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Heteronymity II: Taxonomies of Fictional Creativity: Joyce (continued) and Stein

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the taxonomy of imaginary literary works (supplementing the taxonomy of fictionalized life‐writings proposed in Chapter 5), and their scarcity during the nineteenth century. It ... More


Mirror, Mask, and Mise en Abyme in Autobiographical Graphic Novels

Michael A. Chaney

in Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter theorizes the form of autobiographical graphic novels as well as their formal unconscious by analyzing the significance of mirror scenes of subject formation and fragmentation in Marjane ... More


‘An endless succession of mirrors’: Irony, Ambiguity and the Crisis of Authenticity in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York creates a metatextual relationship between director and protagonist through its use of Romantic irony. The film directly addresses ... More


Sense of Planet: Marie Darrieussecq’s Le pays

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Eight, ‘Sense of Planet,’ reads Marie Darrieussecq’s Le pays (2005), whose narrator is fascinated with geography and constantly ponders her place on this planet. Whereas the cartographic ... More


Through the Looking Glass: Chabrol’s Mirrors and the ‘Crystal-image’

Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze

in Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692606
eISBN:
9781474444651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692606.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In close conversation with the previous chapter, Deleuze’s concept of ‘crystal-image’ is used here to explore various reflexive structures and show how pivotal they are to the construction of an ... More


The Phoenix in the Mirror: The Encyclopedic Subject

Mary Franklin-Brown

in Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226260686
eISBN:
9780226260709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Wolfgang Iser argues that the fragmentary nature of modern texts allows the reader a certain level of awareness over his or her own interpretive work and choices—which presents a different ... More


Paludes

Sam Ferguson

in Diaries Real and Fictional in Twentieth-Century French Writing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198814535
eISBN:
9780191852121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814535.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Gide’s experimentation with diary-writing continues in Paludes. Like Les Cahiers d’André Walter, it is the diary (journal intime) of a character writing a novel (in this case also entitled ‘Paludes’, ... More


Desire and the Scene of Reading: The Well of Loneliness

Valerie Rohy

in Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199340194
eISBN:
9780199397358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340194.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 5 discusses the formation of LGB identities in scenes of reading, as depicted in British and American literature from 1906 to 1953. The defining features of queer reading include tropes of ... More


The Duel and the Daïs: Iliadic Warfare as Spectacle

Tobias Myers

in Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 explores how the Olympians and the Iliad’s audience are positioned as viewers for the warfare in Books 1–4, and their roles defined. The first section focuses on the gods. Homer initially ... More


‘Let Us Cease’: Early Reflections on the Spectacle’s End

Tobias Myers

in Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 focuses on the two major episodes of Book 7, both of which have often been criticized as ill-motivated and disconnected, and both of which feature prominent scenes of divine viewing and ... More


What Poppaea Saw

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter discusses the drama’s single most influential scene. Poppaea’s initial silence, her dream narrative, and the foregrounding of the visual made a huge impact on Renaissance tragedy. Its ... More


Metafictional Nudging

Karin Kukkonen

in Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190050955
eISBN:
9780190050986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050955.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter makes the argument that the moments when the narrative refers to itself do not necessarily disrupt readers’ immersion and sense of flow. Movement between different diegetic levels in ... More


“Exposing the Apparatus”

Christian Metz

in "Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A film, even when it is free of ideology, cannot make the product and its mode of production coincide within itself, rather only the product and the mise-en-abyme of its process.


Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity

Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692606
eISBN:
9781474444651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692606.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chabrol's cinema, which started (with) the Nouvelle Vague, is generally associated with a type of psychological thriller, set in the French provinces and marked by a fascination with evil, incest, ... More


Octavia and the People

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The exposition is, like the play itself, emphatically tripartite, and the parallels and contrasts between its sections are dramatically effective. The initial setting with its ‘split-focus’, ‘delayed ... More


Nightwatch: Terror and Time

Marie-Hélène Huet

in The Culture of Disaster

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins by presenting how bottles containing sealed messages were used in scientific experiments to determine the direction of sea currents. In Clement's grave, the message sealed in a ... More


The Pleasures and Punishments of Roman Error: Emperor Elagabalus at the Court of Early Cinema

Maria Wyke

in Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198803034
eISBN:
9780191841774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803034.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Early cinema, this chapter argues, struggled to balance the competing claims of moral purpose and entertainment where the legacy of Roman error was concerned. At the same time, cinema also sought to ... More


The Voice of Addres in the Image: The Look to Camera

Christian Metz

in "Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinematic narrative uses various methods that have been unevenly codified to address itself in more or less “direct” ways to the spectator


The Nature of Fiction

Kathleen Stock

in Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Drawing upon extreme intentionalism, a theory of fiction is built, arguing that a fiction is a set of instructions to a reader, instructing her to imagine various things. Call this ‘the basic claim’. ... More


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