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On the Civic Stage

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines different ways in which people came into contact with temples, statues, and other representations of divine qualities. It explores festivals and rites honouring divine ... More


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


Alfred Binet and the Measurement of Intelligence

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/9780691160658.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the measurement of genius in Alfred Binet's “measuring scale of intelligence,” which he devised and successively refined between 1905 and 1911 (the year he died). Here, the ... More


Minou Drouet: The Prodigy under Suspicion

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/9780691160658.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the controversies surrounding the Minou Drouet affair, with Minou being a previously unknown eight-year-old child poet who had captured public interest. The publisher René ... More


Cultural Critique and the End of Genius: Barthes, Sartre

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/9780691160658.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the gradual discrediting of the notion of genius. In France in the 1950s, contemporaneously with the Minou Drouet affair, it became the object of a powerful cultural critique ... More


The Prodigious Hermaphrodite

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the change in attitudes toward the human hermaphrodite that extant texts depict as occurring in the transition between the periods of the late Roman Republic and early Roman ... More


Prodigies and Expiations

Eric M. Orlin

in Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731558
eISBN:
9780199866342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731558.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 focuses on the expiation of prodigies, the Romans’ attempt to repair a perceived rupture in their relationship with the gods. During the third century, especially at the height of the ... More


Beyond Purgatory

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter reproaches some Reformation historians with what Amartya Sen might call a ‘solitarist’ approach to ghosts. According to many historians and literary critics, the return of the dead in ... 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


The Prodigy Puppet

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Philippa's reputation as a gifted child grew more and more as she grew up. During the fall of 1937, Philippa was invited by Mother Stevens, director of the prestigious Pius X School of Liturgical ... More


‘Tongues of Heaven’: Prodigies, Portents, and Prophets

Alexandra Walsham

in Providence in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208877
eISBN:
9780191678172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208877.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The chapter focuses on the various aspects of pre-Reformation practice and belief, and explores how traditional cultural paradigms were subtly altered and rehabilitated rather than permanently ... More


Conclusion

Alexandra Walsham

in Providence in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208877
eISBN:
9780191678172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208877.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The book focuses on the contrary views of various sections regarding the theories of God's judgement and divine intervention. The tales of God's judgements and stories of prodigies and portents have ... More


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

Gary E. McPherson (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Until now, no single resource has attempted to bring together such a varied range of disciplines to study the phenomenon of the musical prodigy, nor attempted to cover such a diverse range of topics. ... More


God's Great Book in Folio: Providence, Science, and the Natural Environment

Alexandra Walsham

in The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199243556
eISBN:
9780191725081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243556.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers the evolving relationship between religion and natural philosophy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It explores how the theology of creation and providence shaped ... More


The Master Musicians: Mozart

Julian Rushton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the great icons of Western music. An amazing prodigy — he toured the capitals of Europe while still a child, astonishing royalty and professional musicians with his ... More


The Natural Musician: On abilities, giftedness, and talent

Dina Kirnarskaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560134
eISBN:
9780191701795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560134.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

One of the great mysteries of music is how it affects us in many ways. Whether talking about our individual tastes as listeners, or individual differences as performers, what are the psychological ... More


Steve Kuhn, Piano

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/9780195083491.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

Steve Kuhn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York; he began his love for jazz at a very young age. At the time when he was physically able, he was the one putting records onto the turntable and ... More


Vernon Duke: Born: October 10, 1903, Parafianovo (Minsk), Russia Born: October 10, 1903, Parafianovo (Minsk), Russia Died: January 17, 1969, Santa Monica, California

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Vernon Duke. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Vladimir Alexandrovitch ... More


Giftedness and Talent

Gary E. Mcpherson and Aaron Williamon

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

One of the most contentious debates in psychology, education, biology, and other related disciplines centres on the source of exceptional ... More


Development of musical talent

ANTHONY E. KEMP

in The Musical Temperament: Psychology and Personality of Musicians

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523628
eISBN:
9780191688973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523628.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter summarizes the points of discussion explored in the earlier chapters of this book, particularly those related to issues of bringing up, educating, and training musicians. The central ... More


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