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The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Michael Shaw

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As the Irish Revival took shape and the Home Rule debate dominated UK politics, what was happening in Scotland? This book reveals distinct but comparable concerns with cultural defence and revivalism ... More


Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Michela Coletta

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941312
eISBN:
9781789629040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

How did Latin Americans represent their own countries as modern? By treating modernity as a ubiquitous category in which ideas of progress and decadence are far from being mutually exclusive, this ... More


The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Koenraad Claes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Fed up with the commercial and moral restrictions of the mainstream press of the late Victorian era, the diverse avant-garde groups of authors and artists of the Aesthetic Movement developed a new ... More


The Pataphysician's Library: An Exploration of Alfred Jarry's 'Livres pairs'

Ben Fisher

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239161
eISBN:
9781846313721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313721
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of aspects of 1890s French literature, with specific reference to the traditions of Symbolism and Decadence. Its main focus is Alfred Jarry, who has proved, perhaps surprisingly, ... More


Aesthetic Perception and Embodied Cognition: Art and Literature at the Fin de Siècle

Marion Thain

in Distributed Cognition in Victorian Culture and Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442244
eISBN:
9781474491075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442244.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The modernity of late-nineteenth-century visualities has been influentially and persistently located in a disembodiment of the eye. Yet this was a period which saw theorists of aesthetic perception ... More


Introduction

Michael Shaw

in The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction to this book begins by illustrating that many writers and critics in the 1890s identified an artistic and literary revival in fin-de-siècle Scotland, one that hoped to defend ... More


The Belgian Revival and Japonisme in Scotland

Michael Shaw

in The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Fin-de-Siècle Scotland is frequently associated with the ‘kailyard’ movement and, by extension, with small towns, insularity and sentimentality. Using Scottish writers and artists’ thorough ... More


Neo-Pagan Scotland: Fashioning Origins

Michael Shaw

in The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In their attempts to advance Scottish cultural revivalism, many writers and artists looked to mythical origins to help bind the national community and define its international connections. This ... More


Selling the Yellow Nineties: the Yellow Book and the Savoy

Koenraad Claes

in The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses at length two of the best-publicised periodicals the 1890s, whose relationship reveals much about the reception in wider late-Victorian print culture of the conceptual ... More


Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Frederick H. White

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By the first decade of the twentieth century, Russia was experiencing a decadent period of cultural degeneration. Simultaneous with this artistic response, science was developing ways to identify ... More


Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Kate Hext

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy combines close readings with cultural and intellectual history and biography to reconsider individualism and philosophical thought in the ... More


Decadence: Consuming Decadence: Advertising and the Art Poster

Rachel Teukolsky

in Picture World: Image, Aesthetics, and Victorian New Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198859734
eISBN:
9780191892080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859734.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 looks to the end of the nineteenth century to study the rise of the artistic advertising poster. Posters were mass-produced, disposable, and advertised commodities like cocoa and the ... More


Subversive Satanic Women in Decadent Literature and Art

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 7 discusses Decadence as a highly visible counter-discourse, which popularized tactics of counter-reading. Félicen Rops’s enthusiastically debauched engravings and paintings of Satanic women ... More


Decadent aesthetics and Richard Marsh’s The Mystery of Philip Bennion’s Death

Daniel Orrells

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Richard Marsh’s fiction made a significant contribution to the arguments that circulated during the 1890s about aesthetics and the commodification of culture. The plots of sensational popular novels ... More


Romanticism, Decadence, History

Vincent Sherry

in The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456623
eISBN:
9781474496056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456623.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter tracks the impact of history on D. H. Lawrence's development from The Rainbow to Women in Love. It follows a development keyed to Lawrence's experience of the Great War, the traumatic ... More


Introduction: Sensual Text, Textual Sense – Aestheticism to Decadence

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter puts emphasis on the idea of the text as an erotic, seductive artefact. It argues that in Decadent literature the text, and in extension art, aspires to transgress its ... More


Degeneration and decadence

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Medical science believed that neurasthenia was just one of the early indications of a much larger problem negatively impacting civilized society. This new science was concerned with degeneration ... More


Controversy and success

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Leonid Andreev’s rise to literary fame reached dizzying heights in a short amount of time. There were, unquestionably, many factors that contributed to his success. Yet, this chapter mainly ... More


Loss and rebellion

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In June 1904, newspaper Courier ceased to exist after a prolonged period of financial difficulties. This meant that Andreev now had to earn his livelihood solely as a creative writer. The heady times ... More


Feigned and performed

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As Andreev began to rebuild his life around his new family in Vammelsuu, various ideas from his earlier works started to coalesce in coherent and consistent ways. In dramatic and literary works of ... More


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