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Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Peter Childs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Texts takes a wide range of visual, virtual, performative and written texts as a means of exploring both the ‘the literary’ and ‘the textual’ in contemporary culture. Each chapter includes an ... 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


The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration

David A. Chang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699414
eISBN:
9781452954417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What if we were to understand indigenous people as the active agents of global exploration, rather than the passive objects of that exploration? What could such a new perspective on the project of ... More


Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Jeff Scheible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Emoticons matter. Equal signs do, too. This book takes them seriously and shows how and why they matter. Digital Shift explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of punctuation and typographical ... More


Introduction: Starting Points

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Unlike many books in the field, this is not a study of literary texts in cultural contexts but a book about cultural texts of the kind increasingly studied through literary approaches. The chapters ... More


Word and Image: Expanding Vernacular Narratives

Alexandra Green

in Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9789888390885
eISBN:
9789882204850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390885.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

As Chapter Four demonstrates, the murals were part of the efflorescence of Nyaungyan and Konbaung dynasty literary activity, visual counterparts to vernacular, Pāli, and dramatic productions. The ... More


Nancy and Hegel: Freedom, Democracy and the Loss of the Power to Signify

Emilia Angelova

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

I attempt to explain why the principle of uncertainty of sense, or meaning, matters to thinking the political, and where it originates, where and how it comes to appear. My focus is Nancy's Hegel, ... More


Contested pasts: David Hume, Horace Walpole and the emergence of Gothic fiction

Jonathan Dent

in Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the complex, often antagonistic relationship between Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Hume’s The History of England (1754–62). As Walpole’s correspondence reveals, he had ... More


Leiris and Dialogue

Jonathan Evans

in The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Davis’s literary relationship with Michel Leiris. Davis has translated three of Leiris’s books, including two volumes of his autobiography La Règle du jeu. Davis’s translation ... More


Connecting the Dots: Periodizing the Digital

Jeff Scheible

in Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the intersection of the period and textual shift related to digital media: how it “periodizes” the digital, from its typographical redefinition as a dot in the 1980s internet ... More


Within, Aside, and Too Much: On Parentheticality across Media

Jeff Scheible

in Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes parentheses as starting points for critical thinking, across three primary sites: Derrida’s writing, criticism of the televisual laugh track, and Miranda July’s Me and You and ... More


# Logic

Jeff Scheible

in Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Analyzing diverse media forms and objects, this chapter mobilizes the hashmark as a reading lens to delineate digital media’s textual processes, mapping a broader cultural logic and aesthetic of the ... More


Textual Shift and the Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Jeff Scheible

in Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The introduction considers punctuation generally (existing studies, theories, histories of it), examining how punctuation both undergoes and reflects a broader “shift” in textuality corresponding ... More


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