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Introduction: ‘An Author of Commanding Altitude’

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Starting with an examination of two readings of Lucan in the hitherto little-known play Cinthias Revenge (1613), by the English lawyer and satirist John Stephens, the introduction argues that Lucan’s ... More


Introduction: The Making of the Woman Reader in the Italian Trecento

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores a more concrete and historicized figure of the woman reader. It explores the forces that make her appear and disappear, and surveys the state of knowledge on medieval female ... More


Tradition and transformation: Possession and fairytales

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter proposes a reading of Byatt's œeuvre as a continuous series of reimaginings of the art of storytelling and its different (dis)contents. It focuses on Possession and Byatt's interest in ... More


Cosmopolitan Exchanges: Scenes of Colonial and Postcolonial Reading

Elleke Boehmer

in Cosmopolitanisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479829682
eISBN:
9781479839681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Class, as well as culture, can characterize cosmopolitan solidarity, as Elleke Boehmer’s discussion of the virtual cosmopolitanism experienced by colonial and postcolonial readerships in India ... More


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