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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


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

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More


Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Lawrence Danson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What were Oscar Wilde's intentions? They had always been suspect, from the time of Poems, when the charge was plagiarism, to his trials, when the charge was sodomy. In Intentions (1891), the book on ... More


Here in Eden: The Mid-1960s and The Apple Tree

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter considers the work of Bock and Harnick in the aftermath of the unprecedented success of Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Their next show was The Apple Tree (1966), a collection of three ... More


Sophist, sceptic, sentimentalist: the nineteenth‐century damnatio of Euripides

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is essentially a survey of Euripidean reception in Germany and Britain between 1800 and 1880, and an examination of the prevailing damnatio of Euripides. The survey is intended to record ... More


The Consolations of Amero-Teutonism: E. A. Freeman’s Tour of the United States, 1881–2

Jonathan Conlin

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In 1881, E. A. Freeman sailed across the Atlantic, one of a number of British historians, scientists, and literary figures to tour the United States in the period between the Civil War and 1900. For ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about Oscar Wilde's essays on aesthetics contained in his book enentitled Intentions, which was published in London, England in May ... More


Intentions

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses the contents and message of Oscar Wilde's Intentions, which it considers an indicator of cultural positions and attitudes. It compares what Wilde and the reviewers said about ... More


‘The Decay of Lying’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay The Decay of Living. It discusses Wilde's polemic against realism and his position on other elements of a binarized discourse that opposes imitation to ... More


‘The Truth of Masks’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay of dramatic theory entitled The Truth of Masks. It discusses a cross-dressed production of As You Like It and a novel about cross-dressing, Mademoiselle de ... More


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