encyclopaedism


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Noun1.encyclopaedism - profound scholarly knowledge
education - knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
letters - scholarly attainment; "he is a man of letters"
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Just as Greenwood rejects the encyclopaedism of Finnegans Wake, Plath is reluctant to adopt the more exuberant elements of Joyce's modernist style in The Bell Jar, nevertheless developing themes in common with A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
They cover genres and literary history, encyclopaedism and oratory, tradition and poets of the epigram, occasional poetry and literary genres, models and transformations of the epos, war and generic tensions, and epic and other genres.
Alexander Neckam (1157-1217) occupies a unique position in the history of encyclopaedism, writing at the turn of the thirteenth century when the Aristotelian natural philosophy was still becoming integrated into the Western academic corpus.
Encyclopaedism, Modernism and the Classification of Geographical Knowledge.
(1997), "Patient and Impatient Encyclopaedism" in Pre-modern Encyclopaedic Texts, Peter Binkley (ed.), Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 31-45.