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The Discipline of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks closely at the rise of state-funded English education to uncover the disciplinary role that poetry played. It shows how the naturalization of English “meter” was a crucial part of ... More


Scholar-Gypsies

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/9780199269327.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the so-called scholar-gypsy poets in England during the middle of the 18th century, focusing on Matthew Arnold and Arthur Clough. Arnold is considered the dour Victorian Sage ... More


‘Between Two Worlds’: Renan, Sand, and Matthew Arnold

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/9780199242306.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

In Ernest Renan, one reaches a point where romantic faith is married to high scholarship. It would seem that the lively interest in medieval heretics as precursors of modern visionaries had itself ... 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


Culture and Ethnicity

Matthew Arnold

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter studies the relationship between ethnicity and culture in Matthew Arnold's writings. It reconstructs his conception of ‘culture’ and examines the dangers of overemphasising the extent of ... More


Matthew Arnold

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Matthew Arnold liked looking down at things from a height. While at Rugby, he wrote a Latin poem about climbing in search of knowledge. The Strayed Reveller presents two panoramic views of human ... More


The Grand Style: 1800–1900

John Leonard

in Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter traces the emergence of the term ‘grand style’. It was first applied to Milton by Matthew Arnold, but in his early writings Arnold spoke of ‘a grand style’ (not ‘the grand style’), and ... More


Curriculum and Culture

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The original Humboldtian ideal of Bildung was modified in the early 19th century by the growth of disciplinary specialization and of natural science and medicine. But the Berlin model of university ... More


Humanism and Racism: 1850–1900

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects first on how the connection between liberal humanism and colonial racism is formulated in the writings of certain key thinkers of the late nineteenth century in Britain and the ... More


Close encounters of the third kind: Hamo Thornycroft’s The Mower and Matthew Arnold’s ‘Thyrsis’

Jane Thomas (ed.)

in Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter applies the idea of a non-hierarchical, creative exchange of meaning to Hamo Thornycroft’s 1884 sculpture of The Mower, and its accompanying epigraph from Matthew Arnold’s 1866 elegy for ... More


Jane Austen, Matthew Arnold, Shakespeare: The Problem of the Opus

PARK HONAN

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the concepts of New Criticism and the New Historicism by looking a novelist, a poet, and a playwright in the light of a few of the ideas of deconstruction. The chapter tries to ... More


The Question of Celticism

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

No account of Anglo-Irish literature can be complete without some attention to the question of its relation to Gaelic culture, the 19th-century decline of Gaelic as a vernacular and the movement to ... More


Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Daniel G. Williams

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Writing in 1903, W. E. B. Du Bois suggested that the goal for the African American was ‘to be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture’. He was evoking ‘culture’ as a solution to the divisions within ... More


The Spirit of the Age

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Reform, that you may preserve’, Thomas Babington Macaulay urged the House of Commons in 1831. The alternative was to ‘persist in a hopeless struggle against the spirit of the age’. John Stuart Mill ... More


The Rise of Celtology

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his famous 1860 lectures ‘On the Study of Celtic Literature’, Matthew Arnold argued that the time was ripe for a reassessment of what was meant by the term ‘Celticism’. In the latter half of the ... More


Conclusion

Daniel G. Williams

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter reviews the discussions of the previous chapters, looking at the conservationist ethnic movements that challenged the idea of common national cultures in the United States and ... More


Introduction: Culture, Ethnicity, Authority

Daniel G. Williams

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter discusses culture, ethnicity and authority, differentiating conservationism from contributionism and providing a brief outline of the chapters that follow. It also presents ... More


Matthew Arnold in Zion:: Hebrews, Hellenes, Aryans, and Semites

in Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226472478
eISBN:
9780226472492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472492.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In 1869, Matthew Arnold published the essay Culture and Anarchy, in which he appealed to the intellectual and moral reform of England. The following year, the French intellectual Ernest Renan wrote a ... More


Matthew Arnold’s Crowd Management

Gage McWeeny

in The Comfort of Strangers: Social Life and Literary Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199797202
eISBN:
9780190461188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797202.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that while eighteenth-century Britain had a famously vivid range of metaphors to hand for society—from Adam Smith’s factory to Mandeville’s bees to Hume’s machine—Matthew Arnold’s ... More


‘Scrupulously Empty Phrases’ and the Silent Work of Matthew Arnold: Belief in the Action of Writing

Kate Campbell (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores prevailing approaches to Arnoldian culture that interpret it as virtually a belief in itself and as something detached from society. It considers Matthew Arnold's dedication to ... More


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