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The Renaissance Revised England in the 1860s

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The 1860s in England saw considerable developments in the Renaissance myth. The feelings of uncertainty about the moral basis of its achievements were swept away by a younger generation of writers ... More


Poetry and the ‘Non-Darwinian Revolution’

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the non-Darwinian and pseudo-Darwinian evolutionary poetry in the late Victorian period. It then explores the acts of bad faith led by Algernon Charles Swinburne and Mathilde ... More


The Pre-Raphaelites

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) in 1848 including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, and Algernon Charles Swinburne. Dante Gabriel Rossetti wanted ... More


Analogy: The Physics and Poetics of Analogy

Andrea Henderson

in Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809982
eISBN:
9780191860140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809982.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Analogy was a crucial conceptual tool for Victorian natural philosophers, who regarded the physical world less in terms of material bodies than formal relationships. Thus, even as they aimed for ... More


“Aesthetic to the point of affliction”: Cavafy and British Aestheticism

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the lingering impact of Victorian aestheticism on the young C. P. Cavafy and how he was exposed to various artistic circles while he was living in England. More specifically, it ... More


Shifting Alliances, 1914–1918: From Estelle to Phil

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the shifting professional alliance of William Faulkner during the period from 1914 to 1918. It discusses Phil Stone's mentorship of Faulkner and Faulkner's claim that it was the ... More


Prophets of Democracy: Blake and Whitman

Linda Freedman

in William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The most persistent theme in Blake’s twentieth-century American reception laments the loss of a Whitmanesque ideal of democracy. In 1868, A. C. Swinburne presented Blake and Whitman as spiritual ... More


‘let not thy lust one threaded moment lose’: Death in the Meadow

J. Alison Rosenblitt

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues for a more appreciative stance towards Cummings’ classicised and Decadent (especially Swinburnian) eroticized fantasies of exquisite annihilation. This Decadent annihilation ... More


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