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Exemplarity and Performance in Literature for Children

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/9780691160658.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys the children's literature detailing genius-level exemplarity and performance. The association between genius and childhood was already implicit in the image of innate genius in ... More


Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Marah Gubar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book proposes a fundamental reconception of the 19th-century attitude toward the child. The Romantic ideology of innocence spread more slowly than we think, it contends, and the people whom we ... More


THE Cutt of the Child and the Controversy Over Child Actors

Marah Gubar

in Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that critics have overestimated the extent of the Victorians' investment in the ideology of innocence. The “otherness” of children was not an accepted fact in the 19th century, ... More


Shadows of the Froudes, 1818–36

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the gradual emergence of the young James Anthony Froude from within the extremely harsh condition of the motherless family of Archdeacon Froude. Beginning with a critical analysis ... More


Why the Gifted Boy Didn’t Masturbate

Peter Hegarty

in Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024448
eISBN:
9780226024615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024615.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Lewis Terman’s response to Alfred Kinsey’s ideas about masturbation and sexual precocity, the first of his four distinctive criticisms of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male ... More


The “Second Mozart”: Mendelssohn and precocity revisited

R. Larry Todd

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1808–1847), recognized as one of the most astonishing musical prodigies of all time, earned comparisons as early as his twelfth year to a “Second Mozart.” What set ... More


André Mathieu (1929–1968): The emblematic case of the “young Canadian Mozart”

Danick Trottier

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the case of the Canadian pianist and composer André Mathieu (1929–1968), who began his career as a musical prodigy at the age of four. Mathieu grew up in a family of musicians ... More


Early and late bloomers among 120 classical composers: Were the greatest geniuses also prodigies?

Dean Keith Simonton

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the empirical research on whether the most eminent and prolific classical composers tended to be child prodigies or at least highly precocious musical talents. According to the ... More


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