The Cambridge Companion to To The Lighthouse

Author: Allison Pease

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107052084

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Written by leading international scholars of Woolf and modernism, The Cambridge Companion to To The Lighthouse will be of interest to students and scholars alike.

Speculative Grammar and Stoic Language Theory in Medieval Allegorical Narrative

From Prudentius to Alan of Lille

Author: Jeffrey Bardzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 10

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In his Plaint of Nature (De planctu Naturae), Alan of Lille bases much of his argument against sin in general and homosexuality in particular on the claim that both amount to bad grammar. The book explores the philosophical uses of grammar that were so formative of Alan’s thinking in major writers of the preceding generations, including Garland the Computist, St. Anselm, and Peter Abelard. Many of the linguistic theories on which these thinkers rely come from Priscian, an influential sixth-century grammarian, who relied more on the ancient tradition of Stoic linguistic theory than the Aristotelian one in elaborating his grammatical theory. Against this backdrop, the book provides a reading of Prudentius’ Psychomachia and presents an analysis of allegory in light of Stoic linguistic theory that contrasts other modern theories of allegorical signification and readings of Prudentius. The book establishes that Stoic linguistic theory is compatible with and likely partially formative of both the allegorical medium itself and the ideas expressed within it, in particular as they appeared in the allegories of Prudentius, Boethius, and Alan.

A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Art Music

Author: Robert S Hatten

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253038014

Category: Music

Page: 400

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In his third volume on musical expressive meaning, Robert S. Hatten examines virtual agency in music from the perspectives of movement, gesture, embodiment, topics, tropes, emotion, narrativity, and performance. Distinguished from the actual agency of composers and performers, whose intentional actions either create music as notated or manifest music as significant sound, virtual agency is inferred from the implied actions of those sounds, as they move and reveal tendencies within music-stylistic contexts. From our most basic attributions of sources for perceived energies in music, to the highest realm of our engagement with musical subjectivity, Hatten explains how virtual agents arose as distinct from actual ones, how unspecified actants can take on characteristics of (virtual) human agents, and how virtual agents assume various actorial roles. Along the way, Hatten demonstrates some of the musical means by which composers and performers from different historical eras have staged and projected various levels of virtual agency, engaging listeners imaginatively and interactively within the expressive realms of their virtual and fictional musical worlds.

Researching the Future in Information Systems

IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, Future IS 2011, Turku, Finland, June 6-8, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Mike Chiasson,Ola Henfridsson,Helena Karsten,Janice I. DeGross

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642213642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference "Researching the Future", Future IS 2011, held in Turku, Finland, in June 2011. The 17 revised full papers presented together with 4 panels and workshops were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized into 6 topical sections: how the future and the past are connected and inter-related; critical view of the future; technological futures; the future of information technology and work-related practices in health care; the future of industrial and institutional practices and outcomes through information technology; and the future of critical realism in IS research.