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In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Chris Baldick

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book surveys the early history of one of our most important modern myths: the story of Frankenstein and the monster he created from dismembered corpses, as it appeared in fictional and other ... More


COMPOSER, CRITIC, AND THE PROBLEM OF CREATIVITY

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that Schenker, despite his misgivings about positivist scholarship, appreciated its promise with respect to the study of the creative process. In his earliest essays, he had toyed ... More


 Conclusion

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Disagreeing with contemporary scholarship that posits an aesthetic break c.1800, this chapter argues that the ancient discourse on musical utility did not come to an end with end of the 18th century. ... More


Ways of Telling

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Mahler's symphonies have often been compared to novels, and their method of proceeding likened to that of such writers as Dostoyevsky, Jean Paul, and E. T. A. Hoffmann. This idea is discussed with ... More


Between Anarchy and Community in International Relations

James Mayall

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on international relations. It discusses Stanley Hoffmann's opinion on the matter which is that international relations is a by-product of America's own ... More


E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Christopher R. Clason (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This collection of essays addresses a very broad range of Hoffmann’s most significant works, examining them through the lens of “transgression.” Transgression bears relevance to E. T. A. Hoffmann’s ... More


Tales of Transgression, Fables of Industry: Hoffmann, Hawthorne, Melville, and Gaskell

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley was not alone in fictionalizing the various preoccupations that we find at work in Frankenstein. The more familiar home of such Frankensteinian themes, though, lay in the European and ... More


Joyful Tropiques (Evolution, Revolutions)

Peter Szendy

in Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267057
eISBN:
9780823272303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267057.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A general rhetoric of the limbs involved in musical playing opens the perspective of an evolution of the organs glimpsed in E. T. A. Hoffman’s fiction of a piano-playing monkey.


Transcutaneous Lumbar Posterior Root Stimulation for Motor Control Studies and Modification of Motor Activity after Spinal Cord Injury

Karen Minassian, Ursula Hofstoetter, and Frank Rattay

in Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746507
eISBN:
9780199918768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746507.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Disorders of the Nervous System

A method for transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation that can be used for noninvasive investigations of lumbar neural circuits' function in human subjects was recently developed. The same technique ... More


The Pleasures and Challenges of Subjectivity: From Dreams, Humour, and Self‐Consciousness to Autobiography

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/9780199233540.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1830, an emphasis on real and armchair travel for sheer pleasure brought a new emphasis on the varieties of subjective experience which made travel books self‐conscious and frequently humorous ... More


Reanimating Musical Organicism

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 1, “Reanimating Musical Organicism,” revisits the legacy of organicism to discover fresh critical potential in a discourse currently maligned as a relic of Austro-German aesthetic values. ... More


The Floral Poetics of Schumann’s Blumenstück, op. 19

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 4, “The Floral Poetics of Schumann’s Blumenstück, op. 19,” explores how flowers, as supreme representatives of nonhuman beauty, were woven into nineteenth-century notions of gender, art, and ... More


Sustainable Critique and the Lost Vocation of International Relations

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops the themes of the book along the lines discussed above: its goals, and the key concepts it advances to achieve them. It sets out the longstanding challenge of sustainable ... More


Musicman: the musical-artistic story from Hoffmann and Odoevsky to Pasternak

Neil Cornwell

in Odoevsky's Four Pathways into Modern Fiction: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082092
eISBN:
9781781702062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082092.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates the musical story through Odoevsky's fictional ‘biography’ of Johann Sebastian Bach, and preceding works, particularly in the writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann. It aims to examine ... More


“The Sandman”

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents an alchemical reading of E. T. A. Hoffmann's 1815 tale “The Sandman.” For the modern critic, this text has become inextricable from Freud's 1919 essay “Das Unheimliche” (“The ... More


The Dream Machine

Anna Powell

in Deleuze, Altered States and Film

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632824
eISBN:
9780748651139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632824.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers dreams as the most familiar cinematic altered state and criticises psychoanalytical dream-work through Deleuze-Guattarian schizoanalysis. It explains why Gilles Deleuze and ... More


The Father and the Son of God: Jesus in the Works of Yoel Hoffmann

Neta Stahl

in Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760008
eISBN:
9780199979561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760008.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Yoel Hoffmann (1937–) is one of the most important contemporary Israeli writers. This chapter demonstrates that Hoffmann's works provide a unique model for representing the figure of Jesus. In his ... More


Towards a theory of EU sports law and policy

Richard Parrish

in Sports Law and Policy in the European Union

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066061
eISBN:
9781781700501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066061.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter investigates the theoretical basis for European Union (EU) sports law and policy. The arguments forwarded by intergovernmentalists and neofunctionalists are reviewed. Hoffmann's ... More


A Short Salk Story

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author describes the Salk Institute where he performs his experiments on monkeys to understand the nature of consciousness. Named after Jonas Salk, the Institute employs ... More


Creative Responses to the Challenges of Aging

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter uses as an illustration the late life and last works of a seemingly unlikely candidate for inclusion in a study of canonical composers: Jacques Offenbach (1818–1880), the master of the ... More


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