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Imaginary Lands

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines discourses concerning childhood imagination in England during the 19th century. During the middle part of this century, Romantic celebrations of the imaginative life of the ... More


Moralizing Credit: Bad Debt, Good Debt, and the Troubled Conscience

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the different discourses of ‘bad’ debt and ‘good’ debt in the history of political economy, in normative political theory, and in imaginative literature. Examples include David ... More


Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Adelene Buckland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is an in-depth study of the shocking, groundbreaking, and sometimes beautiful writings of the gentlemen of the “heroic age” of geology and of the contribution these men made to the literary ... More


The Making and Remaking of Meaning: Language, Story and Myth

Warren G. Rochelle

in Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238768
eISBN:
9781781380505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238768.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how science fiction and fantasy narratives serve as rhetoric when reinterpreted and retold in Ursula K. Le Guin's fiction. According to Le Guin, fiction carries social, ethical, ... More


Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Warren Rochelle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238768
eISBN:
9781781380505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, which explores the use of imaginative literature as persuasion, focusing on the science fiction of Ursula Le Guin and her rhetorical use of myth, concludes that Le Guin (like Emerson, ... More


Pietro Aretino and the Art of Conspicuous Consumption

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Pietro Aretino, one of the most obnoxious in-your-face men of the sixteenth century, whose fame rested partly on his ability to frighten others into submission by threatening ... More


“The Real World”: Virginia Woolf and Ecofeminism

Diana L. Swanson

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a discussion on the relationship of Woolf's thought with ecofeminism. It addresses two central questions: Can Woolf's work help us to understand how feminism is important for ... More


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