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The Propositional Theory of Literary Truth

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter proposes a coherent and strong formulation of the Propositional Theory of Literary Truth. A Propositional Theory of Literary Truth could be formulated as follows: the literary work ... More


Introduction Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Jonathan Edmondson

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins by surveying the political career of Yosef ben Mattityahu, who became T(itus) Flavius Josephus after being granted Roman citizenship by Vespasian in 71. It then ... More


Literature and Fiction

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the relationship between literature and fiction. It argues that some literary works undoubtedly have invented content and in that regard can be construed as being fictional. ... More


Commentary and Anthology in Roman Africa

Paul J. Griffiths

in Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195125771
eISBN:
9780199853335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses commentary and anthology in Christian Africa under the Romans. Topics covered include teaching and learning literary works in Roman Africa, tools for writing, and Christian ... More


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

Rodolphe Gasché

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book seeks to develop a novel approach to literature beyond the conventional divide between realism/formalism and history/aestheticism. It accomplishes this not only through a radical ... More


Voices in the Air

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It is in the nature of a writer to be a type of escape-artist, for whom no contextual bonds are strong enough to prevent his or her work from wriggling free and asserting its independence. As Roland ... More


Introduction

Debbie Pinfold

in The Child’s View of the Third Reich in German Literature: The Eye Among the Blind

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245659
eISBN:
9780191697487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245659.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of the principal literary devices for achieving a defamiliarization effect has always been to adopt an outsider’s perspective. Due to the difficulties of creating a plausible outsider figure and ... More


Derrida, Deconstruction and Literary Criticism

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the early reception of Jacques Derrida's work by literary critics. It also belongs to a period at which Derrida's ‘deconstructions’ of texts by Ferdinand de Saussure, Claude ... More


Nationalism, Internationalism, the Cold War: Crossing Literary-Cultural Boundaries in 1950s Hong Kong

Elaine Yee Lin Ho

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

It is New Confucianism's position as an exiled philosophy in 1950s Hong Kong that gives it a specific poignancy. Confucianism in 1950s Hong Kong achieves a special significance as a mid-century, ... More


Hope in the Shadow of Sorrow: Ecology in Oceanic Literatures

Teresa Shewry

in Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction overviews literary engagements with hope in the context of Pacific Ocean. It introduces the book’s literary and theoretical archive. In this book the author explores literary works ... More


Dramatic History: Reflections on a Biblical Play by Ludwig Robert

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the literary works of Ludwig Robert, a German Jewish playwright, who wrote a biblical play about Jephthah, entitled Die Tochter Jephthas. The main character Jephthah is a war ... More


Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Richard Gaskin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

According to the literary humanist, works of literature refer to the real world and make statements about that world which are of cognitive as well as aesthetic value; the two kinds of value are ... More


Introduction: Writing Across Culture

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Gao Xingjian's literary works have always functioned in the interstices between China and the “West.” The award of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature to Gao Xingjian has stirred ambivalent responses ... More


Literary Intimacies

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Literary works of both major and minor writers such as Yu Dafu, Ye Dingluo, Guo Moruo, Huang Shenzhi, and Ye Lingfend represent intimate relations between men during the 1920s and the 1930s. ... More


Crusader Sources from the Near East (1099–1204)

Peter Edbury

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the Crusader sources from the near East that originated between 1099 and 1204. There are no letter collections from the Latin east that were written during the twelfth century, ... More


The Authorial Work

Justine Pila

in The Subject Matter of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199688616
eISBN:
9780191767845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688616.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter seeks to define the term ‘authorial work’ as used by European legal officials, and the corresponding terms (‘original literary work’, ‘original dramatic work’, ‘original musical work’, ... More


Democracy in Israel: Proven Yet Precarious

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews literary works made at the conundrum of Israel's democratic vitality. Israeli democracy has survived two major transfers of power, in 1977 and 1992, and has thereby passed the ... More


Introduction

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0100
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book traces a constant engagement with the work of Jacques Derrida over nearly two decades and reflects an interest in that work going back a further two decades. It presents a set of responses ... More


Postface from the Cultures of Travel to Travelling Cultures

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/9780199258291.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses changes in travel narratives, and one of these is where travellers represent the cultures they go to during their voyages. Some of the textual proofs of these changes can be ... More


Fantasy and Language in The Cloud of Unknowing *

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses a certain passage in The Cloud of Unknowing, which asserts that the disordered imagination feeds the mind with ‘fantasies’ that can be physical or spiritual. This literary work ... More


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