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Algebraic ArtMathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Andrea Henderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809982
eISBN:
9780191860140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Algebraic Art explores the invention of a peculiarly Victorian account of the nature and value of aesthetic form, and it traces that account to a surprising source: mathematics. The nineteenth ... More

American ObscurantismHistory and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More

The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la CruzNatural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Natural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

Alice Brooke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816829
eISBN:
9780191858406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816829.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study analyses the autos sacramentales, or Eucharistic plays, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–95). It focusses on their relationship to the changing currents of philosophical thought in the ... More

Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

Victoria Brownlee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812487
eISBN:
9780191850325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812487.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book provides an account of the how the Bible was read and applied in early modern England, and maps the connection between these readings and various forms of writing. The Bible had a profound ... More

Choreographies of the LivingBioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Carrie Rohman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190604400
eISBN:
9780190604431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Animals seem to be everywhere in contemporary literature, visual art, and performance. But though writers, artists, and performers are now engaging more and more with ideas about animals, and even ... More

Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Neil Rhodes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book attempts to see the development of literary culture in sixteenth-century England as a whole and to explain the relationship between the Reformation and the literary renaissance of the ... More

Cultivating BeliefVictorian Anthropology, Liberal Aesthetics, and the Secular Imagination

Cultivating Belief: Victorian Anthropology, Liberal Aesthetics, and the Secular Imagination

Sebastian Lecourt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812494
eISBN:
9780191850332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book explores how a group of Victorian liberal writers that included George Eliot, Walter Pater, and Matthew Arnold became attracted to new theories of religion as a function of race and ... More

The Emergence of the Fourth DimensionHigher Spatial Thinking in the Fin de Siècle

The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension: Higher Spatial Thinking in the Fin de Siècle

Mark Blacklock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198755487
eISBN:
9780191816680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755487.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The idea of the fourth dimension of space has been of sustained interest to nineteenth-century and Modernist studies since the publication of Linda Dalrymple Henderson’s The Fourth Dimension and ... More

A History of Russian Literature

A History of Russian Literature

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The History of Russian Literature provides a comprehensive account of Russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of Kiev up to the present day, still rife with the creative ... More

Out of ContextThe Uses of Modernist Fiction

Out of Context: The Uses of Modernist Fiction

Michaela Bronstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190655396
eISBN:
9780190655426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190655396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

How do novels travel through time? How might they endure in a changing world in order to reach the unknowable readers of the future? Modernist writers were obsessed with questions like these, and ... More

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