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Character and Person

Character and Person

John Frow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704515
eISBN:
9780191775239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704515.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category—at once a formal construct and a quasi-person—which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds. The book explores that ... More

Hollywood AestheticPleasure in American Cinema

Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Todd Berliner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Hollywood makes the most widely successful pleasure-giving artworks the world has ever known. The American film industry operates under the assumption that pleasurable aesthetic experiences, among ... More

More than Meets the EyeWhat Blindness Brings to Art

More than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art

Georgina Kleege

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190604356
eISBN:
9780190604394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

More Than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art explores the ways blindness and visual art are linked in many facets of the culture. The author writes from her position as the blind daughter of ... More

Roland Barthes' Cinema

Roland Barthes' Cinema

Philip Watts

Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Roland Barthes’ Cinema re-examines and recontextualizes the competing critical and theoretical strands in Barthes’s thinking, and reassesses the relevance of his work for a new generation of readers ... More

Thinking with LiteratureTowards a Cognitive Criticism

Thinking with Literature: Towards a Cognitive Criticism

Terence Cave

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749417
eISBN:
9780191817328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749417.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book argues that, as literature is among the most powerful and flexible instruments of human thought, it invites a cognitive mode of criticism, one which asserts the priority of individual ... More

Unwilling ExecutionerCrime Fiction and the State

Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Andrew Pepper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The emergence of crime fiction is bound up with the consolidation of the bureaucratic state and modern capitalism. This is the simple truth at the heart of this book. Further, it is the ... More

The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities

Helen Small

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199683864
eISBN:
9780191764653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book is a critical study of the justifications for the humanities that have been most influential in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and still exert persuasive power now. The main claims ... More

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