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Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

George Basalla

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book records the long scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Although philosophical speculation about alien civilizations dates to antiquity, the invention of the telescope ... More


Iris on Safari: A Personal Record

John Bayley

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a short memoir of Iris Murdoch as lecturer and traveller—and her relations, among other things, to God, to power (and Elias Canetti), and to what Philippa Foot has called ... More


Across the Gulf: The Transcendentalists, the Dial, and Margaret Fuller

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Dial (1840-44), the magazine of the American romantics, which appeared in New England almost exactly contemporaneously with the Lowell Offering. The Dial's contributors, ... More


Fables of Lowell: The First Factory Fictions

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter takes up fiction of a very different kind from the ambitious efforts of Judd, Hawthorne, and Melville to develop a genre suitable to an altered sense of contemporary reality. It looks at ... More


“My brother got killed in the war”: Internecine Intertextuality

Richard Thomas

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with intertextual aspects of civil war literature and with the way such intertexts complicate and intensify the aesthetic response to the suffering and loss associated with ... More


China in Whitechapel, Japan in Shepherd's Bush: Aldington, Ford, Pound, Fletcher, and Lowell

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the wave of interest in Japanese visual culture that spread out from Ezra Pound profoundly to affect the work of the other literary figures associated with Imagism, and ... More


Exploring the production of urban space: Differential space in three post-industrial cities

Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447305743
eISBN:
9781447311454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This important book presents new international comparative research that engages critically with Lefebvre’s spatial theories and challenges recent thinking about the nature of urban space. The book ... More


“Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Wyatt Prunty

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is a reading of contemporary American poets using the phenomenological approaches of Heidegger and Husserl. Its argument, begun with the reading of the work of Robert Lowell, is that ... More


Introduction

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the difference between contemporary and modern poetry. It then turns to Robert Lowell, arguing that because of his early success as a young ... More


Symbol, Allegory, Causality, and the Phenomenal Flux

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the shift in Robert Lowell’s poetry. It argues that the shift was more dialectical than an act of abandonment, meaning that the significance of his later poetics was in ... More


“Naked without My Line-Ends”: Robert Lowell in His Letters (2006)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the letters and correspondence of American poet Robert Lowell. It suggests that though Lowell was not very comfortable with the medium of letter writing, the tone of his letters ... More


The Achievement of Robert Lowell (2005)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at the achievement of Robert Lowell as a poet. It discusses Lowell's rebellions against proper Brahmin Boston and other representatives of authority and his popularization of the ... More


Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

William Logan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the “most hated man in American poetry,” his witty and articulate reviews have ... More


The Atlantic and the Ship of State: 1859–1864

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The serial Harriet Beecher Stowe gave, The Minister's Wooing, itself participated in the mythification of New England so central to the Atlantic Monthly's mission. However Stowe would live to see ... More


Are Translations Interpretations? Gadamer, Lowell, and Some Contemporary Poem‐Translations

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

‘Every translation is an interpretation’ is a cliché of modern criticism: I take it as the first of my metaphors of translation. Its meaning is uncertain because ‘interpretation’ is itself such a ... More


T. E. Lawrence and his Biographers *

Brian Holden Reid

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the biographies written about the role of British Lieutenant Colonel T. E. Lawrence in the Arab Revolt during World War I. The Lawrence legend in its fullest sense was the ... More


Ovid and the Modern Poetics of Exile

Stephen Harrison

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that the key Ovidian triangle of dislocation, political problems, and lamenting tone is often encountered in later versions of and allusions to Ovid’s exile poetry. This pattern ... More


Lowell: (Re)presenting urban space

Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

in Exploring the production of urban space: Differential space in three post-industrial cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447305743
eISBN:
9781447311454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter shifts the geographical focus to downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, explaining the significance of the transformation of federal and local urban policy imperatives from demolition based ... More


Gayangos and the Boston Brahmins

Thomas F. Glick

in Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635474
eISBN:
9780748653140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635474.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

From the American perspective the ‘Gayangos phenomenon’ was the result of the intersection of four historical processes. The first was the arrival of Romantic historians whose goal was to adumbrate ... More


Artist and founder of DetroitYES

Lowell Boileau

in Why Detroit Matters: Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327868
eISBN:
9781447327882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327868.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this interview chapter, Lowell Boileau discusses the ruins of Detroit and directions for the city’s future. A fine art painter by training, Boileau began documenting the ruins abandoned buildings ... More


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