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Fiction and the Weave of Life

John Gibson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299522
eISBN:
9780191714900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299522.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Literature is a source of understanding and insight into the human condition. Yet ever since Aristotle, philosophers have struggled to provide a plausible account of how this can be the case. For ... More


Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Ruth Morello and A. D. Morrison (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The surviving body of ancient letters offers the reader a stunning variety of material, ranging from the everyday letters preserved among the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New Testament ... More


Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Neil Corcoran

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a critical account of Elizabeth Bowen, a significant 20th-century Irish writer still too little known and appreciated. It considers her novels, short stories, essays, and family ... More


Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation

Rumina Sethi

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183396
eISBN:
9780191674020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book focuses on the construction of forms of historical consciousness in narratives, or schools of narrative. The study seeks to underscore what goes behind the writing of ‘true’ and ‘authentic’ ... More


In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Chris Baldick

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book surveys the early history of one of our most important modern myths: the story of Frankenstein and the monster he created from dismembered corpses, as it appeared in fictional and other ... More


Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262540
eISBN:
9780191602672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Towards Non-Being presents an account of the semantics of intentional verbs such as ‘believes’, ‘fears’, ‘seeks’, and ‘imagines’. It tackles problems concerning intentional states which ... More


Art and Emotion

Derek Matravers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines how emotions form a bridge between our experience of art and of life. We often find that a particular poem, painting, or piece of music carries an emotional charge; we may also ... More


Corporate Speech and Civic Virtue

Milton C. Regan

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Supreme Court in Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce upheld the application to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit corporation funded by dues from members, three-quarters of whom are ... More


The Fictional Future

Robin Le Poidevin

in The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265893
eISBN:
9780191708619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265893.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some fictions, such as H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, represent the future as fixed, i.e., as completely determinate. Yet standard accounts of truth in ... More


Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

George M. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In works of literary fiction, it is fictional in the work that the words of the text are being recounted by some work‐internal ‘voice’—the literary narrator. One can ask similarly whether in movies ... More


Fictional Persons and Fictional Worlds

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Any normal reader or theatre-goer is perfectly well aware at all times that the characters depicted in novels and plays do not really exist. Yet, people refer to them by name, have conversations ... More


Fictional Singular Imaginings *

Manuel García‐Carpintero

in New Essays on Singular Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199567881
eISBN:
9780191722783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567881.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

In a series of papers, Robin Jeshion has developed an ‘acquaintanceless' account of singular thoughts. Her account of singular thoughts is a psychological one, rejecting any epistemic constraint. ... More


Helen in the Fifth Century and After

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores the fifth-century strands of reception of Helen. The Helens discussed in this chapter are a selection made to illustrate the postepic narrative as presupposed by various writers ... More


Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Andrew Hadfield

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

What was the purpose of representing foreign lands for writers in the English Renaissance? This book argues that writers often used their works as vehicles to reflect on the state of contemporary ... More


Amitav Ghosh

Anshuman A. Mondal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a critical introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of one of the most celebrated and significant literary voices to have emerged from India in recent decades. Encompassing ... More


The Intuitive Cosmology of Fictional Worlds

Deena Skolnick and Paul Bloom

in The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Young children and adults understand the difference between reality and fiction. But recent work in developmental psychology has found that this is not the only distinction that children and adults ... More


Breach of Promise in the Early Nineteenth Century (1800–50): Strategies of Containment, a Created Inconsistency, and the Aesthetic of the Grotesque

Saskia Lettmaier

in Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter opens with a case study (Orford v. Cole) that presents in detail the way the breach-of-promise action was structured around nineteenth-century notions of ideal womanhood. It provides a ... More


Odoevsky's Four Pathways into Modern Fiction: A Comparative Study

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082092
eISBN:
9781781702062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082092.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book takes four stories by the Russian Romantic author Vladimir Odoevsky to illustrate ‘pathways’, developed further by subsequent writers, into modern fiction. Featured here are: the artistic ... More


Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Geraldine Cousin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book explores connections between theatre time, the historical moment, and fictional time. It argues that a crucial characteristic of contemporary British theatre is its preoccupation with ... More


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