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How to Do Things with Fictions

Joshua Landy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195188561
eISBN:
9780199949458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new rationale for the place of literary reading in the well-lived life. While it is often assumed that fictions must be informative or morally improving in order to be of any real ... More


‘Haitian Art’ and Primitivism: Effects, Uses and Beyond

Carlo A. Célius

in The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382998
eISBN:
9781781383971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382998.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines primitivism within the context of ‘Haitian art’ and argues that European and North Atlantic academic and art institutions have relegated Haitian plastic arts to the Hegelian ... More


Thackeray and the ‘Old Masters’

Leonée Ormond

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

William Makepeace Thackeray was one of the great novelists of the Victorian period and a natural connoisseur of the fine arts. He introduced his knowledge of the fine arts into his novels, cognizant ... More


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