Criticism & Theory

Mark Twain's America

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Thus the poet is exiled from Plato's Republic. New York: Pantheon, 1983. [Introduction (pp. 1-29). The cutaway back of her dress plunges to a wide v-shape, from the edges of her shoulders to the base of her spine, revealing the glowing ruddiness of her skin, which the design and colour of the dress, red with white flowers, heighten. For the French novelist Marguerite Duras, love was terrible because men were terrible. First-year students are required to take three 3-credit ADHT courses: Objects as History, Integrative Seminar 1, and Integrative Seminar 2.

Black and Red and White: Essays

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A study guide for students at Deakin University's School of Social Inquiry written by Renate Klein and Bronwyn Winter. The Ancient Greeks invented the art of memory (personified as Mnemosyne) 2,700 years ago. The road from incest to exogamy leaves unchallenged the assumption of male privilege. This technique of disintegration brings us well into the third phase of satire, the satire of the high norm. Fascist society was hierarchical with an emphasis and idealization of virility, with women maintaining a largely subordinate position to men.

The Complete Poetical Works Of John Milton (1913)

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After asking how Tanach should be read, he answers (p. 383): Any suggestion of the close affinity of religion and poetry is generally met with the retort that a religious scripture is not mere poetry, which is true enough. Caressing his arm encourages him to approach her; they then kiss ardently, but she uses humour to interrupt the passion, rational thought causing physical disengagement. Iser says, "The phenomenological theory of art lays full stress on the idea that, in considering a literary work, one must take into account not only the actual text but also, and in equal measure, the actions involved in responding to that text."

Mindful Spirit in Late Medieval Literature: Essays in Honor

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Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles from the growing community of academic researchers and critical practitioners with an interest in journalism. The Romantics= argument for the autonomy of poetry –its freedom from religious, moral or political constraint — is still influential today, even in our English Department. Because language is not a reflection of a transcendent "word", but a completely immanent, functional medium, the very idea of truth collapses.

Language and Sexual Difference: Feminist Writing in France

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The Scriptural scholar will not complain that there are so few express indications in the Pentateuch of Moses' literary activity; he will rather be surprised at their number. This area of study has taken center stage during the last fifty years, not only in our society, but also in... Wood, Robin, Hitchcock’s Films Revisited (rev. edn) (Chichester, NY: Columbia University Press, 2002). It turns fear at a distance, or terror, into the adventurous; fear at contact, or horror, into the marvellous, and fear without an object, or dread (Angst) into a pensive melancholy.

The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Volume I: Sense and

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The markets move so fast, that the data is worthless after 15 minutes: the companies can then give it away, as a form of advertising. Régis Messac. "Voyages modernes au centre de la terre." Betty Friedan's The Feminist Mystique (1963), Kate Millet's Sexual Politics (1970), Teresa de Lauretis's Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema (1984), Annette Kolodny's The Lay of the Land (1975), Judith Fetterly's The Resisting Reader (1978), Elaine Showalter's A Literature of Their Own (1977), or Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic (1979) are just a handful of the many critiques that questioned cultural, sexual, intellectual, and/or psychological stereotypes about women.

Stones of Venice

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Contemporary Literary Criticism: Literary and Cultural Studies, 1998. 738 pp. Looking away from the group nevertheless positions her ideally to (go) back into it. Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E. Only such an “interperspectival” stance is fully dialogical, giving the inquirer and agent equal standing. In other words, he is trying to put on a good show: the exuberance of his boasting helps to put the play over.

Writing Pregnancy in Low-Fertility Japan

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This website provides a brief textual introduction to the edited RealAudio version of "Performance Today's" radio broadcast on Appalachian Spring. It is interested in the situation of the text for the sake of argumentation."69 Does the text have an intent? Deutelbaum, Marshall and Poague, Leland (eds), A Hitchcock Reader (2nd edn) (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). These “normative attitudes” must be those of the interpreted.

Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire (Hesperus

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The demise of this hope has ushered in a reevaluation of Western rationality which is often labeled ideological and no more reflective of reality than any other system of thought. Like Plato, Saussure regarded the signifier (words, marks, symbols) as arbitrary and unrelated to the concept, the signified, to which it referred. Let us arrange the forms of ironic comedy from this point of view. And, unlike the Freudian critic, who is prone to look on the artifact as the product of some sexual neurosis, the myth critic sees the work holistically, as the manifestation of vitalizing, integrative forces arising from the depths of humankind's collective psyche.

If Winter Comes

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By the time Aristotle turned his mind to the analysis of literature, the future of Athens, with which Plato was so concerned, had al- ready been decided. Artistic Intention, Art Criticism, Controversy, Innovation, Materials and Form Art criticism is the study and evaluation of art. ... Nevertheless, the efforts to separate them have ever been done. Babbitt could make war on romanticism for purely moral reasons; and his preoccupation was ethical, not aesthetic. Instead I've begun an ongoing response of pointing out errors of fact, errors in theoretical understanding (which, though critically important, is more problematic because a lot of people seem to think this is waffling), and urging the theory's proponents to respond to valid objections to their theory.