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The Public Face of the Seminary

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-four examines Hodge as he establishes himself as the leading professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Through his teaching, administration, and hospitality of famous guests such as ... More


The Long Debate

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter briefly outlines the history of the debate about art and ethics since Plato, both in popular culture and in the literary and philosophical traditions. It identifies as recurrent ... More


The Night Watch: How the Sandbank Crumbles

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The most famous and certainly the weirdest of all shooter portraits, the one that most fully tests the limits of disaggregation, was not originally known as The Night Watch. It acquired that title in ... More


Evasive Action: Three Ways to Shore Up the Sandbank

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Because the proponents of the approaches all premise or assume that unity was a desideratum, either they ignore the disruptive features of the painting or else they allegorize them away. They ... More


Disaggregation as Class Conflict

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Captain Cocq performs his pose with authority, as if he knows it derives both from “the tradition of Amsterdam guard Captains” and from a predominantly aristocratic tradition of full-length ... More


An Odd Couple: the Ghost of Anslo's Wife

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Riegl praises Rembrandt for the discipline with which he maintains the pattern of subordination that foregrounds the two officers and isolates them from the remainder of the company. Several ... More


Genet's chant d'amour and the Lives of the Heroes

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Against the grain of the many autobiographically based readings of Genet, this chapter presents his prose writing (esp. Miracle de la rose, Notre-Dame-des Fleurs, Journal du voleur) as a series of ... More


A Sense of Mission

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty is an account of how Hodge returned from Europe a changed man. Full of confidence and new ideas, Hodge gave himself to educational reform and missions in the years immediately after ... More


The Life of Things, the Love of Things

Remo Bodei

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264421
eISBN:
9780823266593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264421.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

From prehistoric stone tools to machines to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings. Changing with the times, places, and methods of production, coming from diverse ... More


Exemplary Figures and Diagrammatic Thought

Christopher D. Johnson

in Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477423
eISBN:
9780801464065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477423.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter offers a close reading of Warburg's 1926 lecture on Rembrandt, in which he crystallizes his thinking about the Baroque and “superlatives” in art and lays the groundwork for the final ... More


Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Harry Berger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A study of the theory and practice of seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits, this book offers an account of the genre's comic and ironic features, which it treats as comments on the social ... More


The Preacher's Wife

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Wives got a better deal in pendants simply because they occupied their own picture space, and it also implies that they had enough input and influence to affect the production ratio. According to ... More


Manual Mischief: The Loneliness of the Red Musketeer

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Margaret Carroll resists the traditional view that unity was a positive value and that Rembrandt achieved it by “conveying the present-day activities of Amsterdam's militia companies and at the same ... More


Between Stad and Stadholder: Captain Cocq's Dilemma

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It is easy to imagine that, after the patrons were bowled over by its size and scale, its unparalleled technique, and its generic novelty, they would begin to examine whether it did justice to both ... More


Loving Yusuf: Conceptual Travels from Present to Past

Mieke Bal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035864
eISBN:
9780226035888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035888.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the author of this book reread the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife as an adult, she was struck by differences between her childhood memories of a moral tale and what she read today. This ... More


Self-Portraiture

Christopher S. Wood

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It is not clear that art ever offers anything like knowledge. But if it does, then one should perhaps look to the self-portrait. The self-portrait is an image of an individual created by that ... More


Eyes Wide Shut

in Loving Yusuf: Conceptual Travels from Present to Past

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035864
eISBN:
9780226035888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035888.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

If words can be signs and signs can be faces shown or withheld, so can elements of paintings. Reading a sura is processing and responding to a “visible sign of a transcendental reality.” Visibility ... More


The Perils of Uglytown: Studies in Structural Misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt

Harry Berger, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823245161
eISBN:
9780823252657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245161.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book considers a variety of texts and images ranging from those of Thucydides and Plato to those of William Shakespeare and Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. The Introduction explains the key concept ... More


Private Jews, Public Germans

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter seven considers to what extent the experience of German Jewish scholars in Hamburg differed from that of Berlin or Frankfurt. To this end, it investigates how Warburg, Cassirer, and Panofsky ... More


The Unframing Image

Eyal Peretz

in The Off-Screen: An Investigation of the Cinematic Frame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600720
eISBN:
9781503601611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600720.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The book opens its investigation of the category of the “off” by examining a paradigmatic painting of the early modern period, Rembrandt’s The Sacrifice of Isaac. The painting is shown to involve a ... More


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