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“Ode on Melancholy” and ”What the Thrush Said”: Keats

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses two poems by John Keats — “Ode of Melancholy” and “What the Thrush Said.” Keats knew much suffering and died while still a young man. Consumptive and weak, he experienced many ... More


Silver Explorations

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0041
Subject:
Music, Popular

Horace Silver Quintet's “Further Explorations” on Blue Note had a piece titled “Melancholy”; it was a slow piano trio performance. Its theme was an adept borrowing from Debussy. Silver's performance ... More


Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

J. F. Bernard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What’s so funny about melancholy? Iconic as Hamlet is, Shakespearean comedy showcases an extraordinary reliance on melancholy that ultimately reminds us of the porous demarcation between laughter and ... More


Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory

Enzo Traverso

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179423
eISBN:
9780231543019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179423.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War but also the rise of a melancholic vision of history as a series of losses. For the political left, the cause lost was communism, and this ... More


Melancholy: Bright

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Timothie Bright's discussion of melancholy. Born midway through the 16th century in Cambridge, England, Bright wrote several medical works, the best remembered of which was his ... More


Melancholic States: Burton

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0090
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Robert Burton's discussion of melancholy. Burton's education at Oxford began when he was only sixteen. He was admitted as a commoner at Brasenose College and then in 1599 was ... More


Mourning the Lost Mother and the Lost Self: KRISTEVA

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents excerpts from Julia Kristeva's Black Sun: Depression and Melancholy (1989). Kristeva's primary analysis proposes a loss theory of melancholia in the tradition of Freud's ... More


Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

One of contemporary Italy's most prolific and engaging political theorists, Roberto Esposito has coined a number of critical concepts in current debates about the past, present, and future of ... More


‘The Only State for the Best Sort of Poetry’

Hrileena Ghosh

in John Keats' Medical Notebook: Text, Context, and Poems

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620610
eISBN:
9781789629798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620610.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at Keats’ 1820 volume. Its first part focuses the circumstances in which its composition and publication took place, showing how at every turn, questions related to health, ... More


Medicalising enthusiasm

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 6 explores the medical debate on the nature and causes of religious enthusiasm that emerged with the scientific revolution. As Anglican ministers and divines increasingly resorted to a ... More


Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

Tili Boon Cuillé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613362
eISBN:
9781503614178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Enlightenment remains widely associated with the rise of scientific progress and the loss of religious faith, a dual tendency that is thought to have contributed to the disenchantment of the ... More


Satō Haruo's “Ajia no ko” and Yu Dafu's Response: Literature, Friendship and Nationalism

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the complex relationship of the Chinese writer Yu Dafu (1896–1945) and the Japanese writer Satō Haruo (1892–1964). The two writers were familiar with one another's works even ... More


‘Stand not on that brink!’: Byron, Gender and Romantic Suicide

Caroline Franklin

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Byron’s splenetic wit looks right back to Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy as well as forward to the refusal of all orthodoxies that made André Breton and the Surrealists in the 20th century. Suicide ... More


What’s So Funny About Humours? Melancholy, Comedy and Revisionist Philosophy

J. F. Bernard

in Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introductory chapter addresses both the prevalence of melancholy within Shakespearean comedy as well as the extensive revisions of relevant philosophical discourses that the genre undertakes. It ... More


The Unending Love Story

Gene H. Bell-Villada

in García Márquez: The Man and His Work

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833513
eISBN:
9781469604473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895382_bell-villada.19
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Even on his sixties and seventies, García Márquez still produced well-written narratives that explored male–female attraction and love. These novels pushed the customary boundaries of romantic ... More


“Fine Suddenness”: Keats’s Sense of a Beginning

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines how John Keats in his early poetry borrows the perceptual pattern that structures so many of William Wordsworth's poems: a state of inattention or dreaminess punctuated by a ... More


Melancholy is the Best Storyteller: Oil, Water, and Blood from Gonzenbach back to Basile

Armando Maggi

in Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter with a tale from the Sicilian collection of fairy tales (“The Maiden with Seven Veils”) that is a rewriting of the first and the last tale of Basile’s The Tale of Tales. This original ... More


Privacy as Enablement

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the defensive value of privacy and considers privacy as enablement in eighteenth-century England. It suggests that privacy served as an escape from the demands and burdens of ... More


“Sunshades will usurp their space”: Edith Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell, and the Dreaming Clowns of Melancholy

Allan Pero

in The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054421
eISBN:
9780813053165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054421.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the place of clowns in the cultural production of Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell, and how clowns embody and generate “spaces of melancholy.” The psychology that characterizes ... More


The Culture of Defeat

Enzo Traverso

in Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179423
eISBN:
9780231543019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179423.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first chapter defines left-wing melancholy as a culture of defeat, which constitutes a kind of red thread of its history. It depicts the teleological narrative that, from Marx to Hobsbawm, gave ... More


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