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Into the Belly of the Beast

Joshua S. Bloom

in What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the definition, emission, and central engine of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Before the afterglow era, GRBs were essentially defined by observations of their high-energy emission. ... More


Metropolitan Province

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Continued friction over Ireland's constitutional status found expression in key texts of patriot constitutional argument by William Molyneux and Jonathan Swift. Following the Wood's Halfpence ... More


Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Louise Barnett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Building upon recent research on the history of women, this book examines Swift, both as man and writer, in terms of women: women as intimates, acquaintances, subjects of satire, and those who wrote ... More


Kay Swift: “Did you ever feel that a composer resembled his music?” (ca. 1970)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents composer Kay Swift's opinion about George Gershwin. It explains that in addition to their romantic relationship, Swift and Gershwin enjoyed camaraderie as creative artists. ... More


Personal Evaluation

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Personal evaluation leads to actions. Rawls' approach to personal evaluation is flawed. Internal and external evaluations are examined. Dominant activities are one's projects in life. The projects of ... More


The Importance of Manner

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Manner is important to good lives when it reflects one's individuality. Carlo Levi's manner did that, because his attitude to what he most deeply cared about was coherent, and he lived an enjoyable ... More


Introduction

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Jonathan Swift's relations with women, and particular representations of women in his works, have obtained strong reactions and tempted assumption from his own generation to ours. Swift never ... More


About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More


Master and Servant: Social Mobility and the Ironic Exchange of Roles in Swift’s Directions to Servants

Shirshendu Chakrabarti

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

Swift’s Directions to Servants remains a curiously neglected or underrated work: critics in the past have usually regarded this unfinished piece as a straightforward, meticulously observed exposure ... More


The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

In 1734 Swift wrote to Mary Granville: ‘A pernicious error prevails…that it is the duty of your sex to be fools’. As Mrs Delaney, she was to become one of a group of intelligent women who actively ... More


Epilogue: Wandered too far? Swift's Monstrous Voice

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This epilogue argues that in anger at, yet sensitive mimicry of, the discursive freedom of Dryden and other ‘moderns’ in the marketplace, Swift's A Tale of a Tub (1704) heightens the self-authorizing ... More


Restoration Scriptorial Satire

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the origin and growth to maturity of one particular tradition of scribal publication. It details the transmissions and developments of the different scriptorial satires in the ... More


The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

David Francis Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300223750
eISBN:
9780300235593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores how the works of William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, and others were taken up by caricaturists as a means of helping the eighteenth-century British public make sense ... More


The Invention of Tradition

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/9780198128069.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the tradition, a significant idea introduced by T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis. This chapter discusses the problematic nature of the concept of tradition in the modernist ... More


Stabilization and Renewal, 1906–1929

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter takes up the story after Harper’s death in 1906, explaining the role that Harry Pratt Judson played in stabilizing the University’s finances and in leading it during World War I. ... More


Delarivier Manley's Public Representations

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

By 1714, when she pretended to renounce politics as ‘not the business of a Woman’, Delarivier Manley was a recognized force as a political writer. In 1709, she was arrested for The New Atalantis, ... More


‘A Poet, and a Patron, and Ten Pound’: Politics, Cultural Politics, and the Scriblerians

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that the tendency in recent liberal-humanist constructions of Pope, Swift, and Gay has been to bring the writers together into group solidarity despite the many temperamental and ... More


Love Dramas

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Swift's general censure of women as a frolicsome sex offers a context for his praise of the two women with whom he had lasting and admiring relationships, Stella and Vanessa. In fact, he praises the ... More


Stella: “A Conjugall love without any Conjugall act”

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

A scholar who has dedicated his professional career to studying Swift starts an essay on “Stella's Books” with the following statement: “About Esther Johnson, better known to the world by the name of ... More


Vanessa: The Questions

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Swift's observation to Knightley Chetwode manifests both his caution and his fear, characteristics that famously inform his association with Vanessa. She, in contrast, is linked with the fervent ... More


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