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DaguerreotypesFugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Lisa Saltzman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242033
eISBN:
9780226242170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What is the fate of photography? Displaced as a tool of identification by genetics and biometrics, dematerialized and dispersed as a document into the virtual archives of data centers and social ... More

Dante and the Limits of the Law

Dante and the Limits of the Law

Justin Steinberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071091
eISBN:
9780226071121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dante’s literary-theoretical framework is simultaneously and manifestly a legal one. Contemporary juridical rituals of everyday experience such as testimony, litigation, punishment, and confession ... More

DanteworldsA Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Guy P. Raffa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the greatest works of world literature, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, ... More

Death in BabylonAlexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

Vincent Barletta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226037363
eISBN:
9780226037394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037394.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Though Alexander the Great lived more than seventeen centuries before the onset of Iberian expansion into Muslim Africa and Asia, he loomed large in the literature of late medieval and early modern ... More

Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read ... More

Dido's DaughtersLiteracy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Margaret W. Ferguson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Our common definition of literacy is the ability to read and write in one language. But as this book reveals, this description is inadequate, because it fails to help us understand heated conflicts ... More

Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca began her new life as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Turin, she brought with her a parting gift from her father Annibal (1540–1619): a detailed guidebook he ... More

Dreaming in BooksThe Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age

Dreaming in Books: The Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age

Andrew Piper

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226669724
eISBN:
9780226669748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

At the turn of the nineteenth century, publishing houses in London, New York, Paris, Stuttgart, and Berlin produced books in ever greater numbers. But it was not just the advent of mass printing that ... More

Dying to KnowScientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

George Levine

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book, which contributes to the history and theory of scientific knowledge, explores the paradoxes of our modern ideal of objectivity, in particular its emphasis on the impersonality and ... More

Eugene O'Neill's AmericaDesire Under Democracy

Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy

John Diggins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148809
eISBN:
9780226148823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In the face of seemingly relentless American optimism, Eugene O'Neill's plays reveal an America many would like to ignore, a place of seething resentments, aching desires, and family tragedy, where ... More

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