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Introduction

Alan Gillis

in Irish Poetry of the 1930s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277094
eISBN:
9780191707483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277094.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This brief chapter outlines the predominant stereotype of post-Independent Irish culture as stagnated and insular, and then asks why this might be the case given the highly impressive range of Irish ... More


Culture

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Musical understanding, as described in preceding chapters, is clearly dependent on a musical culture. What exactly do we mean by culture? Ch. 15 develops a theory of culture as rooted in the ... More


Setting Up

Gregory Clark

in Civic Jazz: American Music and Kenneth Burke on the Art of Getting Along

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226218182
eISBN:
9780226218359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218359.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter sets the stage for the book, framing its inquiries into democratic civic life, jazz as civic model, and Kenneth Burke’s aesthetic rhetoric using Burke’s concept of constitutions with the ... More


The Aesthetics of Tragedy: Romantic Perspectives

Christoph Menke

in Tragedy and the Idea of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198727798
eISBN:
9780191800672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727798.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A widely shared argument states that the presentation or experience of a tragic story and the aesthetic quality and appraisal of its form mutually exclude each other: either tragic content or ... More


CODA: AFTER THE REALMS OF VERSE

Matthew Reynolds

in The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187127
eISBN:
9780191719066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187127.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows that the Brownings, Tennysons, and Clough all wrote poems dealing with matrimony, and found a variety of narrative possibilities in their common theme. They all explored ... More


Whitman and the ‘Lawless Music’ of American Culture

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter discusses Walt Whitman and his ‘lawless music’. This musical trope is considered significant because it relates a ‘pure’ aesthetic form to a political practice. This implies ... More


The Uneventful

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers one of the great challenges of modernist fiction, i.e. to find a narrative aesthetic of the ordinary and the nonevent, a concern it has intriguingly shared with the methods of ... More


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