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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume collects together lectures by distinguished scholars. One lecture examines medieval religious relics, focusing on what they actually comprised and asking how these paltry items came to be ... More


Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Yoon Sun Lee

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the late 18th and 19th centuries, non-English conservatives such as Burke, Scott, and Carlyle, among others, influentially shaped Britain's political attitudes and literary genres because they ... More


Conclusion

Carl Thompson

in The Suffering Traveller and the Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259984
eISBN:
9780191717413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259984.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This concluding chapter draws together the main threads of the preceding argument. It then speculates briefly on the extent to which the travel traditions established by Romantic travellers — and in ... More


The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

David P. Kinloch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book rescues Joseph Joubert from the ranks of minor French moralistes, and, by tracing the development of his thought from his time as secretary to Diderot through to the period of his ... More


Last Things: Emily Brontë's Poems

Janet Gezari

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543298
eISBN:
9780191701306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543298.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Emily Brontë's poems are more frequently celebrated than read. Ironically, their very uniqueness and strangeness have made them less interesting to current feminist critics than other poetry written ... More


De Quincey's Disciplines

Josephine McDonagh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book reveals the English Opium-Eater to be a more complex and contradictory figure than is usually portrayed. All too often pigeon-holed as a latter-day Romantic and psychedelic dreamer, Thomas ... More


Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as ... More


 Love of the Good among the Ruins: Charles Taylor and the Enchantment of Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the philosophical and historical account that Charles Taylor developed on agency, identity, and the good, in particular in his collected essays and in Sources of the Self. The ... More


Epilogue

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This epilogue discusses the discontinuation of the focus of English Romantic poetry on the topics of apocalypse and millennium. Attempts to explore the succession of apocalypse and millennium were ... More


 Enlightenment and Romantic Writers Look at Shamans

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Enlightenment travel writings on Siberia as well as contributions from Romantic writers and scholars, who laid the foundations of shamanism studies. Among them are such ... More


Conclusion

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin's biography, his figurative life, may be better known than his poems. He is syntactically difficult sometimes too, and moves in his poetic thinking through unapparent connections. ... More


Milton and the Romantics

David Fairer

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

According to Joseph Wittreich, Romantic poets empowered Milton by making him whole again through their readings of his poetry in the future tense, so that poems emerging from one moment of crisis ... More


The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. The book shows how the study of the oracles influenced, ... More


The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Edward Larrissy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book examines the philosophical and literary background to representations of blindness and the blind in the Romantic period. In detailed studies of literary works the author shows how the topic ... More


The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Michael O'Neill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Drawn from Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, the title of this book suggests the cultural and literary persistence of the Romantic in the work of many British, American, and Irish poets since 1900. ... More


Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music

Kofi Agawu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370249
eISBN:
9780199852161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370249.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The question of whether music has meaning has been the subject of sustained debate ever since music became a subject of academic inquiry. Is music a language? Does it communicate specific ideas and ... More


Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book bridges a perceived gulf between materialist and idealist approaches to the reader. Informed by an historical awareness of Romantic hermeneutics and its later developments (as well as by an ... More


The Romantic Poet and the Brotherhood of Genius

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the emergence of a new poetry that presents its credentials as lying not with any preexisting literary or national tradition, but with the genius of the individual poet. Despite ... More


Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Herbert F. Tucker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book provides a connected history of epic poetry in Britain between the French Revolution and the First World War. Although epic is widely held to have been shouldered aside by the novel, if not ... More


The Tudors Viewed by French Romantic Artists

STEPHEN BANN

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter singles out two features of the cult of British historical themes in French Romantic painting, and focuses on the most prominent of the artists who cultivated such scenes involving ... More


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