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Journal Cover Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas
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  • Romantic Balloons: Toward a Formalist Technology of Poetics
    • Abstract: In her widely anthologized 1797 poem "Washing-Day," the Romantic poet Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825) offers a mock-heroic, blank verse anti-paean to the drudgery of 18th-century women's domestic labor (143–47). Barbauld begins the poem in grand faux-epic style, with a call to "Come, Muse, and sing the dreaded Washing-Day" (l. 8) and moves between the perspectives of the anxious housewife who superintends the laborious process and of an inquisitive child who observes the day's activities at a safe distance from the washerwomen. In contrast to its humorous and lightly satirical vignettes of fierce female washers, neglected husbands, and unruly children, the poem concludes enigmatically with an apostrophe to ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An End to Wandering?: Jonas B. Phillips and Mary Shelley's "The Evil
           Eye"
    • Abstract: Although he was one of the first Jews in the United States to gain recognition in the literary sphere, Jonas B. Phillips (1805–1869) has never been treated as an author worthy of serious study. The son of a large and distinguished Jewish family, Phillips wrote fiction, verse, and drama and had a series of plays produced before turning to law and becoming assistant district attorney for the county of New York (Adler et al.). "There is scarcely another young writer among us, who is as studious and quick as Mr. Phillips," noted a review in the Ladies Companion in 1837, "and it is a matter of no little surprise that he should be so enviously looked up by those toiling up the same steep ascent with himself" (W.W.S. ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Putting Context to New Use in Literary Studies: A Conceptual-Historicist
           Interpretation of Poe's "Man of the Crowd"
    • Abstract: Hardly any student of American literature can nowadays doubt Poe's centrality in the literary canon. From the 1950s to the 1980s, a plethora of structuralist, phenomenological, narratological, psychoanalytical, and deconstructionist readings of his work firmly put Poe studies on the map of literary scholarship. Largely coinciding with the spread of new historicism in literary studies, a significant shift towards representations of class, race, gender, and national identity occurred in Poe studies at the end of the 1980s. The vast majority of recent Poe scholarship has focused on the writer's relations with the cultural practices of his time. This is no small feat, given Poe's texts' notorious resistance to ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The New Propositionalism
    • Abstract: It is not uncommon to find philosophers of literature pay at least lip-service to literary humanism. Much of our work in one way or another presupposes its truth, and this is perhaps what distinguishes our approach and sensibility most vividly from the work of our peers in literary studies, where humanism is considered something of a bad word.1 Yet as much as the designation is used freely in our books and journals, there are few explicit attempts to define and defend it. The most widely-read attempt is Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen's Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective (1994), and while contemporary philosophy of literature has made a minor industry of scrutinizing its various ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Three Phases of the Linguistic Turn and Their Literary Manifestations
    • Abstract: This essay shows how the early 20th-century tendency to strip poetic language down (owing to successive ideas of revulsion against Romantic excess and fear of totalitarian misuse) gave way, near the end of the century, to inflated language once again, under the influence of postmodern theory. I view the first half of the 20th century not in terms of the breakthrough of experimentation but as characterized by the paring-down of language, and the second half of that century, particularly at the high tide of theory, as mistaken not so much in an excessive atomization of meaning as in a misplaced confidence in the renewal of linguistic power.Whether language was flowery or austere had profound consequences in ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jewish Geographies: Jabotinsky and Modernism
    • Abstract: In a January 1923 letter, Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky described writing his introduction to the first volume of English translations of the Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik (Bialik 1924). "I am now writing an article about Bialik," Jabotinsky explained in Hebrew, "but it is an article with a 'purpose,' a militaristic purpose that is against vegetarianism and against those who have only one testicle."1 The allusion to vegetarianism was Jabotinsky's metaphor for a diasporic anemia that he located in the life of the Jewish "Ghetto [that] despised physical Manhood" (Jabotinsky 1924: vii); the evocation of male reproductive anatomy harks back to a Czarist pronouncement that Jewish men — already assumed to be emasculated ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In a Muddy Land, Wearing a Historical Costume: Posttraumatic Humanism in
           Post-Stalinist Soviet Culture
    • Abstract: To the memory of Leonid Batkin (1932–2016), a scholar of the intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance and a liberal political authorHistorical allegories based on the images of Russian tsars and of, for example, the French Revolution were significant aesthetic methods in Russian literature of the 20th century (see, for instance, Platt). The importance of these images was apparently derived from the lack of sociological and political-philosophical texts or even a corresponding type of thinking in Soviet public space: historical comparisons were a means of rethinking recent history, social tensions, and collective traumas, caused by World War II, the crimes of the Soviet regime, and everyday social ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Existential Kepesh and the Facticity of Existential Roth: The Breast, The
           Professor of Desire, and The Dying Animal
    • Abstract: Recent scholarship explores Roth's apparent knowledge of Sartre's AntiSemite and Jew (Réflexions sur la question juive, 1946) as reflected in The Human Stain (2001) and in a 1961 collection of position papers, "Jewishness and the Younger Intellectuals: A Symposium." Roth appears also to have been versed in Sartre's Being and Nothingness (L'être et le néant, 1943); it is transformed imaginatively and aesthetically in the Zuckerman Bound (1985) trilogy and in Exit Ghost (2007).1 The current study suggests that Roth's Kepesh saga — The Breast (1972), The Professor of Desire (1977), and The Dying Animal (2001) — dramatically morphs, with regard to sexuality and imaginative flight, Sartre's account, in Being and ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Impossible Joyce: Finnegans Wakes by Patrick O'Neill (review)
    • Abstract: In its sustained use of close reading, Patrick O'Neill's Impossible Joyce: Finnegans Wakes is a decidedly old-school work. But rather than speak to the heuristic exhaustion and alleged out-datedness of such an approach, the book demonstrates the scholarly profit and delight of textual analysis at its best. In an increasingly context-focused field, we may have turned a blind eye to the text. Like slow food in a culture dominated by fast food, Impossible Joyce shows the long-forgotten pleasure and enlightenment of close or slow reading. It offers slow but excellent food for thought.The book may remind us of Fritz Senn's Zurich Finnegans Wake reading groups where only very short text passages are scrutinized in long ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conrad, Faulkner, and the Problem of Nonsense by Maurice Ebileeni (review)
    • Abstract: Maurice Ebileeni's study of Joseph Conrad and William Faulkner sets out to reread their major works through a Lacanian interpretative frame and thereby correct a long-standing theoretical neglect. Suggesting that psychoanalytic negotiations of the works have so far followed Freudian or early Lacanian theory, Ebileeni proposes that by turning to Lacan's late work, particularly his concept of the sinthome, we might find new ways of conceptualizing the two writers' attempts to represent the chaotic world in which they situate their characters. The project is summed up as follows:Conrad's and Faulkner's diametrically opposed narrative approaches are symptomatic reactions to the problem of nonsense. They produce ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism: Beyond
           the Golden Rule by Elana Gomel (review)
    • Abstract: Elana Gomel's book enacts a quest for a rare type of science fiction (SF), one which imagines and engages with an alien Other that is truly Other, outside of a long and popular tradition that represents aliens as mirrors of humanity who share its ethical norms. This fascinating and nuanced study traces science fiction's often incomplete attempts to envision this Other. Each chapter tackles a range of theoretical issues rich enough to be the subject of a larger separate work.Gomel's introduction lays out the type of anthropocentric SF narrative that she is NOT seeking, while criticizing blockbuster visions of a world where humans and aliens always seem to be more like than unalike in their motivations, languages ... Read More
      Keywords: Conrad, Joseph,; Science fiction
      PubDate: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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