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

Sharae Deckard, Nicholas Lawrence, Neil Lazarus, Graeme Macdonald, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Benita Parry, and Stephen Shapiro

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book 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


A Primal Scene: The Colonial Fortune

Oana Panaïté

in The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940292
eISBN:
9781786944290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction presents an overview of the primary and secondary sources examined in the book. The premise of the study is that contemporary texts written by authors from and outside the Hexagon, ... More


Introduction: ‘Audiences to this Act’

Allison K. Deutermann

in Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book’s introduction maps out its contribution to ongoing critical conversations surrounding literary form, the history of the body and the senses, the experience and effects of sound, and ... More


The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

David Watt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Thomas Hoccleve's Series (1419-21) tells the story of its own making. The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series analyzes this story and considers what it might contribute to the larger story about book ... More


Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Pamela L. Caughie and Diana L. Swanson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf Writing the World addresses such themes as the creation of worlds through literary writing, Woolf’s reception as a world writer, world wars, and natural worlds in Woolf’s writings. The ... More


‘I this book shal make’: San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 744 and the Structure of the Series

David Watt

in The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the structure of the Series by comparing Hoccleve's inclusion of ‘Learn to Die’ in San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 744 with its inclusion in the Series. As a writer who ... More


Introduction

Joe Bray and Alison Gibbons

in Mark Z. Danielewski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Introduction to the book sets Danielewski’s first three major works in their historical and cultural context, discussing the form of each and the way that each makes use of technological advances ... More


Prologue: Moving from the Margins

Cheryl A. Wall

in On Freedom and the Will to Adorn: The Art of the African American Essay

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646909
eISBN:
9781469646923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646909.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Despite the centrality of the essay to the African American literary tradition, this genre still enjoys little critical currency. Theprologue provokes and engages the question: What is the essay? ... More


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