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"Kierkegaard's Last Words

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter quotes two of Kierkegaard's last words—in this sense, the passages he had written in his Journal as a “report to history,” rather than his final utterances in the hospital. As ... More


Semiologies: Susan Howe

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 is a reading of Susan Howe’s Pierce-Arrow through the lens of Peirce’s semiotics. It argues that the three sections of her book-length poem are keyed to Peirce’s three types of sign—the ... More


Networks and the Problem of Panpsychism

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

A crucial deficiency of network models is their inability to modally identify or recognize the inputs they receive. To begin solving this problem, we ask to what extent current models resemble ... More


Gros Rouge

Jean-Luc Nancy

in Identity: Fragments, Frankness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823256105
eISBN:
9780823261314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256105.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In chapter 2, Nancy analyses a sentence from Nicolas Sarkozy in which the French president proclaimed that he wanted for this debate on national identity “du gros rouge qui tâche,” literally “cheap ... More


Music in The Coal Tattoo and Clay’s Quilt

Jennifer Adkins Reynolds

in Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer's Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813181127
eISBN:
9780813181257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813181127.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay by Jennifer Adkins Reynolds explores House’s love and use of music in his fiction writing. Reynolds concentrates on Clay’s Quilt and The Coal Tattoo, as she looks at his use of music as ... More


From ethos to mythos: the General Strike and Britishness

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

‘From Ethos to Mythos: the General Strike and Britishness’ surveys and analyzes the ways that different interest groups have selectively reproduced the story of the 1926 General Strike as a ... More


Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

E. Elena Songster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation links the emergence of the giant panda as a national symbol to the development of nature protection in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), 1949-present. The panda’s transformation into ... More


Reading Virginia Woolf

Julia Briggs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624348
eISBN:
9780748651856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The pleasure and excitement of exploring Virginia Woolf’s writings is at the heart of this book. The author reconsiders Woolf’s work – from some of her earliest fictional experiments to her late ... More


‘Sudden Intensities’: Frame and Focus in Woolf’s Later Short Stories

Julia Briggs

in Reading Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624348
eISBN:
9780748651856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Woolf’s later short stories, from ‘The Lady in the Looking Glass’ to ‘The Shooting Party’, as well as Woolf’s concern with ‘The Searchlight’ and ‘The Symbol’, which are stories ... More


Beyond Allegory: Symbol and the Family Melodrama in Lost in Beijing

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Li Yu, one of the few female Chinese film directors, has focused on female characters and issues women face. Lost in Beijing (2007) tells the story of Liu Pingguo, a migrant worker in Beijing who is ... More


Messianism as Symbol: The Lurianic School and the Emergence of a Mystical-Political Society

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses Scholem’s retelling of the Lurianic Myth, based on the esoteric writing of the immensely influential Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria. Although Scholem often described Jewish ... More


Beyond Black or White: The Broomstick Wedding’s Expanding Meaning

Tyler D. Parry

in Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The final chapter examines how the broomstick wedding appeals to different groups in the twenty-first century, some of which have no ancestral attachment to the custom. The chapter begins by ... More


Rhetoric of the Heart: Figuring the Body in Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

David Morgan

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses modern Catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, originating in the appearances of Jesus experienced by nun Margaret-Mary Alacoque (1647–90). Since the seventeenth ... More


PDP and Symbol Manipulation: What's Been Learned Since 1986?

Gary Marcus

in The Architecture of Cognition: Rethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's Systematicity Challenge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027236
eISBN:
9780262322461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027236.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One of the most fascinating ideas ever to emerge from cognitive science was the notion that the mind, unlike digital computers, might proceed entirely without recourse to symbol-manipulation. But how ... More


Virginia Woolf as Mountaineer

Catherine W. Hollis

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins by reading from an essay called “A Tent of Her Own,” originally published in 1982 in the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin. Written by the author's mother, the essay has a rescue fantasy ... More


Imagination and the Prism of the Inapparent

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Introduction explores the role of imagination especially since the eighteenth century and the impact of Kant's understanding of this faculty as the mental power of the figurative synthesis ... More


God’s Wide Land: War, Melancholy and the Camel

Charis Olszok

in The Libyan Novel: Humans, Animals and the Poetics of Vulnerability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457453
eISBN:
9781474491259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457453.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter Three bridges the early focus on al-Nayhūm, al-Faqīh and al-Kūnī to a new generation of authors, bringing together al-Kūnī’s al-Tibr (1989; Gold Dust) with al-Tābūt (2006; The Coffin) and ... More


Introduction

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation examines the giant panda and its fascinating qualities as an animal while tracing the story of its rise from obscurity to global prominence as a symbol of nature and the nation of China. ... More


Conclusion

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The panda did not become an official symbol of the PRC in a debate over worthy animal emblems, but emerged as a representation of China in various contexts by fulfilling specific needs of the nation. ... More


From Symbolic Legislation, a Forward-moving Debate …

Marcelo Neves

in Symbolic Constitutionalization

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780192857149
eISBN:
9780191947926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192857149.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the debate about symbolic legislation that developed among German legal scholars and political scientists in the last two decades of the twentieth century and was a major ... More


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