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Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics

Charles Martindale

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240401
eISBN:
9780191714337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240401.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The aim of this book is to encourage an interest in the tradition of modern Western aesthetics as it applies to poetry and the arts. It argues that the study of literature today is unduly dominated ... More


Im/personality: The Imaginary Portraits of Walter Pater

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with Walter Pater as a key figure, representing a gateway from impressionism to modernism and beyond. It discusses the implications of Pater's impressionist aesthetics for ... More


Aesthetics of Salvage in the Fin‐de‐Siècle: Originality and Plagiarism in Pater, Wilde, and Johnson

Robert Macfarlane

in Original Copy: Plagiarism and Originality in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199296507
eISBN:
9780191711916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows that Johnson, Wilde, and Pater, like Eliot after them, shared the conviction that literature at its best would find profit in the circumstance that the words we receive from our ... More


Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Ian Small

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies changes in the practice of literary criticism in the nineteenth century and locates those changes within wider movements in British intellectual culture. The growth of knowledge and ... More


The Renaissance as Enactment Walter Pater

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/9780198128885.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance was published in 1873, but by 1869 he had evolved a highly personal myth of the Renaissance which informed all his subsequent work. Each of ... More


Walter Pater

Ian Small

in Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Walter Pater's career during a time when literary critics faced a serious crisis of authority. It evaluates Pater's first book, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873) ... More


The “New Cyrenaicism” of Walter Pater

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter talks about a significant re-appropriation of mainstream Cyrenaic ethics: Walter Pater's “new Cyrenaicism.” It suggests that Pater casts light on four elements that remain obscure in ... More


Introduction: Individualism and the ‘aesthetic philosopher’

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces Walter Pater's troubled individualism as a personal and intellectual problem. It presents a case for viewing Pater at the philosophical centre of British Aestheticism in the ... More


Immanuel Kant and Aesthetic Judgement

Charles Martindale

in Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240401
eISBN:
9780191714337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240401.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Kant’s Critique of Judgement provides a compelling account of the character and conditions of possibility of what he terms ‘the judgement of taste’ (‘X is beautiful’). The ... More


Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Kate Hext

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy combines close readings with cultural and intellectual history and biography to reconsider individualism and philosophical thought in the ... 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


William Morris and the Aesthetics of Manly Labour

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces this complex history of aestheticism, socialist aesthetics, and early modernism through a study of the development of William Morris's works in the later nineteenth century. ... More


Materiality: Walter Pater and Late-Victorian Materialisms

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/9780226457468.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter challenges a common view that British aestheticism privileged the notion of an aesthetically sensitive, solipsistic individual. Situating Walter Pater’s fiction in relation to a revival ... More


Introduction

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book focuses on a range of authors from the late Victorian period, some canonical, some non-canonical, whose works, in addition to poetry, encompass a variety of literary forms such as the ... More


Pater

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

If one is asked about Walter Pater himself one must, for a start, confess that his personality, whether in life or in his books, was not very engaging. A withdrawn, fastidious, unmarried don, who ... More


Walter Pater’s Indifference

Stephen Cheeke

in Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198757207
eISBN:
9780191817137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757207.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 7 begins with a discussion of the ways in which Walter Pater revised the aesthetic philosophy of the famous ‘Conclusion’ to Studies in the History of the Renaissance, particularly in Marius ... More


Les Fleurs du Mâle: Algernon Swinburne and Walter Pater

Catherine Maxwell

in Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Focusing on the founding figures of British aestheticism, Algernon Charles Swinburne and Walter Pater, this chapter discusses how they embraced the identity of the aesthetic olfactif, the cultivation ... More


Surprise and Paradox: Darwin's Artful Legacy

George Levine

in Darwin the Writer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608430
eISBN:
9780191731709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on one central characteristic of Darwin's writing: his use of paradox. Paradox is usually expressed in his work through what the book calls the double movement of Darwin's prose. ... More


Paterian Decadence: Hellenism, Hedonism, and the Matter of Rome

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a parallel reading of C. P. Cavafy and Walter Pater to show how the former was influenced by the Victorian aesthete in terms of both a shared aesthetic historicism and an emerging ... More


A More Liberal Surrender: Aestheticism, Asceticism, and Walter Pater’sErotics of Conversion

Sebastian Lecourt

in Cultivating Belief: Victorian Anthropology, Liberal Aesthetics, and the Secular Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812494
eISBN:
9780191850332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812494.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how Walter Pater translated the political paradoxes of Arnoldian secularism into an ethical paradox of asceticism. In his 1885 historical novel, Marius the Epicurean, Pater ... More


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