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On Sympathy

Sophie Ratcliffe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What happens when we engage with fictional characters? What sort of cognitive activity and affective response does reading about imaginary figures involve? How do our imaginative engagements bear on ... More


Browning's Strangeness

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Browning's dramatic monologues in the light of his ideas about sympathy and theology, and his debt to Schleirmacher. Browning's poetry has been conventionally read as ... More


Troublesome Voices

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

While at the Keswick convention, Wilfred Owen felt doubt and unsure about how Christian attitudes addressed instances of social misery. The doctrine of original sin was highlighted by Evangelical ... More


Milton

A. D. Nuttall

in The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

Milton — long thought to be England's second-greatest poet, author of the principal English justification of God the Creator, systematic misogynist, classicist, Puritan — presents himself in De ... More


The Speaking Photograph

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter examines Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer and Adam Thorpe’s “Navaho” in order to discuss the notion of a poetic speaker that speaks from inside a photographic image.


Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Rebecca Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature explores the relationship of divine creativity, poetry, and ethics in William Langland’s fourteenth-century allegory. These concerns converge in the poem’s rich ... More


Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

W. David Soud

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

While many Anglophone poets in the years surrounding the Second World War addressed questions of religion and transcendence, W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot brought strong theological ... More


Symphony of the Ineffable

Alessandro Vettori

in Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The poet's closeness to God leads to reflections on the inadequacy of language to convey the effects love has produced on his soul. But the poems at the end of the Laude also consider the crucial ... More


Afterword

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The book’s brief afterward begins by reaffirming how a religious orientation, especially one that is grounded in an established tradition and affirms an experiential sense of the sacred, exerts an ... More


Challenging the Family Script: Woolf, the Stephen Family, and Victorian Evangelical Theology

Jane de Gay

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines intertextuality in Jacob's Room, Orlando, and Three Guineas by focusing on the lineage of Virginia Woolf's religious references, where texts written by members of the Stephen ... More


Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Matthew Sperling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701088
eISBN:
9780191770524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Interviewed in 1966, Geoffrey Hill said, ‘Language contains everything you want—history, sociology, economics: it is a kind of drama of human destiny.’ This book shows how the work of one of the ... More


Richard Chenevix Trench

Matthew Sperling

in Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701088
eISBN:
9780191770524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701088.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Hill's debt to Richard Chenevix Trench, the poet, philologist, and religious writer who set down the principles behind the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. It ... More


“Fader and formour”: Langland’s Creator Kynde

Rebecca Davis

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter reads Kynde as the consequence of Langland’s conception of the Christian deity as a “ful God” (B.17.168). Complicating the poem’s frequent association of kynde and need, it draws ... More


General Introduction

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The General Introduction establishes the study as one bridging literary criticism and theology and provides the conceptual scaffolding for the book as a whole. After opening with a statement of scope ... More


The Figure and the Map: The Anathemata of David Jones

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

David Jones’s poetry is an explicitly Roman Catholic response to modernity; The Anathemata, which Jones considered his magnum opus, is his poetic map of the relation between history and eternity. ... More


The Silence and the Moment: The Dialectical Poetics of Four Quartets

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Much critical attention has been devoted to the mystical sources of Four Quartets, but the poem’s engagement with interwar Christian theology has been largely ignored. This chapter establishes how ... More


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