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Romantic Genre Theory

David Duff

in Romanticism and the Uses of Genre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572748
eISBN:
9780191721960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572748.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter investigates genre theory of the ‘high’ Romantic period, taking Friedrich Schlegel's Dialogue on Poetry and Wordsworth's Preface to Lyrical Ballads as paradigms of the wide-ranging ... More


Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (1): Switzerland and the Romantic ‘North’

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter follows Dumas, Hugo, and Nerval to the ‘North’ of their Romantic mythical geography, revealing further developments in the genre. Dumas's Switzerland foregrounded the body of the ... More


Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) revolutionized the study of language, signs, and discourse in the twentieth century. He successfully reconstructed the proto-Indo-European vowel ... More


Romantic Organology: Terminology and Metaphysics

Leif Weatherby

in Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter lays out the project of reconstructing Romantic metaphysics—here called “Romantic organology”—as part of a long history of the terms “organ” and “organon” (Greek “tool”). The root organ- ... More


Mignon in Germany: From Goethe to Stifter

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The opening section of this chapter is devoted to Mignon’s afterlives in Goethe’s own writing, in particular an episode of memory and mourning in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Her appearances in the ... More


The Nay Science: A History of German Indology

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199931347
eISBN:
9780199345724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931347.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book offers a new perspective on the problem of scientific method in the human sciences. Taking German Indological scholarship on the Mahabharata and the Bhagavadgita as its example, the book ... More


Friedrich Schlegel

Michael N. Forster

in German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and beyond

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199604814
eISBN:
9780191809941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604814.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on Friedrich Schlegel, the main founder of German Romanticism. Schlegel made groundbreaking contributions to the theory of language, hermeneutics, and general aesthetics. He was ... More


The Linguistic Creation of Man: August Schleicher and the Missing Link in Darwinian Theory

Robert J. Richards

in Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226058764
eISBN:
9780226059099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059099.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the Origin of Species, Darwin briefly compared the descent of human races with the descent of language and suggested that natural selection might explain both. His great friend, Charles Lyell, ... More


The Myth of Absence

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/9780226403533.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

"The Myth of Absence,” traces the myth that the philosophes and the mechanistic cosmology had eliminated the divine. It demonstrates that several key mythemes—the mythless age, the de-divination of ... More


Introduction: Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790–1811

Philipp Hunnekuhl

in Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790-1811

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621785
eISBN:
9781800341388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621785.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction elaborates the key claim of the book, namely that Robinson was the most pioneering comparative critic in England during the early Romantic period. He developed a revolutionary theory ... More


Introduction

Cristina Massaccesi

in Devil’s Advocates: Nosferatu A Symphony Of Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Nosferatu. Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu. A Symphony of Horror), which was directed by German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in 1922. A ... More


Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790-1811

Philipp Hunnekuhl

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621785
eISBN:
9781800341388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Henry Crabb Robinson (1775–1867) earned his place in literary history as a perceptive diarist from 1811 onwards. Drawing substantially on hitherto unpublished manuscript sources, Henry Crabb ... More


Between Modernisms: transition (1927–38)

Céline Mansanti

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0041
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the history of transition, the last important exile magazine of the interwar period and one of the most important magazines of its generation. In its 11-year publishing run, ... More


Periphery, Modernity and the Discovery of Wales in Travel Writing in German from 1790 to 1850

Kathryn N. Jones, Carol Tully, and Heather Williams

in Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation: (Re)Discoveries of Wales in Travel Writing in French and German (1780-2018)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621433
eISBN:
9781800341395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621433.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This was a period of discovery, with many German-speaking travellers exploring the notion of Wales from a position of ignorance. Consequently, Wales is framed as a peripheral ‘other’ throughout, but ... More


Language Ensouled

Sarah M. Pourciau

in The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter One traces the 19th century development of a new way of thinking about language structure, and about systematicity more generally, in the work of German linguists like Jacob Grimm, Franz ... More


Criticism and New Writing in English

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the early poetry and criticism of Edwin Muir, which is characterised by a particular time theme that is an artistic trope and a daily preoccupation of the early twentieth ... More


Intellectual Influence

Michael N. Forster

in Herder's Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199588367
eISBN:
9780191866814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199588367.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that Herder’s intellectual influence has been enormous, not only encompassing important individual thinkers, such as Goethe, Schleiermacher, Schlegel, Schelling, Hegel, Humboldt, ... More


The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Sarah M. Pourciau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they ... More


Athens and Jerusalem: Autochthony, Promised Land, and the Roots of Western Aesthetics

Vincent P. Pecora

in Land and Literature in a Cosmopolitan Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852148
eISBN:
9780191886669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852148.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Autochthony is fundamental to ancient Greek notions of belonging to the land. While the motif had a negligible presence in the literature of European Christendom, it returns with some force in modern ... More


Beyond the Living and the Dead: On Post-Kantian Philosophy as Historical Appropriation

Karl Ameriks

in Kantian Subjects: Critical Philosophy and Late Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841852
eISBN:
9780191881435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841852.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter is about the philosophical use of history, especially as practiced in post-Kantian philosophy. It expands on the author’s earlier books, which have argued that philosophy has become most ... More


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