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Arts of DyingLiterature and Finitude in Medieval England

Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England

D. Vance Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226640853
eISBN:
9780226641041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book argues that the problem of how to designate death produces a long tradition of literature about dying in Old and Middle English, a literature that intensively and self-reflexively imagines ... More

CinemachinesAn Essay on Media and Method

Cinemachines: An Essay on Media and Method

Garrett Stewart

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226656564
eISBN:
9780226656878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656878.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Recent emphasis on digital imaging in screen narrative as “post-cinematic” tends to misdirect attention. The real breakpoint comes with the “post-filmic” image: a shift in how motion pictures move ... More

A Different Order of DifficultyLiterature after Wittgenstein

A Different Order of Difficulty: Literature after Wittgenstein

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677019
eISBN:
9780226677293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A Different Order of Difficulty recasts the significance of Wittgenstein's philosophy for studies in literary modernism (and vice versa), reading Kafka, Woolf, Joyce, and Coetzee within the framework ... More

Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Cary Wolfe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226687834
eISBN:
9780226688022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that Wallace Stevens’s poetry develops increasingly sophisticated conjugations of the relationship between poetics and ecology, culminating in his late great long poem, “An Ordinary ... More

Mood and TropeThe Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect

Mood and Trope: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect

John Brenkman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226673127
eISBN:
9780226673431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Starting from the fact that the emotions were conceptualized for the first time in Western thought by Aristotle in a treatise on rhetoric, Mood and Trope introduces two propositions into affect ... More

The Order of FormsRealism, Formalism, and Social Space

The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space

Anna Kornbluh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226653204
eISBN:
9780226653488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653488.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What does literature build, and what can critics build with it? This book proposes a new theory of the novel as social model and suggests a more constructive literary criticism that appreciates ... More

RhythmForm and Dispossession

Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Vincent Barletta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226685731
eISBN:
9780226685908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is rhythm? In most critical work, it seems to require no definition; it passes as self-evident, at least in terms of its generic features. When we turn to rhythm, we tend to examine different ... More

Signs of the AmericasA Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu

Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu

Edgar Garcia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226658971
eISBN:
9780226659169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226659169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Indigenous sign-systems, such as pictographs, petroglyphs, hieroglyphs, and khipu, are usually understood as relics from an inaccessible past. That is far from the truth, however, as this book makes ... More

The Subject of CrusadeLyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150 to 1500

The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150 to 1500

Marisa Galvez

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693217
eISBN:
9780226693491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

When medieval people went to war over religion, they prayed, took up arms, bade farewell to their families—and sometimes wrote lyric poetry. These warrior-artisans expressed their culture in poetry ... More

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