Fictional Matter

Fictional Matter PDF
Author: Helen Thompson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812248724
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Fictional Matter

by Helen Thompson, Fictional Matter Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fictional Matter books, Fictional Matter argues that chemical definitions of particulate matter shaped eighteenth-century British science and literature. In this lucid, revisionary analysis of corpuscular science, Helen Thompson advances a new account of how the experimental production of empirical knowledge defined the emergent realist novel.


Fiction Without Humanity

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Author: Lynn Festa
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812296192
Size: 50.61 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 364
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Fiction Without Humanity

by Lynn Festa, Fiction Without Humanity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fiction Without Humanity books, Although the Enlightenment is often associated with the emergence of human rights and humanitarian sensibility, "humanity" is an elusive category in the literary, philosophical, scientific, and political writings of the period. Fiction Without Humanity offers a literary history of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century efforts to define the human. Focusing on the shifting terms in which human difference from animals, things, and machines was expressed, Lynn Festa argues that writers and artists treated humanity as an indefinite class, which needed to be called into being through literature and the arts. Drawing on an array of literary, scientific, artistic, and philosophical devices— the riddle, the fable, the microscope, the novel, and trompe l'oeil and still-life painting— Fiction Without Humanity focuses on experiments with the perspectives of nonhuman creatures and inanimate things. Rather than deriving species membership from sympathetic identification or likeness to a fixed template, early Enlightenment writers and artists grounded humanity in the enactment of capacities (reason, speech, educability) that distinguish humans from other creatures, generating a performative model of humanity capacious enough to accommodate broader claims to human rights. In addressing genres typically excluded from canonical literary histories, Fiction Without Humanity offers an alternative account of the rise of the novel, showing how these early experiments with nonhuman perspectives helped generate novelistic techniques for the representation of consciousness. By placing the novel in a genealogy that embraces paintings, riddles, scientific plates, and fables, Festa shows realism to issue less from mimetic exactitude than from the tailoring of the represented world to a distinctively human point of view.


Fiction And The Languages Of Law

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Author: Karen Petroski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351163825
Size: 57.17 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 8
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Fiction And The Languages Of Law

by Karen Petroski, Fiction And The Languages Of Law Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fiction And The Languages Of Law books, Contemporary legal reasoning has more in common with fictional discourse than we tend to realize. Through an examination of the U.S. Supreme Court’s written output during a recent landmark term, this book exposes many of the parallels between these two special kinds of language use. Focusing on linguistic and rhetorical patterns in the dozens of reasoned opinions issued by the Court between October 2014 and June 2015, the book takes nonlawyer readers on a lively tour of contemporary American legal reasoning and acquaints legal readers with some surprising features of their own thinking and writing habits. It analyzes cases addressing a huge variety of issues, ranging from the rights of drivers stopped by the police to the decision-making processes of the Environmental Protection Agency—as well as the term’s best-known case, which recognized a constitutional right to marriage for same-sex as well as different-sex couples. Fiction and the Languages of Law reframes a number of long-running legal debates, identifies other related paradoxes within legal discourse, and traces them all to common sources: judges’ and lawyers’ habit of alternating unselfconsciously between two different attitudes toward the language they use, and a set of professional biases that tends to prevent scrutiny of that habit.


The Contemporary Review

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Category : Literature
Languages : en
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The Contemporary Review

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Skandinavistik

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Category : Scandinavia
Languages : de
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Skandinavistik

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