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Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


The Histories, Plutarch, and reader response

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking Plutarch's criticisms in de Malignitate Herodoti as a point of entry into Herodotus' strategies for guiding his readers' response, this chapter argues that Herodotus' reader is motivated to ... More


READING LITERATURE: READING LITERATURE: THE INTERPRETING OF TEXT

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/9780195306873.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the nature of reading from the perspectives of both psychology and literary theory. Research into the cognitive and neurological features of reading indicates that we process ... More


Intentio operis: Reading Anonymous Texts

John Barton

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Readers of ancient texts often assume that they are looking for the meaning intended by the author. Trends in modern literary theory, from the ‘New Criticism’ to structuralism and postmodern ... More


For better, for worse…: motivation in the Athenian logoi (Books I, V, and VI)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Moving from Plutarch's accusation that Herodotus is too fond of polarizing questions of motivation into better and worse, and emphasizing the latter, this chapter considers cases of alternative ... More


Themistocles: constructions of motivation (Books VII–IX)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' presentation of Themistocles' motives, taking as a test case the general's rhetoric and conduct at Andros (9.109-110) and after. It reconsiders the possibility of ... More


Situating Victorinus' Commentaries on Paul

Stephen Andrew Cooper

in Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198270270
eISBN:
9780191603396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270275.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter surveys the various hypotheses suggested by scholars for establishing Victorinus’ motivations for commenting on the Pauline corpus. Reader-response criticism is employed to elucidate ... More


Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Emily Baragwanath

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus sought to communicate not only what happened, but also the background of thoughts and perceptions that shaped those events and was also critical to their interpretation in retrospect. This ... More


‘A Poet Reading’

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/9780199583379.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Smith's own reading practice to help explain her playful and often hostile relationship with tradition. It focuses on her troubled relationship with her sister, an English ... More


Introduction

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Highlights the critical approach taken in ‘graceful reading’, in revising our understanding of Bunyan’s Calvinist theology and in pursuing a reader-response approach to his writings, especially in ... More


The Practice of Archaeo-Historicism

ROBERT D. HUME

in Reconstructing Contexts: The Aims and Principles of Archaeo-Historicism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186328
eISBN:
9780191674518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186328.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Archaeo–Historicism offers a very clear sense of purpose. It aims to reconstruct past events and viewpoints and to use constructions in aid of contextual interpretation. However, the theoretical and ... More


A Sentimental Education

Jenefer Robinson

in Deeper than Reason: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199263653
eISBN:
9780191603211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263655.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The emotional experience of reading a novel is itself educational, teaching us about life and morality. However, emotional learning is not just a matter of making reflective judgements or acquiring ... More


Content and Characters

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

Works of fiction might, of course, elicit any kind of response from their readers. These might be utterly idiosyncratic, resting on associations of ideas, personal recollections, emotional and ... 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


‘Observation, Discipline, and Company’: The Overlooked Reader

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/9780199583379.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Smith's construction of a reading figure in her three novels. It examines how the addresses to the reader develop through Novel on Yellow Paper (1936) and Over the Frontier ... More


Reader’s Block

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines reading. For scholars as for the secular novelists discussed in the next two chapters, reading is harder to document than handling—let alone than writing. Even as literary ... More


Egyptian Life, by and with Literary Texts

Ludwig D. Morenz

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses aspects of Egyptian ‘fine literature’ (belles-lettres), and combines general literary and cultural-scientific theoretical considerations with specific case studies from both ... More


Prophecy and the Prophetic Books

J. Blenkinsopp

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the second of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors. It discusses prophecy and the prophetic books of the Old Testament starting by pointing out that not much has been added to ... More


Love on the Dole: the Novel

Chris Hopkins

in Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole': Novel, Play, Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941145
eISBN:
9781789629422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941145.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the novel version and focuses particularly on how the textual and narrative strategies of the text of Love on the Dole might have shaped and re-shaped in the contemporary ... More


The New Profile of Discussion About the Bible

James Barr

in History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269878
eISBN:
9780191600401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269870.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The ‘historical‐critical method’ perceived as basic to modern scholarship has come to be seen as outmoded and should be replaced by a more ‘literary’, more ‘sociological’, or more ‘ideological’, a ... More


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