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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

Eclipse of ActionTragedy and Political Economy

Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Richard Halpern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Eclipse of Action takes up the long-standing claim that tragic drama and modern society are somehow inimical. It proposes that tragedy does indeed face new, if not quite disabling, challenges in the ... 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

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

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