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What Feels Right: Ethics, Intuition, and the Experience of Narrative

Jesse Rosenthal

in Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates how literary theory bears the mark of the ethical debates of the nineteenth century. Through a reading of Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton (1848) and Charles Dickens's Hard ... More


Strangers on a Plane: On Not Answering the Big Question

Susanne Kord

in 12 Monkeys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334000
eISBN:
9781800342491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334000.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the penultimate scene of Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, which shows the bird's eye shot of young Cole getting in the car and a close-up of his eyes as they follow a plane. It ... More


Captured Speech

Arlette Farge

in The Allure of the Archives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176735
eISBN:
9780300180213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176735.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

The judicial archives reveal a fragmented world. The events are mundane and their occurrence beyond commonplace. The characters are ordinary and the documentary record of them is fragmentary. This ... More


Introduction: Modern Thought in Pain

Simon Morgan Wortham

in Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748692415
eISBN:
9781474408660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692415.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter presents a brief review of books and articles dealing with the topic of evil and the value of philosophy in relation to contemporary human miseries and turmoil. These ... More


Jestbooks and the Indifference to Reform

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines jestbooks during the mid-eighteenth century, a period that historians of popular culture have often argued to be marked by humor of protest. The question the author asks, ... More


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