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Conclusion

Katharine Ellis

in Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195365856
eISBN:
9780199867738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365856.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This concluding chapter takes in the entire century, highlighting continuities and disjunctions, repertorial patterns, absences, and disappearances. It addresses the ways in which early music's ... More


Vibrant Vegetarian Gujarat

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how despite the historical influences of vegetarian Vaishnava traditions, Jainism, the salience of Mahatma Gandhi in Gujarat, and its current index of the abject, meat eating is ... More


Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Thomas F. Haddox

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book charts what has been a largely unexplored literary landscape, looking at the work of such diverse writers as the gens de couleur libre poets of antebellum New Orleans, Kate ... 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


‘The peculiar character of the Arabian Tale’: William Beckford and the Arabian Nights

James Watt

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Beckford's Vathek (1786) is indebted both to the oriental pastiches of Anthony Hamilton and to the orientalist scholarship of Barthelemy D'Herbelot. This chapter begins by examining the generic and ... More


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

Peter Jeffreys

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

During his sojourn in England during the 1870s, a young C. P. Cavafy found himself enthralled by the aesthetic movement of cosmopolitan London. It was during these years that he encountered the ... More


Fin de Siècle: Vortex of the Genres

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The last decades of the century saw great changes in the writing of fiction. In Britain, where George Moore, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker were among the most prominent novelists, high-culture ... More


Symbolism, Modernism, or the Silver Age?

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Decadence, Neo-romanticism, Symbolism, Modernism, and the Silver Age are some of the commoner designations of the period which followed the flowering of the Realist novel in Russia. This chapter ... More


The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Kostas Boyiopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book that exclusively attends to the Decadent poetry and poetics of the British fin de siècle. It explores culturally significant encounters between sensuality and artificiality in ... More


Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Jonathan Wild

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book challenges conventional views of the Edwardian period as either a hangover of Victorianism or a bystander to literary modernism. The text investigates the literary history of the Edwardian ... More


Souls of Men under Capitalism: Wilde, Wells, and the Anti-Novel

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes Wilde's Dorian Gray and Wells's Tono-Bungay as antidevelopmental novels that reveal, from the perspective of the metropole, the increasing displacement of national by global ... More


Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Simon Morrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229433
eISBN:
9780520927261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229433.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An aesthetic, historical, and theoretical study of four scores, this text is a treatment of the topic of Russian opera in the Silver Age. Spanning the gap between the supernatural Russian music of ... More


From Avatars to Decadence and Future Directions

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

French Romantic novels and travelogues had helped each other to enrich description. Yet at their best, Nodier, Stendhal, Hugo, and Nerval showed that description was most effective when not allowed ... More


The Pataphysician's Library: An Exploration of Alfred Jarry's 'Livres pairs'

Ben Fisher

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239161
eISBN:
9781846313721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313721
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of aspects of 1890s French literature, with specific reference to the traditions of Symbolism and Decadence. Its main focus is Alfred Jarry, who has proved, perhaps surprisingly, ... More


Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

David Rollo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Conservative thinkers of the early Middle Ages conceived of sensual gratification as a demonic snare contrived to debase the higher faculties of humanity, and they identified pagan writing as one of ... More


Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity

Laura Eastlake

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198833031
eISBN:
9780191871351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity examines Victorian receptions of ancient Rome from the French Revolution to the First World War, with a specific focus on how those receptions were deployed to ... More


Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Catherine Maxwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

A major reconceptualization of the imagination that reinstates its hidden links with the historically neglected sense of smell, this book is the first to examine the role played by scent and perfume ... More


The Pleasures of Decadence: Catholicism in Kate Chopin, Carson McCullers, and Anne Rice

Thomas F. Haddox

in Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

As a literary-historical phenomenon, decadence is notoriously difficult to define. Not only do many of its characteristics overlap with those of other contemporary terms, ... More


Lateness and Modern European Literature

Ben Hutchinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Lateness and Modern European Literature proposes a major new reading of modern literature understood not as that which is new, but as that which is ‘late’. If this basic premise is strikingly simple, ... More


Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter critically examines Georges Bataille's theory of religion, and compares it to the Sun Dance of the Sioux on the American plains in order to test its viability and validity.


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