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Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Christopher Grobe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

What do midcentury “confessional” poets have in common with today’s reality TV stars? An inexplicable urge to make their lives an open book, but also a sense that this book can never be finished. ... More


Three Foundational Documents and Their Indelibility

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter investigates three of the foundational texts of American culture: John Winthrop’s Model of Christian Charity, William Penn’s plan for the city of Philadelphia, and Thomas Jeffersons ... More


Augustine after Trent

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The theologians at the University of Leuven were not only the censors of Erasmus’ edition of Augustine, but also responsible for the third major edition project in the sixteenth century (Antwerp ... More


Customizing Authority: Anthologies and Epitomes

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An important part of the distribution of Augustine's works was the publication of patristic anthologies and epitomes. These works far outstripped the production of full-text editions, and often ... More


Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Benjamin J. Kaplan

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

After the Reformation, the Dutch Republic emerged as the most religiously tolerant country in 17th-century Europe. This book examines the reasons behind this phenomenon, focusing on the struggle of ... More


Conclusion

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter summarizes the preceding discusses and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The final result of the Dutch Reformation was that peculiar combination of severe Calvinism and ... More


Introduction

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the Calvinist–Libertine conflict, which revolved around two points: the character of the Dutch Reformed Church as a religious community and the ... More


Discipline and Order

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines Dutch Calvinists, the confessional nature of their piety, and the form of religious community they created as an expression of that piety. It discusses the five qualities ... More


‘To Remain in Christian Freedom’

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the very different piety and community of the Libertines. Libertinism was certainly no coherent belief system. It cannot even be reduced to any two or three strains. Rather, it ... More


The Politics of Theocracy, 1580–1590

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter covers the stormy 1580s, which began with the Libertines in control, saw a Calvinist theocratic regime seize power in 1586, and ended with Libertines as firmly back in the saddle as ever ... More


‘Protestant Ascendancy’, Challenge and Definition, 1791–1793

Jacqueline Hill

in From Patriots to Unionists: Dublin Civic Politics and Irish Protestant Patriotism, 1660-1840

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206354
eISBN:
9780191677083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206354.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The excitement generated by the French revolution sparked off a wide-ranging debate about all aspects of the ancien régime: the institutions of hereditary monarchy and aristocracy; religious ... More


Sylvia Plath

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Sylvia Plath. It notes her tendency to figure or literalise the dominant critical metaphors of the time — a tendency evident in her contemporaries but is ... More


Introduction

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction describes the author's process of discovering the ultimate shape and focus of the book with its emphasis on circularity. It describes Murry's career before meeting Lawrence and ... More


Debating Perseverance: The Augustinian Heritage in Post-Reformation England

Jay T. Collier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190858520
eISBN:
9780190863876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858520.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Scholars describe the Church of England during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as forming either a Calvinist consensus or an Anglican middle way steeped in an ancient catholicity. ... More


Protestantism after 500 Years

Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190264789
eISBN:
9780190264819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation will be widely marked on October 31, 2017, the conventional dating of Martin Luther’s famous 95 Theses. Countries, movements, churches, ... More


Respublica mosaica: imposters, legislators and civil religion

Justin Champion

in Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719057144
eISBN:
9781781700259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the activities of John Toland under Sophia of Hanover, his intimacy with whom Toland used as a theatre for the display of his arguments. He advanced a clear and profound ... More


Introduction

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In Cold War America, “confession” captured the public imagination. The growing popularity of psychoanalysis had something to do with it, as did legal controversies about criminal confession; but, as ... More


Interlude: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Confessional

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

As each art form turned confessional, the first artists to attempt it had unusual amounts of social privilege—e.g., among poets, Robert Lowell, a Boston Brahmin. That, perhaps, is why confessional ... More


Reading Frank Bidart Pragmatically

Dan Chiasson

in One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226103815
eISBN:
9780226103846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226103846.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frank Bidart is the author of six books of poems, including Golden State (1971) and Star Dust (2005). “Autobiography” in Bidart has always meant the career and ultimately the fate of a voice. In some ... More


Fate and Faith

Robin B. Barnes

in Astrology and Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199736058
eISBN:
9780190250096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736058.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Even as popular astrology retained its mundane and largely local goals of bodily health, practical virtue, and social stability, this form of publicity manifested and reinforced a deepening ... More


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