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The Story of a Kiss: Isabel's Decisions in The Portrait of A Lady

J. Hillis Miller

in Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225378
eISBN:
9780823235391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225378.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes the story of a kiss in Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady using the speech act theory. The kisses in this novel involve the characters of Caspar ... More


Gossip and the Novel

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

With attention to major incarnations of the British novel, this chapter positions gossip as the central, disavowed source of interest in novelistic discourse. Reading Emma and The Portrait of a Lady ... More


Jamesian Institutions

Lisi Schoenbach

in Pragmatic Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195389845
eISBN:
9780199918393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Three addresses pragmatic modernism’s complex approach to the problem of institutionally-grounded change. It does so by examining a term, “prediction,” that captures one of the central ... More


Contaminating the Digital: Action and Perception in Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock

Michael Mack

in Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter discusses how James’s and Hitchcock’s respective questioning of acceleration is pertinent to a better understanding of our contemporary digital culture. This culture places a premium on ... More


Henry James, the Novel, and the Mediascapes of Modernity

Jonathan Freedman

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Henry James's use of fiction to craft a textual response to modernity in its many manifestations, all of which were generated, heightened, and transmitted by the emergence of ... More


Scenes of Inner Devastation: Interpellation, Finite and Infinite

Sander van Maas

in Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264377
eISBN:
9780823266784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264377.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter comments on Lawrence Kramer's account of musical address by focusing on interpellation as an explanatory model for listener subjectivation. In particular, it discusses two scenes of ... More


Serial Fiction and the Novel

Jared Gardner

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the publication of American novels as serial fiction in magazines, newspapers, and story-papers from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries. After providing a ... More


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