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Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Sylvia J Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book explores the mental and literary awakening that many working-class women in the United States experienced when they left home to work in factories early in the 19th century. It examines the ... More


Fables of Lowell: The First Factory Fictions

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter takes up fiction of a very different kind from the ambitious efforts of Judd, Hawthorne, and Melville to develop a genre suitable to an altered sense of contemporary reality. It looks at ... More


Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Eva von Contzen and Anke Bernau (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain explores how sanctity and questions of literariness are intertwined across a range of medieval genres. “Sanctity” as a theme and concept figures as a ... More


Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores the relations between literature and biography in France by tracing their history since the emergence of the two terms during the 18th century. This is when term ‘biographie’ first ... More


Introduction

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter establishes the framework for the ensuing history, and argues that, contrary to the claims of much modern literary theory, biography has had a distinctive role in defining ... More


Conclusion: On Englishness and the Twenty-First-Century Novel

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses the thesis that what constitutes the Englishness of the novels is highly dependent on the changing circumstances. Literariness of the English fiction may be attributed to ... More


Commanding Enthusiasm through the Eighteenth Century

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter locates debates about enthusiasm at the heart of evolving ideas of literariness. It guides the reader through eighteenth-century trajectories of the word, locating its place in religious ... More


Introduction: sanctity as literature

Eva von Contzen

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The concept of sanctity is often used in discussions about literariness and ‘the literary’ as a newly emerging category of writing in the late medieval period. The articles in the volume aim to go ... More


The Trouble with Literature

Victoria Kahn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198808749
eISBN:
9780191888953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808749.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the literature of the English Reformation marks a turning point in Western thinking about literature and literariness. But instead of arguing that the Reformation fostered ... More


Belacqua does not observe ‘the rule of the road’

Daniela Caselli

in Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071560
eISBN:
9781781701973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses questions about the possibility of textual stability. It shows that Belacqua, the protagonist of Dream of Fair to Middling Women, is a character and his own critique. It takes ... More


Introduction: On Futures, Literature, and Anticipation

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter offers an overview of the concepts of modern temporality in literary studies, philosophy of history, and postcolonial studies that have inspired its notion of “anticipation,” and it ... More


Reading as a Practice of Acknowledgment: The Text as Action and Expression

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter argues that texts are actions and expressions. To read a text is not to set out to describe an object, but to understand why an action was done, and what it expresses. The chapter ... More


Langue, Parole, and Constraint in the Cartoons of Lynda Barry

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the manifold implications of language’s langue/parole foundation in Lynda Barry’s cartoons. It looks at the kind of strong characterizations, poignant plots, and grim themes in ... More


Introduction

Celia Britton

in Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380369
eISBN:
9781781387214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction situates the book in the context of recent work by Spivak and others on the ‘literariness’ of postcolonial texts, and on the relationship between the formal features of the text and ... More


A Little Solemnity

Tom Walker

in Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores how MacNeice’s growing wariness of the notion of Irish character in the second half of the 1950s was paralleled in the work of other Irish poets, mostly of a younger generation, ... More


Hellenistic and Roman Military Epitaphs on Stone and on Papyrus: Questions of Authorship and Literariness

Silvia Barbantani

in Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 10 studies Hellenistic and Roman military epitaphs and addresses a number of interconnected issues: the unpopularity of epitaphs for individual soldiers in the Greek Anthology (only a dozen ... More


Death of a Child: Grief Beyond the Literary?

Richard Hunter

in Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 9 explores the interrelationship between literary and inscriptional epigram, principally through a study of GV 1159 = SGO 03/05/04, a poem from imperial Notion on a young boy who drowned in a ... More


Introduction: Defining the medieval

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Part I considers definitions of literature (as distinct from philology) for the medieval period, arguing that the rhetorical shape and storytelling functions of many texts composed in the Russian ... More


Literature and Literariness

Victoria Kahn

in The Trouble with Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198808749
eISBN:
9780191888953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808749.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that literariness in the Western tradition has been defined by a tension between making and believing, between an emphasis on poiesis as construction and the various attitudes of ... More


Modern Literariness: Kant, Kierkegaard, and Coetzee

Victoria Kahn

in The Trouble with Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198808749
eISBN:
9780191888953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808749.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the meaning of literariness in the aftermath of Kantian aesthetics. It focuses on the work of Søren Kierkegaard and J. M. Coetzee. It argues that, despite the strong formal ... More


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