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Philosophy and Fiction (Nobody's Madeleine)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introductory chapter examines Proust's philosophy, arguing that it is both coherent and original. Particular attention is paid to Proust's moraliste-inspired philosophy of mind: many of the ... More


Unreliable Historians: Hypochondria’s Narrators

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the hypochondriac's lack of credibility as self-narrator, and the resulting necessity for autobiographers of hypochondria to distance themselves from their frightened ... More


Mignon’s Modern and Postmodern Survivals

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mignon’s fortunes in the twentieth century are explored in this chapter primarily through works in which she passes over the threshold of sexual maturity and encounters exploitation and corruption, ... More


Reflex and Bone Structure: Periphery and Interpretation

Stefano Predelli

in Fictional Discourse: A Radical Fictionalist Semantics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198854128
eISBN:
9780191888472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854128.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter covers some central topics related to narrative fiction, taking as its starting point the Radical Fictionalist focus on peripheral discourse and fictional telling. In particular, the ... More


‘In the House of Gingerbread’: Interpretative Games and the Psychology of Reader Response

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Exploring the interpretative game Wolfe plays with the reader, this chapter highlights the potential difficulties that such a game may pose for the critic. In so doing, it argues that Wolfe makes a ... More


The Devil Is a Woman: Against the Off-Screen

James Phillips

in Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915247
eISBN:
9780190915278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915247.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter relies on The Devil Is a Woman (1935), the last film Sternberg and Dietrich made together, to develop an account of Sternberg’s antagonistic relation to the off-screen. More than most ... More


Young Lions and Historical Fictions 1990–2000

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The young generation of musicians such as Wynton and Branford Marsalis who shook up jazz in the 1980s arrives on screen in the following decade. Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues and the cable-TV movie ... More


The Jazz Musician (and Fan) as Character 1959–2016

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This short chapter looks at instances of jazz musicians as characters in mainstream entertainment after 1992. Unreliable narrators tell tall jazz tales, in the film The Legend of 1900 and on TV ... More


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