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Yury Tynyanov and the ‘Literary Fact’

Avril Pyman

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Russian Formalist theory argued that biography should be studied scientifically as the history of form, rather than as a history of personalities, ideas, or content. In other words, the study of ... More


The Forefront of Soviet Music, 1944–1947

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's two summers in Ivanovo, where he composed his illustrious Fifth Symphony, the prizes and medals awarded to him by Stalinist cultural agencies, his largely futile ... More


On the Possible and the Probable in Language

Frederick J. Newmeyer

in Possible and Probable Languages: A Generative Perspective on Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274338
eISBN:
9780191706479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274338.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter sets the stage for the succeeding chapters by addressing a foundational cluster of questions inherent to the practice of linguistic typology: What does it mean to say that some ... More


Animal Rights: Legal, Philosophical, and Pragmatic Perspectives

Richard A. Posner

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter analyses the animal rights issue from legal, philosophical, and pragmatic perspectives. It argues that the best approach to the issue is a human-centric one that appeals to our ... More


Introduction: The Affordances of Form

Caroline Levine

in Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to make a case for expanding our usual definition of form in literary studies to include patterns of sociopolitical experience like ... More


Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Kathryn Sutherland (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since the 1950s, when Roland Barthes re-expressed the formalist ideal of an open-ended text, there has been much interest among literary critics and theorists of text in the question of what text is ... More


The Old Imperial Code

David Duff

in Romanticism and the Uses of Genre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572748
eISBN:
9780191721960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572748.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter revises accepted accounts of the relationship between neoclassical and Romantic poetics. It shows how the original premises and categories of neoclassicism, codified in Arts of Poetry ... More


How to Nominalize Formalism

Jody Azzouni

in Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187137
eISBN:
9780199850570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187137.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter deals with the positions of nominalists and formalists. Discourse-criterion nominalists, obsessed with ontology worry about applied mathematics, and either engage in rewriting ... More


Aby Warburg and the Secularization of the Image

Michael P. Steinberg and Yaron Ezrahi

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter draws attention to the anthropological imagination of Aby Warburg, the great student of world culture and comparative mythology whose “Warburg Library,” founded in Hamburg, served as the ... More


Musical Meaning: Romantic Transcendence and the Separability Principle

Lydia Goehr

in The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Investigates how the emancipation of music from the extra‐musical involved first an inclusion of music under the recently emerged concept of ‘the fine arts’ (the Kristeller thesis). The emancipation ... More


Introduction

Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772322
eISBN:
9780199932528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772322.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The introduction lays out the thesis, which is that the evangelical missionary movement contained within it paradoxes of power, culture, and influence. New movements of world Christianity were more ... More


‘And what about the spiritual life itself?’, distraction, transcendence and redemption: the intuitionist realist tradition in the work of John Grierson, André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer

Ian Aitken

in Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to define three of the central components of the intuitionist-realist tradition: tradition's conceptualisation of the ‘problem’ of modernity; the proposed ‘solution’ to that ... More


Comedy in an Age of Close Reading: John Berryman’s Dream Songs

Calista McRae

in Lyric as Comedy: The Poetics of Abjection in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750977
eISBN:
9781501750991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750977.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on John Berryman, who situates himself at the center of what he calls “the world” and uses everything else in the world to define his self. The chapter includes a poet reacting ... More


Coming to Terms with Our Self: Morgan Parker, Natalie Shapero, Monica Youn

Calista McRae

in Lyric as Comedy: The Poetics of Abjection in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750977
eISBN:
9781501750991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750977.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter draws together multiple aspects of lyric. It discusses how Morgan Parker, Natalie Shapero, and Monica Youn assert the value of humor to a record of personal experience and consider how ... More


Chronotopes of Hell

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents a more formalist approach to Hell, showing that however Hell is defined or whatever people think being in Hell means, the ideas are influenced by the conventions and dynamics of ... More


The Challenge of Formalism

Neil Duxbury

in Patterns of American Jurisprudence

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264910
eISBN:
9780191682865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264910.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter describes the second period of American legal history, the period of legal formalism. It specifically provides a discussion of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century legal formalism ... More


Angle of Deflection

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on the principle of 'angle of deflection' or 'measurable deflection'. This principle has been utilized superbly by Mark Cohen in his path-breaking work on Jewish economic ... More


Toward the Art and Aesthetics of the Machine

Andreas Broeckmann

in Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035064
eISBN:
9780262336109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035064.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter provides an analysis of the basic aspects of an “aesthetics of the machine”. It focuses on two pivotal moments in the twentieth century history of machine art, one being the 1968 ... More


Parodic and Messianic Genealogies: Reading Gogol in Azeri in the Late Imperial Caucasus

Leah Feldman

in On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726507
eISBN:
9781501726514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Russian imperial poetics and its Azeri translations in the work of Nikolai Gogol and Jalil Memmedquluzade. Taking up Gogol’s parodic prose as central to the Russian literary ... More


Epstein, Holmes, and Regulatory Takings Jurisprudence

Brian E. Butler

in The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226474502
eISBN:
9780226474649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474649.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 4 investigates the issue of “regulatory takings” through an investigation of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ foundational case, Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon, Antonin Scalia’s Lucas v. South Carolina ... More


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