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Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste

Frank Burch Brown

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158724
eISBN:
9780199849567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158724.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Unlike issues of theology and morality, Christians find issues of aesthetic taste to be inconsequential. Taste is not exactly irrelevant to Christians as several congregations have addressed ... More


Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Dominic Janes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226358642
eISBN:
9780226396552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396552.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lawyers representing Oscar Wilde claimed that the Marquess of Queensberry had libelled their client by scrawling a phrase on a card that the latter had left at the Albemarle Club in London. At the ... More


‘I Have Asked Henry James Not to Bring his Friend Oscar Wilde’: Daisy Miller, Washington Square and The Politics of Transatlantic Aestheticism

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's first documented meeting, in 1882. The tension between British and American culture is the most important aspect of transatlantic Aestheticism, ... More


The Everyday Aesthete: An Excursus on Modern Taste

Dipankar Gupta

in LEARNING TO FORGET: The Anti-Memoirs of Modernity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674330
eISBN:
9780199081820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674330.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The appreciation of genius is not solely in the hands of professional aesthetes. Modernity allows for multiple expressions of originality from a variety of quarters, none of which is in a commanding ... More


Aesthetes

Dominic Janes

in Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226358642
eISBN:
9780226396552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396552.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The connections between aestheticism and earlier forms of dandyism are traced in chapter 8, notably in relation to ways in which coded references to same-sex desire can be detected in the caricatures ... More


Aesthetes Abroad: Literary Expatriates and Empire

Chris Ackerley

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Evelyn Waugh and Somerset Maugham as pre-eminent examples of ‘aesthetes abroad’: writers who travelled, sometimes to the most obscure corners of the empire, to observe the ... More


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