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 Republicanism Emergent

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If the factionalization of the 1780s allowed the coexistence in Bentley of both liberalism and libertarianism, the partisanship of the 1790s would force him into the political camp of one or the ... More


Editorial Jonson

Tom Lockwood

in Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280780
eISBN:
9780191712890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter takes as its focus William Gifford's 1816, nine-volume edition of The Works of Ben Jonson, offering a historicized account that seeks to understand how the conditions of its making ... More


Rome-antic Shakespeare: Coriolanus on Stage and Page, 1789–1820

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With its representation of grain shortages, conflicts between the populace and the patricians, and the dependence of political leaders on the approval of the people, Coriolanus was a most topical ... More


Reading Aloud: An ‘Ambiguous Accompaniment’

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter casts back over the entire period under discussion — from the mid-17th century to the 1820s — and sees it as a momentous phase in the history of reading. William Hazlitt's pivotal essay, ... More


Representing Metropolitan Liberty

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Another strand of Hazlitt’s political vision, the identification of London with emerging popular politics, developed in part against the rural vision of William Wordsworth. Yet the essay “On ... More


Competition and Collaboration in Periodical Culture

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter deals with the dialogues and crossings which took place between creativity and criticism in the early 19th century. The chapter explores the implications for the power relations between ... More


Introduction: Political Hazlitt

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Recent decades have witnessed a rise in William Hazlitt’s literary reputation. He is no longer valued primarily for his critical response to other writers, notably the major Romantic poets. Still ... More


Dissenting Memory

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Hazlitt expressed his commitment to political and social change by identifying himself as a “Revolutionist,” a term that signaled his commitment to the spiritual traditions of English sectarian ... More


Radical Essayist

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Hazlitt was more involved with the mainstream radical press than has often been acknowledged. Even the essay form, sometimes taken to distinguish his polite style from a more plebeian radical manner, ... More


Acting Like an Author: Hazlitt’s Lectures on the English Poets

Sarah Zimmerman

in The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833147
eISBN:
9780191872631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833147.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Hazlitt was steeped in a 1790s culture of radical speaking. Listening to Coleridge as a Dissenting preacher and hearing him recite his verse fostered Hazlitt’s hopes in political and ... More


Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Jonathan Sachs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Romantic Antiquity examines how Romantic‐period writers deploy Roman republican precedents to constitute their vision of literary and political modernity. While scholars have long noted ... More


Being Critical: History and Contradiction

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

A radical language of corruption often involved catastrophic or apocalyptic expectations. Hazlitt’s calculated engagement with this dimension of contemporary radical discourse shaped his approach to ... More


Johnson's Pendulum: Introduction

Freya Johnston and Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Describing Samuel Johnson's prose style, William Hazlitt turned to the image of the pendulum. It is depicted by him as oscillating with predictable regularity, its movement inflexible as well as ... More


Radical Argument

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Hazlitt shared a contemporary radical commitment to sharply drawn partisan differences and vigorous political warfare. At the same time, his critical method tended to complicate antithetical terms, ... More


Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Uttara Natarajan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

The ‘only pretension, of which I am tenacious,’ declares William Hazlitt in The Plain Speaker, ‘is that of being a metaphysician’; yet up till now his metaphysics, and particularly what is here ... More


Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Freya Johnston and Lynda Mugglestone (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1819, William Hazlitt condemned Samuel Johnson's prose style as ‘a species of rhyming’ in which ‘the close of the period follows as mechanically as the oscillation of a pendulum, the sense is ... More


The Very Torrent, Tempest, and Whirlwind of Your Passion: Hamlet in the Nineteenth Century

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Romantic period saw a critical turning away from Hamlet in performance (for example, in the writings of William Hazlitt) to the Hamlet of Goethe and Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A philosophical young ... More


Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialistic criticism, it attempts to trace the ... More


Hazlitt's Liber Amoris; or, the New Pygmalion (1823): Conversations and the Statue

John Barnard

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Published anonymously in 1823, William Hazlitt's Liber Amoris; or, the New Pygmalion retells Ovid's Augustan myth of transformation that takes place in Regency England. A translation from classical ... More


Republicanism: Ancient Rome and Literary Modernity in British Romanticism

Jonathan Sachs

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Focusing on the range of meanings assigned to republican Rome and on the process by which Rome is compared to contemporary Britain in contexts ranging from Parliamentary debates to the writings of ... More


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