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Scent, the Body, and the Cosmopolitan Flaireur: John Addington Symonds and Lafcadio Hearn

Catherine Maxwell

in Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the cosmopolitan flaireur, the sophisticated citizen of the world who relishes the fragrance of travel, represented by the historian and classicist John Addington Symonds and ... More


The Renaissance Revised England in the 1860s

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The 1860s in England saw considerable developments in the Renaissance myth. The feelings of uncertainty about the moral basis of its achievements were swept away by a younger generation of writers ... More


The ‘New Spirit’: Joachimism and Changing Interpretations of the Renaissance in Victorian England

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

To the Victorians, the Renaissance was itself a concept in process of some rebirth. Those Victorian writers for whom Joachim of Fiore became something of a symbol of the proto-Renaissance as well as ... More


“In Search of Health”: Invalids Abroad

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter uncovers and assesses the rhetorical strategies that invalid authors use in their efforts to represent themselves as English men, as travelers, and as invalids. Henry Matthews's popular ... More


“Beyond Hope, Help, or Remedy”: Confession, Cure, and the Hypochondriac's Narrative

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the use that invalid authors made of the confessional mode and studies how its conventions aided their self-fashioning as particular kinds of patients. Edward Bulwer-Lytton's ... More


Hippolytus in Ladies’ Greek (with the Accents)

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how women contributed to a major shift in the reception of Euripides by focusing on his tragedy Hippolytus. There was growing interest toward the end of the nineteenth century ... More


How Wilde Read John Addington Symonds’s Studies of the Greek Poets

Gideon Nisbet

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As a student at Oxford, the young Oscar Wilde was often seen with his copies of an acclaimed (and locally infamous) new popular survey of Greek literature, John Addington Symonds’s Studies of the ... More


Reformation Protestantism

Joshua Bennett

in God and Progress: Religion and History in British Intellectual Culture, 1845–1914

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198837725
eISBN:
9780191874314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837725.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

Whereas the third chapter considers the ways in which Protestants used history to come to terms with an opposing religious system, the fourth explores developing Protestant responses to their own, ... More


The Reception of Rome in English Sexology

Jana Funke and Rebecca Langlands

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rome is a significant site in the late nineteenth-century sexological construction of modern figurations of homosexuality, although so far it has been overlooked. Although sexological discussions of ... More


Form: Harmony and Attunement in Empirical Aesthetics

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the activities of a cohort of Edinburgh physiologists, interior designers, and literary critics who sought to develop scientific models of beauty, first by using classical Greek ... More


Historical Periodization in the LDS Great Apostasy Narrative

Eric R. Dursteler

in Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199348138
eISBN:
9780199376735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348138.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter identifies B. H. Roberts, James E. Talmage, and Joseph Fielding Smith as the formulators of the LDS Great Apostasy narrative in the early twentieth century. It traces the sources of ... More


Queer Desires and Classicizing Strategies of Resistance

Alastair J. L. Blanshard

in Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199660513
eISBN:
9780191799730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the political deployment in the late nineteenth century of two radically different ways of relating to ancient homosexuality. The first saw ancient Greek sexuality as providing ... More


Here Aphrodite Is Not: Achilles in Scyros

Jennifer Ingleheart

in Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819677
eISBN:
9780191859991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819677.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Bainbrigge’s closet drama is explored from a number of perspectives. These include its debt to Victorian classical burlesques, and responses to other versions of the myth of Achilles, including ... More


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