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Angels and Anchoritic Culture in Late Medieval England

Angels and Anchoritic Culture in Late Medieval England

Joshua S. Easterling

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198865414
eISBN:
9780191898372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines vernacular and Latin anchoritic writings in England (c.1170–1400) as these participated within late medieval negotiations between the distinct, and at times divergent, cultures of ... More

The Beauty of BaudelaireThe Poet as Alternative Lawgiver

The Beauty of Baudelaire: The Poet as Alternative Lawgiver

Roger Pearson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192843319
eISBN:
9780191925856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843319.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book offers the first comprehensive close reading in any language of the complete works of Charles Baudelaire (1821–67). Taking full account of his critical writings on literature and the fine ... More

Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Stories for an Uncertain WorldAgency in the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Stories for an Uncertain World: Agency in the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

Robert W. Hanning

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192894755
eISBN:
9780191915635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The fictive inhabitants of the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales, the stories they tell each other, and the framing fictions that bring them together collectively acknowledge a radical uncertainty ... More

The Career and Communities of Zaynab FawwazFeminist Thinking in Fin-de-siècle Egypt

The Career and Communities of Zaynab Fawwaz: Feminist Thinking in Fin-de-siècle Egypt

Marilyn Booth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192846198
eISBN:
9780191938559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, World Literature

An intellectual biography of early Arabic feminist Zaynab Fawwaz and a study of her life in Ottoman Syria and Egypt, in the context of debates on gender, modernity and the good society, 1890s-1910. ... More

Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History, 1645-1742

Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History, 1645-1742

Melissa Mowry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192844385
eISBN:
9780191927119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History reaches back to the English civil wars (1642–1646, 1648) when a distinctive and anti-authoritarian hermeneutic emerged from the dissident ... More

Critical Modesty in Contemporary Fiction

Critical Modesty in Contemporary Fiction

Thom Dancer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192893321
eISBN:
9780191914591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

From climate catastrophe to pandemics and economic crises, the problems facing humanity today are impossibly complicated and planetary in scale. Critical Modesty in Contemporary Fiction makes the ... More

Dante's New Life of the BookA Philology of World Literature

Dante's New Life of the Book: A Philology of World Literature

Martin Eisner

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198869634
eISBN:
9780191912351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This study uses the material transmission history of Dante’s innovative first book, the Vita nuova (New Life), to intervene in recent debates about literary history, reconceiving the relationship ... More

Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Nicholas Grene

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198861294
eISBN:
9780191893353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861294.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This innovative study analyzes the range of representation of farming in Irish literature in the period since independence/partition in 1922, as Ireland moved from a largely agricultural to a ... More

H. D. & BryherAn Untold Love Story of Modernism

H. D. & Bryher: An Untold Love Story of Modernism

Susan McCabe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190621223
eISBN:
9780190621254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190621223.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This dual biography takes on the daring task of examining how two women, who didn’t feel like women, survived as a couple, raising an illegitimate child during a period when such arrangements were ... More

John Trevisa's Information AgeKnowledge and the Pursuit of Literature, c. 1400

John Trevisa's Information Age: Knowledge and the Pursuit of Literature, c. 1400

Emily Steiner

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192896902
eISBN:
9780191919183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

What would medieval English literature look like if we viewed it through the lens of the compendium? In that case, Chaucer’s contemporary, John Trevisa, might come into focus as the major author of ... More

Joseph AddisonTercentenary Essays

Joseph Addison: Tercentenary Essays

Paul Davis (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198814030
eISBN:
9780191924286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Joseph Addison: Tercentenary Essays is a collection of fifteen essays by a team of internationally recognized experts specially commissioned to commemorate in 2019 the three-hundredth anniversary of ... More

The Last WordThe Hollywood Novel and the Studio System

The Last Word: The Hollywood Novel and the Studio System

Justin Gautreau

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190944551
eISBN:
9780190944599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944551.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Last Word argues that the Hollywood novel opened up space for cultural critique of the film industry at a time when the industry lacked the capacity to critique itself. While the young studio ... More

Literary NeurophysiologyMemory, Race, Sex, and Representation in U.S. Writing, 1860-1914

Literary Neurophysiology: Memory, Race, Sex, and Representation in U.S. Writing, 1860-1914

Randall Knoper

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192845504
eISBN:
9780191937729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845504.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Writing about neurophysiology more than a century ago, what were US authors doing? Literary Neurophysiology: Memory, Race, Sex, and Representation in U.S. Writing, 1860–1914 examines their use of ... More

A Modernist CinemaFilm Art from 1914 to 1941

A Modernist Cinema: Film Art from 1914 to 1941

Scott W. Klein and Michael Valdez Moses (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780199379453
eISBN:
9780199379484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379453.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In A Modernist Cinema, edited by Scott W. Klein and Michael Valdez Moses, sixteen distinguished scholars in the field of the New Modernist Studies explore the interrelationships among modernism, ... More

Old Norse Mythology

Old Norse Mythology

John Lindow

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190852252
eISBN:
9780197563434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Old Norse Mythology treats the mythology of Scandinavia: the gods Þórr (Thor) with his hammer, the wily and duplicitous Óðinn (Odin), the sly Loki, and other mythological figures. They create the ... More

Perceptions of Medieval ManuscriptsThe Phenomenal Book

Perceptions of Medieval Manuscripts: The Phenomenal Book

Elaine Treharne

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192843814
eISBN:
9780191926471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843814.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Perceptions of Medieval Manuscripts takes as its starting point an understanding that a medieval book is a whole object at every point of its long history. As such, medieval books can be studied most ... More

Picturing England between the WarsWord and Image 1918-1940

Picturing England between the Wars: Word and Image 1918-1940

Stuart Sillars

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198828921
eISBN:
9780191938351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book discusses the relationship between word and image in writing of many kinds during the inter-war years, seeing it as central to the presentation of factual and fictional material. It first ... More

The Private Life of William Shakespeare

The Private Life of William Shakespeare

Lena Cowen Orlin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192846303
eISBN:
9780191938610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A new biography of William Shakespeare that explores his private life in Stratford-upon-Avon, his personal aspirations, his self-determination, and his relations with the members of his family and ... More

Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British LiteratureThe Psychographic Turn

Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn

Megan Faragher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898975
eISBN:
9780191925450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Whereas modernist writers lauded the consecrated realm of subjective interiority, mid-century writers were engrossed by the materialization of the collective mind. An obsession with group thinking ... More

Reading VeganismThe Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present

Reading Veganism: The Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present

Emelia Quinn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192843494
eISBN:
9780191926075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Reading Veganism: The Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present focuses on the iteration of the trope of ‘the monstrous vegan’ across 200 years of Anglophone literature. Explicating, through such monsters, ... More

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