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Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion

Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion

Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768649
eISBN:
9780226768670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768670.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

At the height of María de Zayas's popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes. But by the end of the nineteenth ... More

Five WordsCritical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Roland Greene

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226000633
eISBN:
9780226000770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. World. Five ordinary words that do a great deal of conceptual work in everyday life and literature. This experiment in critical semantics considers how these ... More

Fragments and AssemblagesForming Compilations of Medieval London

Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Arthur Bahr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book expands the ways in which we interpret medieval manuscripts, examining the formal characteristics of both physical manuscripts and literary works. Specifically, it argues that manuscript ... More

The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when ... More

The Freudian RobotDigital Media and the Future of the Unconscious

The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious

Lydia H. Liu

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486826
eISBN:
9780226486840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The identity and role of writing have evolved in the age of digital media. But how did writing itself make digital media possible in the first place? This book offers a study of the political history ... More

From Many Gods to OneDivine Action in Renaissance Epic

From Many Gods to One: Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

Tobias Gregory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226307558
eISBN:
9780226307565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of ... More

The Fugitive's PropertiesLaw and the Poetics of Possession

The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Stephen M. Best

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044330
eISBN:
9780226241111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This study of literature and law before and since the Civil War shows how American conceptions of slavery, property, and the idea of the fugitive were profoundly interconnected. It uncovers a poetics ... More

The Future of IllusionPolitical Theology and Early Modern Texts

The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Victoria Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a book about the neglected dialogue between several influential twentieth-century theorists of political theology and early modern texts. It focuses on Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Ernst ... More

FuturityContemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Amir Eshel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

When looking at how trauma is represented in literature and the arts, we tend to focus on the weight of the past. This book suggests that this retrospective gaze has trapped us in a search for reason ... More

Genres of the Credit EconomyMediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Mary Poovey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

How did banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money—in other words, participating in the modern financial system—come to seem like routine activities of everyday life? This book addresses ... More

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