Author: Paul Fung

The Russian Romantic and Irony At the beginning of Part Two of Notes from Underground , the underground man describes a particular mode of existence that is highly comparable to Friedrich Schlegel’s characterisation of romantic irony. Seeing himself as a “Russian romantic”, the underground

In: The Dostoevsky Journal

… A considerable number of the most influential thinkers in the history of Western civilization have thought extensively about both hope and irony without all too often getting into a substantial consideration about the possible relation (and difference) between the two phenomena. Hegel, for his

In: Danish Yearbook of Philosophy
Author: Joana Garmendia

1. Introduction Irony is a recurrent subject in Relevance Theory. Since Sperber and Wilson first presented their echoic account, they have devoted several studies to its analysis (Sperber, 1984; Wilson and Sperber, 1992; Sperber and Wilson, 1981, 1998; Wilson, 2006, 2009). Although

In: International Review of Pragmatics
Author: Marga Reimer

the comprehension of non-literal language, irony and metaphor in particular. Happé (1993), Colston and Gibbs (2002), and Langdon et al. (2002) all claim to have conducted experimental studies, the results of which undermine Gricean accounts of irony and metaphor comprehension, while supporting

In: International Review of Pragmatics

unity consists. Thus, his attempt to discover the “one same science and intellectual intuition” 12 that unites Plato’s comments on Homer will, in the same movement, be an attempt to discover the “communion of doctrine” (τῆς κοινωνίας τῶν δογµάτων) that he shares with Homer. 13 The Problem with Irony

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition

cannibalisation process in which the novel-as-mashup is arguably engaged. They also confront us with the way both adaptation studies and neo-historical scholarship address questions of faithfulness and ethical appropriation, without always considering how literary irony may be misread and misused. The novel

In: Neo-Victorian Humour
Author: Guy Walker

However, as Lane has convincingly shown, Paris does in fact feature in the epithalamium in the form of several allusive puns (e.g. 18.1-2, 25, 30). 4 This fits well with flashes of the poem’s perceived ‘mock-heroic’ tone, 5 and authorial irony consistent with Theocritus’ other mythological poems. 6

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Alex Priou

the object of knowledge drives his refutation. Socrates must act as a bridge between his knowledge of this problem and the particular opinion espoused by his chosen interlocutor. Socratic refutation is thus inseparable from Socratic irony, for both have their cause in the particular opinion or

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition
This volume focuses on the flourishing of irony as a primary characteristic of the great era of European narrative sophistication from the Goethezeit to Modernism. Its eighteenth essays explore varieties of ironic consciousness associated with texts especially of northern Europe, and the ways they established a dialogue with and on literature and culture at large. As the volume shows, this interrogation of Europe's self-awareness of cultural identity bound up in reading and writing habits gained a new post-Cervantine complexity in Romanticism and has been of lasting significance for literary theory down to postmodernism. By its comparativistic framing of the issues raised by ironic consciousness, Narrative Ironies duly serves as a Festschrift honoring Lilian R. Furst. Among major writers treated are Sterne, Goethe, Godwin, Schlegel, Hoffmann, Poe, Stendhal, Kierkegaard, Disraeli, Keller, Maupassant, Zola, Huysmans, Wilde, Tolstoi, Hofmannsthal, Strindberg, Proust, Mann, Musil, Kafka, Joyce, Faulkner, and Szczypiorski.