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Introduction

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This book analyses the long-lasting interest in the last of the race, focusing on literary expressions and taking into account the contents of diaries, historical accounts, and newspaper reports ... More


Word and Film

Edgar Reitz, Alexander Kluge, and Wilfried Reinke

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details the coauthored 1965 essay “Word and Film” by Alexander Kluge, Edgar Reitz, and Wilfried Reinke, which was originally published when all three taught at the Ulm School of Design's ... More


Jean Froissart: Politics, Patronage, and the Chivalric Ideal

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Whereas Adam de la Halle shatters the lyric fantasy by forcing it to confront the concreteness of the stage, a century later, Jean Froissart inverted the process by using the pastourelle as an ... More


The Philippine short story in English: An overview

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the development of the Philippine short story in English. English was firmly established both as a medium of education and literary expression during the 1920s. There seems to ... More


Walt Whitman and the Poetry of the Future

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Whitman's concept of poetic lawlessness, which shifts from primitivist and professionalist conceptions of literary expression; examines Whitman's post-Kantian voice; and then ... More


Political Leadership and Artistic Transfiguration

Karl Kraus

in The Third Walpurgis Night: The Complete Text

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300236002
eISBN:
9780300252804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236002.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter goes on to discuss the literary expression of the public mood, including such vehement outbursts as those against Jews for both staying and running away. It remarks that the gallows ... More


Internet Literature In China: History, Technology, and Conventions

Michel Hockx

in Internet Literature in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160827
eISBN:
9780231538534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160827.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter begins with an overview of the early history of Chinese Internet literature, making use of canonizing efforts already under way in China. It then looks at the Rongshu Xia (Under the ... More


Introduction: Theorizing the Emergent

Cyrus R. K. Patell

in Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479893720
eISBN:
9781479879502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter expounds on the concept of “emergent literature” and how it promotes a cosmopolitan outlook. The conception of the “emergent” here is founded on Raymond Williams's analysis ... More


Otherfuckers and Motherfuckers: Reproduction and Allegory in Philip Roth and Adele Wiseman

Josh Lambert

in Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the literature of the 1960s and 1970s, examining how novels of that period used explicit representations of sexuality, formerly prohibited as obscene, to allegorize the ... More


The Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity

Charles A. Laughlin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831257
eISBN:
9780824869380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831257.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Chinese essay is arguably China’s most distinctive contribution to modern world literature, and the period of its greatest influence and popularity—the mid-1930s—is the central concern of this ... More


The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojiro

Stephen Dodd

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838409
eISBN:
9780824869670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838409.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

When Kajii Motojirō died from tuberculosis at the age of thirty-one, he had written only twenty short stories. Yet his life and work, it is argued here, sheds light on a significant moment in ... More


Symposium of Quotations: Wit and Other Short Genres in War and Peace

Gary Saul Morson

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines literary expressions of the kind of intelligence that were valued and scorned in War and Peace. These “wise sayings” and different exercises of the mind are encapsulated in ... More


Afterword

Rebecca Krug

in Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This concluding chapter expands on the arguments provided in the previous chapters and goes on to give a further explanation on the reasons why Kempe's Book is written in the way it is. It identifies ... More


Introduction: A Place in the Word

in Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236597
eISBN:
9781846312625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236597.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the question of the relationship between the writer's self and literary expression. The analysis focuses on the work of four ... More


Conclusion

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

in The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter explains the significance of not only examining the relationship between a historical reality and a secondary literary reflection, but also the perturbing of that ... More


The Case of Werther and the Institution of Literature

Arne Höcker

in The Case of Literature: Forensic Narratives from Goethe to Kafka

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749353
eISBN:
9781501749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749353.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Johann Wolfgang Goethe's first novel, The Sufferings of Young Werther (1774). This novel not only created a new kind of hero with whom a whole generation of young readers could ... More


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