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Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

J. Robert Maguire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the course of what Oscar Wilde called his ‘ancient friendship’ with Carlos Blacker, ‘always the truest of friends and most sympathetic of companions’, from its beginning in the early ... More


The Jacobin Project: The Nation‐State and the Enemy Within

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

With the French Revolution, modernity proclaimed that a nation state should organize itself through a powerful state that would assume responsibility for directing society's affairs and moulding its ... More


A Public Taste for Truth: Zola’s Literary Appeals to the People in the Dreyfus Affair

Lida Maxwell

in Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383740
eISBN:
9780199383764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383740.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores dilemmas of public autonomy and truthfulness raised by Zola’s indictment (during the Dreyfus Affair) of the French government and army for committing a “crime against society”: ... More


The German Rechtsstaat and the French Political State

Mark Hewitson

in National Identity and Political Thought in Germany: Wilhelmine Depictions of the French Third Republic, 1890–1914

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208587
eISBN:
9780191678073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208587.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the Dreyfus affair and the questions which it raised for German observers, including the fundamental relationship between law and the state. In many instances, this relationship ... More


France, Intellectuals, and Engagement

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins with an analysis of debates about the meaning of France in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian war. Having examined the nature of anti-Semitism at this time, it explores the ... More


Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Fashoda, and the Dreyfus Affair

Edward Berenson

in Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234277
eISBN:
9780520947191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234277.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Dreyfus Affair threatened to split France apart. The charges against Captain Alfred Dreyfus were false, and anti-Semitism had played no small part in both the accusation of treason and the ... More


Introduction

Edward J. Hughes

in Proust, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609864
eISBN:
9780191731761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609864.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction focuses on Proust’s response to the Dreyfus Affair as reflected in his unfinished early novel Jean Santeuil and examines Georges Bataille’s claim that the aspiring author showed ... More


Childhood and Youth: The Formation of an Intellectual and Aesthete

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter sets the stage by informing the reader about Blum’s family and friends, their influence on his life, his education, and his development as a critic and writer. His older brother Léon was ... More


Solidarism

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0022
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A new social doctrine – solidarism – was virtually adopted by the republican government to meet the increasing challenges of industrialisation. Solidarity was the most talked about ideal of the 1890s ... More


Roots, Rootlessness, and Fin de Siècle France

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the historical origins of the figure of the rootless Jew after World War II. The association between Jews and rootlessness dates back to the story of Abraham, or even further, to ... More


Nationalism, Antisemitism, and the Decline of Jewish Anti-Catholicism

Ari Joskowicz

in The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787024
eISBN:
9780804788403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787024.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes the waning of Jewish anticlerical polemics in response to the rise of antisemitism in Germany and France in the final decades of the nineteenth century. While the 1870s ... More


The Potential Abuses of National Security Secrecy

Michael P. Colaresi

in Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199389773
eISBN:
9780199397723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389773.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Having established the capacity for secrecy in democracies, the question then emerges, What are the consequences for democratic foreign policy and public consent? Chapter 4 highlights the fact that ... More


France

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The reform of French universities began under the Second Empire, and was given a strong impulse by defeat in the Franco–Prussian war in 1871. The need to learn from Germany created a reform movement ... More


Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Maurice Samuels

in The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Four studies Émile Zola’s legendary support of the Jewish officer wrongly accused of treason in the 1890s, as well as Zola’s writing about Jews both before and after the Dreyfus Affair. ... More


René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This is the first lengthy inquiry into the life and times of René Blum, the successor to Serge Diaghilev and a distinguished Parisian author, editor, critic, and producer. Léon Blum, his older ... More


Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Peter Redfield

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Rockets roar into space—bearing roughly half the world's commercial satellites—from the same South American coastal rainforest where convicts once did time on infamous Devil's Island. This book draws ... More


Introduction

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Carlos Blacker was Oscar Wilde’s ‘best friend’, according to a long-time friend of both. In contrast to his intimate friendship with Blacker, based on a rare compatibility of intellect and ... More


Historical Repertoires: Attention Must Be Paid

Alison Brysk

in Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982660
eISBN:
9780199362523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter chronicles the historical emergence of repertoires of human rights rhetoric. The foundation of universal solidarity with victims of injustice is laid by the Dreyfus Affair, while norms ... More


The End of the Affair

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the second generation of positivist historians, whose careers were intimately tied to the political fortunes of the French Third Republic and to the reform of its university ... More


Conclusion: Proust's Progenitors

in Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763844
eISBN:
9780804773423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763844.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the undeniable presence of Jewishness in Marcel Proust's fiction, including his novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time (1913–1927), considered by many to ... More


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