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 Republicanism Emergent

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If the factionalization of the 1780s allowed the coexistence in Bentley of both liberalism and libertarianism, the partisanship of the 1790s would force him into the political camp of one or the ... More


Flesh‐Coloured Silk

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It was a scandalous age, an age in which the Queen was, at the instigation of her husband, tried before the House of Lords for adultery. This chapter explores the disruption of the boundary ... More


Narrative and History: Tales of Unrest to Lord Jim

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter explores Conrad's literary style in the early years of his career, detailing how Conrad balanced his Polish literary and philosophical heritage with his new British cultural environment. ... More


A Reticent Imagination

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter explores the meaning of concepts such as subjectivity, imagination, and mimesis that from the late 1820s provided a counter-current to the classical ideal. Although Pushkin was ... More


Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Jonathan Sachs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Romantic Antiquity examines how Romantic‐period writers deploy Roman republican precedents to constitute their vision of literary and political modernity. While scholars have long noted ... More


Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Richard Cronin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book begins with two fatal duels, as the best introduction to a literary period best defined by its antagonisms – between England and Scotland, Whigs and Tories, men and women, and between poets ... More


Editorial Jonson

Tom Lockwood

in Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280780
eISBN:
9780191712890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter takes as its focus William Gifford's 1816, nine-volume edition of The Works of Ben Jonson, offering a historicized account that seeks to understand how the conditions of its making ... More


Autobiographical transactions

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how the theme of the ‘self’ as an autonomous and expressive agent — the ‘Romantic’ self — is produced in texts. A case study of sets of works by Elizabeth Gooch and William ... More


Rome-antic Shakespeare: Coriolanus on Stage and Page, 1789–1820

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With its representation of grain shortages, conflicts between the populace and the patricians, and the dependence of political leaders on the approval of the people, Coriolanus was a most topical ... More


Remembering Peebles

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter focuses on the unprecedented expansion in both the production and consumption of print that marked these years. Writers who knew themselves to be addressing an anonymous mass readership ... More


Pistols and Horsewhips

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter identifies this as the period when literature finally established itself as a professional occupation rather than a gentlemanly vocation. Literary animosities were so violent in part ... More


Jack and Gill

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter describes the determined and flamboyant campaign in the decade after Waterloo to reassert the masculine character of the republic of letters which, many male writers seemed to believe, ... More


Two Cultures

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book concludes by examining the relationship between the kind of writing that the work has explored, the kind that De Quincey calls ‘writing for the current press’, and that other kind of ... More


THE LATE MR. MENCKEN

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The lessening of Mencken's influence was accompanied by the further decline of The American Mercury. Against slumping financial returns, Mencken decided to resign from the magazine. For various ... More


Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Uttara Natarajan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

The ‘only pretension, of which I am tenacious,’ declares William Hazlitt in The Plain Speaker, ‘is that of being a metaphysician’; yet up till now his metaphysics, and particularly what is here ... More


Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialistic criticism, it attempts to trace the ... More


Organic Constitutions: Identity

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter follows the influence of Locke's chapter ‘On Identity and Diversity’ through to the 1790s and beyond, taking in the Lockean games of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Hartley, Barbauld, ... More


Southey's Literary History: Poetry in Retrospect

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter discusses Southey's early verse using the organic connectedness of the native poetic tradition provides the starting-point. Five times between 1807 and 1837 he wrote, for various ... More


Introduction

Uttara Natarajan

in Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the creation of a metaphysics of power by Hazlitt. It evaluates Hazlitt's metaphysics of power which reopened the field of enquiry outlined in ‘Romantic idealism’. It notes the ... More


The Shapes of Power Hazlitt's Metaphysics of Discourse

Uttara Natarajan

in Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a summary of Essay on the Principles of Human Action and shows the origins of Hazlitt's critical position, and of the understanding of poetic language which informs that ... More


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