Volume 7, Number 1, January 2009

Table of Contents

From: Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas

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Topoi

Anna Seward’s “Terrestrial Year”: Women, Poetry, and Science in Eighteenth-Century England

pp. 3-17
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How Browning and Byatt Bring Back the Dead: “Mr. Sludge, the ‘Medium’” and “The Conjugial Angel”

pp. 19-30
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Hubris, Language, and Oppression: Recreating Babel in Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man and the Midrash

pp. 31-43
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Thinking Outside the Hermeneutic Circle: Mephistophelean Intertextuality in John Banville’s Mefisto

pp. 45-59
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History of the Humanities

The Emergence of Oedipus’s Blessing: Evoking Wolfgang Iser

pp. 63-85
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How (if at All) Can We Encounter What Remains Latent in Texts?

pp. 87-96
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Walter Benjamin’s “The Task of the Translator”: Theory after the End of Theory

pp. 97-108
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Conflict, Identity, and Creation: Isaiah Berlin and the Normative Case for Pluralism

pp. 109-132
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The Holocaust: Questions for the Humanities

pp. 133-148
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Book Reviews

Temporal Circumstances: Form and History in the Canterbury Tales (review)

pp. 149-153
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Modern Utopian Fictions: From H. G. Wells to Iris Murdoch (review)

pp. 153-154
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The Models of Space, Time and Vision in V. Nabokov’s Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames (review)

pp. 155-158
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Locating Woolf: The Politics of Space and Place (review)

pp. 159-161
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