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Fiction and Catholic Themes

Paul J. Contino

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Narrative embodiments are required by a Catholic imagination rooted in the Incarnation, the story of God who became flesh and dwelt among us, who redeemed us within the contours of a particular time ... More


Sin

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Symptoms of exhaustion theorized in the context of acedia and sloth, ranging from late antiquity to the Middle Ages. Theologians of that period, such as Thomas Aquinas, believed that the symptoms of ... More


Down Where on a Visit?: Isherwood’s Mythology of Self

Rebecca Gordon Stewart

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Christopher Isherwood manipulates his creation of a “mythology of self” in the 1962 novel Down There on a Visit. In the 1950s, as Isherwood continued to struggle with ... More


Introduction: Dante’s Vulgar Eloquence

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section examines how a local spoken language that was derided for writing—the “vulgar” vernacular employed by Dante in The Divine Comedy—could be used for writing of the highest seriousness and ... More


“Pyramid Song”

Brad Osborn

in Everything in its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190629229
eISBN:
9780190629267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190629229.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Chapter 6 synthesizes and distills the major theories and analytical methods in the book’s first five chapters into the analysis of Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song,” from Amnesiac. The majority of the ... More


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