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Beauty  

Jennifer McMahon

Online publication date:
Sep 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Fiction, Literary Theory
Literary beauty was once understood as intertwining sensations and ideas, and thus as providing subjective and objective reasons for literary appreciation. However, as theory and philosophy ... More

Work, Neoliberal Development, and Global Anglophone Literatures  

Kalyan Nadiminti

Online publication date:
Aug 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Fiction, Cultural Studies
Twenty-first-century anglophone literatures of the Global South are increasingly contending with the waning of the postcolonial welfare state and the rising hegemony of world markets. As a ... More

Contemporary Israeli Fiction  

Oded Nir

Online publication date:
Jul 2020
Central to the transformation of Israeli literature in the early 21st century is the emergence of new genres and forms of writing. In this essay, I try to relate these new literary ... More

Rodríguez, Luis J.  

Josephine Metcalf

Luis J. Rodríguez is a Chicano memoirist, novelist, poet, children’s author, and activist. Born in 1954 in Mexico, his family migrated to the United States when he was young. As a youth, he ... More

Indigenous Literary Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand  

Tina Makereti

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Jun 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Oceanic Literatures, Fiction, Literary Theory
As the second decade of the 21st century draws to a close, Indigenous literary studies in Aotearoa New Zealand are characterized primarily by tension between abundance and scarcity. The ... More

Metafiction and Contemporary Fiction  

Ezra Feldman

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Jun 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Fiction, 20th and 21st Century (1900-present)
William Gass coined the term “metafiction” in 1970 to get a handle on then-recent and innovative fictions by Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, and Vladimir Nabokov, among others. In the ... More

Australian Climate Fiction  

Andrew Milner

Online publication date:
May 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Fiction
Climate is an important part of fictional scene setting, whether it be geographical—is the scene in the desert or in the tropics?—or seasonal—is it winter or is it summer? And this is ... More

Minor Literature  

Salah El Moncef

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May 2020
As they developed their theory of minor literature in the mid-1970s, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari created more than a concept of literary criticism. Articulating minor thought as a ... More

Apostrophe  

Denis Flannery

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Apr 2020
Apostrophe is a rhetorical figure that is most commonly found (and thought of) in lyric poetry. It also occurs in other literary and cultural forms—memoir, prose fiction, song, theater, and ... More

Narratology of the Moment  

Peter J. Rabinowitz

Online publication date:
Apr 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Fiction, Literary Theory
Narratology of the moment is a branch of narrative theory that studies the affective power of particular moments in a narrative, viewed apart from their function in the whole, particularly ... More

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