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 Hymnody and History: Early American Evangelical Hymns as Sacred Music

Stephen A. Marini

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways in which early American hymns provided texts and discourse for American history by employing computer-assisted statistical analysis. Evangelical hymns formed as ... More


Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Matthew C. Hunter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Painting with Fire shows how experiments with chemicals known to change visibly over the course of time transformed British pictorial arts of the long eighteenth century—and how they can alter our ... More


James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

James Watt (1736-1819) was a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. His career as a scientific instrument maker, inventor and engineer developed in Scotland, the land of ... More


Introduction

Malcolm Dick and Caroline Archer-Parré

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of James Watt, the scientist and engineer. This chapter introduces the ways in which he has been portrayed in public art, such as William Bloye’s gilded ... More


The Watt Family, Thomas Beddoes, Davies Giddy, Humphry Davy, and the Medical Pneumatic Institution, Bristol

Frank A. J. L. James

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This essay, eschewing the use of meta-narratives such as Enlightenment, Romanticism or Industrialisation, examines in detail the role that the Watt family (James senior and his sons James junior and ... More


Novel Violence: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction

Garrett Stewart

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774589
eISBN:
9780226774602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226774602.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Victorian novels, this book argues, hurtle forward in prose as violent as the brutal human existence they chronicle. The book explains how such language assaults the norms of written expression and ... More


Turning Words into Sounds: Samuel Beckett’s Repetition and the Tape Recorder

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 6 investigates the auditory narrative that is created through Samuel Beckett’s repetition. As Beckett started to repeat and loop phrases in his second novel, Watt (1953), the French radio ... More


Catalysing Chemical Correspondence: James Watt and the Case of Joseph Black and James Keir

Kristen M. Schranz

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

James Watt has already been established as a competent eighteenth-century chemist. His role as a chemical correspondent, however, has not been examined adequately. This chapter argues that through ... More


James Watt and the Business of Natural Philosophy

David Philip Miller

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter re-evaluates the place of natural philosophical inquiry in Watt’s life and work, and its relationship to his practical projects. It examines how family, education and working life opened ... More


The Papers of James Watt and Family

Fiona Tait

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the provenance and acquisition of the James Watt and Family Papers by Archives and Collections, Library of Birmingham. It describes the arrangement of the Papers and gives some ... More


This emptied heart: Watt's unwelcome home

John Robert Keller

in Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063121
eISBN:
9781781700297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063121.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the early scenes that reflect failed psychic birth, such as the actual birth of Larry Nixon and Watt's arrival into the fiction. The chapter first presents a detailed ... More


Ian Watt: A Tribute

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Several years ago, a small California press published a volume of essays, The Literal Imagination, by Ian Watt. Collected posthumously (the author died in 1991), they attracted very little attention. ... More


“Rend’rd Imortal”: The Work of Art in an Age of Chemical Reproduction

Matthew C. Hunter

in Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the work of entrepreneurs and industrialists from the mid-1770s through the 1790s who competed for supremacy in developing chemical techniques by which to replicate chemically ... More


Space, Time, and Chemistry: Making Enlightenment “Photography” in the 1860s

Matthew C. Hunter

in Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers how late-eighteenth-century chemical replicas after chemically unstable academic paintings were rediscovered in the early 1860s. Seeking to acquire a prototype of James Watt’s ... More


‘I have altered nothing’: Walter Besant’s Completion of Wilkie Collins’s Blind Love

Maria K. Bachman and Don Richard Cox

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

After Walter Besant completed Wilkie Collins’s unfinished novel, Blind Love (with Collins’s authorization and elaborately detailed instructions), Besant emphatically declared that he had “altered ... More


Besant, Chatto, and Watt: An Income from Fiction in the 1890s

Simon Eliot

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Walter Besant was a very successful novelist in the late nineteenth century but his income never quite matched his popularity, which rose in the 1880s and slowly fell thereafter. He did not use the ... More


Technology and The Organ in the Nineteenth Century

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is about the technological advancements and their impacts on the organ in the 19th century. In the beginning of the 19th century, the technology of organ building was still based on ... More


James Watt

Robert T. Hanlon

in Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198851547
eISBN:
9780191886133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851547.003.0028
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Watt improved the efficiency of the steam engine by moving the condenser out of Newcomen’s one-cylinder operation. Watt’s continuous improvements efforts blazed the trail towards the founding of ... More


Captains of the Revolution

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The Industrial Revolution that began in 18th-century Britain would, in fairly short order, transform Western Europe, North America, and other regions of the world irreversibly. This momentous change ... More


The Barber of Boydton

Ted Maris-Wolf

in Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620077
eISBN:
9781469620091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620077.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter tells the story of Watkins (Watt) Leigh Love, an influential man who had gotten his start as the barber of Boydton and then amassed a small fortune as a self-enslaved entrepreneur. Like ... More


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