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The Oxford Muses in the Protectorate

Edward Holberton

in Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate: Culture, Politics, and Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544585
eISBN:
9780191719981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544585.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The University of Oxford compiled an anthology of poetry in celebration of the Anglo-Dutch peace treaty signed in the spring of 1654. In Chapter 3, this anthology's array of allusions and images of ... More


Diminishing Returns: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Tracing Johnson's pursuit of domestic particulars, this chapter examines the challenges they pose to the dignity of his style. It examines ‘little’ as a complex word which unites the impulses to ... More


“Wondering Under Which Head I Come”: Sounding Anna Julia Cooper’s Fin-de-Siècle Song

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Anna Julia Cooper condemns ideals of abstraction and universality within the traditions of U.S. Constitutionalism, Episcopalianism, and in the literature of leading establishment writers, including ... More


The Country and the City

Lee Haiyan

in The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In today’s China, the face of a stranger is most likely that of a peasant migrant eking out a precarious living in the city. Mass migration has rekindled scholarly interest in the urban-rural ... More


Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Simon Dickie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental—the creation of an emerging middle class. This book disputes these assumptions, plunging into the forgotten comic literature ... More


Introduction: Magical Government

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction discusses the simultaneous decline of magic and absolute sovereignty and the rise of new forms of power described by Michel Foucault as governmentality or biopolitics. Discussing ... More


Enchanting the Savage: The Politics of Pyrotechnics in the Cavendish Circle

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines sovereignty, astonishing performances, and savagery in the writings of intellectuals associated with the aristocrat William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle: Hobbes, playwright ... More


Talking Guns And Savage Spaces: Daniel Defoe's Civilizing Technologies

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Defoe’s fictions of exploration and cultural contact, this chapter suggests, use gunpowder as a figure that explores both sovereign violence and modern individualism. Robinson Crusoe, The Farther ... More


Savage Vision: Violence, Reason, and Surveillance in Eliza Haywood

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Haywood’s fictions Eovaai and The Invisible Spy, arguing that these works do not simply investigate a new politics of surveillance and knowledge but also underscore the ... More


Civility

Robert Von Hallberg

in Lyric Powers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226865003
eISBN:
9780226865027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226865027.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The dominant tradition in lyric poetry presumes the distinctness of poetic language—its diction and syntax—from the ordinary idioms of contemporary speech or prose. This sense of poetic language as ... More


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