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The Calamity FormOn Poetry and Social Life

The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life

Anahid Nersessian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226701288
eISBN:
9780226701455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Romanticism coincided with two major historical developments: the Industrial Revolution and, with it, a turning point in our relationship to the earth, its inhabitants, and its climate. Drawing on ... More

Cartesian PoeticsThe Art of Thinking

Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking

Andrea Gadberry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226722979
eISBN:
9780226723167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723167.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Cartesian Poetics is a defense of the “resultless enterprises” of poetry and thinking that enlists an unlikely ally in its cause: René Descartes. Against the historical charge that Descartes’ ... More

Coming ToConsciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Timothy M. Harrison

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226725093
eISBN:
9780226725260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226725260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Coming To argues that poetry played a central but forgotten role in the seventeenth-century invention of the concept of consciousness. The story of consciousness’s emergence is usually told in a ... More

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226729152
eISBN:
9780226729329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Milton is widely known as the poet of liberty and freedom. But his commitment to justice, which runs throughout his prose works, is often missed when viewed at the distance of the twenty-first ... More

Experimental GamesCritique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification

Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification

Patrick Jagoda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226629834
eISBN:
9780226630038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In our unprecedentedly networked world, games have come to occupy an important space in many of our everyday lives. Digital games alone engage an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide as of 2020, ... More

The Indies of the Setting SunHow Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West

The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West

Ricardo Padrón

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226455679
eISBN:
9780226689623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689623.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

It is generally thought that the New World came to be conceptualized as “America,” a continent separated from Asia by the ocean we know as the Pacific, within a relatively short time after ... More

Poetry in a Global Age

Poetry in a Global Age

Jahan Ramazani

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730004
eISBN:
9780226730288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730288.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

How does poetry convey what it’s like to live in a global age? Although poetry has figured minimally in world literary studies, attention to its global dimensions can advance the transnational turn ... More

Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays

Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays

Matthew Sergi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226709239
eISBN:
9780226709406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book’s subject is the relationship between early play texts and early performance, as manifested in the extant manuscripts (inscribed 1575-1607) of the Chester plays (performed, and continually ... More

Radium of the WordA Poetics of Materiality

Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Craig Dworkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book proposes a methodology for literary analysis. It demonstrates that attending to the material forms of language can reveal significations not otherwise accessible through conventional ... More

Strange LikenessDescription and the Modernist Novel

Strange Likeness: Description and the Modernist Novel

Dora Zhang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226722498
eISBN:
9780226722665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226722665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Description is a ubiquitous feature of novels, but it has typically been considered secondary (if not an obstacle) to the demands of narrative. This prejudice was especially pronounced in the early ... More

The Teaching ArchiveA New History for Literary Study

The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226735948
eISBN:
9780226736273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736273.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Teaching Archive shows us a series of major literary thinkers in a place we seldom remember them inhabiting: the classroom. Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan open up “the teaching ... More

Weak PlanetLiterature and Assisted Survival

Weak Planet: Literature and Assisted Survival

Wai Chee Dimock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226477077
eISBN:
9780226477244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477077.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Can vulnerability serve as an entry point to our recorded past and our projected future? What story does it tell about human and nonhuman life at a time when the large-scale harms of climate change ... More

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