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“Nothing Is Hidden”: Beyond the Hermeneutics of Suspicion

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As Rita Felski has documented, many literary critics believe that the task of literary criticism is to produce critique, and that critique requires readers to practice some form of the hermeneutics ... More


Can an Algorithm Be Disturbed?: Machine Learning, Intrinsic Criticism, and the Digital Humanities

James E. Dobson

in Critical Digital Humanities: The Search for a Methodology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042270
eISBN:
9780252051111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042270.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter positions the use of machine learning within the digital humanities as part of a wider movement that nostalgically seeks to return literary criticism to the structuralist era, to a ... More


Towards a narrative poetics of medieval saints’ lives

Eva von Contzen

in The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides an introduction to narrative theory as a formal approach to the lives of the saints in the Scottish Legendary. Narratology as a key theoretical field, its main strands as well ... More


Coda: The Way We Historicize Now

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Coda reflects on new critical trends that have emerged during the course of this book’s production. Influential examples include Best and Marcus’s special issue on “surface reading,” Felski’s ... More


Conclusion: Critical Desire and the Victorian Real

Audrey Jaffe

in The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190269937
eISBN:
9780190269951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269937.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter engages with contemporary critical claims to relocate the meaning of literary works in references to concrete objects, replacing a so-called “suspicious” mode of interpretation that ... More


Accounting 101: Reading the Exomodern

Mitchum Huehls

in After Critique: Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456221
eISBN:
9780190456245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456221.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The coda looks at the nature of accounting in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King to describe a post-symptomatic reading method that shares contemporary literature’s more ontological commitments. I ... More


Sailing and Singing: Alcaeus at Sea

Anna Uhlig

in Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter suggests that it is time to take a new look at Alcaeus’ so-called ‘ship of state’ poems. Although few scholars now question that these poems should be read allegorically, this consensus ... More


The Common Place: The Poetics of the Pedestrian in Kevin Huizenga’s Walkin’

Shiamin Kwa

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay analyzes Kevin Huizenga’s comicsand shows how they signal our awareness to the conscious act of supposing in the construction of meaning in our everyday lives. Purposely withholding ... More


The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

How did realist narrative alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the ... More


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