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Conclusion

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter briefly surveys the central themes and arguments of the book. It also revises notions of ‘self-fashioning’ and the alleged emergence of the modern self in the 18th century. ... More


Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Nigel Leask

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This book is a reassessment of the writings of Robert Burns (1759–96), arguably the most original poet writing in Great Britain between Pope and Blake, and creator of the first modern vernacular ... More


Delicia-Children Revisited: The Evidence of Statius' Silvae

Christian Laes

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter is a socio-cultural study on Roman pet children, based on a minute analysis of Statius' poetry. It shows how Roman owners of delicia coped with the low social status of these pet ... More


Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Joshua Landy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book outlines and elucidates the philosophy of Marcel Proust, arguing that it is coherent, compelling, and original. At the same time, it explains why Proust chose to embed this philosophy ... More


Self-Creation (Odette's Face)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Proust's theory of selfhood. It argues that throughout the novel, Proust's protagonist struggles with the problem of finding or constructing a self that is both unique and ... More


Style (Proust's Sentences)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the connections between Proust's philosophy, and his and his narrator's literary style. On the one hand, a set of stylistic features correspond neatly to the theory of self ... More


Honour, reputation, and the self-fashioning of elite side-changers

Andrew Hopper

in Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides during the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199575855
eISBN:
9780191744617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575855.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

Rather than appear as cynical opportunists, many elite side‐changers sought to ‘spin’ their past actions to support a self‐image of constancy, reliability, and untarnished honour. This chapter ... More


William Thomas and the Riches of the Vulgar Tongue

Cathy Shrank

in Writing the Nation in Reformation England, 1530–1580

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268887
eISBN:
9780191708473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268887.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the influence of Italian learning and culture on William Thomas, author of the first English history of Italy and first English-Italian grammar, and an early enthusiast for ... More


‘Covering discretion with a coat of folly’: The Redemptive Self-Fashioning of Hal

Beatrice Groves

in Texts and Traditions: Religion in Shakespeare 1592 - 1604

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208982
eISBN:
9780191706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208982.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on 1 Henry IV, contextualizing it within the religious iconography employed by the eponymous kings of Richard II and Henry V. It argues for the Incarnational nuance of Hal's ... More


The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Jan Golinski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a biographical study of the English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829). It considers Davy’s career as a process of experimental self-fashioning, in which his adaptation to the ... More


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