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Introduction

Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to present a collection with a breadth and depth of content that represents a critical intervention into how we might rethink the ... More


Introduction: Redefining the Literary Indian

Angela Calcaterra

in Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The introduction argues for recognition of specific Native American aesthetic and literary cultures prior to European arrival and highlights their ongoing influence and significance during the ... More


U.S. Catholic Literary Aesthetics

Una M. Cadegan

in All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the content of the literary aesthetic developed by U.S. Catholics in the early decades of the twentieth century, and how it helped to create the space within which questions ... More


On Aesthetic and Historical Determination

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A conference entitled Post-Structuralism and the Question of History in 1983, initiated by the Department of English at Southampton University in association with The Oxford Literary Review, was the ... More


Modernisms Literary and Theological

Una M. Cadegan

in All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the question of “modernism” as the subject of theological debate and ecclesiastical condemnation and in relation to contemporary literary life. It first considers the ... More


The Not-So-Silent Reading: What Does It Mean to Say that We Appreciate Rhythm in Literature?

Rebecca Wallbank

in The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199347773
eISBN:
9780199347896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199347773.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

What does it mean to say that we appreciate rhythm in literature? To answer this question Chapter 22 adopts a two-fold approach: first, it sheds light on the ways in which readers attend to rhythm in ... More


Lessons from Said

Nicholas Harrison

in Our Civilizing Mission: The Lessons of Colonial Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941763
eISBN:
9781789629965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941763.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

One purpose of this chapter is to place the book’s core Algerian material in a wider intellectual context, inviting readers to pursue comparisons with their own experiences of teaching/criticism, or ... More


Neocolonialism’s Bounty: From to New Memory

Ylce Irizarry

in Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides a background of Chicana/o and Latina/o literature. Chicana/o and Latina/o literature particularly demonstrate the increasing focus on empowerment—economic, ... More


‘Small portals’: Marvell’s Horatian Ode, print culture, and literary history

Joad Raymond

in Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113894
eISBN:
9781526138897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113894.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In recent decades, literary critics have explored the arena of early modern print culture with increasing enthusiasm. Scholars have identified a wealth of allusions to wider print culture in ... More


Conclusion The Difference Asian America Makes

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with the writings of José Garcia Villa (1908–1997), one of the most influential English-language Filipino writers of his generation. Known for his innovative poetry, prose, and ... More


The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Jas' Elsner and Jesús Hernández Lobato (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The aesthetic changes in late Roman literature speak to the foundations of modern Western culture. The dawn of a modern way of being in the world, one that most Europeans and Americans would ... More


Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Steve Pinkerton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In his 1934 book After Strange Gods, T. S. Eliot declared blasphemy “obsolescent” as a viable literary or artistic mode. There could be no blasphemy worth the name, he reasoned, in a world that had ... More


The Poetics of Latin Prose Praise and the Fourth-Century Curve

Roger Rees

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Despite the recommendations of treatises—by Quintilian, Menander, Rhetor, and others—which encourage the notion of an ossified genre, chronological sequencing of surviving late Latin prose panegyric ... More


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