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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 490, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 393, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 247, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 211, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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  • The Many Sources of Meaning
    • Abstract: When we speak about the source of meaning, we are using a metaphor that is probably dead, but may still retain some of its heuristic force.1 There are several ways the human mind can understand a phenomenon. One of them is through understanding its cause. We can cope with something if we understand why it happens. Apart from the realm of cognition, the metaphor of the source also applies to legitimacy. If a piece of information has a (reliable) source, it is not invented, fabricated, or fictitious; therefore it can be legitimately used by somebody who is not the source. Authenticity of information is usually posited outside its entailer. Life writing may be a remarkable exception, but for the authenticity of such ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Meaning and Exemplarity in Poetics and Literary Theory
    • Abstract: Knowledge, Robert Rowland Smith remarks, is "derived by inference from specific cases in respect to a general order."1 The meaning of a literary work—our knowledge of it in that sense—is determined, according to this model, by the relationship between these two categories: between the "specific case" and the "general order." To gain knowledge of a text would be to understand what it means; and to understand what it means, one needs to negotiate from the particular to the general—thematically, contextually, generically, intertextually, linguistically, rhetorically. But in this essay I argue that such a negotiation may be understood to generate serious difficulties when it comes to literary texts since, as Susan ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Meaning of Community Under the Pen of Wordsworth
    • Abstract: The meaning of "community" in William Wordsworth's poems deserves further exploration. Recent studies have shown an increasing interest in Wordsworth's thoughts and feelings regarding community. Of all the ongoing debates, the most interesting is the one between Lucy Newlyn and Simon J. White. In an article whose subtitle is "Community in The Prelude," Newlyn argues that in writing The Prelude Wordsworth's "aim was nothing less than to show how the foundations of a benevolent society might be laid using 'the growth of the poet's mind' as the starting point. Self, as he understood it, was best seen in terms of its responsibilities to community."1 This view is challenged by White who, on the one hand, acknowledges ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Provoking Things: Homer, Humpty, and Heidegger
    • Abstract: "It is a—most—provoking—thing," [Humpty Dumpty] said at last,"when a person doesn't know a cravat from a belt!"—Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, chap. 6, n.p.1Homer's Odysseus and Lewis Carroll's Humpty Dumpty. An unlikely pairing, perhaps, but should they ever meet at some wayside inn or afternoon tea table they may find they have plenty to talk about. Both inhabit tales that involve journeys into strange lands, alarming characters, and peculiar dinner companions, and both use their wits to compete in complex language games. One might think that, in narrative worlds where very little is simple, straightforward, or secure, these two could at least rely on their material possessions. Yet they both own what ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Causes of Action in Oedipus Tyrannus
    • Abstract: Why do things happen as they do in the universe of Oedipus Tyrannus, consisting of the play itself coupled with the myth that surrounds and informs it' Why is Oedipus fated to kill his father and marry his mother' What part does Oedipus play in his own destruction' What role do divinities play' And what of human free will' In what follows I consider the power of curses, prophecy, prayer, fate, the gods, and human self-determination as they serve to effect the action.Generally accepted is the notion that the Greek audience knew the Oedipus myth before entering the theater. Sophocles's use of dramatic irony depends on this. But where does the myth begin' Sophocles starts in medias res with the plague, but the myth ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ted Cohen on Sharing the World
    • Abstract: In "Stanley Cavell and the Limits of Appreciation," Ted Cohen restates his hatred of Richard Wagner's music. Cohen hears something "very nasty" in Wagner's music, "an element of Nazism," to borrow Thomas Mann's phrase for what Mann, too, found disturbing in Wagner.1 Whereas Mann was still able to value Wagner's music, Cohen despises listening to it. Cohen realizes that his revulsion sets him apart not only from Mann but also from W. H. Auden, who praised Wagner's "consummate skill" in creating heroes and heroines who exhibit the irrationality and self-destructiveness of human nature "in all its formidable enchantment."2 Cohen notes how another eminent listener, Arturo Toscanini, also thought Wagner's music worth ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Art of Being: Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy by
           Yi-Ping Ong (review)
    • Abstract: Yi-Ping Ong's The Art of Being: Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy is a highly innovative book. It teases out from essays by Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir an existentialist poetics of the novel, which then inspires thoughtful readings of freedom and self-consciousness, situated worldhood, and unfinished works of art in nineteenth-century novels. At every step, Ong carefully articulates the insights that set her study apart from established ways of understanding the novel as form, the legacy of existentialism, and the generative potential of literary form for philosophy. This book will likely delight and intrigue in equal measure. The argument is bold, the scholarship ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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