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New Light on Tony Harrison

Edith Hall (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This volume of essays arose from a conference which marked the 80th birthday of prizewinning British poet Tony Harrison on 30 April 2017 and with his agreement constitutes his ‘official’ Festschrift. ... More


Historical and Cultural Background

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the history of Poland from the final loss of independence in 1795 to the November Uprising of 1830. Cultural developments taking place during the periods of the Duchy of Warsaw ... More


Elizabeth Mary Wilkinson 1909–2001

R. H. Stephenson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0022
Subject:
History, Historiography

Professor Elizabeth M. Wilkinson was one of the greatest, and — across the whole spectrum of the humanities — one of the most highly regarded, scholars of German culture the United Kingdom has ... More


Touchstones: John Mcgahern's Classical Style

Frank Shovlin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383216
eISBN:
9781786944047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383216.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Touchstones examines the ways in which John McGahern became a writer through reading. This reading was both extensive and intensive, and tended towards immersion in the classics. New insights are ... More


Rome and the Romantic Heritage in Walter Pater’s Marius the Epicurean

Stefano Evangelista

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With his novel Marius the Epicurean (1885), Walter Pater moved the focus of his interest from Greek to Roman antiquity. In his reflections on historiography, his ideal of the hero as a man of feeling ... More


The German Sturm und Drang, historical drama, and early romantic fiction

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

During the 1770s and 1780s, historical drama in Germany, much influenced by Shakespeare and Calderón, seemed to capture the prime place in the fictional portrayal of the past. Literary innovators in ... More


Romanticism and the historical novel

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Despite much discussion concerning the nature and purpose of Romanticism both at the time and afterwards, it took to the historical novel in a surge during the later 1810s and 1820s—partly under the ... More


Dislocating Black Classicism: Classics and the Black Diaspora in the Poetry of Aimé Césaire and Kamau Brathwaite

Emily Greenwood

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the reception of Classics in the work Cahier d'un retour au pays natal by the Martinican poet Aimé Césaire, and compares Césaire's engagement with the cultures of Greece and ... More


Touching Stones: Matthew Arnold and the Canon

Frank Shovlin

in Touchstones: John Mcgahern's Classical Style

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383216
eISBN:
9781786944047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383216.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examines why the book is called Touchstones, moving from a close reading of some key moments in McGahern’s third novel, The Leavetaking where Arnold’s ‘Dover Beach’ is quoted and then onward to his ... More


Technologies of Nature: Goethe’s Hegelian Transformations

Leif Weatherby

in Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Combining Classicist aesthetics with Idealism’s focus on the validity of judgments, Goethe developed a response to Romantic organology, which was expressed in his reaction to the French Academy ... More


John Barrymore’s Introspective Performance in Beau Brummel

Martin Shingler

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1924, John Barrymore joined Warner Bros. to star in Beau Brummel, the Clyde Fitch play made famous by stage actor Richard Mansfield in 1890. Here, as this chapter explores, Barrymore fused ... More


The Diversity of Dvořák’s String Quartet Audiences

Marie Sumner Lott

in The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music: Composers, Consumers, Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039225
eISBN:
9780252097270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039225.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This concluding chapter analyzes how the diversity of Antonín Dvořák's audiences affected his string quartets. The strain of satisfying the disparate expectations of diverse audiences while ... More


Renaissance England and the Jews

Sara Coodin

in Is Shylock Jewish?: Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474418386
eISBN:
9781474434492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418386.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 1 discusses historical evidence regarding how Jews or ‘Hebrews’ and were imagined, represented, and encountered by Englishmen in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This ... More


Whatever Happened to Athens?: Thoughts on the Great Convergence and Beyond

John Ma

in The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers two phenomena, to cap the volume’s explorations of Athens and its story. The first is to gather the evidence for a broad phenomenon, which is contemporary with various shifts ... More


Carl Loewe’s Performative Romanticism

Dana Gooley

in Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 is about Carl Loewe, a little-known musician who undertook an unprecedented and remarkable task: improvising entire songs, both the melody and the accompaniment, on poems given to him by ... More


Introduction: Taking Parnassus to Piccadilly

Kathleen Riley

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins with a succinct factual account of Wilde’s classical ‘biography’, from his childhood and early schooling, through his years as a student at Trinity College Dublin and Magdalen ... More


Writing the Nation

Elaine Kelly

in Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199998098
eISBN:
9780199394371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998098.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores how the narrative of nineteenth-century music that was constructed in the early GDR by musicologists such as Georg Knepler, Harry Goldschmidt, and Ernst Hermann Meyer functioned ... More


Imagining the Nile: Affordances and Contexts

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

in Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chapter 2 analyzes general patterns in the iconography and contexts of Nilotic imagery at Pompeii. A discussion of the “cultural biography” of Nilotic imagery positions these frescoes and mosaics ... More


The Arts: Observations on Classical Music and Romantic Music

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In this manifesto for musical Romanticism, published three months before the premiere of his Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz brings music into the debates over Classicism and Romanticism that, in ... More


Introduction

Henry Stead

in A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795–1821

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198744887
eISBN:
9780191806001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744887.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction focuses on why Catullus arrived in Britain when he did. It discusses the reasons for his work being simultaneously attractive and repulsive to different constituencies of Romantic ... More


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