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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


Elegies of Form in Bishop, Plath, Stevenson: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

Angela Leighton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses form, which is a term that has multiform meanings and is contradictory. It looks at the sense of form found in the works of Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Stevenson. ... More


Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Thomas Karshan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in December 1925, Vladimir Nabokov declared that ‘everything in the world plays’, including ‘love, nature, the arts, and domestic puns’. Each of Nabokov's novels contains a scene of ... More


The Long Debate

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter briefly outlines the history of the debate about art and ethics since Plato, both in popular culture and in the literary and philosophical traditions. It identifies as recurrent ... More


The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Rodolphe Gasché

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book seeks to develop a novel approach to literature beyond the conventional divide between realism/formalism and history/aestheticism. It accomplishes this not only through a radical ... More


Dryden's Ovid: Aesthetic Translation and the Idea of the Classic

Charles Martindale

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter proposes an aesthetic model, derived from Kant's Critique of Judgement, for how translation might operate in relation to a classic text (as an alternative to the standard ... More


Auto/biographese and Auto/biografiction in Verse: Ezra Pound and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

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/9780199579761.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter suggests a new reading of one of Pound's most contested works in terms of the contexts provided in Part I. In particular, Pound's parody of aestheticism is compared to Beerbohm's in ... More


Distinguishing the Aesthetic: Politics and Art

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/9780199240401.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter counters another commonly made objection to aesthetic judgements about artworks (including works of literature): that they are really occluded judgements of other kinds. It considers ... More


‘Pen, Pencil, and Poison’

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/9780198186281.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's Pen, Pencil, and Poison, a biographical essay about an art critic who was also a murderer. It suggests that this work is elusive in its deadpan satire of ... More


Introduction

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/9780197263983.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by citing an excerpt from Oscar Wilde's Paul Mall Gazette. In 1889, Oscar Wilde suggested that the growth of socialist activism over the previous decade had been nurtured by the ... More


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