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Thinking Allegory Otherwise
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Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Brenda Machosky

Abstract

This book is a unique collection of essays by allegory specialists and other scholars who engage allegory in exciting new ways. The essays are not limited to an examination of literary texts and works of art, and in fact focus on a wide range of topics that includes architecture, philosophy, theater, science, and law. The book proves the truth of the statement that all language is allegorical, and more importantly it shows its consequences. To “think allegory otherwise” is to think otherwise—to rethink not only the idea of allegory itself, but also the law and its execution, the literality of ... More

Keywords: allegory, literary texts, architecture, philosophy, theater, science, law, language, figurative abstraction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804763806
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.001.0001

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Brenda Machosky, author

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Introduction

BRENDA MACHOSKY

One Allegory Without Ideas

ANGUS J. S. FLETCHER

Part One Performing Allegory

Part Two Allegory in Place

Part Three Revisiting Allegory in the Renaissance

Part Four New Dimensions for Allegory

Eleven Allegory and Science

JAMES J. PAXSON

End Matter