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body

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

The body is often contrasted unfavourably with the mind, and in Pythagorean, Indian and Christian traditions bodily residence is a kind of penance compared with the full joy of purely...

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Burley, Walter (b. 1274/5, d. in or after 1344), philosopher and commentator on Aristotle

M. C. Sommers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Classical Studies. 3858 words.

Burley, Walter (b. 1274/5, d. in or after 1344), philosopher and commentator on Aristotle, was born (on the evidence of a note in one of his own works which records his age as sixty-two in...

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher

John Beer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education; Philosophy. 18873 words.

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher, was born on 21 October 1772 at Ottery St Mary, Devon, and baptized there on 30 December, the youngest of ten children...

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Erich Auerbach

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.

(1892–1957) German philologist

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (1953) Non-Fiction

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature...

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Fredric Jameson

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Philosophy.

(1934–)

Marxist cultural critic. Born in Cleveland Ohio, Jameson was educated at Haverford College and Yale University. He is renowned for his landmark essay, ‘Postmodernism, or,...

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genealogy

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A term particularly associated with Nietzsche, occurring in the title of his book The Genealogy of Morals. Genealogy is part historical reconstruction of the way certain concepts have come...

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Gianni Vattimo

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1936– )

Italian follower of Gadamer and Heidegger. Vattimo studied at Turin and Heidelberg, and taught aesthetics at the university of Turin, also pursuing a career as an...

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Humour

Noël Carroll.

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 144 pages.

Humour: A Very Short Introduction considers the relation of humour to emotion and cognition, explores the value of humour in its social functions, and examines the leading humour theories...

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Humour and value

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 13310 words.

‘Humour and value’ concerns the relation of humour to value, specifically in terms of its social functions. Humour, and the comic amusement that attends it, has a crucial role to play in...

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Humour, emotion, and cognition

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 6313 words.

‘Humour, emotion, and cognition’ examines the relation of humour to emotion and cognition and begins by considering whether comic amusement is an emotion. By considering comic amusement as...

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