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The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


Carlyle and the ‘Distracted Century’

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores Thomas Carlyle's fascination with the 18th century. It argues that Carlyle demonstrates a consistent response concerning the 18th century: a deep suspicion of its lack of ... More


Carlyle, Friedrich, and the ‘Bastard Heroic’

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores Thomas Carlyle's portrayal of Frederick the Great. It is argued that Carlyle's heroic portrait of Frederick the Great allowed him to construct and indulge a nostalgic politics ... More


Anglo-Scottish Relations: the Carlyles in London

Rosemary Ashton

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides the background for the sojourn of Thomas and Jane Carlyle in London. Thomas travelled to London with the manuscript of Sartor Resartus, hoping to find a publisher for that ... More


THE SOUNDPROOF STUDY: Victorian Professional Identity and Urban Noise

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that later 19th-century Londoners' deliberations over street music serve as a gauge of that urban community's explicit demands and entrenched biases. It shows how fights for ... More


The Galvanic World: Carlyle and the Dickens Monster

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

For Thomas Carlyle, the nineteenth century was to be defined not just as the Machine Age—as if technology were the end of the problem—but more fully as a Galvanic World in which the inward sanctuary ... More


The Sage, his Wife, the Maid, and her Lover: Reconstructing a Literary House Museum with Virginia Woolf

Alison Booth

in Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The focus of this chapter is the classic biographical controversy and house museum associated with Thomas Carlyle and Jane Carlyle, arising after 1880. The history of this remarkably intact museum ... More


Carlyle

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/9780198122395.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Starting as the son of a barely literate Scottish stonemason, Thomas Carlyle ended as perhaps the most influential writer of his time. An important factor in this triumph of self-help was the ... More


A ‘poor crotchety picture of several things’: Antiquarianism, Subjectivity, and the Novel in Thomas Carlyle’s Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell

Porscha Fermanis

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Thomas Carlyle’s Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell (1845) enacts a methodological struggle between the ‘artist’ and the ‘workman’, associating the ‘artist historian’ ... More


Ambassador of the World (1846–1847)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life Volume II: The Public Years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396324
eISBN:
9780199852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Margaret Fuller’s assignment to England as the first female foreign correspondent of the New York Tribune in 1846. During these travels, Fuller wrote about her experiences, and ... More


Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life Volume II: The Public Years

Charles Capper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396324
eISBN:
9780199852703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Filled with dramatic, ironic, and sometimes tragic turns, this superb biography captures the story of one of America’s most extraordinary figures, producing at once the best life of Margaret Fuller ... More


Introduction

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the importance of understanding the period immediately preceding the Victorian era for gaining a better understanding of Victorians. The ... More


Captains of Industry, Lords of Misrule: Carlyle and the Second Scottish Enlightenment

Christopher Harvie

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Catholic Apostolic Church was one of the lesser-known Scots influences on the Second German Empire, which was founded by Thomas Carlyle's friend Edward Irving. Carlyle identified himself so much ... More


Carlyle, Descartes, and Objectivity: Lessen Thy Denominator

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the story that Thomas Carlyle tells in Sartor Resartus. It suggests the degree to which fear and hatred of the body dominates Victorian thought. Sartor Resartus is a gesture at ... More


Feeling ‘Ghostlike’: Carlyle and his Exposure to the ‘Condition-of-England-Question’

Clare Williams (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines fractured social identities by focusing on Thomas Carlyle and his involvement in the ‘Condition–of–England–Question’, which addressed the condition of the working class and its ... More


Overstone’s ‘Negromania’: justness and justice at home and abroad

Jeff Rosen

in Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

In 1867, Cameron photographed Governor Eyre of Jamaica and his chief defender, Thomas Carlyle, and exhibited these portraits at her German Gallery exhibition of 1868. At the same time, she rushed ... More


Across the Shadow Line: Robert Burns and British Romanticism

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This final chapter follows Burns's life and poetry ‘across the shadow line’ into the realms of posthumous fame, as propelled by the biographical and editorial labours of Dr James Currie, who ... More


Racial difference and ‘The Noble Savage’

Peters Laura

in Dickens and race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719064265
eISBN:
9781781705728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three, ‘Racial Difference and ‘The Noble Savage’’ is devoted to one of Dickens’s most infamous pieces, ‘The Noble Savage’ seeking to contextualise this piece both within a range of discourses ... More


Past and Present: Contrastive Narratives in the Romantic Age

Mark Salber Phillips

in On Historical Distance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140378
eISBN:
9780300195255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140378.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the so-called contrast narrative, an unusual but influential historical genre in the early nineteenth century. It discusses the idea that historical thought involves a dialogue ... More


“Londublin”: The Linguistic and Spatial Politics of “Oxen of the Sun”

Eleni Loukopoulou

in Up to Maughty London: Joyce's Cultural Capital in the Imperial Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062242
eISBN:
9780813051932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062242.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

‘“Londublin”: The Linguistic and Spatial Politics of “Oxen of the Sun”’ investigates the ways the episode of Ulysses “Oxen of the Sun” negotiates London into Dublin’s public sphere. In 1995, Jay ... More


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