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The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Jesse Zuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We have many poets of the First Book,” the poet and critic Louis Simpson remarked in 1957, describing a sense that the debut poetry collection not only launched the contemporary poetic career but ... More


Origins of Inflation: Monetary, Fiscal, and Financial Links

Brigitte Granville

in Remembering Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145402
eISBN:
9781400846443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145402.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter begins with a review of historical examples that shaped the thinking of economists about the importance for effective monetary policy of understanding the link between inflation and ... More


The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Katy Hull

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the interwar years, the United States grappled with economic volatility, and Americans expressed anxieties about a decline in moral values, the erosion of families and communities, and the decay ... More


Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Jan Sapp

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book presents a history of the last two centuries of biology. It covers early evolutionary biology — Lamarck, Cuvier, Darwin, and Wallace through to Mayr and the neodarwinian synthesis — and ... More


Nineteenth‐ and Twentieth‐Century Theories of Metrical Conflict

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins by describing the 19th-century origins of some of the basic ideas that underlie the book's approach: the first metaphorical application of the terms “consonance” and “dissonance” ... More


Epilogue

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Summarizes the findings of the study by discussing similarities and differences between the arguments made by Chinese Buddhists in the early twentieth century and those laid out in a contemporary ... More


The Arcs of Modernism: Geography as Allegory

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the lineaments of U.S. national identity were shaped and consolidated by three wars over a span of eighty years: the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II. It ... More


Suburb, Network, Homeland: National Space and the Rhetoric of Broadcasting

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the landscape of American broadcasting in the second half of the twentieth century evolved from a situation in which values of liberal independence acted as a front for the ... More


Apprentices to Chance Event: First Books of the 1920s

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores representations of career in Harmonium (Wallace Stevens), Observations (Marianne Moore), and White Buildings (Hart Crane) that resist the normative course of development that ... More


Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Cary Wolfe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226687834
eISBN:
9780226688022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that Wallace Stevens’s poetry develops increasingly sophisticated conjugations of the relationship between poetics and ecology, culminating in his late great long poem, “An Ordinary ... More


The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Zuzanna Ladyga

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442923
eISBN:
9781474477031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature focuses on the issue of productivity, using the figure of laziness to negotiate the relation between the ethical and the aesthetic. ... More


Robert Fergusson and his Scottish and Irish Contemporaries

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the near-complete absence of Fergusson from British literary history in the context of his high status in Scotland, exploring his linguistic innovation, his development and ... More


Reorienting Strawson's Theory of Moral Responsibility

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

P. F. Strawson's theory of moral responsibility is assumed to involve three theses. First, morally responsibility is interpersonal because the nature of being responsible is essentially linked to the ... More


Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

Digression is widely considered a mark of disordered or evasive discourse. Modern legal, philosophical, and political writing largely disavows this trope, regarding it as a departure from the model ... More


From Seat Cushions to Formulae: Understanding Spatial Acoustics in Physics and Architecture

Sabine von Fischer

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the interactions of sound and space, specifically the architecture of concert halls. Theories of architectural acoustics around 1900 ranged from those that were rather ... More


Yeats and Stevens: Two Versions of Post-Romantic Self-Consciousness

Michael O'Neill

in Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122852
eISBN:
9780191671579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Many Romantic poems explore experience in the act of reflecting on themselves or on the nature of poetry. What, though, of the self-conscious poem in the hands of post-Romantic practitioners? This ... More


One World Versus Many: The Inadequacy of Everettian Accounts of Evolution, Probability, and Scientific Confirmation

Adrian Kent

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

There is a compelling intellectual case for exploring whether purely unitary quantum theory defines a sensible and scientifically adequate theory, as Everett originally proposed. Many different and ... More


Probability in the Everett Picture

David Albert

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter reviews and criticizes various strategies for making sense of quantum-mechanical probability-talk in the context of Everett Picture, with particular attention to recent such strategies ... More


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Can Savage Salvage Everettian Probability?

Huw Price

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Critics object that the Everett view cannot make sense of quantum probabilities, in one or both of two ways: either it cannot make sense of probability at all, or it cannot explain why probability ... More


The Principal Principle and Probability in the Many‐Worlds Interpretation

Rüdiger Schack

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

In the decision-theoretic approach to the many worlds interpretation due to Deutsch and Wallace, probabilities are taken to be Bayesian degrees of belief. Their connection to the quantum mechanical ... More


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