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Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Ilya Kliger and Boris Maslov (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume draws together an array of distinguished scholars of ancient and modern literatures to consider the ways in which historicism in literary studies can and should be construed and pursued ... More


The Cadence of Consent: Francis Barton Gummere, Lyric Rhythm, and White Poetics

Virginia Jackson

in Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282043
eISBN:
9780823285983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282043.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In American poetics, lyric and rhythm share a history—and since this is America, it is a racialized history. This essay considers Francis Barton Gummere’s contributions to that history. Although most ... More


Introduction

Reuven Snir

in Modern Arabic Literature: A Theoretical Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420518
eISBN:
9781474435642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420518.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction explains why the need for a new theoretical framework for the study of Arabic literature is so urgent. Its main outlines are based on the theoretical achievements of historical ... More


. Crafting Life into Film: Analysing Family Fiction Films From the 1930s

Martina Roepke

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Academic scholarship has usually explored family films in terms of authenticity and memory, framing them as spontaneous documents of everyday life, and valued as catalysts for acts of reminiscence or ... More


Impossible Puzzle Films: Between Art Cinema and (Post-)Classical Narration

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 discusses the formal make-up of impossible puzzle films, asking how they regulate viewer responses to their excessive complexities. This section addresses two specific questions: ‘How do ... More


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