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“Ode on Melancholy” and ”What the Thrush Said”: Keats

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses two poems by John Keats — “Ode of Melancholy” and “What the Thrush Said.” Keats knew much suffering and died while still a young man. Consumptive and weak, he experienced many ... More


The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Spanning twenty-four centuries, this anthology collects over thirty selections of important Western writing about melancholy and its related conditions by philosophers, doctors, religious and ... More


Black Bile and Melancholia: Avicenna

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Avicenna's discussion of melancholy. Avicenna is the Latinized form of the Arabic Ibn Sina, an abbreviation of Abu Ali al Husain ibn Abd, Allah ib Sina. Avicenna lived between ... More


The Melancholy Character: Butler

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Samuel Butler's discussion of melancholy. The work Characters, from which the following sketch of the melancholy man is taken, was written between 1667 and 1669. Butler's volume ... More


Green Sickness and Wertherism: Smiles

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Samuel Smiles, born in 1812, was an influential figure in the 19th-century “self-help” movement. His book, Self-help: With Illustrations of Character, Conduct and Perseverance (1859) grew out of a ... More


 Melancholic Freedom

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter lays the theoretical foundations for the analyses in this volume, which focus on “agency as melancholic freedom”. Framing the challenges of the difficult terms of “agency” and ... More


 Love of the Good among the Ruins: Charles Taylor and the Enchantment of Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the philosophical and historical account that Charles Taylor developed on agency, identity, and the good, in particular in his collected essays and in Sources of the Self. The ... More


 The Agency That Difference Makes: Judith Butler's Theory of Performativity and the Irony of the Political

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on an alternative vision of agency found in what has come to be called the politics of difference. It presents a critical engagement with one of the most influential contemporary ... More


 A World Not Well Lost: Melancholy, Foreclosure, and Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the constitution ... More


Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Lesel Dawson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

The discourse of love, which is subjective, private, and instinctive, is also culturally constructed, public, and learned; it emphasizes the way in which the expression of reflexive feelings is bound ... More


Art and Organisation

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter knows on the best authority that the wise thrush sings every song through twice, and this cannot be done without some amount of organization. Or take the case of the solitary reaper. She ... More


Nature

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers reactions against the conventional view of the oracles as they appear in theories of natural causation. Natural cause is defined as one that does not depend on created spirits. ... More


Silver Explorations

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0041
Subject:
Music, Popular

Horace Silver Quintet's “Further Explorations” on Blue Note had a piece titled “Melancholy”; it was a slow piano trio performance. Its theme was an adept borrowing from Debussy. Silver's performance ... More


Melancholy: Bright

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Timothie Bright's discussion of melancholy. Born midway through the 16th century in Cambridge, England, Bright wrote several medical works, the best remembered of which was his ... More


Melancholic States: Burton

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0090
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Robert Burton's discussion of melancholy. Burton's education at Oxford began when he was only sixteen. He was admitted as a commoner at Brasenose College and then in 1599 was ... More


Peevish Weariness, aposiopesis, and the Irresolute Conscience

Ceri Sullivan

in The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547845
eISBN:
9780191720901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547845.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter studies the frequent use of images of dust or fragments as an attack on the foundation of judicious dialogue, mutual engagement. An effective response to enforced attention is flabby ... More


‘My Love is as a Fever’: Medical Constructions of Desire in Early Modern England

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers an introduction to medical ideas about lovesickness and the ways in which these are represented in literature. It is divided into three sections. The first section details the ... More


Beyond Ophelia: The Anatomy of Female Melancholy

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

It is often claimed that whereas male lovesickness is classified as a form of melancholy—a malady associated with creativity, interiority, and intellect—the female version is considered a disorder of ... More


The Great Change

Ian Simpson Ross

in The Life of Adam Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288213
eISBN:
9780191596827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288212.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Smith's last illness is described, along with his final order to have his unfinished manuscripts burned shortly before he died on 17 July 1790. His character is summed up as two‐sided: benevolent yet ... More


Webster's Killers

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Renaissance courts of John Webster's tragedies swarm with assassins. The plays depict a society in which aristocratic lust and honour pursues its intrigues through murder. Hired killers are the ... More


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