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Geneva school

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A group of critics associated with the University of Geneva at various times since the 1940s. Its most prominent figure has been the Belgian critic Georges Poulet, while in the USA J. ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Linguistics
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43 words

... School General name for linguists in Geneva who were either followers of or associated with Saussure . The work of Charles Bally, on French stylistics in 1909 and later in his Linguistique générale et linguistique française (4th edn., 1965), is especially...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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2015

... school A group of critics associated with the University of Geneva from the 1940s to the 1960s. Its most prominent figure was the Belgian critic Georges Poulet , while in the USA J. Hillis Miller was a significant practitioner of the school’s methods before he adopted those of deconstruction ; others include Jean Rousset , Jean Starobinski , and Jean-Pierre Richard . Drawing on the philosophical tradition of phenomenology , these ‘critics of consciousness’ (as they have sometimes been called) saw the critic’s task as one of identifying, and fully...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

... School 1. A small group of linguists based in Geneva at the turn of the 20th century. The most prominent figure was Ferdinand de Saussure , whose work on the linguistic sign was a vital precursor to the founding of both structuralism and semiotics . Saussure's contribution to scholarship might never have been known were it not for the efforts of his former students, and fellow members of the Geneva School, Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye . It was they who transformed incomplete lecture notes into the posthumously published Cours de...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

... School 1. A small group of linguists based in Geneva at the turn of the twentieth century . The most prominent figure was Ferdinand de Saussure , whose work on the linguistic sign was a vital precursor to the founding of both structuralism and semiotics . Saussure’s contribution to scholarship might never have been known were it not for the efforts of his former students, and fellow members of the Geneva School, Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye . It was they who transformed incomplete lecture notes into the posthumously published Cours de...

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S. N. Lawall

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017
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Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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1,011 words

... School . The Geneva school of literary crit. brought together a group of phenomenological critics with varying ties to Geneva. Marcel Raymond and Albert Béguin , the earliest Geneva school figures, and Raymond’s students Jean Starobinski and Jean Rousset were all directly associated with the University of Geneva. Georges Poulet , born a Belgian, taught in Switzerland for many years and was directly influenced by Raymond; Jean-Pierre Richard , a Frenchman, and J. Hillis Miller , an Am., have recognized Poulet’s influence on their work. Not a...

Geneva School of Criticism

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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... School of Criticism . Name somewhat misleadingly given to a loose grouping of critics most of whom were Swiss and/or taught at Geneva. The leading figures are Béguin , Raymond , Poulet , Rousset , Starobinski , and Richard . Inspired by the critics of the NRF , by Bachelard , and by German philosophy, they used thematic analysis to approach the ‘monde imaginaire’ or ‘moi profond’ of the writer, seeking identification between critic and author. Their intuitive approach was very influential until about 1970 , when it was challenged by the...

Geneva school

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A group of critics associated with the University of Geneva at various times since the 1940s. Its most prominent figure has been the Belgian critic Georges Poulet, while in the USA J. Hillis Miller ...
Geneva School of Criticism

Geneva School of Criticism  

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Name somewhat misleadingly given to a loose grouping of critics most of whom were Swiss and/or taught at Geneva. The leading figures are Béguin, Raymond, Poulet, Rousset, Starobinski, and Richard. ...
22 The History of the Book in France

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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Oxford University Press
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...with his Singularitez de la France antarctique ( 1557 ). Ambroise Paré fostered the renovation of surgery with his Cinq livres de chirurgie ( 1572 )—its Huguenot printer, Andreas Wechel, left Paris for Geneva that same year—and Androuet du Cerceau’s Plus excellents bastiments de France ( 1566–79 ) promoted the canons of the Fontainebleau School. Montaigne’s library (described in Essais , 2. 10) is that of a cultivated reader of wide intellectual curiosity; it differs from that of a bibliophile like *Grolier , earlier in the century, with his...

35 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus

35 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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7,008 words
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Oxford University Press
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...publication of only limited subject matter—historical documents, ethnographic materials, and belles-lettres (subject to approval by the censor)—and also required that permission be sought for the importing of Ukrainian-language publications from abroad (e.g. Prague, Vienna, and Geneva, as well as Western Ukraine). From 1875 , some underground revolutionary and populist presses were set up in Odessa, Kiev, Kharkiv, and Ekaterinoslav. One of the results of the 1905 revolution in Russia was the appearance of Ukrainian- and Belarusian-language magazines,...

5 The European Medieval Book

5 The European Medieval Book   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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9,862 words
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...in France in the last 80 years of its life. Artists and scribes arrived from Paris, many of them evidently bringing experience and recognizable pattern-sheets with them. They set themselves up in Rouen (the most famous workshops there are associated with the Master of the Geneva Latini, also called the Master of the Échevinage de Rouen); and in Tours (where the painters included *Fouquet , no less, outstanding illuminator of the now-dispersed Hours of Etienne Chevalier, mostly in Chantilly, Musée Condé, ms. 71, Jean Poyer , and Jean Bourdichon , court...

Geneva Academy

Geneva Academy  

In June 1559, with John Calvin's encouragement, the government of Geneva reorganized its educational system by founding a school that documents in Latin called an academia and French documents a ...
Michael Hashim

Michael Hashim  

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B. 9 April 1956, Geneva, New York, USA. While attending school at Geneva in upstate New York, Hashim joined the school band programme. His first choices, drums and trombone, were ...
Jean Claverie

Jean Claverie  

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(1946–), French illustrator and author. Born in Burgundy and educated at the Beaux Arts School in Lyon and the School of Decorative Arts in Geneva, Switzerland, he started working in ...
Gym Class Heroes

Gym Class Heroes  

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Based in Geneva, New York, USA, this hip-hop quartet is unusual in that all the members play instruments and eschew the use of samples and programmed beats. High school friends ...
Mathurin Cordier

Mathurin Cordier  

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(1479–1564).Humanist and educator. After lecturing in Paris, where Calvin was his pupil, Cordier embraced the Reform in 1534 and taught in Geneva, Neuchâtel, and Lausanne, establishing elementary ...
Manek Stanislaw Korowicz

Manek Stanislaw Korowicz  

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1903–1964.Polish teacher and diplomat who settled in the United States; Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 1954–1964. Principal works include Disputes over Implementation of Geneva ...
Johannes Wtenbogaert

Johannes Wtenbogaert  

(also Uytenbogaert; 1557–1644), Dutch theologian and church leader.Born in Utrecht, he was sent by the local consistory of the Dutch Reformed church to Théodore de Bèze's school in Geneva ...
Jean Rousset

Jean Rousset  

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(1910–2002).Swiss literary critic, one of the Geneva school. He wrote an influential thematic study of La Littérature de l'âge baroque en France (1953), and in Forme et signification (1962) ...
Michael Schade

Michael Schade  

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(b Geneva, 23 Jan 1965).Canadian tenor of German parentage. He grew up in Gelsenkirchen and, from 1977, in Toronto, where he sang in St Michael's Choir School. After studying ...

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