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Introduction

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about Oscar Wilde's essays on aesthetics contained in his book enentitled Intentions, which was published in London, England in May ... More


‘The Decay of Lying’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay The Decay of Living. It discusses Wilde's polemic against realism and his position on other elements of a binarized discourse that opposes imitation to ... More


Darwinian Mind and Wildean Paradox

George Levine

in Darwin the Writer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608430
eISBN:
9780191731709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter develops the points made in the previous chapter, focusing on the most difficult of all the problems facing Darwin's theory: the development of consciousness itself from unintentional ... More


History's Remains

Teresa Barnett

in Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter uses early nineteenth-century Americans’ apparently eccentric and even ghoulish interest in the corpses of historical figures such as George Washington or the evangelical minister George ... More


The Death of Nature in the Era of Global Warming

Naveeda Khan

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how global discourses of climate change are to be understood in relationship to the ordinary lives of the inhabitants of the silt islands on the Jamuna river in Northern ... More


Inside Hollywood Film

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the metafilmic strategies of two titles focused on the way Hollywood has historically represented the city of Los Angeles. The first, Pat O'Neill's The Decay of Fiction (2002), ... More


‘Very fine & Semitic’: Wilde’s Herodotus

Iain Ross

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/9780198789260.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Oscar Wilde’s annotations to his undergraduate copy of Herodotus in the light of contemporary debates about the trustworthiness of Herodotus as a historian. It relates Wilde’s ... More


Genetic Process Engineering

Ron Weiss and Thomas F. ,Jr., Knight

in Cellular Computing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195155396
eISBN:
9780197561942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195155396.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

In this chapter we present an engineering discipline to obtain complex, predictable, and reliable cell behaviors by embedding biochemical logic circuits and programmed intercellular communications ... More


Abundance and Measurement of Stable Isotopes

Robert E. Criss

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117752
eISBN:
9780197561195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117752.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

The discovery of isotopes is best understood in the context of the spectacular advances in physics and chemistry that transpired during the last 200 years. Around the year 1800, compounds and ... More


Reaction Dynamics in Femtosecond and Microsecond Time Windows: Ammonia Clusters as a Paradigm

S. Wei and A. W. , Jr Castleman

in Chemical Reactions in Clusters

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090048
eISBN:
9780197560594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090048.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

The last decade has seen tremendous growth in the study of gas phase clusters. Some areas of cluster research which have received considerable attention in this regard include solvation (Lee et al. ... More


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