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Spaces and Spectators

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on theatrical and dramatical space and concludes the survey of strategies of syncretism in post-colonial theatre and drama. It analyses two different strategies for creating new ... More


Seeing Spatial Form

Laurence R. Harris and Michael Jenkin

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195172881
eISBN:
9780199847570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172881.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Spatial form pertains to surfaces with spatial extent. Seeing spatial form requires separating a surface from its background, which is a process called parsing. This chapter discusses how the brain ... More


Fast Books Read Slow: The Shapes of Speed in: Manhattan Transfer and The Sun Also Rises

Sam See, Scott Herring, Heather Love, and Wendy Moffat

Christopher Looby and Michael North (eds)

in Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286980
eISBN:
9780823288830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286980.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Transfer and Rises mimetically reproduce the effects of speed technology at the levels of narrative structure and texture to create literary space in a culture where technology depleted physical ... More


Framing the Margins: Geometries of Space and American Genre Painting

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter illuminates how the compositional logic of American genre painting strategically organized zones in terms of centers and margins in various settings as different as parlors, fields, and ... More


Plastic Form: Henry James’s Sculptural Aesthetics and Reading in the Round

Cara L. Lewis

in Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749179
eISBN:
9781501749193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749179.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter discusses Henry James's The Golden Bowl (1904). It shows how James's sculptural aesthetics, elaborated through a series of ornate metaphors, encompasses not only sculptural objects but ... More


The Inputs to Global Form Detection

David R. Badcock and Colin W. G. Clifford

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195172881
eISBN:
9780199847570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172881.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Global form information is formed through visual system processes. Objects undergo detection, segmentation, and description. The processing hierarchy of spatial form starts with early and ... More


The Ekphrastic Vice: Djuna Barnes’s Spatial Form

Brian Glavey

in The Wallflower Avant-Garde: Modernism, Sexuality, and Queer Ekphrasis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190202651
eISBN:
9780190202675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202651.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the organizing trope of Nightwood is an ekphrastic notion of still-movement. This trope explains Nightwood’s role in the formulation of Joseph Frank’s influential theory of ... More


“My Brain Hurt Like a Warehouse”

Dara Orenstein

in Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226662879
eISBN:
9780226663067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663067.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Out of Stock centers on the foreign-trade zone (FTZ), a spatial form invented during the New Deal that has long loomed below the radar in American public culture and especially in the academy in the ... More


Mortal Form: Still Life and Virginia Woolf’s Other Elegiac Shapes

Cara L. Lewis

in Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749179
eISBN:
9781501749193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749179.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter analyzes Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse (1927). It diverges from the critical commonplace that aligns the form of To the Lighthouse with Lily Briscoe's painting and claims instead ... More


Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism

Cara L. Lewis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749179
eISBN:
9781501749193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749179.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

This book traces how intermedial experiments shape modernist texts from 1900 to 1950. Considering literature alongside painting, sculpture, photography, and film, the book examines how these arts ... More


Reverberation: Denise Riley, Ethics, and Embodiment

Natalie Pollard

in Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-first Century: Fugitive Pieces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198852605
eISBN:
9780191887024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852605.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter 5 explores—from the direction of non-mainstream poetics—the politics of embodiment and reception in Denise Riley’s poetry. Its focus is her late-twentieth-century avant-garde pamphlets and ... More


Space

Erica Wickerson

in The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198793274
eISBN:
9780191835162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793274.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Since space and time are the two fundamental modes of locating experience, the first chapter of the book considers their interaction. Specifically, the ways in which descriptions of space further the ... More


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