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Real DeceptionsThe Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Jennifer Friedlander

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through a study of recent trends within contemporary media and art, this book considers how political transformation might be facilitated from within the much maligned aesthetic category of realism. ... More

Faulkner's Media Romance

Faulkner's Media Romance

Julian Murphet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664244
eISBN:
9780190664275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664244.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reassesses William Faulkner’s engagement with modern media technologies and transportation systems. It argues that Faulkner’s inveterate interest in figures of flight, automobiles, radio, ... More

Rebel BaronsResisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Luke Sunderland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198788485
eISBN:
9780191830365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Ambivalence towards kings, and other sovereign powers, is deep-seated in medieval culture: sovereigns might provide justice, but were always potential tyrants, who usurped power and ‘stole’ through ... More

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Kenneth Borris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807070
eISBN:
9780191844843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807070.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book defines Platonism’s roles in early modern theories of literature, then turns to reappraise the Platonizing major poet Edmund Spenser. Platonic concerns and conceptions profoundly affected ... More

Postcolonial BorgesArgument and Artistry

Postcolonial Borges: Argument and Artistry

Robin Fiddian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794714
eISBN:
9780191836176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794714.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This work considers geopolitical and postcolonial themes in a range of writings by Jorge Luis Borges, analysing the development of a postcolonial sensibility in works such as ‘Mythical Founding of ... More

Coleridge and Contemplation

Coleridge and Contemplation

Peter Cheyne (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198799511
eISBN:
9780191839795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799511.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In his philosophical writings, Coleridge increasingly developed his thinking about imagination, a symbolizing precursor to contemplation, to a theory of contemplation itself, which for him occurs in ... More

Invisible TerrainJohn Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature

Invisible Terrain: John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature

Stephen J. Ross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198798385
eISBN:
9780191839405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Poetry

In his debut collection, Some Trees (1956), John Ashbery poses a question that resonates across his oeuvre and much modern art: “How could he explain to them his prayer / that nature, not art, might ... More

Shakespeare and the Politics of CommonersDigesting the New Social History

Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners: Digesting the New Social History

Chris Fitter (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806899
eISBN:
9780191846557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806899.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book is a highly original contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in two ways. First, it breaks important new ground in introducing readers, lay and scholarly alike, to the ... More

New Directions in Law and Literature

New Directions in Law and Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker and Bernadette Meyler (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After the heyday of the law and literature movement in the 1970s and 1980s, many wondered whether it would retain vitality and influence. Yet in recent years, scholarship in law and literature ... More

Madness and the Romantic PoetA Critical History

Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History

James Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198733706
eISBN:
9780191798054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733706.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book examines writing that has linked poetry and poets to madness, covering early literary criticism, biography, medical literature, and poetry itself, and moving between the late eighteenth and ... More

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