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A Double Singleness: Gender and the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb

Jane Aaron

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128908
eISBN:
9780191671739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1796, when Mary Lamb killed her mother in a sudden attack of violent frenzy, her brother Charles pledged himself to be responsible for her care, thus sparing her from threatened incarceration in ... More


Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

John Saward

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book tells the story of those who have taken Jesus and his apostles at their word and have received from God the rare and terrible charism of holy folly. The book encounters a wide variety of ... More


Conclusions

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In dealing with the concept of insanity in medieval Islamic society several subtopics also emerge such as, what constitutes sanity? A major objective of this study has been to place the subject in ... More


Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Sylvia Huot

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the literary representation of madness in a series of medieval French texts, including both romance and hagiography. The study covers both ‘genuine’ madmen and ‘holy fools’, for ... More


Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Jeremy Tambling

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The fiction of Lu Xun (1881–1936) deals with China moving beyond the 1911 Revolution. He asks about the possibility of survival, and what that means, even considering the possibility that madness ... More


Coping with the Enigma of Divinity

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The pivotal role of the Caitanya caritāmṛta as community-building tool can best be understood in the context of the different beliefs it sought to hierarchize. The earliest hagiographies presented ... More


Mad Belief

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a reading of Marcel Proust's novel À la recherche du temps perdu through the lens of skepticism. It examines the spectacle of Proust arguing with himself, and more specifically his ... More


The Return of Genius: Mad Poets

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter chronicles the return of genius as a viable object of thought, this time in the context of madness. It first turns to the conjunction between neurosis and full-blown psychosis where ... More


Loaded Words

Marjorie Garber

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores language and argues that all words are inescapably loaded—that is, highly charged, explosive, substantial, intoxicating, fruitful, and overbrimming—and that such loading is what ... More


The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first to examine the reception and performance history of Euripides' Herakles from the fifth century BC to AD 2006. Its primary interest lies in changing ideas of Heraklean madness, ... More


Agonistic Misotheism III: Divine Apathy, the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Wrestling with God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The trajectory of Elie Wiesel’s evolving religious views is the inverse of Rebecca West’s. While West started and ended her life as a misotheist, experiencing a more conventional phase of piety in ... More


Introduction. Reasoning madness and redefining the hero

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/9780199534487.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins with an acknowledgement of the play's relative obscurity and disturbing subject matter, and then offers an explanation for its perceived ‘untouchability’. The book's two main ... More


Mental States

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Cicero figures ‘mental states’, with a special emphasis on the notion of conscientia (‘conscience’), which he employs throughout his career as orator, as well as in his ... More


Boundaries

JONATHAN SPERBER

in Property and Civil Society in South-Western Germany 1820-1914

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284757
eISBN:
9780191713767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284757.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the place of property in the construction of boundaries. One segment deals with actual physical boundaries of pieces of real property, showing how the legal system's ... More


Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and institutional confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Catharine Coleborne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087240
eISBN:
9781526104250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087240.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines the formation of colonial social identities inside the institutions for the insane in Australia and New Zealand. Taking a large sample of patient records, the book pays particular ... More


Women's Writing and Women's Incarceration: Historical and Theoretical Approaches

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter sets the texts to be examined in subsequent chapters in their historical context, and argues that they form a tradition in the history of women's writing in France. A first section, ... More


The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More


Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Tony James

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This is an important new analysis of the problematic relationship between dreams and madness as perceived by 19th-century French writers, thinkers, and doctors. Those wishing to know the nature of ... More


Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Michael W. Dols

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources from history, literature, and art, the book explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society and examines ... More


The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season Transformed College Basketball

J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630236
eISBN:
9781469630250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630236.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The NCAA basketball tournament is one of the iconic events in American sports. Now known for its size (sixty-eight teams) and myriad upsets, before the tournament expanded in 1974, it consisted of ... More


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