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Conclusion: ‘The Lives of the Obscure’ and Virginia Woolf

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Virginia Woolf's essays on biography have helped countless readers to dismiss Victorian biography as an inartistic genre overly concerned with ‘Great Men’. The conclusion argues that, despite such ... More


Descartes' Account of Ideas and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the textual evidence and argumentations that lead up to the theoretical issues discussed in the following chapters. It argues that Descartes held a descriptivist account of ... More


Indefinite Visions: Cinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty

Martine Beugnet, Allan Cameron, and Arild Fetveit (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474407120
eISBN:
9781474434874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407120.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Audiovisual culture often privileges the instantly identifiable: the recognizable face, the well-timed stunt, the perfectly synchronized line of dialogue. Yet order and clarity do not come ... More


Stories of Passions

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

in The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This brief chapter provides a theoretical framework, at a rather high level of abstraction, for the role of the body in mystics. It sets out from a concept of the passions on the basis of suffering, ... More


New Women and Neurasthenia: Nervous Degeneration and the 1890s

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses nervous degeneration and its literary representation in the 1890s. Much of the fiction of the 1890s self-consciously engages with the physical and medical sciences to configure ... More


Jude the Obscure:: What Does a Man Want?

Marjorie Garson

in Hardy's Fables of Integrity: Woman, Body, Text

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122234
eISBN:
9780191671371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122234.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jude is recognized through how his inner life is constituted with the rhythm of repulsion, desire, and renunciation. Jude is known for his wants, and his wants are consequently perceived in terms of ... More


Jude the Obscure and Child Suicide

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the portrayal of unnatural childhood in Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure. The novel was influenced by the over-pressure debates of the 1880s and associated concerns with ... More


The Janus‐Faced Theory of Ideas of the Senses

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The leading idea of this chapter is that, for Descartes, intellectual ideas make it obvious what metaphysical category the properties they disclose to the mind fall into but not whether they are ... More


Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book travels deep inside the everyday life of middle-class Cubans—arguably the majority of citizens on the island. Un-theorized and under-described, it is a group that is portrayed honestly, ... More


The Return of the Tragic in Fiction

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the works of tragic writers, such as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Joseph Conrad. Features of Hardy's tragic perspective that reflects the impact of Darwinism are elaborated. ... More


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