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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More


Richard Lovelace and the End of Court Culture, 1647–1649

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

Richard Lovelace is the best-known ‘Cavalier’ poet. He was a relative and close friend of Thomas Stanley; he was friends with both John Hall and Marvell. This chapter offers a revisionist ... More


Marvell and the End of Court Culture, 1648–1649

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter sets Marvell's two of published occasional poems of 1648–9 in the context of the literary community around Stanley in London. The first section examines John Hall's career as a ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

The concluding chapter focuses on Marvell's satire ‘Tom May's Death’, the allegiance which has long puzzled scholars given its apparently royalist sentiment but date of composition after the ... More


Marvell, Lovelace, and Cowley

Thomas N. Corns

in Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The chapter gives an outline of the political situation in England in the wake of the victory of the revolutionary Independents. Events of the period 1649–53, pre-eminently the eclipse of the ... More


Bad Deaths, Sudden Deaths, and Suicides

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sudden deaths were deemed as bad deaths by Christian standards because they do not allow time for spiritual preparation and repentance for sins committed in life, while suicides are seen as terrible ... More


Herrick and the Order of the Black Riband: Literary Community in Civil-War London and the Publication of Hesperides (1648)

Nicholas McDowell

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter recovers Herrick’s association with a formidable, secretive, and almost unknown literary circle which formed in London in the aftermath of the first Civil War, and whose raison d’être ... More


Before the Young, Restless, and Reformed: Edwards’s Appeal to Post–World War II Evangelicals

D. G. Hart

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter looks at the reception of Edwards among self-professed “experimental Calvinists” such as Richard Lovelace, John Piper, Tim Keller, John Gerstner, and the Banner of Truth Trust. It also ... More


Reflection: Reason, Calculating Machines, and Efficient Causation

Matthew L. Jonesp

in Efficient Causation: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199782185
eISBN:
9780199395583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782185.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Calculating machines around 1700 served as something “good to think with” in the major early modern debate about what sorts of causes were philosophically licit in explaining the creation and ... More


Victorian Fictions of Computational Creativity

Megan Ward

in AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198846666
eISBN:
9780191881817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846666.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In designing his foundational test of AI, Alan Turing refers to Ada’s Lovelace’s Victorian pronouncement that a machine cannot be intelligent because it only does what it is programmed to do. This ... More


“The people living a life every man for himself”: Problems in the Postindependence Body (Politic)

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Caribbean texts from the 1950s both articulated the promise of an independent nation-state and foreshadowed the potential problems it might encounter. This chapter explores the materialization of ... More


Literary Deliriums: Cultural Expression, Commodity Fetishism, and the Search for Community

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the increasingly fraught representations of individuals and communities in the 1970s and 1980s, as the shortcomings of various national projects became ever more apparent or, as ... More


From Breakdown to Rebirth: Ritual Reconfigurations of the Nation-State

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how stylistic innovations and glimpses of utopian potential are extended by authors such as Partrick Chamoiseau, Earl Lovelace, and Erna Brodber into whole aesthetic programs ... More


Rural Communities

Lucy Evans

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter One examines the representation of village and small-town rural communities in Olive Senior’s Summer Lightning and Other Stories (1986) and Earl Lovelace’s A Brief Conversion and Other ... More


Poetry and Revolution

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter narrates the re-entry of Andrew Marvell in England in the year 1647, where the outbreak of the Second Civil War occurred in the summer of 1648. Amidst this tumultuous context, Marvell ... More


Computer Dreams

Chris Bleakley

in Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198853732
eISBN:
9780191888168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853732.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Chapter 3 tells the story of the visionaries that first imagined the computer. In the 19th century, Charles Babbage invented a mechanical computer but failed in his attempts to build it. He and Ada ... More


Software: Making a Digital Computer Do Something Useful

James A. Anderson

in After Digital: Computation as Done by Brains and Machines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199357789
eISBN:
9780190675264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357789.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Digital computers are “protean” in that they can become almost anything through software. Their basic design elements came from a 19th-century British tradition in logic, exemplified by Boole and ... More


Enthralment and Bondage: Love as a Prison

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 8 introduces the prison amoureuse topos featuring the enslavement of the Petrarchan lover to his innamorata. The chapter opens with a reading of Mary Cholmondeley’s Prisoners (1906) as an ... More


Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace: Statistics and the Computer

Lawrence Goldman

in Victorians and Numbers: Statistics and Society in Nineteenth Century Britain

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192847744
eISBN:
9780191943003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847744.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, British and Irish Modern History

The polymathic Charles Babbage—mathematician, engineer, systems analyst, economist, computer pioneer—has rarely been associated closely with statistics. But he was so proud of his role in founding ... More


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