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Courtly Love and the Lordship of Venus

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The second of two chapters on the Confessio Amantis frame narrative, this chapter analyses political dimensions of courtly love and the relationship between Venus, Cupid, Genius and Amans, or the ... More


Gower

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The significance of nature for Gower is apparent simply in the frequency with which he uses nature terms. This chapter deals mainly with Confessio Amantis, Gower's great English work. Most of this ... More


Thinking Through the Imagination: Aesthetics in Human Cognition

John Kaag

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254934
eISBN:
9780823261031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this book, John Kaag explores the following questions: What is the imagination? And where does the imagination come from? In order to answer these questions, Kaag explains the way that the concept ... More


Ash Can Realism

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In The Genius, Theodore Dreiser told the story of a lustful young painter named Eugene Witla who, like himself, migrated from a small midwestern village to Chicago and then to New York City. Dreiser ... More


Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Sydney Janet Kaplan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is centred on the relationship between the personal lives of writers and the works they produce. It develops a portrait of a circle of writers—John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield, and ... More


Introduction

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction describes the author's process of discovering the ultimate shape and focus of the book with its emphasis on circularity. It describes Murry's career before meeting Lawrence and ... More


Introduction

William W. J. Knox

in Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800–1980

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624096
eISBN:
9780748672264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624096.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Examines the life of Jane Welsh Carlyle and the domestic lives of middle-class women, as well detailing what it was like to live in the shadow of genius.


The Illusion of Doubt

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198783947
eISBN:
9780191826597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783947.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book shows that radical scepticism is an illusion generated by a Cartesian picture of our evidential situation—the view that my epistemic grounds in both the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ cases must be ... More


Harry Berger's Genius: Porting Pleasure in the Bower of Bliss

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Genius's semblaunce is something that is pleasing but does not please, obviously makes him one of the usual suspects for what Berger calls the “conspicuous irrelevance” of a mismatched trope. If ... More


Emily Carr and the legacy of Commonwealth modernism

Leah Modigliani

in Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the importance of landscape painting in the formation of early twentieth-century Canadian national identity, in particular the Theosophical aspirations and quest for the genius ... More


Dave Eggers

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines some of Dave Eggers's works, beginning with his 2000 memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The title of the memoir brings two assumptions into sharp relation: that ... More


The Cultural Landscape

Ken Nicolson

in Landscapes Lost and Found: Appreciating Hong Kong's Heritage Cultural Landscapes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789622093393
eISBN:
9789888313822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622093393.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Cultural landscapes are the combined works of man and nature and it is only by studying this dynamic interaction that the essence of the resulting cultural landscapes can be fully appreciated and ... More


Balzac’s Types at Sea

John Haydock

in Melville's Intervisionary Network: Balzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954231
eISBN:
9781786944153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954231.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After and during discussions with Hawthorne, Melville apparently revised his unfinished whaling story through correcting two recurring weaknesses in his narratives cited by Howard P. Vincent: not ... More


Pre-Code in Synthetic Flesh

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz’s career is summarized during the pre-Code era of Hollywood films. The evolution of the Production Code from the 1922 appointment of Will Hays as the czar of the MPPDA to the lack of ... More


Creativity and Intelligence: Brain Networks That Link and Differentiate the Expression of Genius

Rex E. Jung and Richard J. Haier

in Neuroscience of Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Based on neuro-imaging findings, we present a brain model for intelligence and a model for creativity and discuss how genius may emerge from the overlapping and the unique aspects of these models. ... More


THE LAST HORIZON

Virginia Lynn Moylan

in Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides an in-depth description of the last few years of Hurston’s life in Fort Pierce, Florida, from 1957 to 1960, where she worked as a journalist and teacher. It includes interviews ... More


A Tree Neither Genealogical Nor Botanical

Francesco Orlando

in Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Ruins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108088
eISBN:
9780300138214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108088.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter's purpose is the construction of a “semantic tree” through which the letters and texts written by Servius Sulpicius Rufus, the Roman governor of Greece in 45 bc are examined and studied. ... More


Taking Liberties with Utilitarianism

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190873240
eISBN:
9780190873271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873240.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

J. S. Mill’s argument for the Principle of Liberty is shaped by a concern with moral freedom. ‘Genius’—figuring things out for yourself—fosters moral freedom; Mill understands originality as a higher ... More


The figure (and disfigurement) in the landscape: The Go-Between’s picturesque

Mark Broughton

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Go-Between (Joseph Losey, 1971) emphasises connections between the body and the country estate. These links are brutal: the estate’s grounds have been landscaped and its outlying fields are ... More


C. S. Peirce and the Growth of the Imagination

John Kaag

in Thinking Through the Imagination: Aesthetics in Human Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254934
eISBN:
9780823261031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the way that Kant's aesthetic theory, especially his understanding of imagination, genius and common sense, was imported into the philosophy of C.S. Peirce. Here, Peirce employs ... More


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