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Between Standardization and Serialization: Kenneth Burke, Fredric Jameson, and Radical Criticism in the Post-Fordist Era

Jason Maxwell

in The Two Cultures of English: Literature, Composition, and the Moment of Rhetoric

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282463
eISBN:
9780823286317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282463.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the odd status of literary and rhetorical critic Kenneth Burke within English Studies. It does so by examining a debate between Burke and Fredric Jameson that occurred in the ... More


World-Literature in the Context of Combined and Uneven Development

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter attempts to resituate the problem of ‘world literature’, considered as a revived category of theoretical enquiry, by pursuing the literary-cultural implications of the theory of combined ... More


Reading for the Nation

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter challenges the sense of fatigue that has accompanied discussions of national narration in postcolonial literary studies, which stems in part from a lack of attention to contexts like ... More


Introduction

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter establishes relationships between archaeology as a trope within SF film and television and as a cultural site from which to investigate the medium’s critical engagement with ... More


Ameritopias: Transatlantic Fictions of England's Future

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common—Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, ... More


Days of the Eclipse: ‘Adieu, Babylone’; Adieu, Tarkovsky

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Days of the Eclipse (1988). An idiosyncratic adaptation of the Strugatsky Brothers's 1974 novella One Billion Years to the End of the World (Definitely Maybe), Days of the ... More


Image: Have We Ever Been Postmodern?

Reinhold Martin

in Utopia's Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669622
eISBN:
9781452946733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669622.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses Fredric Jameson's defense of postmodernism's playfulness, self-conscious superficiality, as well as populist willingness against Jürgen Habermas recalcitrant modernism. It ... More


Reconceiving Realism: Intelligence Historians and the Fact/Fiction Dichotomy

Simon Willmetts

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines both the methodological and epistemological implications of the fact/fiction dichotomy in historical approaches to intelligence. It argues that the divide is an artificial one, ... More


Toward a Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Setting forth the challenges that guide this study, Chapter 1 looks at current frameworks for transnational scholarship, noting the tendency for ethical approaches to literature and culture to ... More


Coda: The Way We Historicize Now

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Coda reflects on new critical trends that have emerged during the course of this book’s production. Influential examples include Best and Marcus’s special issue on “surface reading,” Felski’s ... More


Materiality: Mirrors

Reinhold Martin

in Utopia's Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669622
eISBN:
9781452946733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669622.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter describes the links between architecture, materiality, and capital. It addresses the questions: What role does architecture play in oil circulation, if any? What role does the ... More


Apocalipsis Cum Figuris: Thomas Mann and the Bildungsroman at The Ends of Time

Tobias Boes

in Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451775
eISBN:
9780801465659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451775.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter provides an in-depth reading of Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus, a novel that responds explicitly to the “crisis of historicism” debate that raged in Germany during the interwar ... More


Prelim: Conceptualism 2.0

Garrett Stewart

in Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226500874
eISBN:
9780226501062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501062.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Concerned with the liminality of material platforms in transmedial works (distinguished as category from mixed media, multimedia, intermedia, and remediated structures), the cross-questioned ... More


Modernity

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the question of modernity, arguing that the changes to Volga-Ural Muslims’ relationship with the Russian state remade their society, dismantling the Islamic social order, based ... More


Signatures of the Carboniferous The Literary Forms of Coal

Nathan K. Hensley and Philip Steer

in Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282128
eISBN:
9780823286034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay revises existing accounts of the Victorian novel by locating it within the coal-powered energy system that increasingly made it possible. Revisiting our most familiar accounts of ... More


“Orders from the House”: American Historicism in

Peter Lurie

in American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter takes its title from an essay about The Shining by Fredric Jameson, “Historicism in the Shining,” which, for all its acuity about the film’s awareness of economic history, demonstrates a ... More


. Static and Kinetic in Dick's Political Unconscious

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses a structure of imagery in Dick's work that is connected with movement and stasis. Drawing on Fredric Jameson's theoretical work, it analyzes Dick's political unconscious by way ... More


A Concern Peculiar to Western Man? Postcolonial Reconsiderations of Autobiography as Genre

Bart Moore-Gilbert

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter draws upon Fredric Jameson's essay, ‘Magical Narratives: On the Dialectical Uses of Genre Criticism’ to show the potential productivity of its arguments as a means to bring closer ... More


Before and after the political

Martin O’Shaughnessy

in Laurent Cantet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091506
eISBN:
9781781708590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091506.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Cantet’s Foxfire, Confessions of a Girl Gang, an adaptation of the eponymous Joyce Carol Oates novel. Drawing again on Bakhtin’s notion of the polyphonic text, it asks to what ... More


Not Satisfied with the Ending: Connecting The World in the Evening to Maurice

Joshua Adair

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines E. M. Forster’s posthumously published gay fiction Maurice in the context of Christopher Isherwood’s 1954 novel The World in the Evening, with particular emphasis on ... More


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