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In the Skin of a BeastSovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

Peggy McCracken

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458922
eISBN:
9780226459080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In medieval literature, when humans and animals meet—whether as friends or foes—issues of mastery and submission are often at stake. In the Skin of a Beast shows how the concept of sovereignty comes ... More

The Invention of the OralPrint Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Paula McDowell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that reflection on the spread of print commerce was a key factor in the shaping of our modern intellectual category of "oral culture." In 1700, the concept of oral culture did not ... More

Revolution of the OrdinaryLiterary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Toril Moi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy (OLP) -- the tradition in philosophy inaugurated by Wittgenstein and Austin, and extended by Cavell -- to transform literary studies. ... More

Sweet ScienceRomantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Amanda Jo Goldstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458441
eISBN:
9780226458588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226458588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information. But it was not always so. This book returns to the beginnings of the division of labor between literature and science to ... More

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