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The Propositional Theory of Literary Truth

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter proposes a coherent and strong formulation of the Propositional Theory of Literary Truth. A Propositional Theory of Literary Truth could be formulated as follows: the literary work ... More


Content and Form

Patrick Fessenbecker

in Reading Ideas in Victorian Literature: Literary Content as Artistic Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460606
eISBN:
9781474484817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460606.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

A remarkable demonstration of the contempt literary theory has had for content appears in the various reference dictionaries of literary terms. Almost invariably, they offer lengthy definitions of ... More


Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things

Jessica Gildersleeve and Patricia Juliana Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474458641
eISBN:
9781474477147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This collection examines Bowen’s contribution to and place in twentieth-century literature through a re-evaluation of the ways her work can be seen as textually, politically, and theoretically ‘new’ ... More


The Critic as Wanderer:: Terry Eagleton

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles Terry Eagleton, a major British Marxist literary critic. It surveys the changeable nature of his prolific work, and his evolution from a theorist to a leading man of letters in ... More


Virginia Woolf, Europe, and Peace: Vol. 2 Aesthetics and Theory

Peter Adkins and Derek Ryan (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979374
eISBN:
9781800341791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979374.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

From the “prying,” “insidious” “fingers of the European War” that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to the call to “think peace into existence” during the Blitz in ... More


Introduction: SF Authors Really Mean what they Say

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The four authors considered in this chapter are Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of representatives, Kingsley Amis, and (working in collaboration) Harry Harrison, and the author of this ... More


Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Marta Figlerowicz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714221
eISBN:
9781501714245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can other people notice our affects more easily than we do? Spaces of Feeling examines modernist novels and poems that treat this possibility as electrifying, as well as deeply disturbing. Their ... More


Navigating Shakespeare’s Moral Compass

Neema Parvini

in Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

At a time when some feel that Western civilization is at a moment of crisis – and in which many are taking stock and looking for meaning – this chapter introduces a book which looks, as so many ... More


How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Jeffrey J. Williams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How to Be an Intellectual makes the case for a renewed critical writing. It tells the story of contemporary criticism and theory from several unique perspectives, notably its institutional and ... More


The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts

Catherine Brown and Susan Reid (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456623
eISBN:
9781474496056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456623.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book includes twenty-eight chapters by specialists from across the arts, reassessing Lawrence’s relationship to aesthetic categories and specific art forms in their historical and critical ... 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


Psychoanalysis and the Love of Arabic: Hall of Mirrors

Nadia Bou Ali

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474409841
eISBN:
9781474480734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409841.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Why did modern Arabic grammarians fall in love with language again? Rather than raise the philological question of origins, the love of language poses a philosophical question: why is there language ... More


Elizabeth Bowen and the Pleasure of the Text

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474458641
eISBN:
9781474477147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458641.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recognises that while several authors in the extant criticism have used various lenses of critical theory through which to analyse Bowen’s work, a case for Bowen as a theorist herself ... More


The Retrospective Tenor of Recent Theory

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the state of recent criticism. Taking as evidence a wave a anniversary editions, it points out that theory has entered a new stage. Rather than being shockingly radical, it has ... More


Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Lucille Cairns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel explores autobiographies, memoirs, and novels written by French-language Jewish writers in order to get an idea of Francophone Jewish imaginings of ... More


Elizabeth Bowen on the Telephone

Andrew Bennett

in Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474458641
eISBN:
9781474477147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458641.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter proposes that telephones are critical in the plotting of most of Bowen’s novels, as well as in some of her stories. Bowen’s plots are often organized around the telephone and around ... More


Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Being Contemporary emerges from a sense of critical urgency to probe the notion of ‘the contemporary’, and the place of the contemporary critic, in French literary and cultural studies today. ... More


My Life as Editor

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a personal essay recounting the author's experience editing a literary journal, "The Minnesota Review." It talks about the everyday activities of an editor, as well as the general philosophy ... More


The Constrained Vision of Evolutionary Ethics

Neema Parvini

in Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter adapts Thomas Sowell’s concept of the constrained (or “tragic”) and unconstrained (or “utopian) visions of humanity in its consideration of evolutionary ethics as a lens through which to ... More


Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity’ considers how texts inscribe key elements within paradigms of Israeli identity from 1948 onwards and in doing so provides a general discussion of Zionism, the ... More


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