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The Corporate CommonwealthPluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Henry S. Turner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Corporate Commonwealth offers a provocative account of the origins of modernity’s most perplexing institution: the corporation. Drawing on the resources of economic and political history, ... More

Imagining ExtinctionThe Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Ursula K. Heise

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. This book analyzes ... More

RootednessThe Ramifications of a Metaphor

Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor

Christy Wampole

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226317656
eISBN:
9780226317793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317793.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

To be rootless is to lack context, and because the conditions of modernity have tended to remove context by extracting the human from nature, erasing traditions and collective memory, and promoting ... More

The Substance of ShadowA Darkening Trope in Poetic History

The Substance of Shadow: A Darkening Trope in Poetic History

John Hollander

Kenneth Gross (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226354279
eISBN:
9780226354309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Substance of Shadow explores the poetic lives and afterlives of shadow, focusing on British and American poetry from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century. It investigates shadow’s ... More

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