they have often stressed the evolutionary sources of gender differences. In Sexual ... More


Personhood Beyond Personality

Omri Moses

in Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789141
eISBN:
9780804791236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789141.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter One challenges the critical premise that modernists were more interested in their own formal imperatives than in representations of real people (fictive individuals who have enough coherence ... More


Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Amanda Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Contemporary culture is saturated with psychological concepts and ideas, from anxiety to narcissism to trauma. While it might seem that concern over psychological conditions is intrinsically oriented ... More


Move to Fable, 1891–1900

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Kipling’s navigation of visualized, embodied structures in Many Inventions , and shows how these were informed by his Anglo-Indian experience but are also eloquent within the ... More


Contradictory Woolf

Derek Ryan and Stella Bolaki (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book presents thirty-seven chapters which present the text of papers selected from approximately 200 papers given at the 21st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, hosted by the ... More


Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book shows how reading Shakespeare helps us to live with epistemological weakness and even to practice this weakness, to make it a way of life. In readings of Hamlet, Lucrece, Othello, The ... More


Introduction: Sexual Identities: Definitions, Explanations, and Ideologies

Patrick Colm Hogan

in Sexual Identities: A Cognitive Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190857790
eISBN:
9780190857820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857790.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction first sets out some preliminary definitions of sex, sexuality, and gender. It then turns from the sexual part of Sexual Identities to the identity part. A great deal of confusion ... More


Minds, Machines, and Giving a Damn: From Powers to Percy

Robert Chodat

in The Matter of High Words: Naturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190682156
eISBN:
9780190682187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682156.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The 1960s saw the triumph of cognitive science over behaviorism. This chapter examines three literary–philosophical objections to this shift: “West Coast” phenomenology, Richard Powers’s Galatea 2.2, ... More


How to Find Rhythm on a Piece of Paper

Thomas Cable

in Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282043
eISBN:
9780823285983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282043.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

For the past two centuries discussions of the meter and rhythm of a line of poetry have often been at cross-purposes because of different assumptions about whether the poem is a temporal object. ... More


Ciceronian Skepticism and the Mind-Body Problem in Lucrece

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores Lucrece in the context of Ciceronian skepticism. Doing so clarifies the status, in Shakespeare, of an issue of crucial importance: the mind-body problem. Many critics have ... More


Looking Two Ways at Once in Timon of Athens

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reflects on the cognitive value that reading Shakespeare can have. In particular, I show how one of his late plays, Timon of Athens, is informed by a skepticism that induces a wrenching ... More


Introduction

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Although it is widely observed that a consequential “turn to ethics” took place in the field of literary criticism beginning in the late 1980s, this book argues that a broader cultural privileging of ... More


Epilogue: Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The epilogue considers how the value I find in reading Timon in particular, and Shakespeare in general, cannot be counted among the values that cognitive scientists and literary critics often ... More


Character and Person

John Frow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704515
eISBN:
9780191775239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704515.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category—at once a formal construct and a quasi-person—which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds. The book explores that ... More


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