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Geographies of Philological KnowledgePostcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic

Geographies of Philological Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic

Nadia R. Altschul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016214
eISBN:
9780226016191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016191.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The most prevalent critical perspective on the meaning of studying the Middle Ages has been the coupling of medievalism with nineteenth-century European nationalisms. This book does not endeavor to ... More

Globalizing American Studies

Globalizing American Studies

Brian T. Edwards and Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what ... More

Goethe & the GinkgoA Tree & a Poem

Goethe & the Ginkgo: A Tree & a Poem

Siegfried Unseld

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226841946
eISBN:
9780226841953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226841953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1815, Goethe gave symbolic expression to his intense relationship with Marianne Willemer, a recently married woman thirty-five years his junior. He gave her a leaf from the ginkgo tree, explaining ... More

The Humanities and the Dream of America

The Humanities and the Dream of America

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316970
eISBN:
9780226317014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317014.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that today's humanities are an invention of the American academy in the years following World War II, when they were first conceived as an expression of American culture and an ... More

Humoring the BodyEmotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Gail Paster

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648477
eISBN:
9780226648484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648484.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Though modern readers no longer believe in the four humors of Galenic naturalism—blood, choler, melancholy, and phlegm—early modern thought found in these bodily fluids the key to explaining human ... More

The Ideas in ThingsFugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

Elaine Freedgood

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261553
eISBN:
9780226261546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261546.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While the Victorian novel famously describes, catalogs, and inundates the reader with things, the protocols for reading it have long enjoined readers not to interpret most of what crowds its pages. ... More

Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Michelle Karnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226425313
eISBN:
9780226425337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226425337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book revises the history of medieval imagination with a detailed analysis of its role in the period's meditations and theories of cognition. The book understands imagination in its technical, ... More

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Sandra M. Gustafson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Deliberation, in recent years, has emerged as a form of civic engagement worth reclaiming. This book combines historical literary analysis and political theory in order to demonstrate that current ... 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

ImpersonalitySeven Essays

Impersonality: Seven Essays

Sharon Cameron

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226091310
eISBN:
9780226091334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226091334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Philosophers have long debated the subjects of person and personhood. This book ushers this debate into the literary realm by considering impersonality in the works of major American writers and ... More

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