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Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Peta Mayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Anita Brookner was a best-selling women’s writer, Booker Prize winner and an historian of French Romantic art. However she is best known for writing boring, outdated books about lonely, single women. ... More


Towards a Constructive Criticism of Stevie Smith

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the construction of Smith's public persona in her relation to her critical reception. It notes the defensive and protective critical stances often taken on Smith's work, ... More


Reading Between the Lines or ‘le délire de la lecture’

Adam Watt

in Reading in Proust's A la recherche: 'le délire de la lecture'

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566174
eISBN:
9780191721519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566174.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This chapter proposes that when dealing with the errors, slips, and misprisions in reading that we so often encounter in A la recherche, rather than talking of ‘misreading’, we might more fruitfully ... More


Super-Reality

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter reveals that the view of “Bontsye Shvayg” presented in the previous chapters is not the popular view of the story after all. A big factor in the popular misreading of Bontsye Shvayg is ... More


Rescoring the Moving Image: La Belle et la Bête, Mashups and (Mis)syncing

John Richardson

in An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367362
eISBN:
9780199918249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the relationship between loose and tight audiovisual synchronization in two recent instances, both of which speak to an aesthetic of repurposing in new audiovisual expression. ... More


Interpretation after Kant

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Elliptical Path

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199693689
eISBN:
9780191745584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693689.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter extends the narrative of stages in post-Kantian philosophy by noting elements in Kant's own aesthetic theory that anticipate the growing contemporary rejuvenation of the post-Kantian ... More


The Flâneur in Undue Influence (1998)

Peta Mayer

in Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes protagonist Claire Pitt’s speculative imagination, walking and misreading to read Undue Influence through the figure of the flâneur. Tracing the walking journeys undertaken by ... More


“Pip was my story”: Rereading, Counterreading, and Nonreading

Ankhi Mukherjee

in What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is a historical and critical overview of the distinctive phases and categories of postcolonial rewriting. It examines in particular the departures from the nationalist focus of the ... More


Flaubert and Zola: Challenges to Verisimilitude

Lawrence R. Schehr

in Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Flaubert chose to have his characters fail, often because of their limitations and ignorance rather than tragic flaws in their personalities. With this, the two interrelated issues are addressed in ... More


Nietzsche Slain

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though Georges Bataille's initial reading of Friedrich Nietzsche in 1923 leaves him feeling “overcome”, he goes on to produce a body of work that, if bearing the marks of ... More


Revising Revision

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0038
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the process of revisionism, as it is found in music. Strong composers have been defined musicologically as the protagonists of technical innovation. However, other people have ... More


The ‘public sphere’ and the hidden life of ideas

S. J. Barnett

in The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067402
eISBN:
9781781700518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067402.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the significance of ‘misreadings’. Eighteenth-century participants and constituencies of interest could – wittingly or unwittingly – ‘misread’ the publications and events of ... More


Destinerrance and the Trauma of Misreading

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Don't Look Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325482
eISBN:
9781800342323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325482.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws on Jacques Derrida's concept of destinerrance, the sense in which meaning is ‘destined to err and to wander’, as a way of understanding the unstable and ultimately horrific process ... More


Introduction: “Roman Error,” Dangerous and Inspiring

Basil Dufallo

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/9780198803034.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In the introduction Dufallo lays out the volume’s main arguments, briefly summarizes its contents, explains its relation to recent work in classical reception studies, and advances its theoretical ... More


‘After his wine-dark sea’: H.D. in Homer

Genevieve Liveley

in Homer's Daughters: Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198802587
eISBN:
9780191840876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802587.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary writers, repeatedly questions the (im)possibility of telling stories, of writing poetry, after Homer. Focusing upon a ... More


Mind Reading and Mind Misreading

John Harris

in How to be Good: The Possibility of Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198707592
eISBN:
9780191822001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707592.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The idea, the possibility of reading the mind, from the outside, or indeed even from the inside, has exercised humanity from the earliest times. Recent advances in neuroscience have offered some, ... More


Misreading Emma

David Davies

in Jane Austen's Emma: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190689414
eISBN:
9780190689452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689414.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Emma Woodhouse misreads the intentions, and the significance of the actions, of those around her in ways that reflect both her projects and her own acknowledged or unacknowledged desires. Moreover, ... More


Robert Browning’s Bad Habit

Erica McAlpine

in The Poet's Mistake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203492
eISBN:
9780691203768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203492.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines a rather embarrassing error in the closing section of Robert Browning's Pippa Passes (1841), where he casually uses a slang word for female genitalia when meaning to refer to ... More


W. V. Quine’s “Epistemology Naturalized”

Bredo Johnsen

in Righting Epistemology: Hume's Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190662776
eISBN:
9780190662806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190662776.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The publication of Quine’s essay “Epistemology Naturalized” in 1972 was disastrous for the world’s understanding of his epistemology. The deep misunderstanding it gave rise to is nearly universal, ... More


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