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Discussing Hymns: The State of the Art

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Considers the traditional view of hymns as second‐rate literature, and the neglect of them by most literary critics, apart from Donald Davie and Lionel Adey. Hymns have been thought of as belonging ... More


‘He Has Been Mad the Last 3 Years’

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter recounts the conviction and bankruptcy of Oscar Wilde. While a source of deep distress for Blacker, Wilde’s plight and the dark and unimagined world brought to light in his trials caused ... More


‘Letters from Two Idiots to a Lunatic’

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

A principal concern of Wilde’s wife Constance was that one of the few assets in his bankruptcy of any value, his life interest in her marriage settlement, pass directly to their two sons at her ... More


The Balloon Prospect: Aerostatic Observation and the Emergence of Militarised Aeromobility

Caren Kaplan

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on how airpower played a major role in generating what Peter Adey has termed ‘aerial life’, a culture that promotes national identity and security through activities related to ... More


Aerial Surveying, Geopolitical Competition and the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE 1955–7)

Klaus Dodds

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter addresses a number of themes related to the ‘view from above’. Initially, it draws upon the work of an interdisciplinary group of scholars including Peter Adey, Denis Cosgrove, and John ... More


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