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The Improbability of OthelloRhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Joel B. Altman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's dramatis personae exist in a world of supposition, struggling to connect knowledge that cannot be had, judgments that must be made, and actions that need to be taken. For them, ... More

Infidel PoeticsRiddles, Nightlife, Substance

Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Daniel Tiffany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of ... More

Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Maria H. Frawley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nineteenth-century Britain did not invent chronic illness, but its social climate allowed hundreds of men and women, from intellectuals to factory workers, to assume the identity of “invalid.” ... More

John Donne, Body and Soul

John Donne, Body and Soul

Ramie Targoff

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789637
eISBN:
9780226789781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789781.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

For centuries readers have struggled to fuse the seemingly scattered pieces of John Donne's works into a complete image of the poet and priest. This book offers a way to read Donne as a writer who ... More

Joyce'S GhostsIreland, Modernism, and Memory

Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Luke Gibbons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's Ghosts realigns haunting from the romantic Gothic genre to the spectral forms of Ireland's colonial modernity. The new psychology sought to exorcise the ghost by reducing it to a projection ... More

Katherine ParrComplete Works and Correspondence

Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence

Katherine Parr

Janel Mueller (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226647241
eISBN:
9780226647265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

To the extent that she is popularly known, Katherine Parr (1512–48) is the woman who survived King Henry VIII as his sixth and last wife. She merits far greater recognition, however, on several other ... More

The Key of GreenPassion and Perception in Renaissance Culture

The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture

Bruce R. Smith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226763781
eISBN:
9780226763811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763811.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

From William Shakespeare's “green-eyed monster” to the “green thought in a green shade” in Andrew Marvell's “The Garden,” the color green was curiously prominent and resonant in English culture of ... More

Kiss My RelicsHermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

David Rollo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Conservative thinkers of the early Middle Ages conceived of sensual gratification as a demonic snare contrived to debase the higher faculties of humanity, and they identified pagan writing as one of ... More

The Laws of CoolKnowledge Work and the Culture of Information

The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Alan Liu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even the world of higher education. But what perspective can the knowledge of the humanities and arts contribute to a world of ... More

Literature IncorporatedThe Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

John O'Brien

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book treats the business corporation as an imaginative construct, a fiction that informs other fictions and exerts agency in the world. The book uses literary texts--novels, plays, poetry--as ... More

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