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Approaching Genre

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As often happens with ancient literary genres, most divergences on iambos in contemporary scholarship are due to a basic disagreement on what literary genres are. This chapter presents a view of ... More


The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

Elizabeth R. Napier

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is an examination of narrative conventions in one of the most popular and controversial of the 18th-century English literary genres. The vogue of the Gothic in the latter decades of the ... More


Literary Composition in the Hebrew Bible: The View from Ugarit

Dennis Pardee

in The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter illustrates the similarities that exist between the data from Ugarit and the next principal literary corpus, that to be found in the Hebrew Bible. The emphasis is not on the theology or ... More


Conclusion

Claire Gorrara

in The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the different critiques of the French roman noir and provides insights on the possible future of this literary genre.


Writing Travel, Making Genre

Naghmeh Sohrabi

in Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter lays out the proposed theoretical framework for the book. It begins by evaluating the role of travelogues about Europe in Qajar historiography and suggests that a different ... More


Divergent Literary Histories

Rochelle Pinto

in Between Empires: Print and Politics in Goa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690477
eISBN:
9780199081899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690477.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

Literary historians of colonial India have elaborated how the spheres of education, linguistics, and literature have been reshaped under the colonial state. Compared to the domain of literature in ... More


Introduction: Genre Trouble: Queering Grammar for Spiritual Purposes

F. Dominic Longo

in Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The question at the heart of this inquiry regards the theological significance of the queer literary genre of Qushayrī’s Grammar of Hearts and Gerson’s Moralized Grammar. While other writings ... More


Tradition and Innovation: The Transformation of Classical Literary Genres in Christian Late Antiquity

Karla Pollmann

in The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198726487
eISBN:
9780191793295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726487.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the notion of early Christian literature as an amalgamation of old and new forms and concepts. This chimes with the modern definition of literary genres as open systems with ... More


Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Marie-Louise Coolahan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This book examines writing in English, Irish, and Spanish by women living in Ireland and by Irish women living on the continent between the years 1574 and 1676. This was a tumultuous period of ... More


Date, Place, and People: A Summary of Key Arguments

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Despite its distinct and archaic language, the Primary History (Genesis‐2 Kings) is best given a date in the Persian period, because: (1) Its literary genre as a whole belongs to the Persian period. ... More


The Writing of a Pathology and Practices of Dissemination

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter’s analysis of forms of writing focuses on various literary genres adopted by physicians to present the pathology to a lettered and aristocratic audience. Dialogue, autobiography, ... More


The Foundations of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The epistle as a representation of Arabic literary genres has a long history. Historical and literary sources abound with samples of letters believed to have been exchanged during the early Islamic ... More


‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Karen Junod

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book explores the development of artists' biographies in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. The development of the art market and the burgeoning of an exhibition culture all ... More


Hegel’s Phenomenology: The Fate of Tragedy

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807). The Phenomenology treats tragedy both as a model for historical processes in ancient Greek society, and, for the first time, as a ... More


Genres and Genders of Gerson

F. Dominic Longo

in Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jean Gerson used genres to engender saintly subjectivities. His texts are different kinds of genre performances coming out of his various positions as university professor, master of theology, ... More


Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

F. Dominic Longo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

“Spiritual grammar” is a term coined to identify a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. The salient characteristic of this genre is that it makes constant ... More


Coda

Mary Poovey (ed.)

in Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter returns to the topic of the hierarchy of the modern disciplines, and also offers some thoughts about the new genres that are proliferating in cyberspace, apparently beyond the reach of ... More


The Renewal of Biblical Studies in France 1934–1954 as an Element in Theological Ressourcement

Benedict T. Viviano

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a sketch of the background of this period in the progressive papacy of Leo XIII, expressed in biblical studies by the many‐sided project of M.‐J. Lagrange in Jerusalem, held ... More


Introduction: Journey to Golok

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

After introducing the couple and the gendered lens of the book as a whole, I narrate my own literary and ethnographic encounter with this Buddhist tantric couple to draw the reader into the Tibetan ... More


Introduction Exoticism in the Fin de Siècle: Decline and Recovery

Charles Forsdick

in Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258291
eISBN:
9780191698538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258291.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Travel literature is a convenient literary genre, but the number of written works that have been classified as travel literature are both ill-defined and amorphous. Recently, travel literature has ... More


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