Casting Off the Shackles of Family: Ibsen's Nora Figure in

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The prophets spoke and wrote primarily in view of definite contemporary situations. But regardless of whether their influence was good or bad they succeeded admirably in doing one thing. This distinction is much sharper theologically than it is poetically, and myth and romance both belong in the general category of mythopoeic literature. Serving as a monumental preface to Aristotle's Poetics, this book allows readers to discern the emergence, within the manifold activities that might be called criticism, of the historically specific discourse on poetry that has shaped subsequent Western approaches to literature. "Andrew Ford has written lively and sophisticated account of the evolution of criticism as an autonomous activity, and illuminated the origins of the modern-day equivalent of those antique experts in literature--the professional academic.. .. [W]hat distinguishes Ford's work from previous studies is the breadth of his scholarship, the detail of his analysis, and above all his historicist approach."--Penelope Murray, Times Literary Supplement "Andrew Ford has taken on the enormous task of tracing the historical background of critical language and the establishment of criticism as a distinct discilpine.

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The Subject of Violence: The Song of Roland and the Birth of

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We propose to relate it to the absence in the same area of shamanistic phenomena analogous to those found in Eurasia and, in more diluted forms, in North America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978. [On the adult’s need of fairy tales. We have Nietzsche proclaiming the advent of a new divine power in man, a proclamation which is somewhat confused by including a theory of identical recurrence. Dupont's (1891–1956) Varieté ( Variety, 1925), and numerous other German films were subsumed under the term German expressionist cinema, which itself became a stylistic signpost in the film historical canon, situated somewhere between D.

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Wellsprings (The Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern

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In essence, Veblen rejected the orthodox assumption of perfectly competitive markets and the idea that markets under the control of businesspeople would produce socially desirable results. He was created as a divine mortal, two thirds divine and one third human (5). It was distinctive of the Frankfurt School version of critical theory from the beginning, especially in the work of Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, and Leo Lowenthal, because of their focus on the role of false consciousness and ideology in the perpetuation of capitalism, to analyze works of culture, including literature, music, art, both " high culture " and " popular culture " or "mass culture."

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Comparative Stylistics of French and English: A methodology

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The "crisis" in painting and current art and current art criticism today is brought about by pluralism. Eisner (1998, 2004) has argued strongly for a shift in the emphasis and direction of schooling. Certain needs must be^ sa tisfied before others are even possible. Year by year our appreciation for the art and literature of the medieval creators has grown. This allows theorists to explain why people can have different responses to and interpretations of the same text.

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Actaeon, the Unmannerly Intruder (Lang Classical Studies)

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This religion of the Jews is codified in our actual Pentateuch, but has been fictitiously projected backwards in the historical books into the Mosaic and pre-prophetic times. The gynocritics’ view that the feminist reader should be concerned only with women’s texts gave way in the mid- 1980’s to the more inclusive gender studies, and once again feminist critics began to examine male texts—this time, however, not with an eye to misogynistic representations of women but to discern the ways in which all literature is marked by gender.

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Poetry in Theory: An Anthology 1900-2000

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Satire on systems of reasoning, especially on the social effects of such systems, is art's first line of defence against all such invasions. To stay at the ball beyond midnight is to forget human values and human relationships, losing touch with physical reality and everyday life” (p. 61). She is in some ways Cinderella’s soulmate as she makes herself the heroine’s ruling fate and attempts to shatter the girl psychologically. These overt, highly symbolic images embed the Oedipally driven narrative of the murderous father and John’s ascension to being ‘man of the household’ into a more ancient infantile fantasy space composed of the river’s flow, the lullaby’s harmony, the totem animals and the nourishing breast.

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Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe,

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Consider the urgent rhythm and imagery of the first stanza, the sense of a wave rearing — first in water, then as aggregates forming cliffs that seem to involve stormy weather, becoming detached and then collecting whales to end in the hinterlands of incurved glass. Let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens and make a name for ourselves.. . Not only had he mastered the Oral Torah to the extent that he was one of the greatest talmudic scholars of his time, but he also knew every extant ancient Bible translation in its original target language, whether Aramaic, Greek, Latin, or Syriac.

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Storytelling in the Digital Age

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Structure functions as a buoy to which the poetic swimmer clings: it is good that it is there, but only to let us catch our breath before we start again on the crawl of lyric effusion", Umberto Eco, "on literature", Vintage, 2006, p.206 "in the new book Field Work I very deliberately set out to lengthen the line again because the narrow line was become a habit. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999. 166-199. Kennedy 1989 includes contributions by a number of specialists who discuss a great variety of texts from Homer to the Neoplatonists and the Church Fathers.

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The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Volume 1

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One point at which Eagleton’s vacillation becomes evident is his style. Please note that no one will be permitted to present more than one paper (either a symposium paper or a contributed paper including papers jointly authored with others) on the EPSA 13 program. Marx believed that Economic Determinism, Dialectical Materialism and Class Struggle were the three principles that explained his theories. The work of the Formalists had a general impact on later developments in "Structuralism" and other theories of narrative. "Formalism," like "Structuralism," sought to place the study of literature on a scientific basis through objective analysis of the motifs, devices, techniques, and other "functions" that comprise the literary work.

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An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry

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In both the women vie for prettiness and mutilate themselves to achieve it — women who learn from women the power of aloneness, magic as a female art, the danger of midnight (the witching hour), and the control of men. Are contrasts among and between visual qualities very obvious and conflicting, or subtle and harmonious? The American novelists should be "as Amer- ican as they unconsciously can." Water-symbolism centers on the disciplined river, in England the Thames which runs softly in Spenser and in neo-Classical rhythms in Denham, a river whose most appropriate ornament is the royal barge.

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