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Celts, Goths, and the Nature of the Literary Source

Nick Groom

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines James Macpherson’s sensational Ossian (1760–5) and its relevance to Percy’s Reliques (1765), arguing that Thomas Percy’s work, which began as a straightforward response to the ... More


Macpherson and Percy

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the conflict between Thomas Percy and Celtic bard James Macpherson on the subject of literary antiquarianism. The rival claims of Percy and Macpherson on the literary ... More


The Birth of the Modern Poet

ROBERT CRAWFORD

in The Modern Poet: Poetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269327
eISBN:
9780191699382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269327.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the history of a body of poets in England during the middle of the 18th century. These poets include Jerome Stones, James Macpherson, and Hugh Blair, who shared a fascination ... More


Tristram Shandy and the Freshest Moderns

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

By re-emerging at irregular intervals on the literary culture of the 1760s, absorbing or addressing its new products, Sterne could make available to himself an inexhaustible repertoire of ... More


‘Oral Tradition’: The Evolution of an Eighteenth-Century Concept

Nicholas Hudson

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

‘Oral tradition’, in a recognizably modern form, is a coinage of the 18th century. Yet even in the 18th century this concept was controversial and its acceptance slow and uncertain. Two major ... More


Ossianic History and Bluestocking Feminism

JoEllen DeLucia

in A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the Bluestockings’ role in the development of the Scottish Enlightenment’s cross-cultural theories of human development and in the popularization of their literary equivalent, ... More


The Progress of Feeling: The Ossian Poems and Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments

JoEllen DeLucia

in A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between time, feeling, and gender in two foundational texts of the Scottish Enlightenment, the Ossian poems and Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments. It ... More


Sophia Lee’s Historical Sensibility

Melissa Sodeman

in Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791328
eISBN:
9780804792790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791328.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Sophia Lee’s popular novel The Recess (1783-5) marks the emergence of a new historical consciousness in the sentimental novel and raises serious questions about the limits of historical knowledge. ... More


Songs of the Enlightenment Bard: Essay on “Homer und Ossian” 1794

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Herder turned to the imaginary Scottish bard, Ossian, again at the end of his life, this time comparing him directly to Homer. In Chapter 5 Herder admits clearly that he recognizes that Ossian was ... More


Scotland from Culloden to 1945

Bernhard Maier

in The Celts: A History from Earliest Times to the Present

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616053
eISBN:
9780748672219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.003.0021
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter traces the history of Scotland from Culloden to 1945. It details the transformation of the Highlands in the late eighteenth century when landowners, with the backing of the government ... More


The Green Arrow (1941)

Chris Bishop

in Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The stories of Robin Hood constitute the collective memory of popular counter-culture. The chapter entitled “Green Arrow” posits the legends of the green wood as the antecedent for this successful ... More


The Nation and Its Fragments: Essay on “Briefwechsel über Ossian und die Lieder alter Völker” (1773)

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The first use of the word and concept, Volkslied (folk song), appears in Herder’s 1773 essay on the Ossian controversy, published in an influential volume of essays containing his own reflections the ... More


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