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A Philosophy of Hope

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Péguy’s last intellectual battle, his rousing defence of Henri Bergson, whose work was placed on the Catholic Index in early 1914. Péguy’s presumed apology for Bergsonism gave ... More


Ageing, Perpetual Perishing and the Event as Pure Novelty: Péguy, Whitehead and Deleuze on Time and History

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter evaluates the history in relation to life by Charles Péguy, Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze. It is noted that the time and history run on ageing. To age in the past is to ... More


The End of the Affair

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the second generation of positivist historians, whose careers were intimately tied to the political fortunes of the French Third Republic and to the reform of its university ... More


Roots, Rootlessness, and Fin de Siècle France

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the historical origins of the figure of the rootless Jew after World War II. The association between Jews and rootlessness dates back to the story of Abraham, or even further, to ... More


Chronicler of Heroes and Saints

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines in detail Péguy’s turn towards literature, when in the context of his ‘Dialogue with History’ he questioned the validity of positivist historicism and its ability to describe ... More


Things and words: The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy (1983)

Jeffrey Wainwright

in Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

After the long, shifting account of Charles Péguy in Hill's poem, what are we to take from him? There is ready denouement. The stanza edges towards a close of the poem's complex meditation in an ... More


The Metaphysics of Modern Historicism

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Péguy’s stand against the positivist historicism of the nineteenth century as it was formulated and disseminated by Hippolyte Taine and Ernest Renan. For Péguy, the modern ... More


Introduction: Historians and the Occupation

Julian Jackson

in France: The Dark Years, 1940–1944

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207061
eISBN:
9780191677465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207061.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the period between 1940 and 1944 known as the ‘Dark Years’. It presents five short ... More


Against Lanson

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

Péguy’s polemics with Gustave Lanson, the leading literary historian at the Sorbonne in the post-Dreyfus era, form the subject of this chapter. A former professor of Péguy’s at the École Normale ... More


The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Glenn H. Roe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

In many ways, the development of twentieth-century literary criticism and theory can be seen as a prolonged struggle against the pervading influence of nineteenth-century positivist historicism. ... More


Exegesis and Ethnology

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes and analyses the context in which Latour received his academic training and wrote his first scientific papers. Latour studied philosophy at the university of Dijon from ... More


Conclusion

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion traces Péguy’s legacy, from his death in the first months of World War I, to his reception in the hands of contemporary scholars. By reiterating the thematic and biographical aspects ... More


Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914

Brian Sudlow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083112
eISBN:
9781781703137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083112.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a comparative study of the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include ... More


Events, Becoming and History

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores how to read Gilles Deleuze's texts in relation to one another and in relation to the problems and concepts they appear to share. The Logic of Sense presents one of the most ... More


Introduction

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction places Péguy’s work within the larger context of twentieth-century literary history and criticism. Beginning from the near-present moment of American ‘New Historicism’, the chapter ... More


Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078729
eISBN:
9781781703304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078729.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores at length the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include writers ... More


Epilogue: Saint Renan

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Exploring the complex reactions of the anti-Dreyfusard Ferdinand Brunetière and Dreyfusard Charles Péguy to the republicans’ celebrations of Renan in 1903, this brief epilogue affirms the ambiguity ... More


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