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Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Kirsty Martin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do we feel for others? Must we try to understand other minds? Do we have to respect others’ autonomy, or even their individuality? Or might sympathy be fundamentally more intuitive, bodily, and ... More


Aisy Now, You Decent Man

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter summarizes the principal ideas that have emerged throughout the chapter-by-chapter reading of Finnegans Wake. It aims to serve both as a helpful guide for those who are approaching ... More


Music and ‘Musical Form’ in Literature

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines Andrei Belyi's interest in the homogeneity of music and literature. In the article ‘Forms of Art’, the literal link between music and poetry as acoustic arts developing in time ... More


The Pitch of Dissent: Geoffrey Hill

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Writing about his version for the stage of Henrik Ibsen's Brand, Geoffrey Hill voices some powerful (if presently discomforting) ideas about the nature and significance of verse as being ‘at once ... More


The Search for Form (ii): Revision and the Numbers of Time

Julia Briggs

in Reading Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624348
eISBN:
9780748651856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the use of numbers in Woolf’s work – such as her numbering of sections, divisions and parts – and demonstrates how she connected these to the rhythms of time. It then studies ... More


Russian Aesthetics in Britain: Kandinsky, Sadleir, and Rhythm

Caroline Maclean

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660865
eISBN:
9780191757761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks at the dissemination of Russian aesthetics in the British periodical press, focusing in particular on the example of Rhythm (1911-13), the short-lived but important modernist ... More


Introduction

Kirsty Martin

in Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces debates about the importance and nature of sympathy, and it explores how literary modernism might offer a particular insight into such debates. It examines recent ... More


Vernon Lee's Empathy

Kirsty Martin

in Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the difficulty of Vernon Lee's conception of empathy. It argues that her thinking about empathy was driven by a consideration of how we respond to the rhythms of music and ... More


Virginia Woolf and the ‘Conditions of Our Love’

Kirsty Martin

in Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter traces Woolf's changing conception of sympathy across her works. It shows that her understanding of sympathy was driven her sense of feeling as something at once bodily and somehow ... More


Modernising Music

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter surveys major developments in the history and theorisation of music across the first half of the twentieth century. Schoenberg’s interpretation of musical dissonance facilitates ... More


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