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The Intelligible versus the Real: Barthes’s Historiographical Option

Stephen Bann

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Roland Barthes’s ‘Le discours de l’histoire’ was first published in France in 1967, in a journal sponsored by the École pratique des hautes études where he was teaching at the time. It appeared in ... More


Against Historicism: History, Memory, and Truth

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a new way to understand the relationship between history and truth, drawing on Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas. It argues that debates about history and representation, ... More


Literature, Criticism, and Historical Imagination: The Literary Challenge of Hayden White and Dominick LaCapra

Lloyd S. Kramer

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter reviews the work of Hayden White and Dominick LaCapra, which is most closely linked with literary theory. It also shows clearly how literary approaches have enabled White and LaCapra to ... More


The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt (ed.)

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals ... 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


Narrative Structures, Narratives of Abuse, and Human Rights

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199930388
eISBN:
9780190490102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930388.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Several prominent accounts of narrative build normativity into narration. So it might seem obvious that there is a connection between victims’ stories and moral insight. However, existing ... More


The Contextualized Past: Collective Memory and Historical Understanding

Jeffrey Andrew Barash

in Collective Memory and the Historical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399157
eISBN:
9780226399294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399294.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter places in a critical perspective recent forms of historical skepticism voiced above all by Roland Barthes and Hayden White. In the fields of literary criticism and historical theory, ... More


Narrative analysis as an approach in IR

Alexander Spencer

in Romantic Narratives in International Politics: Pirates, Rebels and Mercenaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095290
eISBN:
9781526115287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095290.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter one outlines in detail a method of narrative analysis which is to be employed in the following three empirical chapters on pirates, rebels and PMSCs. It begins by reflecting on the concept of ... More


Interrogating ‘Wildness’

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636754
eISBN:
9780748651962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Hayden White's Tropics of Discourse, which takes a look at the survival of the word ‘wildness’, and reviews Woolf's metaphorical references to the ‘wild’ using the lens of ... More


Re-Imagining Paul: Recent Portrayals of “Paul in the Second Century”

Benjamin L. White

in Remembering Paul: Ancient and Modern Contests over the Image of the Apostle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199370276
eISBN:
9780199370290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370276.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 3 describes the fall of the Pauline Captivity narrative in the 1980s in the wake of the monographs by Andreas Lindemann and Ernst Dassmann and the dissertations of David Rensberger and Donald ... More


The Rhetoric of Revolution

James Krapfl

in Revolution with a Human Face: Politics, Culture, and Community in Czechoslovakia, 1989-1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452055
eISBN:
9780801469428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452055.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines what might be called “the discourse of the Gentle Revolution about itself” by means of narrative theory. It lays the foundation for later chapters by unhinging preconceptions, ... More


“But…I had said ‘but’ too often.” Why “but”?

Judith Allen

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the repeated difference of Virginia Woolf's use of the word “but,” as well as her parentheses and ellipses, in A Room of One's Own, and of key terms in Three Guineas (1938) ... More


Conclusion: History after the Holocaust

Seamus O’Malley

in Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199364237
eISBN:
9780199364251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364237.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The chapter begins with some final remarks on Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, situating her text in relation to postwar reflections on the Holocaust. It then summarizes the development of ... More


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