in Modernism and Magic
December 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 14898 words.
This chapter looks at the relationship between language and ghosts in a number of thinkers and writers in the early twentieth century. Beginning with Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus...
in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 33 words.
a term used by Skeat to signify words which have no real existence, ‘coinages due to the blunders of printers
in Notes and Queries
September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .
Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 538 words.
in Literature as Conduct
September 2005; p ublished online March 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 16984 words.
This chapter analyzes Henry James's The Sense of the Past using the speech act theory. It explores the possible reasons why James failed to finish this book and ...
June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 9136 words.
This chapter focuses on the sound of the whisper, considering Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer and the long running television series, The Ghost Whisperer—specifically the crossover...
in For Derrida
July 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 13694 words.
Many salient examples of the words reste, rester, or restance are scattered throughout Derrida's works. Reste and its cognates were important words for him. This...
in Life and Work
June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4074 words.
This chapter examines the recurrence of the theme of death in Philip Roth's novels, including Indignation, Exit Ghost, and Nemesis. The draft and the Korean War in Indignation, the 9/11...
in The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages
April 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 13164 words.
This chapter continues the discussion of the Latin adjectives dulcis and suavis by exploring two related questions. First, are there any words in the medieval lexicon of sensory effects...
in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics
P ublished online March 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Religion in the Ancient World. 2249 words.
Identifying a ghost in Greek literature and distinguishing it from what we might call a delusion or a supernatural entity can sometimes pose difficulties: *Homer tends to use the term psychenull...
in Funny Words in Plautine Comedy
November 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 24165 words.
This chapter develops the stylistic method for recovering Plautus’ “funny” words adumbrated in chapter 1. An investigation of the comedian's dramatic use of Freudian errors, including slips...
in Poor Tom
September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 8066 words.
Chapter abstract 3–5 sentences, or around 120 words and no more than 200 words This section looks at the closing scene in both the Quarto and Folio, as Edgar...