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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


Rohinton Mistry

Peter Morey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067143
eISBN:
9781781700587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Rohinton Mistry is the only author whose every novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Such a Long Journey (1991), A Fine Balance (1995) and Family Matters (2002) are all set in India's ... More


Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Matt Erlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century brought new and exotic commodities to Europe from abroad—coffee, tea, spices, and new textiles to name a few. Yet one of the most widely distributed ... More


William Morris’s ‘Work-Pleasure’: Literature, Science and Fine Art

Philipp Erchinger

in Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter seeks to elucidate nineteenth-century conceptions of art as fine art. Taking its cue from Raymond Williams’s account of a divorce of (fine) art from (technical) work, the chapter pursues ... More


The Germs of a Genre: The Germ and the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine

Koenraad Claes

in The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a working definition for the little magazine genre, explained as dependent on the peculiar position these publications occupied in the wider periodical marketplace. It then looks ... More


Mounting the (Century Guild) Hobby Horse

Koenraad Claes

in The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter is entirely dedicated to a pioneering little magazine that elaborated on the example of The Germ and the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (see Chapter 1), the Century GuildHobby Horse ... More


Thread and circuses: performing in the spaces of city and nation in A Fine Balance

Peter Morey

in Rohinton Mistry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067143
eISBN:
9781781700587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on A Fine Balance, a novel that further pursues the themes of political decline and personal moral responsibility. It notes that although these themes were previously addressed ... More


Introduction: Guilty Pleasures

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines the field of literary production and the culture of consumption in Germany between 1770 and 1815 in relation to luxury and the fine arts. Drawing on recent work done in German and ... More


The Conceptual Landscape of Luxury in Germany

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides a conceptual map of luxury in Germany during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It examines the particularities of the German discourse of luxury through a ... More


Karl Philipp Moritz and the System of Needs

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the complexity and equivocation that characterize attempts to untangle the interrelationships among luxury, consumption, the fine arts, and human needs in late ... More


Conclusion: Useful Subjects?

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This conclusion discusses work of art as a very special kind of luxury object, one whose intrinsic structure ensures a particular mode of consumption that neutralizes the potentially harmful effects ... 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


Is Comics a Branch of Contemporary Art?

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

According to the historian Pierre Couperie, comics had been influenced by the evolution of other art forms. Jean-Christophe Menu, for his part, sees comics as having its own avant-garde movement that ... More


Style, Expressivity, and Impressionistic Evaluation

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Comics consists of four graphic threads: narrative breakdown, panel composition, page layout, and style. According to Robert C. Harvey, style is the “most illusive” and hardest to account for among ... 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


High and Low Culture in L 'Emploi du temps

in Signs and Designs: Art and Architecture in the Work of Michel Butor

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237785
eISBN:
9781846314063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237785.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the roles and meanings of the prominent buildings and artworks of England in Michel Butor's novel L'Emploi du temps. It analyzes the sources and significance of the Old ... More


Operatic Discoveries: The Complex Tragedy with a Happy Ending

Blair Hoxby

in What Was Tragedy?: Theory and the Early Modern Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198749165
eISBN:
9780191813283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749165.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

That the heroes of tragedies and the persons of operas are divided by a historical and philosophical chasm is a core belief that we have inherited from Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno, who insist ... More


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