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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


Teaching Curses, Teaching Nations: Abolition Time and the Recoils of Antislavery Poetics

Tricia Lootens

in The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170312
eISBN:
9781400883721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170312.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem “A Curse for a Nation”—a response to the proslavery, imperialist national sentimentality of the American “Ostend Manifesto” of ... More


Introduction: Women and the Greek Alphabet

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines why Victorian women of letters such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sara Coleridge, and Virginia Woolf self-consciously performed collective identification with Greek letters and ... More


ΙΩ‎ in Prometheus Bound

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how women's claim to classical literacy was related to the problem of translating “literally” by focusing on different versions of Prometheus Bound. In particular, it considers ... 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


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