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Éblouissement

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines éblouissement in Marcel Proust's Venice in À la recherche du temps perdu. It suggests that Proust's sensibility and imagination were “religious” insofar as they were animated by ... More


Aesthetic Auto/biography: Ruskin and Proust

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the notion of ‘aesthetic autobiography’, attached by Suzanne Nalbantian to the modernist autobiographical Künstlerroman, in fact originates in the way earlier writers such as ... More


Literary Impressionism and Impressionist Autobiographies: Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Ford Madox Ford

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is really a coda to the first half of the book, arguing that an alternative contemporary response to the disturbance in life‐writing is represented by the impressionist ... More


The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

J. B. Bullen

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Few people who use the word ‘Renaissance’ today realize that it is a comparatively recent historical idea, or that it is a ‘myth’ or story constructed by writers to explain the past. This innovative ... More


Science and Religion in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Landscape Art

David Brown

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter identifies the impact of Darwin's discoveries on landscape art. Constable, Friedrich, and the Hudson River school are used to illustrate pre-1858 attitudes; Ruskin, Dyce, and van Gogh ... More


William Morris and the Aesthetics of Manly Labour

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces this complex history of aestheticism, socialist aesthetics, and early modernism through a study of the development of William Morris's works in the later nineteenth century. ... More


The Religion of Art in an Age of Technology

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Since early modern times, art has paralleled religion in its response to technology as illustrated by Ruskin’s thoughts on the colour purple. Heidegger also turned to art, especially the poetry of ... More


E. A. Freeman and G. G. Scott: An Episode in the Influence of Ideas

G. A. Bremner

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This essay examines the long known but little studied relationship between E. A. Freeman and George Gilbert Scott (1811–78), one of the foremost architects of the Victorian age. Given his interests ... More


Providence and Love: Studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin

John Beer

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184362
eISBN:
9780191674228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book provides a collection of studies that are connected by common underlying themes: the sense of Providence, the growing awareness of its loss in the 19th century, and the pressure on the ... More


‘Structured Shade’: Church Architecture and Poetry

Kirstie Blair

in Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644506
eISBN:
9780191741593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644506.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Focusing on ecclesiastical architecture and the Gothic revival, this chapter argues that church buildings were read in terms of harmonious formal structures and were frequently compared to poems, ... More


Proust’s English

Daniel Karlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199256891
eISBN:
9780191698392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

English is the ‘second language’ of A la recherche du temps perdu. Although much has been written about Proust’s debt to English literature especially Ruskin, this book is the first to focus on his ... More


Postscript: Ruskin and Lawrence's Critique of ‘Perfection’

Amit Chaudhuri

in D. H. Lawrence and ‘Difference’: Postcoloniality and the Poetry of the Present

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199260522
eISBN:
9780191698668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260522.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This addendum shows the relationship between John Ruskin and D. H. Lawrence's works. It shows and relates the similarities of the two writers with their manner of deviating from the common and norm ... More


Ruskin

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/9780198122395.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

John Ruskin’s idea of goodness became humanistic rather than religious; but though he wrote and lectured on many subjects, including art, literature, science, economics, and mythology, it was always ... More


‘Tragic Failures’ and ‘Happy Mediocrity’: Biographies of Unsuccessful Men

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the biographies of men who had somehow failed. Like Ruskin, Browning, and Eliot, who each developed an ‘aesthetic of failure’, the biographers considered here cast failure in a ... More


Wilfred Owen's England

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Compared to the Church and his family, the nation did not bring about that strong an influence on Wilfred Owen. The Great War was a war between nations, and since Wilfred Owen signed up as a soldier ... More


Ruskin's Differences

John Beer

in Providence and Love: Studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184362
eISBN:
9780191674228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184362.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that Ruskin was unwilling to follow even the speculations that Wordsworth undertook concerning the relationship between the childhood imagination and immortality of the soul, ... More


Renaissance Men and Women Browning

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/9780198128885.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The similarity between John Ruskin’s account of Italian Renaissance tombs and Robert Browning’s imaginary tomb in St Praxed was so striking that Ruskin drew attention to it in the fourth volume of ... More


The Renaissance and Regeneration George Eliot

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/9780198128885.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

George Eliot’s Romola occupies a unique place in the nineteenth-century historiography of the Renaissance. Written in the early 1860s, the novel comes approximately midway between the negative ... 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


Ruskin's ‘true disciple’?: John Howard Whitehouse (1873–1955) and Ruskin's Legacy

Stuart Eagles

in After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Ruskin's foremost disciple, John Howard Whitehouse, a Guild companion, Ruskin society and university settlements secretary, and a parliamentarian, was a part of many of the institutions where ... More


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