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“On the Contrary!”: Ibsen’s Evolutionary Vision

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Henrik Ibsen's exploration of evolutionary mechanisms such as extinction, sexual selection, and adaptation through close analysis of his writings. Ibsen's engagement with ... More


Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Leonardo Lisi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have been inherited from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the ... More


Joyce and the Realism of the Ordinary

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines James Joyce’s depiction of ordinary experience, beginning with his youthful hero-worship of Henrik Ibsen. Inspired by Ibsen’s poetics of the everyday, Joyce’s ... More


Aesthetics of Fragmentation in Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt

Leonardo F. Lisi

in Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 begins by examining Henrik Ibsen's early play St. John's Night and shows how his career as a playwright began by following J.L. Heiberg's aesthetics of autonomy, only to turn away from the ... More


Henry James and the Emergence of the Major Phase

Leonardo F. Lisi

in Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the influence of Ibsen on Henry James, arguing that it led him to develop a new organizing structure for his novels similar to that of the aesthetics of dependency. The chapter ... More


PLAYS AND PLAYERS

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/9780195072389.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken finds reprieve by becoming a drama critic. An older critic gives him valuable advice that becomes the mainstay of Mencken's style: in order to get a crowd, you must give them a show. Mencken ... More


Early Writing

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Chapter 1 identifies and analyzes traces of Flaubert in Joyce’s early writing – the critical essays written between 1899 and 1902; entries in the Paris and Pola ‘Commonplace Book’ that Joyce kept in ... More


Nora's Departure and the Aesthetics of Dependency

Leonardo F. Lisi

in Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses Ibsen's A Doll's House as an example of the aesthetics of dependency. Ibsen in this work stages the contradiction between two dominant representational systems: the plot ... More


The Rise of Modern Drama, 1909–1924

M. Cody Poulton

in A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter identifies the Taishō era and Henrik Ibsen with the birth of modern drama in Japan. It was also the birth of the shingeki movement, a fact that was borne out by another Ibsen production, ... More


Memory in Theater: The Scene Is Memory

Attilio Favorini

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter joins Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, and Samuel Beckett with Sigmund Freud, Jerome Bruner, and Gerald Edelman—three playwrights with three kindred, twentieth-century memographers or ... More


Confronting the Serious Side

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines serious attempts to incorporate evolution thematically into plays during the nineteenth century, many of which hinge on the relationship between people and their environments. ... More


Literary Species and Academic Toolkits

Nancy Glazener

in Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199390137
eISBN:
9780199390151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390137.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the late nineteenth century, literary genres were often figured as species and assessed in somewhat evolutionary terms. In keeping with Herbert Spencer’s assimilation of evolutionary competition ... More


Women’s suffrage and theatricality

Sos Eltis

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Eltis explores the ways in which the women’s suffrage campaign was performative, surveying the connections between suffrage activism, theatre, and protest. The campaign for Votes for Women was the ... More


Clothing: Brontë’s bonnet and Dickinson’s dress

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 3 investigates ways of figuring the author’s doubled body, physical and textual, through clothing. It contrasts the ways that male and female authorial clothing has been imagined and ... More


Language, Judgment, and Attention: Writing in the World

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drawing on Cavell, this chapter argues that choosing one’s words is an exercise of judgment both in relation to the world and in relation to words. Sharpened attention to words is sharpened attention ... More


Glass: Woolf’s spectacles and Freud’s mirror

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 6 meditates upon the function of glass as a medium of ‘enchantment’ in the writer’s house museum. It considers how and to what effect objects are co-located and assembled within the vitrine ... More


Catiline in the Underworld and Afterwards

D. H. Berry

in Cicero's Catilinarians

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195326468
eISBN:
9780197510834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195326468.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews the reception of Cicero’s Catilinarians over the two millennia from Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae until the present day. Particular attention is paid to Virgil’s Aeneid, to Ben ... More


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