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The Practice of Literature: The Relationship between Content, Form, Audience, and Performance

Christopher Eyre

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/9780197265420.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the ways in which a literary criticism for Ancient Egypt can be embedded in the contemporary practice of literature. This is distinguished from a criticism rooted in visions of ... More


Setting the Scene

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/9780198236818.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter sets the stage for the discussions in the subsequent chapters. It presents a ‘no-truth’ theory of literature. That is, it is argued that, inter alia, that the concept of truth has no ... More


Towards a Spectral Theory of World Literature

Karim Mattar

in Specters of World Literature: Orientalism, Modernity, and the Novel in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467032
eISBN:
9781474484671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467032.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the Introduction, I provide a detailed exposition of my spectral theory of world literature. After discussing the parameters of the contemporary world literature debate, I then seek to redress ... More


Goytisolo and Literary Theory

in Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion: The Evolution of a Radical Aesthetic in the Later Novels

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238362
eISBN:
9781846313387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238362.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Juan Goytisolo's general theory of literature, as manifested in his essays, in the context of modern literary theory. It explains that it is in his essays that Goytisolo ... More


The Ethnography of Rhythm

Haun Saussy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270460
eISBN:
9780823270507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270460.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Who speaks?” Core ideas of modern literary theory—the author as producer, the contingency of the text, intertextuality, the “device”—were pioneered in the reflection on oral literature. Authorless, ... More


A Philosophy of Hope

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Péguy’s last intellectual battle, his rousing defence of Henri Bergson, whose work was placed on the Catholic Index in early 1914. Péguy’s presumed apology for Bergsonism gave ... More


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