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Writing disenchantment: British First World War prose, 1914-30

Andrew Frayn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089220
eISBN:
9781781707333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089220.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that disenchantment is not only a response to wartime experience, but a condition of modernity with a language that finds extreme expression in First World War literature. The ... More


Can Secularism Travel?

Charles Taylor

in Beyond the Secular West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Charles Taylor discusses the applicability of his book A Secular Age to the world outside the West.


The Death of God

Manlio Graziano

in Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains why, in the 19th and 20th centuries, many sociologists accepted and spread conventional wisdom about the end of religions.


A Secular Age Outside Latin Christendom: Charles Taylor Responds

Charles Taylor

in Beyond the Secular West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Taylor responds to the preceding essays, questioning the applicability of secularism.


Disenchanting ChinaOrientalism and the English Novel

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

In the late eighteenth century, the “realistic novel” claims to represent English life more accurately than other forms of fiction. It makes this claim by systematically disavowing the enthrallment ... More


Toward a New History of Sympathy

Seth Lobis

in Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction begins with a reading of The Tempest, in which Shakespeare sets Prospero’s pursuit of sympathy in the stars and the elements against his subsequent focus on sympathy among his fellow ... More


Beyond Romanticism and beyond Modernity: Toward the (Real) End of the Machine?

Mark Coeckelbergh

in New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 7 continues the project of trying to think beyond romanticism. First the previous chapters are concluded by analysing the meaning of “end” in the “end of the machine” thesis. Then it is asked ... More


An Empowered World: Buddhist Medicine and the Potency of Prayer in Japan

Jason Ānanda Josephson

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beginning with a Shinto temple dedicated to Kompira as the God of Astronauts, this chapter casts doubts on the classical narrative of disenchantment and confronts hackneyed accounts of the conflicts ... More


“The Power to Enchant that Comes from Disillusion”: W. H. Auden’s Anti-Magical Poetics

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Auden’s vision of the body and the broader material character of existence by elaborating his critique of “magical thinking,” which for Auden marks an attempt to subsume the ... More


No More Heroes: The Politics of Marginality and Disenchantment in TwentyFourSeven and This is England

Jill Steans

in Shane Meadows: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676392
eISBN:
9780748693856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter it is argued that both This is England and Twenty Four Seven (1997) engage with themes of political disenchantment, thus speaking to the political zeitgeist of time and place. The ... More


Introduction

Andrew Frayn

in Writing disenchantment: British First World War prose, 1914-30

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089220
eISBN:
9781781707333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089220.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction sets forth a genealogy of disenchantment, from mid and late nineteenth-century fears of degeneration as a consequence of anthropological work, anxieties about increasing ... More


From hope to Disenchantment, 1919–1922

Andrew Frayn

in Writing disenchantment: British First World War prose, 1914-30

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089220
eISBN:
9781781707333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089220.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter demonstrates the dissonances of the immediate response to the war. The positive feeling generated by victory was counterbalanced by continuing industrial unrest and problems of ... More


Enchantment, Inc.: Online Gaming Between Spiritual Experience and Commodity Fetishism

Stef Aupers

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the popular genre of online computer games rooted in the “fantasy” genre (Tolkien in particular) and exemplified by World of Warcraft. His analysis, as we have seen, leads to a ... More


The World of Enchantment; or, Max Weber at the End of History

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The final chapter, “The World of Enchantment; or, Max Weber at the End of History,” focuses on Max Weber’s preoccupation with “disenchantment” (Entzauberung) in the same period that Freud was ... More


The Myth of Modernity

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The conclusion spells out the implications of the work as a whole. It addresses three Foucauldian doubts about the myth of disenchantment or “modernity paradigm” that have been animating this work as ... More


Introduction: The Wonder that Came Later

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Introduction outlines ‘travellers’ tales of wonder’ as an area of inquiry, and as a demonstrable presence in contemporary international literature – despite a tendency to regard travel in the ... More


‘An End to Journeying’: Travel and its Discontents in Late Modernity

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the challenges to the possibility of wonder in late twentieth-century travel. In the first sub-section, it critiques the late modern sense that there is nowhere ‘new’ to travel, ... More


V. S. Naipaul and the ‘gift of wonder’: The Enigma of Arrival (1987)

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that wonder plays a pivotal role in the work of V.S. Naipaul – a writer often celebrated, or castigated, as a writer of disenchantment. It explores The Enigma of Arrival in ... More


Seeing Nature: theōria Physikē in the Thought of St. Maximos the Confessor

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Nietzsche, and following him Lynn White Jr., argued that what Weber would call the “disenchantment” of nature allegedly effected by Christianity has been deleterious to the earth. Yet Nietzsche’s ... More


Sacramental Expressions

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks closely at a related group of practices and beliefs: grave decoration, Christmas lore, folk sermons, baptism, and praying spots. It traces the New South practice of decorating ... More


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