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  Therapy: No Creature Stands Alone before God

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 presents a reading of David Lodge's novel Therapy (1995) in light of Balthasar's Theo‐logic. Lodge does well to illustrate that the erasure of God that preoccupies postmodern consciousness ... More


A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


Realists: ‘The Movement’, Kingsley Amis, David Lodge

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A new generation of writers in the 1950s was seen as reacting against both the literary romanticism of their predecessors and the dominant class associations of the literary world. This chapter ... More


Preface “Unnice Work” Knowledge Work and the Academy

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In David Lodge's 1988 novel, Nice Work, the heroine, Robyn Penrose, temporary lecturer in English literature, was challenged to confront the sooty business managed by its hero, Vic Wilcox, product of ... More


Beyond theory: Metonymy in critical practice

Sebastian Matzner

in Rethinking Metonymy: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice from Pindar to Jakobson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198724278
eISBN:
9780191827495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724278.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the impact of the new theory of metonymy on critical practice in various fields. The first of three case studies breaks new ground in translation criticism by assessing what ... More


Epilogue: The Last Word

R. Bracht Branham

in Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The epilogue rounds out the argument of the volume by considering the declining cultural authority of the novel, the value of history versus the history of the arts, Bakhtin’s most famous aphorism, ... More


Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

R. Bracht Branham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Bakhtin as a philosopher and a student of the novel is intent upon the novel’s role in the history of consciousness. His project fails if he is wrong about the dialogic nature of consciousness or the ... More


Heaven Can Wait: That Empty Chair, Waiting, and the Beyond

Peter Toohey

in Hold On: The Life, Science, and Art of Waiting

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190083618
eISBN:
9780190083649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083618.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter the focus moves to the empty chair, a symbol of death and of the departed. The author’s opinion is that there is no link to be found between waiting and the perception of the beyond, ... More


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