In order to assist the reader, I go back to Chapter 24 in order to recall the importance that the impositio nominis holds in this chapter, openly constructed as it is on a technique that can also be called transumptive
Thus, this intertextual and transumptive
act of taking names from the real world and using them in a fictive text represents another narrative level.
There is a transumptive
magic by which a work of criticism comes to resemble its subject matter while maintaining a critical purchase upon it and thereby takes on the unique power of the thing under discussion.
iura dicuntur naturalia" (DP II, XII, 7, S 268,7-15).
If Brodsky and Akhmatova are correct in their identification of Mandel'shtam's precursor (and one may note that the word predtecha with its Christological connotations, has a transumptive
dimension, implying that Pushkin prepared the way for Mandel'shtam's greater glory and greater sacrifice), and if Akhmatova's earlier blindness to this possibility is significant, then it is appropriate to establish not only what it may mean to experience what Mandel'shtam termed "priamoe, kanonicheskoe vliianie Pushkina," (12) (the direct, canonical influence of Pushkin) or the most appropriate ways to study it, but also to consider how best to study less obvious cases of influence.
The journeys of the traditional somnium coeleste (of the sorts Dante, Chaucer, and Kepler's Fiolxhilde or her Daemon undergo) can be seen to correspond to the transumptive
collapsing of levels within any formalized structural narratology--either Booth's Aristotelian version, Gerard Genette's Saussurian one, or Rotman's Peircean one.
On a more complex transumptive
level, Satan's spear in Paradise Lost, "to equal which the tallest Pine / Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the Mast / Of some great Ammiral, were but a wand" (1.
4) In his discussion of the power of the Puritan system of exemplification, Mitchell Robert Breitweiser explains how this rhetorical strategy enabled Puritan ministers, readers, and writers to "negat(e) the specific significances of its objects in order to absorb them in transumptive
Similarly resumptive and transumptive
in his allusions is Stephen Rodefer:
Likewise, he examines Pater's Plato in this light in his first chapter dealing with transumptive
afterthoughts as he considers the Plato Pater invents and invests with his own thought.
I would suggest, however, that the arguments that Areopagitica either promotes an unrestrained and individualistic liberty or an authoritarian and transumptive
intolerance are both projections of the liberal imagination.
Schirmeister is interested in transumption, a class of trope which is both allusive and elusive at once: "Allusive because the transumptive
figure must always refer to an earlier figure, and yet that figure will itself contain a revisionary movement, that is, an allusion to yet another figure, which .