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'What Constitutes a Historical Explanation?': Metahistory and the Limits of Historical Explanation in the Goldhagen/Browning Controversy

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the limits of historical explanation by offering an analysis of the controversy between Daniel Jonah Goldhagen and Christopher Browning. It argues that it is their ... More


Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Stephen Cheeke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198757207
eISBN:
9780191817137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This book focuses upon the ways in which four major writers about art in the nineteenth century (John Ruskin, Robert Browning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Walter Pater) engaged with the Christian ... More


Inventing the Reader

Sarah Wood

in Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748669974
eISBN:
9781474400985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669974.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter thinks about the management of contemporary Higher Education in relation to the unmanageable non-contemporary forces that are at work when we read. It explores notions of intention and ... More


A Mere Instinctive Deconstruction

Sarah Wood

in Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748669974
eISBN:
9781474400985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669974.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the notion of necessity in relation to freedom. It links Derrida’s remark that deconstruction is both child-like and animal-like with a poem by Robert Browning in which a dog ... More


Introduction

Shirley Chew and Alistair Stead

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the concept of translation, a commentary upon or innovatory increment to the original text, and the art of creative transposition. It looks at William Shakespeare's metaphoric use ... More


Browning's Old Florentine Painters: Italian Art and Mid-Victorian Poetry

Kelvin Everest

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Robert Browning's dramatic monologues, ‘Fra Lippo Lippi’ and ‘Andrea del Sarto’, were part of his collection of poems titled Men and Women, published in 1855. These monologues focus on two real-life ... More


The Story of a Masterpiece

Stephen Cheeke

in Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198757207
eISBN:
9780191817137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757207.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 is the story of Raphael’s late masterpiece The Transfiguration, arguably the most famous painting in the western world during this period, one whose critical fortune is tied up with the ... More


Browning and the Problem of Raphael

Stephen Cheeke

in Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198757207
eISBN:
9780191817137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757207.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 is concerned with Browning’s response to Renaissance art, particularly Raphael. Browning has affinities with primitivist or revivalist traditions (including Pre-Raphaelitism), while being ... More


‘All Great Art is Praise’: Ruskin’s ‘Fra Lippo Lippi’

Stephen Cheeke

in Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198757207
eISBN:
9780191817137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 reads Robert Browning’s ‘Fra Lippo Lippi’ in relation to the art-writing of John Ruskin and the Renaissance Victorian myth. Browning’s painter-monk gives voice to Ruskinian orthodoxies ... More


Songs in Books (1): Pippa Passes

Daniel Karlin

in The Figure of the Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199213986
eISBN:
9780191803314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199213986.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the representation of songs within poems, or literal songs, by focusing on Robert Browning’s 1841 verse drama Pippa Passes. It first considers the ‘borrowed’ song as an ... More


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