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Experiment, Inscription and the Archive: Kathy Acker’s Manuscript Practice

Georgina Colby

in Reading Experimental Writing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474440387
eISBN:
9781474481236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440387.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the significance of the archive to a reading of avant-garde writing, taking the work of Kathy Acker as a case study. Utilising a framework of genetic criticism, the chapter ... More


Methodology

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses genetic criticism within the field of literary studies. It discusses a few controversial theoretical issues and attempts to get past a number of -isms and so-called “fallacies” ... More


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

Sean Alexander Gurd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837519
eISBN:
9780199919505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837519.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers an in-depth study of the role of literary revision in the compositional practices and strategies of self-representation among Roman authors at the end of the republic and the ... More


Introduction

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034980
eISBN:
9780813038520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book considers some changing, moving aspects of James Joyce's novel in three broad areas: genetic criticism, textual studies, and personal criticism. As the focus changes in various ways in ... More


From Monument to Mobile: Genetic Criticism and Ulysses

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034980
eISBN:
9780813038520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034980.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents an account of genetic criticism and its relevance to Ulysses. Ulysses alone does not account for readers' indifference to Joyce's revisions or to variations among the printed ... More


Introduction: Strandentwining Cables

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Taking wing from Stephen Dedalus’s thoughts about umbilical cords in the ‘Proteus’ episode of Ulysses, the introduction presents and explains the book’s principal objective: to identify and unravel ... More


Principalities and Powers

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses among the most critically commented tableaux of the Tentation. It argues against reading the famous ‘Nebuchadnezzar's Feast’ and ‘Queen of Sheba’ set‐pieces as allegedly ... More


Introduction

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter discusses manuscripts, manuscript research, and genetic criticism. It states that the focal point of genetic criticism is the process of writing, and that the aim of this ... More


Introduction

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter sets out the history of the reception of Beckett’s How It Is and accounts for its relative neglect. The main lines of critical interpretation are identified and then challenged. The ... More


Genetics and Poetics

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses and charts the ways in which authors have looked at their own writing throughout previous centuries. Genetic criticism is a confusing term, and it is often associated with ... More


Stevie Smith and Authorship

William May

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is a full-length study of the British novelist, poet, and illustrator Stevie Smith (1902–71). It draws on extensive archival material to offer new insights into her work, challenging ... More


Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Anthony Cordingley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first sustained exegesis of a neglected masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, Samuel Beckett’s How It Is. This book maps out the novel’s complex network of intertexts, sources and echoes, ... More


Introductory Contexts

Luca Crispi

in Joyce’s Creative Process and the Construction of Characters in Ulysses: Becoming the Blooms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198718857
eISBN:
9780191788307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718857.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter sets out the basic contexts for the book: the centrality of manuscript studies in the critical debates about Joyce’s works, especially since the intervention of genetic criticism and the ... More


Introduction

William Kinderman

in The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037160
eISBN:
9780252094286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter presents the “genetic criticism,” or critique génétique, as an approach to the study of the creative process. The term itself relates to the genesis of cultural works, as ... More


Brought to Book: The Publishing History of Stevie Smith

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers Smith's posthumous publishing history in relation to her own attitude to her printed text. It notes the variety of audiences and markets targeted by recent editions of Smith's ... More


Claims and Complaints

Edward J. Hughes

in Proust, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609864
eISBN:
9780191731761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609864.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter begins by exploring how Proust’s contemporary Julien Benda identified the intensification of political attitudes towards class and nation as forming the regrettable hallmark of the age. ... More


Introduction: “Work in Progress”

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses and illustrates how the theories of genetic criticism relate to the practice of writing, using one of the typologies previously discussed in Chapter 3. It looks at the book ... More


Language as Prayer in Finnegans Wake

Colleen Jaurretche

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066370
eISBN:
9780813058580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake abounds with prayers from all traditions, and their echoes and cadences may be found on almost every page. Bringing together thinkers from antiquity, the Middle Ages, ... More


Jaunty Jaun’s Brokerly Advice in III.2

Patrick A. McCarthy

in Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Patrick McCarthy's treatment of III.2 deploys genetic criticism, comparing passages as they initially appeared in transition with their final published form. He revisits the allusions to Lord Byron ... More


Building Bridges: Intergenerational Solidarity in the Works of Aidan Chambers

Vanessa Joosen

in Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature and Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496831910
eISBN:
9781496831965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831910.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter combines genetic criticism and age studies to shed light on the construction of adolescence in Aidan Chambers’s Young Adult novels, in particular The Toll Bridge. His notebooks reveal ... More


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