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Nora's Departure and the Aesthetics of Dependency

Leonardo F. Lisi

in Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses Ibsen's A Doll's House as an example of the aesthetics of dependency. Ibsen in this work stages the contradiction between two dominant representational systems: the plot ... More


Philosophy, Theater, and Love: Ibsen’s and Plato’s

Kristin Boyce

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the tenth book of Plato’s The Republic, Socrates famously invokes an ancient quarrel between philosophy and tragedy (among other art forms). In the Symposium, he shows philosophy triumphing over ... More


Shutting Out Mother Vivie Warren as the New Woman

Ann Wilson

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Shaw's groundbreaking play Mrs Warren's Profession, Vivie Warren seems to break completely with traditional roles for women. Refusing to marry or even continue to have a relationship with her ... More


Mrs Warren's Profession and the Development of Transnational Chinese Feminism

Kay Li

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Mrs Warren's Profession was performed in China before it had a public performance in England. Kay Li situates the play's production as an attempt by progressive Chinese intellectuals to advance ... More


Ajax

Paul Woodruff

in The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents examples to illustrate how the story of Ajax plays out in real-life situations. General Ulysses S. Grant, for instance, can be considered a modern Ajax in his use of words as ... More


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