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A Technological Fix for ‘Dunbar's Dilemma’?

Lawrence Barham

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

A comparison of the archaeological evidence for symbol-based behaviours with the predictions of the social brain hypothesis has created ‘Dunbar's dilemma’. The dilemma lies in a disjuncture between ... More


Paul Laurence Dunbar, Clorindy, and “The Talented Tenth ”

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Prominent black intellectuals, led by a distinguished minister, John Wesley Crumell, and including the young scholar, William E. B. Dubois and the poet, Paul Dunbar, had their own ideas “for the ... More


Epilogue

Mara Casey Tieken

in Why Rural Schools Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618487
eISBN:
9781469618500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0010
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter concludes this book's research conducted in Delight and Earle, Arkansas. In 2010, the school in Delight was consolidated with Murfreesboro High, while only two of the schools in Earle ... More


Dunbar the Makar

Priscilla Bawcutt

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Dunbar's genius has been recognised not only by critics but by modern poets such as Auden and Eliot. This critical study examines Dunbar's view of himself as a poet, or ‘makar’, and the way he ... More


Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Marva Carter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Renowned today as a prominent African-American in music theater and the arts community, composer, conductor, and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from ... More


Neon Griot: The Functional Role of Poetry Readings in the Black Arts Movement

Lorenzo Thomas

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The two most widely known African American poets before the 20th century were Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Harper was an accomplished elocutionist and Emerson's ... More


Introduction

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

William Dunbar is a poet whose great works are often praised yet rarely analysed. This chapter introduces readers to Dunbar, the makar; his works, his striking alterations of moods, his style and his ... More


Dunbar's World

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

There is no fixed and immutable relationship between the real world Dunbar lived in and the poetic world he created. In his poems, Dunbar often selects the ingredients and ideas of his poems from the ... More


Court Poems: Praise and Petition

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the rule of James V and the role of Dunbar during his reign as a court poet, wherein he was tasked to write complimentary verses of places, people with high ranks, occasion and ... More


‘Moralitee and Hoolynesse’

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Dunbar's moral poems, classified as the ‘Divine’ and ‘Moralities’ poems. Dunbar's poems are strongly imbued with a sense of mutability of this world. His counsels in his poems ... More


Flyting

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses one of the medieval poetic traditions in which Dunbar excels: flyting. In the sixteenth century, flyting was a contest of wits wherein poets assailed each other alternately ... More


‘Ladeis Bewtie … Luiffis Blys’

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Unlike Chaucer, who was described as a ‘womanis frend’, William Dunbar never took great interest in women. Most of his poetry is not primarily concerned with them. It is man who is frequently ... More


‘Young Saint, Old Devil’: Reflections on a Medieval Proverb *

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The ‘Young saint, old devil’ is a medieval proverb that was included in Dunbar's poem entitled ‘The Merle and the Nychtingaill’. This chapter discusses other passages and discussions that concern ... More


Caprice

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the fall of 1951 events took an upward turn in Philippa's career. A glorious tour in Africa and Europe had been arranged from December through March and this promised to be a stellar experience ... More


“Broadway, Here I Come!”

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins by discussing how the Worth’s Museum in Manhattan initiated Will Cook into musical theater. It talks about how important Bob Cole was to Will Cook in learning the tricks of the ... More


Removing The “Minstrel Mask”

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses how a group of black contemporary intellectuals and artists elevated the content, form, and style of the Negro as theatrical writer, composer, and performer. It shows that Will ... More


The Fortunes of John Lydgate

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter offers an overview of the critical reception of Lydgate's work, tracing the decline from a tradition of medieval encomium (voiced by, among others, William Dunbar and William Caxton), ... More


Clio Barnard

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Clio Barnard. Barnard's work deals with the relationship between documentary and fiction, and in particular the subjectivity of recollection. His ... More


Astronomy and U.S. Expansion in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

U.S. expansion into the lower Mississippi Valley from 1795 to 1810 evinced and inspired many of the ways that officials and experts in the early United States used astronomy to promote territorial ... More


Allegiance, Identities, and National Scientific Communities

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter studies how individuals in the lower Mississippi Valley fashioned identities as men of science. It focuses on the 1790s to the 1810s, an era when several empires and other groups ... More


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