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Introduction

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This introductory chapter presents the scope and value of recognition as an approach to Mozart's operas. The terms recognition and reversal (Aristotle's anagnôrisis and peripeteia) are defined, and ... More


Narratological Approaches to the Unforeseeable

Mark Currie

in The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys the discussion of unexpected events and the concept of surprise in the theory of narrative. It begins in the work of Aristotle and Ricoeur, and explores a set of ideas about ... More


Maximum Peripeteia: Reversal of Fortune and the Rhetoric of Temporal Doubling

Mark Currie

in The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is an analysis of a particular surprise in Sarah Water's novel Fingersmith. It argues takes up the project from the previous chapter for a description of narrative surprise in terms of ... More


Reading for Democratic Imaginations: Inquiry, Form, and Illegitimate Children

Isobel Armstrong

in Novel Politics: Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198793724
eISBN:
9780191835537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793724.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at how three novels of illegitimate children—Jane Austen’s Emma (1815), Wilkie Collins’s No Name (1862), and George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda (1876)—intertwine inquiry and narrative ... More


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