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Discourses of Mourning in Dante, Petrarch, and Proust

Discourses of Mourning in Dante, Petrarch, and Proust

Jennifer Rushworth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790877
eISBN:
9780191833335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book brings together, in a novel and exciting combination, three authors who have written movingly about mourning: two medieval Italian poets, Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarca, and one ... More

Fatal FictionsCrime and Investigation in Law and LIterature

Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and LIterature

Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Writers of fiction have always confronted topics of crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches ... More

Flat ProtagonistsA Theory of Novel Character

Flat Protagonists: A Theory of Novel Character

Marta Figlerowicz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190496760
eISBN:
9780190496784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Flat Protagonists is a book of literary theory that examines a selection of British and French novels ranging from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. The authors it discusses are ... More

Friendship and its Discourses in the Seventeenth Century

Friendship and its Discourses in the Seventeenth Century

Cedric C. Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790792
eISBN:
9780191833434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

Cedric C. Brown combines the study of literature and social history in order to recognize the immense importance of friendship bonds to early modern society. Drawing on new archival research, he ... More

The Health of the StateModern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890-1964

The Health of the State: Modern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890-1964

Jonathan Vincent

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466664
eISBN:
9780190466688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466664.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Health of the State is an interpretive cultural history that explores three phases of modern American war writing: the usable past of Civil War memory as it was employed in literature during the ... More

The Rise of the Memoir

The Rise of the Memoir

Alex Zwerdling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

“The memoir” has come to dominate autobiographical writing. What are its roots, and what explains its wide appeal? It focuses on the private rather than public life, and on experiences we would ... More

Thomas ChurchyardPen, Sword, and Ego

Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Matthew Woodcock

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book is a biography of the soldier, courtier, author, entertainer, and amateur spy, Thomas Churchyard (c.1529–1604). It traces Churchyard’s life from his first appearances at the court of Henry ... More

The Wireless PastAnglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968

The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968

Emily C. Bloom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198749615
eISBN:
9780191813979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749615.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Wireless Past chronicles the emergence of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a significant promotional platform and aesthetic influence for Irish modernism from the 1930s to the 1960s. ... More

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