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The Voyage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Nine poems describe Halevi’s ocean voyage and his mental state during its course. They display his ambivalence between missing his family and longing for his goal; his fear that the Holy Land will ... More


Appropriation to Supremacy: Ideas of the ‘Native’ in the Rise of British Imperial Heritage

Sujit Sivasundaram

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter studies a particular moment in the emergence of the idea of the ‘native’ in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. By considering the role played by Pacific islanders, ... More


Samuel Johnson’s Discursive Possession and A Voyage to Abyssinia

Wendy Laura Belcher

in Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

This chapter describes Johnson’s experience of translating A Voyage to Abyssinia during a period of mental illness, which resulted in his discursive possession. The chapter analyzes how the multiple ... More


Johnson’s Reading, Beliefs, and Translation of A Voyage to Abyssinia

Wendy Laura Belcher

in Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Johnson was drawn to Voyage historique d'Abissinie, this chapter proposes, by its African Christianity. That is, translating it was a way of thinking about what it meant to be a Christian and how ... More


Sweden II (1838): Norway, Lapland, and the Northern Star

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The departure of Marmier and Gyldenstolpe from Stockholm to join La Recherche at Trondheim marked the beginning of the 1838 expedition of the Commission du Nord, and Marmier was appointed to write ... More


America Dreaming

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Thousands are making a mass exodus from West Africa. Attempting to escape perpetual unemployment in their home countries, many are taking drastic measures to reach Spain or other European nations for ... More


Hakluyt's Voyages

Alice Fox

in Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter narrates Virginia Stephen's introduction to Hakluyt's Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries of the English Nation and the subsequent influence the book had on the imagination and writing ... More


The Journey Begins

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0020
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author narrates his departure from Calcutta. He arrived at Kedjeree and embarked on board a vessel bound to Denmark. He describes the ship as well as the character of the captain and officers. ... More


France to England

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes his arrival at Nantz, France, and his travel to England. At Nantz, a French town, the poor people who dealt in every commodity approached him and his group and offered different ... More


CONCLUSION: Tennyson’s Apotheosis

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conclusion recounts the 1883 voyage of the Pembroke Castle embarked upon by William Gladstone and Tennyson, as well as Punch’s satirical take on the event. The voyage provided an opportunity for ... More


A Journey into Europe

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Evangelization of the Celts at Pessinus. Instead of ministering at Troas, Paul crossed to Europe, and in the process experienced his first sea voyage. Paul’s attitude towards women ministers in ... More


Habesha Discourse in A Voyage to Abyssinia

Wendy Laura Belcher

in Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

This chapter details the Habesha discourse that Johnson encountered and forwarded when translating A Voyage to Abyssinia. The first type is argumentative, having to do with claims that the Habesha ... More


Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Molly Hite

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study argues that the greatest formal innovation in Virginia Woolf’s fiction is the muting, complicating or effacing of tonal cues: textual pointers guiding how readers feel and make ethical ... More


Portuguese Seas

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

After arrival in Portugal, Ricci received further training at the University in Coimbra. There is a description of Lisbon, the gateway of Portugal and Europe to the world, an entrepôt of exotic ... More


Far-Fetched Facts

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

In Francois Rabelais's account of the voyage of Pantagruel, grandson of the King of Utopia, to consult the oracle of the Holy Bottle, ‘pres le Catay en Indie superieure’, the voyagers encounter in ... More


Far-Fetched Facts and Fiction

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Madagascar: or, Robert Drury's Journal, during Fifteen Years Captivity on that Island, published in London in 1729, presents what seems like a paradox. Although the journal is ... More


The Observation of Venus

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The ‘Terra Australis’ of Joseph Hall's Mundus and of the French 18th-century utopists was, in geographical theory, no fiction. In 1765, Charles de Brosses's Histoire des navigations aux terres ... More


Such a Revolution

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Early in 1787, Joseph Banks convinced the British government of the advantages for transplanting breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies. He believed that this almost paradisal plant could usefully ... More


Introduction

Alice Fox

in Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces Virginia Woolf, her introduction to reading which led her to voracious reading, her struggles as a writer and a critic, and her continual aspiration to prove her credentials ... More


Elizabeth and the Renaissance

Alice Fox

in Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Virginia Woolf's impression and knowledge of the Renaissance and Elizabethan period. Her writings and novels are analysed within the timelines and the characteristics of the ... More


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