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AlteritiesCriticism, History, Representation

Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Thomas Docherty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dealing with literature from Shakespeare and Donne to Calvino, with philosophy from the medieval to the contemporary, with cinema from popular to art-film, and with political theory from Marx to ... More

America’s EnglandAntebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Christopher Hanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

America’s England examines the patterns of affiliation through which U.S. writers, public intellectuals, politicians, and aesthetes encoded the political turmoil of antebellum America in ... More

The Art of Literary Biography

The Art of Literary Biography

John Batchelor (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Is literary biography so widely read for popular, ‘prurient’ reasons, or for ‘reputable’ intellectual reasons? Is it of interest only in so far as it illuminates a writer's work? How much can we know ... More

Artefacts of WritingIdeas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Peter D. McDonald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Some forms of literature interfere with the workings of the literate brain, posing a challenge to readers of all kinds. This book argues that they pose as much of a challenge to the way states ... More

Ashapurna Devi and Feminist Consciousness in BengalA Bio-critical Reading

Ashapurna Devi and Feminist Consciousness in Bengal: A Bio-critical Reading

Dipannita Datta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198099994
eISBN:
9780199085415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099994.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Has the battle for equality solved problems of woman in society? Has the cry for woman’s emancipation from her degraded condition liberated women in India and in the world? This volume analyses the ... More

Avant-DocIntersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Scott MacDonald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199388707
eISBN:
9780199388745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Avant-Doc is a collection of in-depth interviews with filmmakers who work in the territory between documentary and what is usually called avant-garde film, either within particular films or over the ... More

Bad FormSocial Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More

The Beauty of InflectionsLiterary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Jerome J. McGann

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As well as exploring the fault-lines marking the various kinds of historical literary studies from the New Criticism to Post-Structuralism, this book develops a fully elaborated socio-historical ... More

Beyond DeconstructionThe Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Howard Felperin

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128960
eISBN:
9780191671746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The past two decades have seen swift and radical change in the way literature is perceived and taught in this country and abroad, as numerous new schools of theory have blossomed, particularly at ... More

Beyond MetafictionSelf-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

Beyond Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

David Shepherd

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198156666
eISBN:
9780191673221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198156666.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although metafiction has been the subject of much critical and theoretical writing, this is the first full-length study of its place in Soviet literature. Focusing on metafictional works by Leonid ... More

Character and Person

Character and Person

John Frow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704515
eISBN:
9780191775239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704515.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category—at once a formal construct and a quasi-person—which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds. The book explores that ... More

Children's Literature

Children's Literature

Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119982
eISBN:
9780191671272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a study of the figure of the ‘child’ as it is presented in the rapidly expanding field of the criticism of children's literature. The book argues that in fact, this same body of ... More

The ClassicSainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Christopher Prendergast

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Focusing on a moment and a source in the 19th century, this book ponders the question: what is a classic? This question is, by virtue of its insistent recurrence, itself a classic question that ... More

Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Isabel Jaen and Julien Jacques Simon (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256555
eISBN:
9780190256579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature is the first anthology exploring human cognition and literature in the context of early modern Spanish culture. It includes the leading voices ... More

Commonwealth of LettersBritish Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Peter J. Kalliney

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Transatlantic Modernism and the Emergence of Postcolonial Literature is a study of midcentury literary institutions integral to the formation of both modernism and postcolonial writing. ... More

Conditions for CriticismAuthority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Ian Small

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies changes in the practice of literary criticism in the nineteenth century and locates those changes within wider movements in British intellectual culture. The growth of knowledge and ... More

Conspicuous SilencesImplicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Conspicuous Silences: Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Ruth Rosaler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198769743
eISBN:
9780191822582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769743.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

How are a reader’s perceptions of a plot impacted by its presentation as textual clues as opposed to explicit narration, and why would an author choose this comparatively indirect mode of narration? ... More

The Contracts of FictionCognition, Culture, Community

The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Ellen Spolsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

This book considers the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts. It combines current cognitive research with attention to the historical context of works of ... More

Dante’s PersonsAn Ethics of the Transhuman

Dante’s Persons: An Ethics of the Transhuman

Heather Webb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198733485
eISBN:
9780191797941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume explores the concept of personhood in Dante’s Commedia and seeks out the constituent ethical modes that the poem presents as necessary for attaining a fullness of persona. This study ... More

Darwinism as ReligionWhat Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Michael Ruse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Through the lens of poetry and fiction, Darwinism as Religion tells the history of evolutionary theory, arguing that Charles Darwin was the significant figure in this story, that his Origin of ... More

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