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Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Frank Kermode

Robert Alter (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The question of the canon has been the subject of debate in academic circles for over fifteen years. This book contains two lectures on this important subject by the distinguished literary critic Sir ... More


Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the ... More


The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Jacob P. Dalton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Gathering of Intentions reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of an ostensibly timeless tradition. ... More


Retold Tales: Repeated Narratives as a Resource for Institutional Remembering

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter defines a key class of narratives: the retold tale. These are narratives told by a speaker who was not a participant in the events narrated, but heard them from someone else. These ... More


Narrative and Intertextuality: Telling One's Own Story within a Textual Community

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates the relation between institutional stories and the ways in which members tell their own stories within this field of prior texts. It examines the notions of intertextuality ... More


The Haunting of American Literature

Randall Fuller

in Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the way in which Emerson has exerted tremendous imaginative influence over 20th-century literary critics, causing them to place his “American Scholar” at the center of their ... More


Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book bridges a perceived gulf between materialist and idealist approaches to the reader. Informed by an historical awareness of Romantic hermeneutics and its later developments (as well as by an ... More


‘One Power with a Double Aspect’: The Formation of a System of Defences

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that the defence strategies that constitute Romantic ideology are visible both in the practices of individual writers, and in larger cultural and ideological trends. Just as the ... More


Pleasure

Frank Kermode

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Frank Kermode's lecture on pleasure and its role in canon formation. Kermode turns in particular to the work of Jan Mukařovsky, a Czech critic who is interested in aesthetic ... More


Change

Frank Kermode

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents Frank Kermode's second lecture which focuses on change and chance and their roles in canon formation. Like the “great statute of the general Du Puy” in Wallace Steven's poem, ... More


The Passing of the Canon

Geoffrey Hartman

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the response of Geoffrey Hartman to Frank Kermode's lectures. Hartman questions the role of pleasure set forth by Kermode. He criticizes the use of the term pleasure as ... More


The Artist and the Canon

Carey Perloff

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Carey Perloff begins her response to Frank Kermode's lectures by noting that her experience with canon formation comes not from a critic's “academic expertise,” but from “a theater artist and ... More


On the Comments of the Discussants

Frank Kermode

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter focuses on Frank Kermode's response to the comments on his lectures on pleasure and change. It begins with Kermode's expression of gratitude to Geoffrey Hartman, John ... More


Cardenio and the Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare Canon

Edmund G. C. King

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter revisits the question of why Double Falsehood/Cardenio never became part of the Shakespeare canon. Looking at the reception of Double Falsehood in the late 1720s, it argues that the play ... More


Horace: Revision, Ridicule, and Censorship

Sean Alexander Gurd

in Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837519
eISBN:
9780199919505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837519.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Horace's discussion of revision is satirical and derives mirth from the speakers who insist on it, and then, more seriously, that in Augustan Rome there were real reasons for ... More


The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Pashaura Singh

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book examines three closely related questions in the process of canon formation in the Sikh tradition: how the text of the Adi Granth came into being, the meaning of gurbani, and how the Adi ... More


Origins: Myth and History

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the origins of the Gathering of Intentions, both historical and mythical. It includes discussions of the authorship of the tantra and the system of transmissions (brgyud pa ... More


Deconstructing the Jazz Tradition: The “Subjectless Subject” of New Jazz Studies

Sherrie Tucker

in Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This essay is a reflection on the state of academic jazz studies in the years following Scott DeVeaux's influential article “Constructing the Jazz Tradition” and other interdisciplinary scholarship ... More


“At the Far End of this on going Enterprise …”

Marc Redfield

in Legacies of Paul de Man

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227600
eISBN:
9780823240951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227600.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

De Man initially intended this special issue on “The Rhetoric of Romanticism”—which shares its title (in advance) with his own posthumous collection of essays on Wordsworth, Kleist, Shelley, ... More


Loving Literature: A Cultural History

Deidre Shauna Lynch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183701
eISBN:
9780226183848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226183848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Britain between the mid-eighteenth and the mid-nineteenth centuries, the term literature, once a term for erudition and study in general, gradually took on its familiar, modern meaning and came to ... More


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