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Writing the Self after the Crisis of Individualism: Distancing and Moral Evaluation

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explains the concept of post-individualist prose as a pointed departure from nineteenth-century Realism. This is a fragmentary, documentary literature that restricts itself to the realm ... More


Marginality in the Mainstream, Lesbian Love in the Third Person

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter undertakes a treatment of the rhetoric of personal pronouns in Ginzburg's writings on love and sexuality, drawing on Michael Lucey's study of the first person in twentieth-century French ... 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


The Off-Modern Turn: Modernist Humanism and Vernacular Cosmopolitanism in Shklovsky and Mandelshtam

Svetlana Boym

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the Russian literary critic Victor Shklovsky and poet Osip Mandelshtam to discuss the relationship between theory and Jews, exploring their autobiographical narratives to ... More


The Practice and Poetics of Serial Fiction

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

No less significant than Sterne's experiments with the material resources of print technology were his use of, and play on, a commercial innovation that had been fuelling book-trade expansion since ... More


Literary Theory and the Secret Police: Writing and Estranging the Self

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter, which examines the relationship between literary theory and the secret police through an analysis of the concept of estrangement, explores the works of Viktor Shklovsky and Nicolae ... More


Concluding Thoughts

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the influence of the secret police on literature and film in the Soviet Union, explaining that the artists presented in the book sometimes ... More


Only Revolutions, or, The most typical poem in world literature

Brian McHale

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/9780719099335.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Brian McHale considers the verse form of Only Revolutions, noting that ‘novel or not, Only Revolutions is certainly a narrative text’, and claiming that this aligns it with the mainstream of poetry ... More


Introduction

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that literary theory, comparative literature, and modernist poetics remain caught in a Cold War–inflected binary of commonness and strangeness, despite the momentous changes in ... More


Lyn Hejinian and Russian Estrangement

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through an examination of US Language poet Lyn Hejinian’s encounter with Russia, this chapter argues that estrangement––far from being the product of a free-floating transnational modernism––remains ... More


Tristram Shandy and the Development of the Novel

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the eighteenth-century novel Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. This is a work that, according to Russian critic Victor Shklovsky, consciously made effective use of the full ... More


Russian formalism

Genevieve Liveley

in Narratology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199687701
eISBN:
9780191841842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687701.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the reception of Aristotle’s Poetics by the Russian formalists (with case studies focusing on Shklovsky, Petrovsky, Tomashevsky, and Propp). It demonstrates that these Russian ... More


The Emergence of Stravinsky’s Neoclassicism: The Aesthetic Underpinnings of the Idea in the Other Arts and in Recent Social/Political History

Maureen A. Carr

in After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The emergence of Stravinsky’s Neoclassicism from 1914–25 is closely tied to the changing aesthetics of the time. The year 1914 was crucial for experiments in literature, art, music, and dance that ... More


Introduction

Sebastian Matzner

in Rethinking Metonymy: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice from Pindar to Jakobson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198724278
eISBN:
9780191827495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724278.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter opens the discussion with some illustrative examples of metonyms from poetic texts, along with some conventional definitions of metonymy, which serve as an operational framework for the ... More


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