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Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Edmund J. Smyth (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although critics continue to debate whether Jules Verne's work is ‘true’ science fiction (SF), rather than scientific romance, Verne is widely credited as one of the founders of the genre, and in the ... More


Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Satire has recently re-emerged as a potent political tool, but it has played many different roles in the past. French reformers waged massive satire campaigns in the sixteenth century to little or no ... More


Spatiality and Subjecthood in Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Maeterlinck, and Jarry: Between Page and Stage

Leo Shtutin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198821854
eISBN:
9780191860980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821854.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study explores the interrelationship between spatiality and subjecthood in the work of Stéphane Mallarmé, Guillaume Apollinaire, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Alfred Jarry. Concerned with various ... More


Sartre's Bodies

Lawrence R. Schehr

in Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Sartre's short story entitled “Intimate” which is a part of the collection Le Mur, and his most famous prose piece, “La Nausée” is examined to perfection here. In both works, Sartre decenters the ... More


Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Yuriko Saito

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Everyday aesthetics was recently proposed as a challenge to the contemporary Anglo-American aesthetics discourse dominated by the discussion of art and beauty. This book responds to the subsequent ... More


Can We See Ideas?: On Evocation, Experience, and Empathy

Marci Shore

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This essay draws upon the philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey’s idea of Nacherleben (“re-experiencing” or “re-living”) and discusses ideas—and intellectual history—as lived experience. The author argues for ... More


Embodied Understanding

Catherine Z. Elgin

in True Enough

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036535
eISBN:
9780262341370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Dances, although not truth-apt, embody and advance understanding via exemplification. They highlight features and underscore their significance. Being symbols, dances require interpretation. ... More


Active Surfaces

Mark Mazullo

in Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149432
eISBN:
9780300149449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149432.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter argues that the dominant mode of expression in Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues is the lugubrious, hesitant, introverted character described in the previous chapter. Even the preludes ... More


Introduction

Cóilín Owens

in Before Daybreak: After the Race and the Origins of Joyce's Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042473
eISBN:
9780813051567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042473.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

When “After the Race” was conceived, Edwardian Dublin had been for a century the center of colonial administration. On the verge of the electric and automobile age, it was host to a continuous ... More


Charting the Body: Percival Everett’s Corporeal Landscapes in re: f (gesture)

Sarah Wyman

in Perspectives on Percival Everett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on re: f (gesture), which is a collection of poems by Percival Everett that refresh perceptions and revel in the semantic and sonic impact of language even as they upset ... More


Discomforts of Temporal Anomie

Jeffrey C. Kinkley

in Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167680
eISBN:
9780231532297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167680.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter critiques the ambiguity of chronology in some Chinese historical literature. China's new historical works often deny the reader or viewer clear chronological bearings. They display four ... More


Jules Verne and the Limitations of Literature

Daniel Compere

in Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the various methods Verne used to open up literary text to science. It considers narrative technique, verisimilitude, defamiliarization, naturalization, and dialogism in his ... More


Getting Lost

Song Hwee Lim

in Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836849
eISBN:
9780824869694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836849.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the opening shot of Tsai Ming-liang's short film, The Skywalk Is Gone, a shot that encapsulates an aesthetics of slowness, the technique of defamiliarization, and the notion of ... More


Introduction: Hearing Haneke through the Critical Ruckus

Elsie Walker

in Hearing Haneke: The Sound Tracks of a Radical Auteur

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190495909
eISBN:
9780190495947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495909.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The introduction cites numerous critical responses to Michael Haneke that wrongly assume his emotional coldness and misanthropic outlook. Though his films are notorious for subjecting us to harsh ... More


A Tale of Two Lakes

Kate Pride Brown

in Saving the Sacred Sea: The Power of Civil Society in an Age of Authoritarianism and Globalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190660949
eISBN:
9780190660987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190660949.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Villagers around Lake Baikal are known for their doubt, suspicion, apathy, and resistance to change. When activists from Baikal Environmental Wave seek to engage them, they put on a display of ... More


The Legacy of French Reformation Satire

George Hoffmann

in Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Although the schismatic and iconoclastic sensibilities visible in French reformed satires doomed the movement in France, a number of attitudes explored through the fantastic-voyage device spread into ... More


‘Making Strange’: Non-Translation in The Waste Land

Jason Harding

in Modernism and Non-Translation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198821441
eISBN:
9780191883170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821441.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter employs concepts and terms drawn from Russian Formalism to assist reading key moments of non-translation in The Waste Land. Treated as avant-garde linguistic ‘shifts’ that disrupt and ... More


Ideology, Emotion, and Aesthetic Pleasure

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 7 examines the ways in which a film’s ideological properties contribute to aesthetic pleasure when they intensify, or when they complicate, viewers’ cognitive and affective responses. The ... More


Introduction

Sebastian Matzner

in Rethinking Metonymy: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice from Pindar to Jakobson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198724278
eISBN:
9780191827495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724278.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter opens the discussion with some illustrative examples of metonyms from poetic texts, along with some conventional definitions of metonymy, which serve as an operational framework for the ... More


A Cognitive Approach to Greek Metre: Hermann’s Bridge in the Homeric Hexameter and the Interpretation of Iliad 24

Seth L. Schein

in Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199589418
eISBN:
9780191808456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589418.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A study of violations of Hermann’s Bridge in the Homeric hexameter, grounded in cognitive studies of ‘Event-related Brain Potentials’, complements Russian formalist and structuralist theory in ... More


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