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Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as ... More


Cultural Critique and the End of Genius: Barthes, Sartre

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the gradual discrediting of the notion of genius. In France in the 1950s, contemporaneously with the Minou Drouet affair, it became the object of a powerful cultural critique ... More


“Go for Your Guns”: Narrative Syntax and Musical Functions in the TV Western

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter investigates the role of music as a narrative agent, or actant, through a diachronic analysis of narrative cue music in an episode of the television western The Rifleman (1957–1963; ... More


Tube of Pleasure, Tube of Bliss: Television Music as (Not So) Drastic Experience

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Besides its role as a narrative agent, music has been featured in television to pleasure its audience, creating what Carolyn Abbate would call a “drastic” experience. However, the pleasures of ... More


Models of Authorship: Das Treffen in Telgte in Context

Rebecca Braun

in Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter provides an in-depth introduction to the different kinds of authorship that can be found in Grass's writing through a close reading of the 1979 text, Das Treffen in Telgte. Explaining ... More


Saussure and his Interpreters

Roy Harris

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a reassessment of the reception of Saussure's ideas. That Saussure's work profoundly influenced developments in such diverse fields as linguistics, anthropology, psychology and ... More


Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Derek Attridge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? This book argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding ... More


Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Jurgen Pieters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book deals with the special power of literary texts to put us in contact with the past. A large number of authors, coming from different ages, have described this power in terms of ‘the ... More


Poetry & Barthes: Anglophone Responses 1970-2000

Calum Gardner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941367
eISBN:
9781789629231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941367.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is the first study of how the work of Roland Barthes, one of the most influential literary theorists of the twentieth century, came to be understood by poets working in English. Beginning ... More


Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

William Cloonan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Frères Ennemis focuses on Franco-American tensions as portrayed in works of literature. An Introduction is followed by nine chapters, each centred on a French or American literary text which shows ... More


Apparitions—Of Derrida's Other

Kas Saghafi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231621
eISBN:
9780823235094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231621.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters of this book revolve around the notion of the other in Jacques Derrida's work. How does Derrida write of and on the other? Arguing that Derrida offers the most attentive ... More


Vocation, Regime, and the Production of Literature: Max Jacob and Roland Barthes

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the history of the idea of the literary vocation first as the overwhelming compulsion to write as described by Rilke and, second in terms of the practical organization of ... More


Losing the Listening Self in the Aural Other: Signifiance and World Music

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 deploys Julia Kristeva and Roland Barthes’s term signifiance to further theorize the desire that drives the listener to world music. This is a desire that works counter to signification or ... More


“Simply the Form”: Inscription, Phonography, and the Chinese Scene of Writing

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The second chapter turns from writing-as-image to writing-as-inscription, focusing on Victor Segalen’s Stèles (1912), a prose poem collection that formally emulates the Chinese stone monuments from ... More


Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Kathryn Sutherland (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since the 1950s, when Roland Barthes re-expressed the formalist ideal of an open-ended text, there has been much interest among literary critics and theorists of text in the question of what text is ... More


A Lover's Reply (to Roland Barthes's A Lover's Discourse)

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Roland Barthes's book, A Lover's Discourse, is a classic confession of the pains of love. This chapter is an homage to the late great contemporary French thinker.


Narrativity and the French Perspective

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to French critics whose work can be aligned in some degree or other with the author's own conceptual approach. The chapter is divided into two sections. The first section ... More


Structuralism in Retrospect

Howard Felperin

in Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128960
eISBN:
9780191671746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Within the history of literary criticism, the year 1966 may well come to be regarded, if not as miraculous or apocalyptic, at least as auspicious of that crisis from which the institution has not yet ... More


Introduction

Kathryn Sutherland

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Why the debate about the electronic representation of text is so vital has less to do with what electronic technology really does and more to do with the fact that it furthers the impossibility of ... More


The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

John Paul Ricco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Based upon his reading of the contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy on sense, aesthetics and ethics, in this book John Paul Ricco argues that separation is the archi-spatiality or ... More


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