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Modern Literature and the Tragic

K. M. Newton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores modern literature's responses to the tragic. It examines writers from the latter half of the nineteenth century through to the later twentieth century who responded to ideas about ... More


The Quintessence of Parnellism: The Search for an Irish Theatre, 1890–1897

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the early debates over the need for an Irish national theatre. It suggests that the crisis surrounding the Parnellite split of 1890 and death of C. S. Parnell in 1891 was key. ... More


Ghosts and Spectres: Theatres of War, 1910–1916

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter tracks the impact on the theatre of the radicalisation of Irish politics following the General Election of 1910. The momentary success of the Home Rule Bill (1912) is set against the ... More


A YOUNG MAN IN A HURRY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken was hired by the Baltimore Sun, the newspaper he would be associated with for the rest of his life. As Sunday editor, he pushed for innovations such as new illustrations, printing changes, ... More


PLAYS AND PLAYERS

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken finds reprieve by becoming a drama critic. An older critic gives him valuable advice that becomes the mainstay of Mencken's style: in order to get a crowd, you must give them a show. Mencken ... More


Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

George Pattison

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698677
eISBN:
9780191745553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698677.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This book looks at Kierkegaard with a fresh perspective shaped by the history of ideas, framed by the terms romanticism and modernism. ‘Modernism’ here refers to the kind of intellectual and literary ... More


Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Leonardo Lisi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have been inherited from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the ... More


Introduction

Sos Eltis

in Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Oscar Wilde's coupling of his own well-received, commercially successful dramas with the unperformed and relatively unknown drama of George Bernard Shaw was both generous and unexpected. Wilde ... More


Early Writing

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Chapter 1 identifies and analyzes traces of Flaubert in Joyce’s early writing – the critical essays written between 1899 and 1902; entries in the Paris and Pola ‘Commonplace Book’ that Joyce kept in ... More


Joyce and the Realism of the Ordinary

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines James Joyce’s depiction of ordinary experience, beginning with his youthful hero-worship of Henrik Ibsen. Inspired by Ibsen’s poetics of the everyday, Joyce’s ... More


Conclusion: Leading and Being Led

David Strand

in An Unfinished Republic: Leading by Word and Deed in Modern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267367
eISBN:
9780520948747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267367.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Memorial services for Sun Yat-sen took place all over China in the weeks following his death. The assemblies, rallies, and parades, large and small, featured both old and new styles of public ... More


Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Kristin Gjesdal (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Since its publication in 1890, Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has been a recurring point of fascination for readers, theater audiences, and artists alike. Newly married, yet utterly bored, the character of ... More


Living Language: Print Drama, Live Drama, and the Socialist Theatrical Turn

in Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784085
eISBN:
9780804784658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784085.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the domain of the theater and the radical investment in the dramatic revival of the 1890s. To many socialists the theater appeared to offer an oral, live, mutual experience, one ... More


Ibsen's Ghosts and the Rejection of the Tragic

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ibsen clearly has classical tragedy in mind in Ghosts, particularly Sophocles' Oedipus the King, which is held by Aristotle in his Poetics to be the exemplary tragedy. Ibsen, before he turned to ... More


Nietzsche and the Redefining of the Tragic

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates the influence of Nietzsche's ideas on the tragic philosophy. The play in which the influence of Nietzsche is perhaps strongest is Ibsen's The Master Builder. In this play, ... More


The Rise of Modern Drama, 1909–1924

M. Cody Poulton

in A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter identifies the Taishō era and Henrik Ibsen with the birth of modern drama in Japan. It was also the birth of the shingeki movement, a fact that was borne out by another Ibsen production, ... More


From Lomaland to Broadway

Max Alvarez

in The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with an examination of Mann’s upbringing in the hands of Theosophists at the “Lomaland” Theosophical commune near San Diego, where he was born Emile Anton Bundsmann in 1906. Mann, ... More


Max Klinger, the Gesamtkunstwerk, and the Dream of a Third Kingdom

Kevin C. Karnes

in A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Max Klinger's wrestling with Richard Wagner's theory of the Gesamtkunstwerk. An avowed follower of Wagner and Arthur Schopenhauer, Klinger's produced, early in his ... More


“The Promise” and Ibsen's A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes the case of patient E, who sought treatment due to anxiety and depression. She complained of an almost constant feeling of dissatisfaction. She also called her vague but ... More


Language, Judgment, and Attention: Writing in the World

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drawing on Cavell, this chapter argues that choosing one’s words is an exercise of judgment both in relation to the world and in relation to words. Sharpened attention to words is sharpened attention ... More


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