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Afterword

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book aims to take travel writing seriously as an object of scholarly attention. To that end, it has attempted to bring techniques of literary analysis to travel writing, has researched travel ... More


Literary Analysis

Susan Hockey

in Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at how text-analysis tools can be used for literary analysis, and what is needed to make these new modes of scholarship happen. It also attempts to cut through the criticism of ... More


Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Susan Hockey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With word processing and the Internet, computing is much more part and parcel of the everyday life of the humanities scholar, but computers can do much more than assist with writing or Internet ... More


Seeing Truth, Hearing Truth

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Returning to the conflict (discussed in Chapter 3) between the epistemologies of this Hindu theology and modern science, this chapter examines the important and often overlooked role that testimony ... More


Beyond Pre-History: The Case of Shakespeare

Richard Scholar

in The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199274406
eISBN:
9780191706448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274406.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter ends the book by suggesting that the je-ne-sais-quoi might be developed into a critical method for the comparative analysis of literary texts. It offers, as one example of what such an ... More


Specialization: The Elements of Philology

Peter W. Martens

in Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines one particular facet of the paideia encountered in the previous chapter, the interpreter's area of specialization, philology. It sketches this discipline as Origen understood ... More


Introduction: Belief and Make-Believe

Holly Haynes

in The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on Imperial Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236509
eISBN:
9780520929555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236509.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of emperor Napoleon's assessment of Tacitus. How Napoleon wielded his authority instantiates the authority itself. He embodied what he ... More


Introduction

in The Bijak of Kabir

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148763
eISBN:
9780199869718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148762.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Part I gives a brief account of Kabir's life and work. Part II discusses his “rough rhetoric.”. Kabir's style is uniquely vivid, direct and hard‐hitting. This section demonstrates how it manages to ... More


The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Brian McHale and Randall Stevenson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book presents a new literary history of the twentieth century, setting a new agenda for literary-historical analysis. Far from the usual forced march through the decades, genres and national ... More


Introduction: green reading

Gillian Rudd

in Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072482
eISBN:
9781781701713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter introduces present green literary criticism that is used on late medieval texts and ecocritical literary study. It first tries to define the term ecocriticism and then addresses the ... More


Declining Oppositions

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/9780801451126.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines obstacles to Catholic literary analysis raised by literary modernism. It first considers the incompatibility of Catholic stances with the foundations of modernity in general and ... More


Conclusion: Media, Convention, and the Beethovenian Monument

Nathan Waddell

in Moonlighting: Beethoven and Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198816706
eISBN:
9780191858338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816706.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter provides an overview of the main thrust of this book: how Beethovenian legend—there being no better example than the influential account of Beethoven as the archetypally suffering, ... More


The Laughter of Foxes: A Study of Ted Hughes

Keith Sagar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310119
eISBN:
9781846313479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313479
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A literary figure often overshadowed by his famed wife, Sylvia Plath, and their troubled marriage, Ted Hughes was a brilliant poet in his own right who wrote some of the most important British poetry ... More


History, Narrative, Responsibility: “The Aspern Papers”

J. Hillis Miller

in Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225378
eISBN:
9780823235391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225378.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes the historical narratives in Henry James's The Aspern Papers using the speech act theory. It examines the association between the history and narrative ... More


Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Catherine Maxwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

A major reconceptualization of the imagination that reinstates its hidden links with the historically neglected sense of smell, this book is the first to examine the role played by scent and perfume ... More


Introduction

J. Hillis Miller

in Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225378
eISBN:
9780823235391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225378.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the speech act theory that was originally developed by J. L Austin and further developed by Jacques ... More


The Story of a Kiss: Isabel's Decisions in The Portrait of A Lady

J. Hillis Miller

in Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225378
eISBN:
9780823235391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225378.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes the story of a kiss in Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady using the speech act theory. The kisses in this novel involve the characters of Caspar ... More


Unworked and Unavowable: Community in The Awkward Age

J. Hillis Miller

in Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225378
eISBN:
9780823235391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225378.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes the concept of community in Henry James's The Awkward Age using the speech act theory. It examines various models of community and explains how they ... More


Lying against Death: The Wings of the Dove

J. Hillis Miller

in Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225378
eISBN:
9780823235391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225378.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes the use of the concepts of death in Henry James's The Wings of the Dove using the speech act theory. It suggests that all language has an ineluctable ... More


Conclusion

Erica Wickerson

in The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198793274
eISBN:
9780191835162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793274.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

The Conclusion summarizes the main tenets of the book, which, first, aims to propose a new comprehensive approach to the analysis of time in narrative that takes account both of the linguistic ... More


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