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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


Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare, and the Dynasty 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/9780691160658.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Victor Hugo's discussions of genius. In taking Shakespeare as his pretext for discussing genius, and setting him alongside the likes of Homer, Aeschylus, Job, Juvenal, Dante, ... More


The 1791 revolt and the borderland from below

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses three autobiographical captivity narratives by white eyewitnesses who were taken prisoners by the rebels just after the slave revolt of 1791 and put them in dialogue with five ... More


The World of Yesterday: Conrad, European History, and Napoleonic Legend

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter looks at Conrad's writing during the Great War as his response to the conflict. It then turns its attention to Conrad's lifelong obsession with Napoleon Bonaparte, exploring Conrad's ... More


Ovid on the Channel Islands: The Exile of Victor Hugo

Fiona Cox

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Much critical attention has been directed towards Ovid’s appearance as an archetypal exilic figure in nineteenth century France (in Chateaubriand, Verlaine, Delacroix, and Baudelaire), yet Ovidian ... More


Mourning Triumphant: Hugo's Terrible Year(s)

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins by examining the place of melancholy and melancholic historicity in Hugo's texts on or around the Terrible Year. It moves on to an examination of why confusion for Hugo is not ... More


The Spiritual Sons of Victor Hugo: From Séance to Battlefield

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The third chapter deals with his rival for visibility as a leader of overseas Caodaists—Trần Quang Cảnh, the son of Caodaism’s greatest military commander, Trần Quang Vinh (1901–1975), who also ... More


Grotesque Bodies: Hybridity and Focalization in Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris

Kylee-Anne Hingston

in Articulating Bodies: The Narrative Form of Disability and Illness in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620757
eISBN:
9781789629491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620757.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Victor Hugo’s historical Gothic novel Notre-Dame de Paris (1831)—especially in its popular English translation, Hunchback of Notre Dame (1833)—set a precedent in Victorian ... More


Lamarckian Historical Romance

Ian Duncan

in Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691175072
eISBN:
9780691194189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175072.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter addresses how the politics of the revolutionary era charged the intellectual debates and institutional rivalries that were agitating the emergent science of the forms of life, centered ... More


Les Misérables

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1912, SCAGL decided to produce an adaptation of Hugo’s classic. As the feature-length film was becoming the norm around Europe, Capellani made the first blockbuster of its time, not only directing ... More


First Communion: The Most Beautiful Day in the Lives and Deaths of Little Girls

Carol E. Harrison

in Romantic Catholics: France's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452451
eISBN:
9780801470592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452451.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on first communion, the rite of the church that marked children's arrival at the age of reason and welcomed them as full members into the community of Christ's church. It ... More


Greeces of Byron and of Homer

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The decisive engagement of the Greek War of Independence was fought in the bay of Navarino in western Greece on October 20, 1827. Among the dozens of poems written to celebrate the battle was Victor ... More


Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Avner Ben-Amos

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is an interdisciplinary study of the state funerals that were celebrated in France between the French Revolution and the death of François Mitterrand. It explains how the funerals of such ... More


Pre‐nation and Post‐nation

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The introductory chapter sets out the double perspective of the book through the eyes of two Jersey writers, Wace and Victor Hugo. It then considers the role Chaucer has played as ‘father’ to English ... More


Intertext and Political Margins in Jean Renoir’s Boudu Sauvé Des Eaux

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows that architecture and cinema had a privileged bond in the theorization of film (by critics such as André Malraux and Élie Faure) and its relationship to other arts in the 1930s, ... More


The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres (SCAGL) was created in early 1908 to produce prestigious literary adaptations for Pathé. Capellani, as its supervisor, was a prime mover. ... More


Romantic Monsters: A Brief History

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The second chapter elaborates on the history of Romantic monsters and their connections to comics monsters as well as the medium of comics. It describes the context of the burgeoning romantic visual ... More


“This Death Which Is Not One”: the Death Penalty, Volume 1

Penelope Deutscher

in Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In his recently published seminars, Derrida makes a number of comments about Foucauldian epistemes, ruptures, thresholds, blood, sex and biopolitics which suggest that he was always running late for ... More


Introduction: Almost Impossible to Think Sanely about Greece

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the primary aim of this book, which is to examine the significance of what Victor Hugo called the “Greece of Byron”, or modern Greece, in ... More


Marine Bizarrerie: The Imaginative Biology of the Underwater Frontier

Margaret Cohen

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great variety and radical metamorphoses of aquatic life forms attracted huge fascination during the nineteenth century, in part because they defied familiar paradigms of development and progress. ... More


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