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The Slow Emergence of Self-Consciousness

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The metaphysical poets display various modes of self-awareness, which may, however, be distributed around two poles: the ‘self-consciousness’ of John Donne and George Herbert, and the ... More


Andrew Marvell: Elusiveness and Self-Reflexivity

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter is concerned with the nature of Andrew Marvell's self-awareness, his elusiveness, and his self-reflexivity. Marvell's elusiveness is acknowledged. What the poems disclose or suggest ... More


Edward Herbert of Cherbury and Thomas Traherne: From Self-Reflexivity to Solipsism?

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A combined survey of Edward Herbert's prose works and his rather slender corpus of poetry sheds some light on the emergence of his mode of self-reflexivity. Herbert found it absurd to assume that ... More


Trickster Narratives and Carnivalesque Intermediality in Contemporary Romanian Cinema

Christina Stojanova

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Based on similarities in Mikhail Bakhtin's and Carl Gustav Jung's ideas about dialogism, this chapter discusses the inclusion of sequences featuring heterogenic audio-visual media of conspicuously ... More


Cheryl Clarke’s Clit Agency: or, An Erotic Reading of Living as a Lesbian

David B. Green Jr.

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on Noah’s Arc (Logo, 2005-2006) a television show featuring four gay men of color that aired for two seasons on the gay lifestyle-oriented cable channel Logo. It argues that ... More


Metafiction and the Postwar Novel: Foes, Ghosts, and Faces in the Water

Andrew Dean

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871408
eISBN:
9780191914300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871408.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the origins, poetics, and capacities of self-reflexive fiction across the globe after World War II. Focusing on three authors’ careers—J. M. Coetzee, Janet Frame, and Philip ... More


Seth’s It’s a Good Life, if you Don’t Weaken as Anti-Nostalgia

Dominick Grace (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter challenges the general, reductive assumption that graphic novelist Seth’s work is dominated by a nostalgic impulse. Offering a close reading of It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, the ... More


Freedom and Responsibility in Neoplatonist Thought

Ursula Coope

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198824831
eISBN:
9780191863523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824831.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Neoplatonists have a perfectionist view of freedom: an entity is free to the extent that it succeeds in making itself good. Free entities are wholly in control of themselves: they are ... More


History and storytelling

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Winterson's third novel, The Passion. The Passion may be said to combine the parallel stories of two marginal witnesses to the Napoleonic wars, at the crucial moment in ... More


What Is Sociology Good For?

Christian Smith

in The Sacred Project of American Sociology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199377138
eISBN:
9780199377169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377138.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a renewed vision for the true value of sociology as a discipline, distinct from the sacred project of American sociology. The chapter argues against the reaction that some ... More


Narcissus or Literary Illusion

Gianpiero Rosati

in Narcissus and Pygmalion: Illusion and Spectacle in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198852438
eISBN:
9780191886898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852438.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It was almost certainly Ovid who joined together the narratives of frustrated desire of Echo (in love with Narcissus) and Narcissus (in love with his own mirror image). This he did by exploiting the ... More


Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Very little is known about Nat Turner, the leader of the most famous slave revolt in American history. As Burnett’s experimental film shows, however, Turner was, in life, the property of slave ... More


Film Titles: Theory and Practice

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the late 1950s Saul Bass almost single-handedly initiated a Renaissance in the design of film credits. His titles for That’s Entertainment II summarize many of the techniques of traditional movie ... More


Exordium

Kevin Ohi

in Inceptions: Literary Beginnings and Contingencies of Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823294626
eISBN:
9780823297252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294626.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Departing from Giorgio Agamben’s “The End of the Poem,” the introduction distinguishes “inception” from a series of related but not synonymous terms: origin, birth, and beginning. Recalling what R. ... More


Instrumentalizing Openness

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This first part of the monograph introduces Umberto Eco's concept of the opera apertaand links it to the workings of comics as explained through the comics theories of Scott McCloud, Thierry ... More


Generating Openness in Comics

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter summarizes the findings of the analyses conducted in Part Two and explains how openness unfolds in aspects regarding both form and content. The means of generating openness in comics are ... More


Practicing Faith: Sports Ministry and Evangelicalism in America

Annie Blazer

in Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Far from the founders of sports ministry’s original intentions, the encounter between evangelicalism and sports has resulted in a flexible evangelicalism that has allowed for a far wider range of ... More


Irony in the Dungeon: Anamnesis and Emancipation

Graham Huggan

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter brings Pierre Bourdieu’s reflexive sociology to bear on Martinican writer Patrick Chamoiseau’s novel Un dimanche au cachot. One facet of Bourdieu’s thought that makes his work ... More


Strangeness and the City: The Self among Fragmented Impressions

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Moving on to Arthur Symons poetry, chapter 4 argues that in Silhouettes (1892) and London Nights (1895) the fragmented, impressionistic sensations and images of the city mirror the poet’s fragmented ... More


Michel Foucault as Critical Theorist

Richard A. Lynch

in Foucault's Critical Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271252
eISBN:
9780823271290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271252.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores two central themes of Michel Foucault’s critical theory: power and ethics. It considers the ways that Foucault raises challenges and questions for his readers, questions that ... More


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