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The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

J. B. Bullen

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Few people who use the word ‘Renaissance’ today realize that it is a comparatively recent historical idea, or that it is a ‘myth’ or story constructed by writers to explain the past. This innovative ... More


The Renaissance Revised England in the 1860s

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The 1860s in England saw considerable developments in the Renaissance myth. The feelings of uncertainty about the moral basis of its achievements were swept away by a younger generation of writers ... More


The ‘New Spirit’: Joachimism and Changing Interpretations of the Renaissance in Victorian England

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

To the Victorians, the Renaissance was itself a concept in process of some rebirth. Those Victorian writers for whom Joachim of Fiore became something of a symbol of the proto-Renaissance as well as ... More


The Case of John Addington Symonds

Daniel Orrells

in Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236442
eISBN:
9780191728549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how dangerous John Addington Symonds (Jowett's other famous pupil) thought the learning of classics to be, for both those men who desired women and those who desired other men. ... More


Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Gideon Nisbet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops a case study of a single ancient Greek verse genre, epigram, in its modern reception from 1805 to 1929. Previously exclusive to an educated elite for whom it served time-honoured ... More


Form: Harmony and Attunement in Empirical Aesthetics

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the activities of a cohort of Edinburgh physiologists, interior designers, and literary critics who sought to develop scientific models of beauty, first by using classical Greek ... More


‘The Most Precious Relic’

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes John Addington Symonds’s treatment of epigram in his important literary history, Studies of the Greek Poets (1873). Reflecting his training by Jowett, its essays broke new ... More


“Beyond Hope, Help, or Remedy”: Confession, Cure, and the Hypochondriac's Narrative

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the use that invalid authors made of the confessional mode and studies how its conventions aided their self-fashioning as particular kinds of patients. Edward Bulwer-Lytton's ... More


“In Search of Health”: Invalids Abroad

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter uncovers and assesses the rhetorical strategies that invalid authors use in their efforts to represent themselves as English men, as travelers, and as invalids. Henry Matthews's popular ... More


Writing

Dan Bouk

in How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259178
eISBN:
9780226259208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259208.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that life insurers developed turn of the century systems for personalizing the making of risks as a way of preserving corporate correspondent networks. It follows the medical ... More


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