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Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Jeffrey Morrison

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines the pivotal role of Johann Joachim Winckelmann as an arbiter of classical taste. It identifies the key features of Winckelmann's treatment of classical beauty, particularly in his ... More


Green Sickness and Wertherism: Smiles

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Samuel Smiles, born in 1812, was an influential figure in the 19th-century “self-help” movement. His book, Self-help: With Illustrations of Character, Conduct and Perseverance (1859) grew out of a ... More


Goethe's Naturalistic Anthropology: Man and Other Plants

Matthew Bell

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158943
eISBN:
9780191673429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158943.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

For many readers in the English-speaking world, Goethe has somehow remained separate from the European intellectual and literary tradition. This study aims to correct this view by showing how Goethe ... More


Afterword

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Reading, in Proust's view, is both intrinsically valuable and intrinsically inadequate, ‘essential yet limited’, because although literature introduces us to new ways of looking at the world, it does ... More


Historical Interpretations of Flower Induction and Flower Development

Beverley J. Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The modern analysis of flowers and flowering rests on description and interpretation of plant form. Chief among these is Goethe's foliar theory, which proposes that all aerial plant organs are ... More


Hensel: Lyrical Expansions, Elisions, and Rhythmic Flow

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This is the first of five chapters on the songs of individual composers. Whereas narrative accounts of the nineteenth‐century Lied typically begin with Franz Schubert, here phrase expansion, ... More


Schubert: Repetition, Motion, and Reflection

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores effects of repetition and motion in Schubert's songs, together with moments of rhythmic irregularity. Analyses focus on three songs from Winterreise (poems by Müller) and three ... More


Wolf: Syncopation and the Rhythms of Speech

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The rhythmic flexibility and syncopation of Wolf's vocal lines convey feelings of speech rhythm. Declamation on its own, however, does not fully explain the expressive effects. There is also a logic ... More


Diabolus in Musica: LISZT AND THE DEMONIC

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents a typology of the demonic in the music of Liszt, and seeks to answer the questions: what impact did his representations of the demonic have on his stylistic development as a ... More


Germany (1832–5): ‘la rêveuse, la poétique, la mélancolique Allemagne’1

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Marmier spent some two years in the German-speaking world, with Leipzig as his base, returning only briefly to France in the intervening period. Immersing himself in the language and culture of these ... More


The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

Nicholas Halmi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212415
eISBN:
9780191707223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212415.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Despite its widely acknowledged importance in and beyond the thought of the Romantic period, the distinctive concept of the symbol articulated by such writers as Goethe and F. W. J. Schelling in ... More


Werther

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Massenet's Werther. It argues that Werther exhibits a remarkable blend of stageworthiness and fidelity to the epistolary antecedent, including borrowings of many of Goethe's ... More


Berlioz I: (“Publication de ses lettres intimes”, Harmonie et mélodie, Calmann-Lévy, 1899, 249–255)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

With the publication of his Lettres intimes, people have begun to talk once again of Berlioz's venomous nature and bad character. This chapter holds, however that Berlioz was not a cunning person: he ... More


The Uniqueness of Person‐Perception

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the misleading picture of the inferential perception of persons. It also discusses the connection to the other-minds problem, Goethe on the perception of expressive gestures ... More


Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Paul Fleming

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's analysis of art's increasing difficulty to both engage and extricate itself from prosaic reality, this book investigates the strategies employed by German ... More


Goethe's Colored Shadows

Roy Sorensen

in Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326574
eISBN:
9780199870271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Newton says shadows are mere absences of light. Since the visual response to a lack of stimulation is black, all shadows would then be black. In his attack on Newton's optics, Goethe drew attention ... More


Personal and Political

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Should laws and government policies be guided by what positive psychologists are discovering about happiness? A number of distinguished thinkers contend that public policy should and will be ... More


A Curious Measure of Changing Beethoven Reception

Kristina Muxfeldt

in Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782420
eISBN:
9780199919154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782420.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter examines the surprising language of an episode in the Goethe-Zelter correspondence, and its garbled transmission by Adolph Bernhard Marx, tracing a story of changing Beethoven reception, ... More


Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Matt Erlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century brought new and exotic commodities to Europe from abroad—coffee, tea, spices, and new textiles to name a few. Yet one of the most widely distributed ... More


“Loving Insight”: D’Arcy Thompson's Aristotle and the Soul in Nature

Martin Kemp

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a case study of early critical reflection on Darwinian biology through a close examination of D'Arcy Thompson. Thompson accepted Darwin's theory of natural selection only ... More


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