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Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Aims to fill a significant gap in the general understanding of the law of obligations, by focusing on the place of insurance within it. Argues that the majority of academic obligations lawyers have ... More


Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Alan Weir

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book defends an anti-platonist philosophy of mathematics derived from game formalism. Classic formalists claimed implausibly that mathematical utterances are truth-valueless moves in a game. ... More


Epilogue: Taste and the New Formalism

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This brief conclusion describes the difference between polemical claims made for taste’s critical power throughout the book and those made for aesthetics by the politically radical wing of New ... More


Changing the Sjuzet: Lyn Hejinian’s Digressive Narratology and the Writing of History

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

In The Fatalist, Lyn Hejinian declares herself the heir apparent to Diderot’s unruly Jacques, employing digression as a literary method for dismantling Enlightenment narratologies of rational order ... More


Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More


Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Ilya Kliger and Boris Maslov (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume draws together an array of distinguished scholars of ancient and modern literatures to consider the ways in which historicism in literary studies can and should be construed and pursued ... More


Seduction of a Filmic Romance: Eileen Chang and Ang Lee

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter describes how Eileen Chang and Ang Lee interpret fiction-film adaptation stylistically and philosophically in their versions of the controversial wartime romance Lust, Caution. Both ... More


May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem, tells an essential yet understudied part of that ... More


Rethinking Prokofiev

Rita McAllister and Christina Guillaumier (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

More than sixty-five years after the composer’s death and almost thirty years since the demise of the Soviet Union, it is high time not only to take a fresh, balanced look at the output of Sergei ... More


Chaucerian rhyme-breaking

Ruth Evans

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Ruth Evans explores the under-recognised but striking use of rhyme-breaking in Chaucer’s poetry, present in the Canterbury Tales, the Book of the Duchess, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and ... 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


Legal Theory and Language

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter offers a brief introduction to topics and approaches in legal theory and language. It offers a critical summary of the differences between natural law and legal positivism, describes in ... More


Welty’s Place in the Undergraduate Theory Classroom

Annette Trefzer

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay suggests how literary theory can help students confront the textual complexity and subtlety of Welty’s short stories, and how the stories, in turn, can offer a range of questions and ... More


Traditions and Transformations: The Rise of German Constitutionalism

Michaela Hailbronner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198735427
eISBN:
9780191799587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735427.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

German constitutionalism has gained a central place in the global comparative debate, but what underpins it remains imperfectly understood. Its distinctive conception of the rule of law and the ... More


Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Andrea Henderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809982
eISBN:
9780191860140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Algebraic Art explores the invention of a peculiarly Victorian account of the nature and value of aesthetic form, and it traces that account to a surprising source: mathematics. The nineteenth ... More


Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film

Ana Hedberg Olenina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051259
eISBN:
9780190051297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the late 19th century, neurophysiology introduced techniques for detecting somatic signs of psychological processes. Scientific modes of recording, representing, and interpreting body movement as ... More


In the Tradition

Bruce I. Blum

in Beyond Programming: To A New Era of Design

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091601
eISBN:
9780197560662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091601.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

Fifty years ago there were no stored-program binary electronic computers. Indeed, in the mid 1940s computer was a job description; the computer was a ... More


Reconstructing American Literature: Curricular Issues

Paul Lauter

in Canons and Contexts

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195055931
eISBN:
9780197560228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195055931.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Next to where I type, I have tacked up the syllabi for two American literature courses taught in the 1980s at well-known, indeed prestigious, institutions ... More


The Two Criticisms—or, Structure, Lingo, and Power in the Discourse of Academic Humanists

Paul Lauter

in Canons and Contexts

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195055931
eISBN:
9780197560228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195055931.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

In October of 1966 the Johns Hopkins Humanities Center was the site of an international symposium on “The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man.” ... More


The Fall and Rise of Extraterritoriality

Kal Raustiala

in Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195304596
eISBN:
9780197562413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195304596.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

The opening decades of the twentieth century were a period of great change in international politics. The First World War led not only to a reallocation of territorial ... More


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