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‘The Critic as Artist’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay The Critic as Artist, which suggests that the true critic of a work of art is the starting point for a new work of art. This interpretation of Wilde's essay ... More


Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Keith Withall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733704
eISBN:
9781800342095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to The Artist, the author provides both a ... More


Knowing the Artist: Veniamin Kaverin

David Shepherd

in Beyond Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198156666
eISBN:
9780191673221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198156666.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the metafictional works of Soviet author Veniamin Kaverin. Kaverin was prominent in protesting publicly against the time-serving conformism or forced capitulation often ... More


Chapter 2 Vasari in Hollywood: Artists and Biopics

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Presenting a survey of the genre of the artist biopic, this chapter investigates which specific artists and art historical eras proved attractive to filmmakers. Favouring the sixteenth and ... More


Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Mhairi Pooler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Writing Life offers a revisionary exploration of the relationship between an author’s life and art. By examining the self-representation of authors across the schism between Victorianism and ... More


Jane Alison, The Love-Artist: Love in Exile or Exile in Love?

Charilaos N. Michalopoulos

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that Jane Alison’s novel The Love-Artist is far from providing a conventional narrative of Ovid’s exile, as it substitutes an invented previous journey of Ovid to the Black Sea ... More


The Accidental Cartooning Auteur: The Business Side of Gary Larson’s Career

Kerry D. Soper

in Gary Larson and The Far Side

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817280
eISBN:
9781496817327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817280.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter the author looks at the business side of Larson’s career, considering how he navigated the challenges of working in this highly competitive and intensively mediated field. Using a ... More


Still Deep in the Bones of the Bourgeoisie: Introduction

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The ‘gift of being disgusted’ is a challenge first raised by Walter Benjamin in the 1920s, insisting that each era has a responsibility to critically contest the inequalities of its time. This ... More


Celebrity creatures: the ‘starification’ of the cinematic animal

Stella Hockenhull

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Star studies has made a significant theoretical contribution to film studies over the past thirty years, and has been important in offering a variety of methods for understanding what constitutes a ... More


Work

Lee Spinks

in James Joyce A Critical Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter describes the body of James Joyce's work. Joyce' wrote Chamber Music as a protest against himself. One of the fundamental aesthetic principles ofDubliners is that the limits of a ... More


Criticism

Lee Spinks

in James Joyce A Critical Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides a guide to landmark episodes in James Joyce criticism and key examples of the different ways in which his work is currently being read. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ... More


Reconstructing Sha Po’s Landscapes and Lifeways

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

in Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208982
eISBN:
9789888313952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Chapter 8 all the strands of evidence are drawn together within an overarching synthetic analysis of patterns of human activity through time, which are then interpreted in terms of the ... More


John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Eve Golden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A biography of the man the 2011 Oscar-winning The Artist was based on, the dazzling comet of the silent screen, John Gilbert (1897-1936). MGM's hottest male sex symbol of the 1920s, her starred in ... More


The Pleasure Reinciple or Paradox Lost

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639038
eISBN:
9780748653638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the ‘adomical’ motif of the ‘Phoenix’. This motif is secretly associated with the theme of Sin in the beginning of the Portrait of the Artist. The chapter first studies ... More


Exiles in Writing: Joyce and Benjamin

Henry Sussman

in Idylls of the Wanderer: Outside in Literature and Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227693
eISBN:
9780823235278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227693.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the concept of exile or outsideness in the works of James Joyce and Walter Benjamin. It explains that exile or the concept of the outside, like many ... More


White Spots and Hearts of Darkness: Drafting, Projecting, and Designing as Cultural Techniques

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0008
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

In order to conceptualize designing as a cultural technique, one has to wrestle the concept of disegno from the anthropocentric origin it acquired in the Florentine discourse on art, and to ... More


James Joyce

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines James Joyce's long-term strategy with regard to home. From age twenty-two to fifty-eight Joyce lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Italy, Switzerland, and France, while all ... More


The Epitome of the Epiphany: Stephen and Malte, Joyce and Rilke

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focalizes the coincidental circumstance that Rainer Maria Rilke and James Joyce were living in Paris at the same time in 1902/03. Rilke later uses his Paris experiences as a model for ... More


The London Connection: Aspirations, Formations, and Textual Transformations

Eleni Loukopoulou

in Up to Maughty London: Joyce's Cultural Capital in the Imperial Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062242
eISBN:
9780813051932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062242.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“The London Connection” draws on the “Book of Days” (1906–1909), Stanislaus Joyce’s unpublished diary from the time he lived together with Joyce in Trieste. This little-studied diary offers valuable ... More


Impossible subjects: the subaltern in the shadows

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00015
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking a small portrait by Ravi Varma of a scholar reading in the glow of a lamp as a servant waits upon him in the background shadows, this chapter evaluates the emergence of the elitist figure of ... More


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