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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

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

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