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Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Philip J. M. Sturgess

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Defining narrativity as the enabling force of narrative, this is a full-length exploration of the concept in fiction. It develops the notion of a ‘logic of narrativity’, and by this means contributes ... More


 Selling Dear

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter is an introduction to the theory of imperfectly competitive markets — a subject that was largely terra incognita before the advent of game theory. The models studied include those of ... More


 Buying Cheap

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter reviews classical topics in economics. It is intended mostly for readers who have not studied economics before, but it is written in a style that will perhaps offer something new for ... More


Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Sarah Moss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The study of food in literature complicates established critical positions. Both a libidinal pleasure and the ultimate commodity, food in fiction can represent sex as well as money, and brings the ... More


Castle Rackrent

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Castle Rackrent, an Irish novel by Maria Edgeworth which illustrates the history of Anglo-Irish fiction and the reflective qualities of a literary history. Besides disclosing ... More


The Absentee

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter aims to place Maria Edgeworth's novel in a broader historical context and to illustrate that these extended boundaries permit viewing the novel as an active agent in an imaginative ... More


Maria Edgeworth: Language, Culture, and the Irish Sphere

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter assesses the debate over the extent of Edgeworth's linguistic and cultural radicalism in the national tale, and argues that her use of language is in fact quite similar to Burns', being ... More


Finite Sample Distributions

Aman Ullah

in Finite Sample Econometrics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198774471
eISBN:
9780191601347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774478.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Many practical situations in econometrics require more than just studying the moment of econometric estimators or test statistics. Certain cases require knowledge of the sampling distribution of the ... More


Lionized in London

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

From Sweden, Staël returns to London after an absence of twenty years, conferring with Whigs (for their liberalism rather than their pro-Napoleonism) and the ruling Tories, enjoying her celebrity, ... More


Risk-based pricing

Lyn C. Thomas

in Consumer Credit Models: Pricing, Profit and Portfolios

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232130
eISBN:
9780191715914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232130.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

This chapter builds models to determine the ‘price’ (interest rate) a lender should charge on a loan to maximize the expected profit, taking into account both the default risk of the borrower and the ... More


General Economic Equilibrium

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the fifth of six chapters on the logic of price. It is concerned with the proper microeconomic theory of general equilibrium understood as serving questions raised by Frederic Bastiat ... More


Imaginative Literature and the Politics of Botany

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the set of meanings about botany and botanical practices that were forming in the 18th century to understand the botanical vernacular in its emergent stages. It argues that ... More


Public Irony, Conservatism, and the British Nation

Yoon Sun Lee

in Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Romantic nationalism in Britain was strengthened by the discovery of irony's civic potential. As irony became part of public discourse and behavioral repertoire, the awareness of artifice and ... More


Edgeworth’s Stern Father: Escaping Thomas Day, 1795–1801

Marilyn Butler

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

Maria Edgeworth is one of many 18th- and 19th-century women writers now identified as having had a problematic relationship with her father. Where modern women value strong female models, earlier ... More


The Construction of Neoclassical Orthodoxy

Ernesto Screpanti and Stefano Zamagni

in An Outline of the History of Economic Thought

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199279142
eISBN:
9780191602887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279144.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Traces the rapid diffusion of the neoclassical paradigm in Europe and the USA. In particular, considers the birth of the 'national schools' during la belle époque: the Marshallian School in England; ... More


Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Nicola J. Watson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Whatever happened to the epistolary novel? Why was it that by 1825 the principal narrative form of 18th-century fiction had been replaced by the third-person and often historicised models which have ... More


Consigning the Heroine to History: National and Historical Tales, 1800–1825

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter pursues a related and amplified thematics of ‘right reading’ in the early novels of Scott and a number of fellow writers — Lady Sydney Morgan and Maria Edgeworth amongst them — novels ... More


Phantasmal France, Unreal Ireland Sobering Reflections

Seamus Deane

in Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184904
eISBN:
9780191674389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184904.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France, reading it as a foundational text for a particular description of a contrast and a contest between tradition and modernity ... More


The Changeling’s Debt: Maria Edgeworth’s Productive Fictions

Catherine Gallagher

in Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the productive fictions of Maria Edgeworth. These works show Edgeworth's desire to ground them in clear and distinct general principles, which was nurtured by her strange late ... More


Maria Edgeworth

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The so-called Jacobin novelist seeks to dramatize and give value to the individual. He believes in the reality of the external social world, but he views it with hostility, and presents it angled ... More


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