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Steve Sohmer

publish Seven Types of Ambiguity ,which, alongside The Meaning of Meaning produced by his tutor I. A. Richards and collaborator C. K. Ogden, became foundational texts of the ‘New Criticism’, modern literary theory, semiotics, and the practice we know as ‘close reading’. Ever since, literary scholars have parsed, deconstructed, interrogated, and

in Reading Shakespeare’s mind
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Rachel E. Hile

. MUP_Hile_SpenserSatire_Printer.indd 6 14/10/2016 15:35 Introduction 7 Critics working on satire in the past two decades have deplored the limited influence of recent literary theory on studies of satire, with Dustin Griffin blaming the complexity and diversity of satire, which make categorization and generalization difficult, and Fredric Bogel blaming the resistance to theory among scholars of eighteenth-century literature (Griffin, Satire, 31; Bogel, Difference Satire Makes, 5). The attempts by these and other scholars to rectify this situation through more

in Spenserian satire
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Hamlet, adaptation and the work of following
John J. Joughin

‘generalized thinking’ of the Kantian notion of genius, cf. J. M. Bernstein, The Fate of Art: Aesthetic Alienation from Kant to Derrida and Adorno (Oxford: Polity Press, 1992), esp. pp. 66–135. The extent of my indebtedness to Bernstein will be evident below; meanwhile, insofar as the paper draws on the work of thinkers like Bernstein and Bowie who have challenged the anti-aestheticism of recent cultural and literary theory and offered a reconceptualisation of aesthetic theory as fundamental to our understanding and experience of modernity, it could be classed as new

in The new aestheticism
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Nuns’ narratives in early modern Venice
Mary Laven

(ry): narratives of rape in the seventeenth century’, Gender and History, 7 (1995), 378–407. 21 G. Walker, ‘Rereading rape and sexual violence in early modern England’, Gender and History, 10 (1998), 1–25. 22 Ibid., 3. 23 Ibid., 4–5. 24 For a validation of the use of psychoanalytic theory in the interpretation of early modern subjectivities, see L. Roper, Oedipus and the Devil (London, 1994); some reservations are offered by S. Greenblatt, ‘Psychoanalysis and renaissance culture’, in P. Parker and D. Quint (eds), Literary Theory / Renaissance Texts (Baltimore, 1986), pp. 210

in Judicial tribunals in England and Europe, 1200–1700
Mark Robson

Companion to German Idealism, p. 242. Ibid., p. 243. Bernstein, The Fate of Art, pp. 4–5. Ibid., p. 64. Kant’s example is to be found in the opening paragraph of §54 of the Critique of Judgement. On the relation between spectrality and anachronism, see Derrida, Spectres de Marx: L’État de la dette, le travail du deuil et la nouvelle Internationale (Paris: Galilée, 1993)/Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the New International, trans. P. Kamuf (New York: Routledge, 1994). C. Chase, ‘Literary theory as the criticism of aesthetics: De Man

in The new aestheticism
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Alison Rowlands

capture nuances of meaning, the ways in which stories were shaped and told, and the personalities and perspectives of their tellers. In seeking to understand these texts and to offer explanations for why particular 8 WITCHCRAFT NARRATIVES IN GERMANY individuals – as either alleged or self-confessed witches, their accusers, or witnesses – said what they did, in the way that they did, about witchcraft, I privilege no single theoretical perspective. I have, for example, drawn on literary theory in my treatment of trial-records as created texts, on anthropological and

in Witchcraft narratives in Germany
‘Postcolonial’ as periodizer
Andrew Sartori

.’ The volume treated ‘post-colonial literatures’ as defined by their emergence out of a common ‘experience of colonization’ and by a common emphasis on ‘their differences from the assumptions of the imperial centre’. 15 The volume defended the idea of a ‘post-colonial literary theory’ as a response to the ‘inability of European theory to deal adequately with the complexities and varied cultural provenance of post-colonial writing’. 16 On the one hand, Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin thus proposed a conception

in Post-everything
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Gill Rye and Michael Worton

’s Writing in France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ), a collection of essays which treat historical periods from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century, the latter period including separate essays on women’s fiction, autobiography, theatre, poetry and feminist literary theory; (d) Monographs: for example, Michele Bacholle, Un passé contraignant: double bind et transculturation (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, ), on Farida Belghoul, Annie Ernaux and Agota Kristof; Colin Davis and Elizabeth Fallaize, French Fiction in the Mitterand Years: Memory

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
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What does race have to do with the Yugoslav region?
Catherine Baker

as a region) not as analytics for separate parts of the world but as descriptions of two twentieth-century world-historical transformations which both had global reach. Sharad Chari and Katherine Verdery, a geographer of capitalism and an anthropologist of postsocialism, respectively, termed this agenda ‘thinking between the posts’, urging scholars not to divide the globe into one sphere defined by the end of empire and another defined by the end of the Cold War; their 2009 article epitomised efforts in literary theory, social/cultural history and gender studies

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Simon Wortham

Mythologies: Writing, History and the West (London, Routledge, 1990), p. 89. 6 Burt, Licensed by Authority, pp. 152–3. 7 Jonathan Dollimore and Alan Sinfield, ‘Foreword’, in Jonathan Dollimore and Alan Sinfield (eds), Political Shakespeare: New Essays in Cultural Materialism (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1985). 8 Margot Heinemann, ‘How Brecht read Shakespeare’, in Political Shakespeare, p. 203. Price_09_Ch9 196 14/10/02, 9:50 am Censorship and the institution of knowledge 197 9 Robert Young, ‘The politics of “the politics of literary theory”’, OLR, 10

in Francis Bacon’s <i>New Atlantis</i>