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Atrocity in Arcadia: Wounds, Women, and the Face of Trauma in

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns from abstraction to the matter of fleshly bodies and traumatic representation. It shows how, long before 19th‐century discourses of shellshock, the Elizabethan theater represented ... More


The Adventure

Giorgio Agamben

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the ... More


Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Fiona Price

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Walter Scott is often regarded as the first historical novelist. Reinventing Liberty challenges this view by returning us to the rich range of historical novels written in the late ... More


Doubting Transformable Race: Equiano, Brackenridge, and the Textuality of Natural History

Katy L. Chiles

in Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 discusses how Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative and Hugh Henry Brackenridge’s Modern Chivalry question the limits of what some saw as the beneficial aspects of transformable race and ... More


Introduction

Adrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King, and David Simpkin

in The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680825
eISBN:
9780191761003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680825.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Military History

We look at Chaucer’s knight and his retinue of squire and yeoman (archer). How do the descriptions in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales help us understand the military service of the soldiers we ... More


Tennyson’s nationalism: epic and lyric in Idylls of the King

Jeff Rosen

in Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

With Tennyson’s encouragement, Cameron illustrated the poet’s Idylls of the King in two volumes. The publication reimagined the poem: For each subject that she selected, Cameron juxtaposed her ... More


The Labours of History

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Two examines how the evocation of sympathy in the historical novel generates both radical and reformist historical fictions. The interrogation of chivalric sentiment, which begins with Sophia ... More


Conserving Histories: Chivalry, Science and Liberty

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Four explores how, in the years leading up to the publication of Waverley, historical novelists recuperate the radical and reformist readings of history that had emerged during the ... More


Courtesy and Chivalry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Greg Walker

in Reading Literature Historically: Drama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748681013
eISBN:
9780748684434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681013.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter four considers the celebrated opening fitt of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, suggesting how its rich depiction of conduct at King Arthur’s court serves to exemplify and interrogate ... More


‘Fairer to the Ladies’ and of Benefit to the Nation: Abdullah Quilliam on Reforming British Society by Islamising Gender Relationships

Diane Robinson-Dunn

in Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190688349
eISBN:
9780190848477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688349.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

By examining his writings, speeches, poetry and actions, as well as those of his contemporaries involved with the Liverpool Muslim community, this chapter explores Abdullah Quilliam’s relationship ... More


Trends and Patterns in the US Novel, 1800–1820

Ed White

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines trends and patterns in the American novel during the period 1800–1820. Citing Hugh Henry Brackenridge’s Modern Chivalry (1792–1815) and its commitment to democracy, the chapter ... More


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