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Discussing Hymns: The State of the Art

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Considers the traditional view of hymns as second‐rate literature, and the neglect of them by most literary critics, apart from Donald Davie and Lionel Adey. Hymns have been thought of as belonging ... More


First Reactions: The Review Debate and the Initial Response to The New Poetry

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the debate between A. Alvarez and Donald Davie published in the April/May 1962 issue of poetry magazine The Review. The debate aired some of the more significant thoughts and ... More


Johnson's Freud

Adam Phillips

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

‘Johnson's Freud’ is about whether it is useful to think of Johnson as in any sense a precursor of Freud. It investigates aspects of resistance, repression, and change as characteristic of Johnson's ... More


John Berryman’s Acoustics

Peter Campion

in Radical as Reality: Form and Freedom in American Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663234
eISBN:
9780226663401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663401.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers John Berryman's Dream Songs by elaborating the concept of a poem's "acoustics."


Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Daniel Karlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

The Introduction presents an overview of the topic of street song and summarizes the main chapters of the book. It begins by discussing poems by Robert Herrick and Thomas Campion based on the ... More


Spenser, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and the Decline of the Preacher’s Plough

Stewart Mottram

in Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836384
eISBN:
9780191873638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836384.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on Spenser’s Shepheardes Calender (1579) and View of the Present State of Ireland (c.1598), showing how both use the language of medieval rural complaint to attack greed among ... More


William R. Davie: North Carolina’s Patriot Partisan

Scott King-Owen

in North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651200
eISBN:
9781469651224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This profile of the lawyer and planter William R. Davie illustrates the relative decline of North Carolina’s conservative, political elite in the post-Revolutionary era. Educated at Princeton, Davie ... More


Explaining Religious Vitality

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter One reviews the literature of the sociology of religion, discusses the shift from the secularization paradigm to the new paradigm of religious vitality, and proposes a political economic ... More


Religion Outside the Churches

Steve Bruce

in Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654123
eISBN:
9780191806605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654123.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines two bodies of work that both challenge the secularisation paradigm of the decline in religion in the modern world with its focus on indices of formal involvement in ... More


George Davie and the Democratic Intellect

Lindsay Paterson

in Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560684
eISBN:
9780191814419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560684.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on George Davie’s book The Democratic Intellect. First published in 1961 the book had a huge influence on educational thinking in the years following its publication. It was also ... More


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