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Secrecy, Hereditary Education, and the Immortality of Siddha Medicine

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Siddha medical knowledge has been transmitted for centuries within the paramparai, the hereditary lineage. The knowledge of the lineage was carefully guarded, as knowledge held in secret was an ... More


Hearth and Home

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The language which was utilized by the Owen family may be pieced together across two distinct sources. The first of these is the Collected Letters of 1967 which involves 631 letters that are ... More


‘Quiet and Uneventful’?: Female Literary Biography

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 5 provides further evidence of Victorian biographers' distrust of their public through the biographies of minor women writers. The chapter argues that Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë ... More


Annotating a Text: Literary Theory and Electronic Hypertext

Claire Lamont

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There have been two major developments in recent years which bring the problems of annotation to the forefront of critical attention. The first is a growing awareness of the theoretical problems of ... More


The Spectacle of Obscurity

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Obscurity is a way of making things disappear with words. At the same time, disappearance becomes a legible, material event through the verbal craft of obscurity. Indeed, crafting obscurity in a poem ... More


Introduction: Lyric Substance and Social Being

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In popular music today, there is a flourishing market in poetic obscurity—in lyrics composed in various kinds of slang, jargon, or patois, which make little or no sense to most listeners. This book ... More


Riddlecraft

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is concerned with what lyric poetry may be able to tell us about the material substance of things, but also whether what matters about the world in a poem holds any particular ... More


Lyric Monadologies

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Starting from the premise that lyric obscurity shares certain expressive and ontological properties with other modes of obscurity, an examination of the rhapsodic paradigm in antiquity indicates that ... More


Infidel Lyric: The Rhymes of the Canting Crew

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on a particular genre in the vernacular tradition of poetry: songs written in the jargon of the criminal underworld. As a literary phenomenon, the inscrutability of this jargon ... More


Cicero and the Law

Jill Harries

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As an advocate, Cicero had intellectual preoccupations which he shared with his being a philosopher. In his theorising on advocacy, Cicero drew on his practical experience in the courts. Conversely, ... More


Fraudulence, Obscurity, and Exposure: The Autobiographical Anxieties of Stanley Cavell

Áine Mahon

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stanley Cavell has always urged philosophical writing to follow lines of the subjective and the intimately revelatory. His work on philosophical scepticism, in particular, develops with a personal ... More


Shelley Amid the Age of Separations; or, A Poetry of Ambiversion for Networked Life

Yohei Igarashi

in The Connected Condition: Romanticism and the Dream of Communication

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610040
eISBN:
9781503610736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610040.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter approaches the Romantic period as an instructive earlier moment for today’s digitally networked life, and views Shelley’s poetics as offering a compelling way of being a networked being. ... More


The Electronic Data Give-Away

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

With recent US federal data-protection statutes in mind, along with the climate of indifference to privacy suggested by self-revelatory patterns of online conduct and high-tech personal archiving, ... More


Wittgenstein’s Puzzle: The Transformative Ethics of the Tractatus

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

in A Different Order of Difficulty: Literature after Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677019
eISBN:
9780226677293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677293.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a detailed account of the Tractatus, beginning with attention to the modernist cultural contexts out of which that book arose. It offers an overview of key aspects of the ... More


Obscure Forms:The Social Geometry of Jude the Obscure

Anna Kornbluh

in The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226653204
eISBN:
9780226653488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653488.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads the most abject novel in the English canon and finds unexpected cause for optimism. Jude the Obscure makes a relentless tragedy fueled by criticizing institutions and exclusions, ... More


Lost Laboratories of the Sphinx

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The task of understanding the concept of a modernist enigma becomes less intractable if we bear in mind the genealogical relation of the rhapsodic mode to the poetics of the riddle. For the enigma ... More


Flash Crib: A Genealogy of Modern Nightlife

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores how the tradition of English poetry harbors a kind of rude song—a fugitive lyric—written in the jargon of the demimonde, garbled and misplaced by design, which draws the reader ... More


Mother Goose and Mallarmé

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Lyric obscurity serves, however, as a medium linking vernacular poetry to its literary counterpart. Stéphane Mallarmé, for example, whose verse represents a kind of gold standard, one might say, of ... More


Orality and Performance in Classical Attic Prose: A Linguistic Approach

Alessandro Vatri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198795902
eISBN:
9780191837081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Is there a linguistic difference between classical Greek prose texts meant for oral delivery in public and those meant for written circulation and private reception? This difficult question is ... More


Age of Dissimulation

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the age of dissimulation. During this period, the mask was a matter of survival. Dissimulation provided people with the means to protect themselves. In the age of ... More


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