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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains ten lectures in the humanities and social sciences delivered at the British Academy in 2008. The lectures cover topics ranging from an exploration of the relationship between ... More


Walking, Literature, and English Culture: The Origins and Uses of Peripatetic in the Nineteenth Century

Anne D. Wallace

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183280
eISBN:
9780191674006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book is a cultural history of walking in 19th-century England, assessing its importance in literature and in culture at large. Engaging with current debates about the relationship between ... More


Coleridge's Later Poetry

Morton D. Paley

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The poems that Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote after his golden period are seldom studied or anthologised. Yet among the poems written after his most famous works are of quality and interest, ... More


Introduction

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian understanding of William Wordsworth was different from that of the modern era. This chapter looks at his career as a poet and his oeuvre. The representative selection issued under the ... More


The Last Decade: From Wordsworth Society to National Trust

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Grasmere in 1880 the Wordsworth Society was established, at a meeting which elected Charles Wordsworth, Bishop of St Andrews, as President, George Wilson as Treasure, and William Knight as ... More


Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Romanticism brings back the twinned concepts of preexistence and theosis. The revival of Plato (under Thomas Taylor's influence) sparks revival of interest in preexistence especially. William Blake, ... More


Succeeding King Lear: Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics

Emily Sun

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232802
eISBN:
9780823241163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232802.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book investigates Shakespeare's King Lear and its originative power in modern literature with specific attention to the early work of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and to the American ... More


What Difference Did Darwin Make?: The Interpretation of Genesis in the Nineteenth Century

John Rogerson

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

Darwin's On the Origin of Species made much less of an impact on the interpretation of Genesis than might have been expected. This was largely because geological discoveries and their implications ... More


Under Correction: Epic Conscripted 1800–1805

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter assesses the correction that was imposed around 1800 on the 1790s epic explosion by British national mobilization for war and suppression of dissent. A host of orthodox martial epics ... More


In Expiation: Epic Atonement 1805–1815

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter takes its lead from Marmion. On one hand, Scott's extremely influential poem opened the epic genre to romance motifs more relaxed in their plotting and versification than had hitherto ... More


Robert Burns

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of Burns' key writings. It begins by contrasting his continuing sales and international impact with his virtual disappearance from British literary history ... More


Defining the Romantic Symbol

Nicholas Halmi

in The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212415
eISBN:
9780191707223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212415.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of the symbol as articulated by a number of German writers and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the period designated as the age of Goethe in German ... More


Nature and Romantic Subjectivity

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter explores how invention and imagination marked Pushkin's lyric thinking about nature. It argues that it is not until the 1830s that Pushkin's lyric treatment of nature finally aligns him ... More


Wordsworth and the Druids: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

MATTHEW CAMPBELL

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about English poet William Wordsworth and the druids delivered by the author at the 2008 Warton Lecture on English Poetry held at the British Academy. It ... More


Hope

Morton D. Paley

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘To William Wordsworth’ is a door that closes in one direction to open in another. As the poem exists in two basically different forms, this chapter begins with a brief ... More


The Wordsworth Renaissance

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter deals with issues related to the popularity of William Wordsworth. After the publican of Tess of the D'Urbervilles in 1891, for two decades, articles and books had been honouring either ... More


Maternal Reformers and Education

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The maternal reformers were the most important leadership group among the women anti-suffragists. Their ideas underpinned what became known, after 1908, as the forward policy: a positive version of ... More


Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Jane Spencer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that kinship relations between writers, both literal and figurative, played a central part in the creation of a national tradition of English literature in the years 1660-1830. ... More


Morality, Virtue, and Aesthetics in Mill's Art of Life

Wendy Donner

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers some questions concerning the department of virtue or aesthetics in Mill's Art of Life. Since morality is a restricted domain within the Art of Life, much of human happiness ... More


Homo Imaginans and the Concursus Divinus

Douglas Hedley

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter extends a project begun in the book Living Forms of the Imagination, which involves a defence of the cognitive significance of imagination. Imagination and fantasy are distinguished and ... More


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