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Introduction

Christian Smith

in Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers answers to some of the fundamental questions regarding how our visions of humans shape our theories of social action and institutions. It ultimately presumes that the animals called ... More


History and Anti‐History

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks closely at the various techniques by which the Jesus movies stake their claim to historicity. These techniques include introductory scrolled texts, voice-over narration, and, more ... More


Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

George M. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In works of literary fiction, it is fictional in the work that the words of the text are being recounted by some work‐internal ‘voice’—the literary narrator. One can ask similarly whether in movies ... More


NARRATING EXPERIENCE: NARRATING EXPERIENCE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SELF

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the origins and operations of what the book calls “the narrative variable.” First, consideration is given to current research in neurology and cognitive neuroscience which ... More


The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The passions were a topic of widespread interest in antiquity. This is a study on their role in Roman love elegy (1st c. BCE), a genre rife with passions and jealousy in particular. Jealousy does ... More


Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Charlotte Linde

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book analyzes the role of narratives in institutions, showing how institutions use narratives to remember their past and project a future, and how people within institutions shape and are shaped ... More


The Structure of Aeneid 10

Alessandro Barchiesi

in Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161815
eISBN:
9781400852482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161815.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discerns to what extent the presence of a model cooperates in making legible the narrative implicating it, how it serves to guide the reader, and aids in making sense of the text. It ... More


Politics of Time: 'Primitives' and History-writing in a Colonial Society

Prathama Banerjee

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195681567
eISBN:
9780199081677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195681567.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book is about the politics of time, the politics through which colonial modern societies attempt to make a time of their own. It is about the predicament of colonial modern practice caught ... More


Afterword Language is Story

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the quest for scientific certainty had led scholars through a series of linguistic turns which encoded historical narrative and knowledge as an antonym, and opened the doors ... More


Character‐focused Narration

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Stories are narrated from a point of view, but, occasionally the narrator, of whatever kind, modulates the style of narration to take account of the point of view of some other character. This ... More


Waterways of the Earth

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Perhaps the reason Conrad's Heart of Darkness remains provocative for us is because we are still contained within its horizon. The chapter unlocks this question by considering Conrad in relation to ... More


The Future in Thought and Talk

David R. Gibson

in Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151311
eISBN:
9781400842438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151311.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops the book's theoretical perspective. It begins with some foundational ideas about how we think about the future, particularly in connection with making choices. It then builds ... More


Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Rachel Falconer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What does it mean when people use the word ‘Hell’ to convey the horror of an actual, personal or historical experience? This book explores the idea that modern, Western secular cultures have retained ... More


Looking Good: Style and Its Absence in George Eliot

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

George Eliot’s most successful characters tend to show a marked disdain for the fluctuations of fashion. Felix Holt, Dorothea Brooke, Daniel Deronda: all of these are represented as figures who ... More


Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169676
eISBN:
9780199787876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Walter Scott is confined by his literary and political reputations. He is considered foundational to the novel, but categorized under history or romance, and thus set aside. In Scotland, on the ... More


The Reluctant Tourist: Mirza Abul Hasan Khan and His “Book of Wonder”

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/9780199829705.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In 1809, Mirza Abul Hasan Khan Ilchi Shirazi set off for England to negotiate a treaty on behalf of the king, Fath ‘Ali Shah (r. 1797–1834). This chapter examines his account of this journey, ... More


Deaf Identities: Perspectives from Theory and Research

Irene W. Leigh

in A Lens on Deaf Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195320664
eISBN:
9780199864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320664.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Psychosocial literature covering theory and research on identity evolution in deaf and hard-of-hearing persons is relatively recent. This chapter presents extensive conceptual and theoretical ... More


Advocacy in the Dialogue on the Life of St John Chrysostom

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter argues that the Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom should be understood as a legal argument in defense of John composed in accordance with the principles of late antique ... More


Fiction to Film: A Brief History and a Framework for Film Adaptations

Vijaya Singh

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses certain theoretical prospects in film adaptation, addressing the question of narration in fiction and in film by commenting on the differences in approach between Geoffrey ... More


Character Simulation and Emotion

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter discusses how viewers simulate films, for instance by means of mirror neurons that induce viewers to simulate characters, and discusses the different theories about how we experience ... More


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