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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

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

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