The inclusion of a fabliau in a study of didacticism
is striking in that the fabliau as a genre is rarely included in the corpus of instructive texts; they are better known for their humour.
Pius Olusegun Dada attempted to answer this question in his essay, when he writes that the African writer employs African oral traditional form in his writing--which, as a matter of fact, includes didacticism
. This is because when a story is to be told in a traditional African society, a lot of traditional African oral "ingredients", such as proverbs, songs, symbols etc., come to play but these are not usually left loose as individual concepts; they are usually tied together with another of African oral form, didacticism
However, though Chung alludes to the didacticism
that characterizes both cinemas, he fails to offer concrete comparisons between Shin's films North and South, which might have elucidated the issues of modernism, Cold War politics, and mass culture that he expresses an interest in interrogating at the chapter's start.
Without any hint of didacticism
it celebrates the place of story in the everyday world of work, commerce and even relaxation.
This haptic aesthetic "renounces the Cartesian split between mind and body, the dialectical subsumption of the object into the subject, and the dehistoricization of a phenomenological subject." The aesthetics, she continues, has an empowering micropolitical potential in the ways that Ondaatje conveys the traversals of the personal by social and political structures in the intimate space of the body and the microsocial space of the interpersonal without embracing pure mimesis for didacticism
or falling victim to the phenomenological valorization of subjective intentionality.
Hoffman sidesteps didacticism
through his wryness, through his self-questioning stance and, always, through the joy he finds surviving in the rubble.
Duff calls our attention to the fact that the genre dedicated to instructing the reader, namely the didactic poem, was "far from disappearing in this period" but it "acquired a visibility and prestige it had not experienced since the time of Pope" (111); furthermore, the end of the chapter is devoted to spotting the inconsistencies of some notable figures concerning didacticism
. The example offered here is Wordsworth's The Excursion which invited much controversy; it was labeled either "arrogantly didactic" (by Francis Jeffrey) or criticized (by Coleridge and Hazlitt) for its "breach of generic decorum" (114).
Too often, an overeager didacticism
creeps into politically charged poetry and squashes aesthetic considerations.
At times Ott lapses into didacticism
. Even so, the book offers a personal glimpse of all that was lost underneath the oil slick.--Laura Sanders Chelsea Green, 2008, 327 p., $21.95.
Pruitt's work ultimately resists didacticism
, forging instead a compelling restaging of both public and private received ideologies.
The essence of his position is as follows: "The idea of art as a source of information or exemplary lessons in conduct has some merit, but information can be delivered in other ways more efficiently, and didacticism
, like novelty, leaves out too much of what is peculiar and specific to art, while also excluding too many instances of art that could not plausibly be described as didactic."
If there is weakness in the play, it is to be found in its didacticism
. Shaban is understandably determined to tell his story in detail and gives it a broad sweep.
But her lyrics eschew didacticism
and direct attacks, favoring oblique insinuations instead.
In turning to Lyly, Wilson clearly engages much more enthusiastically with her material and covers a lot of useful ground very economically, paying attention to questions of allusiveness and didacticism
. This discussion is particularly illuminating in revealing how 'Lyly plunges his readers into a world of competitive clauses in which the real and the fantastic are equally valid' (p.
These two themes are dramatized in Chapter 5, in which Brown offers a compelling account of the experience of visiting the Museum of Tolerance and seeks to expose the moral didacticism
at work there; a didacticism
that, as her description of the 'Point of View Diner' explores, presses the museum to conjure up precisely the sort of stereotypes that it ostensibly aims to disrupt.