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British Academy Lectures 2013-14

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780197265864
eISBN:
9780191772016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265864.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over music, psychology, history, ... More


Poetry & the Dictionary

Andrew Blades and Piers Pennington (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry is an ancient verbal art, which has its roots in the oral epics and fragments that survive from classical times. Dictionaries of English, by contrast, are a comparatively recent phenomenon, ... More


The Second Myth of ‘Or’

R. E. Jennings

in The Genealogy of Disjunction

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195075243
eISBN:
9780199852970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075243.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter describes the second myth. The second myth can be described as cheerful handmaiden to the first, and, perhaps because of its classical hearkening, has an undeniable charm. Some ... More


The Etymological Poetry of W. H. Auden, J. H. Prynne, and Paul Muldoon

Mia Gaudern

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198850458
eISBN:
9780191885556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book defines, analyses, and theorises a late modern ‘etymological poetry’ that is alive to the past lives of its words, and probes the possible significance of them both explicitly and ... More


On Parole: Legacies of Saussure, Blanchot, and Paulhan

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The inheritance of the German romantic “tradition” of irony by certain 20th-century French texts can become legible in the way such texts repeat the following question: what is the relation between ... More


The Sources and Settings of Botatwe History

Kathryn M. de Luna

in Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218534
eISBN:
9780300225167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218534.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter introduces the three sources of evidence for the book—paleoclimatology, archaeology, and comparative historical linguistics—and the three historical frameworks each offers for the ... More


Lexicography and Modern Poetry

Matthew Sperling

in Poetry & the Dictionary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

‘Lexicography and Modern Poetry’ provides an overview of the various uses that poets have made of dictionaries since the 1960s. Works by a number of poets from Britain and the United States are ... More


not even invented

Deborah Bowman

in Poetry & the Dictionary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

William Empson was ambivalent about etymology; ‘we would often like an influence from past uses to survive in a word’, he wrote in 1977, ‘when it plainly doesn’t’. But he had always been preoccupied ... More


Etymology and Elegy: Paul Muldoon’s ‘Yarrow’ and ‘Cuthbert and the Otters’

Mia Gaudern

in Poetry & the Dictionary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

From the subtle and often ominous resonance of names in his earliest poems to the forensic investigations of Maggot (2010), Muldoon never allows etymology to be unequivocally relevant, or indeed ... More


A Collected Unconscious: James Merrill’s Dictionaries

Andrew Blades

in Poetry & the Dictionary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In The Changing Light at Sandover (1982), James Merrill sketches a tableau of his study, singling out his hardbound set of the Oxford English Dictionary. Indeed, dictionaries were never far from his ... More


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