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Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Jane Wood

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In what was once described as ‘the century of nerves’, a fascination with the mysterious processes governing physical and psychological states was shared by medical and fiction writers alike. This ... More


A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Robert Mighall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with historical sources, this book is a historicist survey of 19th-century Gothic ... More


Technical Knowledge in Public Deliberation: Toward a Constructivist Theory of Contributory Expertise

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter turns to the difficult question of who should have the authority and legitimacy to speak about the technical dimensions of policy issues. Toward this end, the analysis engages the ... More


The Course of the Civil War

Bill Kissane

in The Politics of the Irish Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273553
eISBN:
9780191706172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273553.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter summarizes the course of events during the civil war. It is divided into three parts. Part one documents the efforts made to keep the IRA united and prevent the Treaty split resulting in ... More


Nostalgia, and All That Tap: (Seventies)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with a tap challenge on a sidewalk outside the Village Vanguard. This challenge summoned up rhythmic battles of the past between dancers and drummers, and the argument that bebop ... More


Mortalists and Materialists

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

A detailed study of the works, motivations, and aims of the early 18th‐century English materialists and the debate around their works. Henry Layton and William Coward were in the tradition of the ... More


The Resurrection: The State of the Questions

Gerald O'Collins

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In his chapter Gerald O’Collins first summarizes current debates concerning the essential resurrection claim, the nature of the Easter appearances, the historicity of the empty tomb, and the ... More


Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Brian D. Behnken, Gregory D. Smithers, and Simon Wendt (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by the American public and by scholars for generations. Historically maligned by their peers and by the lay public as inauthentic or illegitimate, black ... More


Religious Philosophers and Speculative Atheists

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume's early critics strongly associated the skepticism of the Treatise with “atheistic” or anti‐Christian intentions. Moreover, they took Clarke's philosophy to be a particularly obvious and ... More


Atheism under Cover: Esoteric Communication on Hume's Title Pages

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Both the epigrams that Hume uses on the title‐pages of the Treatise of Human Nature are very significant and reveal his freethinking and irreligious aims and intentions.. More specifically, the ... More


Immateriality, Immortality, and the Human Soul

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Even commentators who have explicitly argued that the Treatise has little to say on issues of religion generally accept that Hume's discussion of the immateriality of the soul contains an obvious ... More


Freedom within Necessity: Hume's “Clockwork Man”

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Hume's views on the subject “of liberty and necessity” in light of the relevant debate(s) that situate and structure his own contribution in the Treatise (T, 2.3.1–2). The ... More


The Holy Trinity: The State of the Questions

Gerald O'Collins

in The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246120
eISBN:
9780191600531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246122.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gerald O’Collins picks out and comments on twelve issues in current literature about the Trinity: the widespread desire to ‘rehabilitate’ the centrality of trinitarian faith; the biblical witness ... More


‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

Valerie Pedlar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238393
eISBN:
9781846314186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314186
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device to a commentary on the foundations of Victorian society. But while ... More


The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Anders Walker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr. asserted that “the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, ... More


Realism and the Aspiring Anatomist

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Like Herman Melville, Wilkie Collins has whetted the appetite for medical villainy, only to dispel the experimenter's Gothic allure by reminding us of the real mundane fallibility of chemists and ... More


William Collins and the Idea of Liberty

Paul Williamson

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

William Collins’s odes divide neatly into the two kinds of lyric, sublime and beautiful, Greater and Lesser, distinguished by neo-classical critics, and his repeated use of the progress structure ... More


Introduction: Southerners of the True South

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter focuses on Florida Governor LeRoy Collins, North Carolina Governor Luther Hodges, and Mississippi Governor James Plemon (J. P.) Coleman and their resistance to racial ... More


The Processes of Law: Collins, Hodges, and Coleman Join the Federal Government

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter takes the story into the post-massive resistance era, the 1960s and beyond, when Hodges, Collins, and Coleman all rose to positions in the federal government. Luther Hodges became ... More


Conclusion: Southern Moderates and the Second Redemption

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on how moderates like Collins, Coleman, and Hodges publicly rejected extremism while simultaneously undermining black constitutional claims. All three governors used popular ... More


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