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Cervantes Between GuzmÁn de Alfarache and its Heritage

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter attempts to show how the comic mentality in Spain during 1600 unified the contrasting positions adopted by Miguel de Cervantes and his contemporaries. It suggests that the Spanish comic ... More


Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Anthony Close

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book relates Cervantes' poetics of comic fiction to the common framework of assumptions, values, and ideas held by Spaniards of the Golden Age about the comic and the kinds of writing which ... More


Comic Fictions

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter provides new descriptions of central dimensions in comic fictions. It discusses comic fictions as hypotheses of reality-status and shows that the perception of humour is an illocutionary ... More


Introduction

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to provide a historical understanding of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' poetics and practice of comic fiction. It contends that ... More


The Prologue to Don Quijote Part I and its Implications

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the prologue to Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote and how he is distinct from his contemporaries. It argues that Cervantes' insistence on appropriateness in ... More


A Typology of Genres of Fiction

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter summarizes some of the characteristic dimensions that produce emotions in visual fiction, and uses these dimensions to formulate a typology of prototypical emotion-producing genres. The ... More


Basic Values of Comedy and Satire

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the basic values of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' poetics of comic and satirical fiction. It highlights Cervantes' corrective and regulatory attitude towards other ... More


The New Comic Ethos: Social and Aesthetic Premisses

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the implications of the socio-genetic and ideological factors that brought about the evolution of Spanish attitudes towards comic fiction for three Spanish writings published ... More


The Truth of the History I: Relevance and Rhetorical Pitch

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the principle of decorum is the foundation of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' theory and practice of comic fiction. Decorum was one of the salient qualities that ... More


The Truth of the History II: Making Present

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter contends that the concept of ‘la verdad de la historia’ or the truth of the history, which is thematic in Don Quixote, contains the essence of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' ... More


Evolution of Spanish Attitudes to Comedy, 1500–1600

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the evolution of Spanish attitudes to comic fiction during the period from 1550 to 1600 in relation to the works of Miguel de Cervantes. It analyses the historical movements of ... More


The Forgotten Best-Sellers of Early English Fiction

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes a look at the volume of comic fiction published in the midcentury print market. Sentimental or didactic novels and ramble novels were mostly cheerful memoirs with skeletal plots ... More


Cripples, Hunchbacks, and the Limits of Sympathy

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes a closer look at the jokes and jests surrounding hunchbacks and cripples by gathering the lost and scattered evidence, the materials which support the notion that ... More


Socio-Genesis, Ideology, and Culture

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the role of socio-genesis, ideology, and culture in the modification of Spanish attitudes to comedy or comic fiction during the 16th century. It suggests that the evolution of ... More


Jewish Fictions

Nadia Valman

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the characteristic genres in which British-Jewish writers have worked in the post-war period. Beginning with the Jewish writers of the 1950s and 1960s, the chapter considers the ... More


Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Gavin Parkinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As well as examining the points of contact and the differences and antagonisms that lie between Surrealism and SF, this collection is concerned with the related literature of comics, which were ... More


Beginning

Kenneth Gross

in Shylock Is Shakespeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter presents some opening remarks about the character of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. The hyperstructured play is preoccupied by wills, boxes, bonds, and rituals of choice and law, not ... More


Epilogue

Brian Cremins

in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The epilogue returns to Captain Marvel’s first appearance and studies the debt it owes to James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon. This section also examines the hero’s impact on science fiction writer ... More


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