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Douglas Coupland

Andrew Tate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074882
eISBN:
9781781701201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a full-length study of Douglas Coupland, one of the twenty-first century's most innovative and influential novelists. It explores the prolific first decade-and-a-half of his career, from ... More


Constructing a Voice

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Mahler's music draws attention to its own artifice, as the product of musical construction. As such it is a self‐conscious musical style, aware of the historicism of its own materials and forms. This ... More


Hume on the origin of ‘modern honour’: A study in Hume’s philosophical development

John P. Wright

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Recent work on dating Hume’s manuscripts by M. A. Stewart, with further evidence adduced here, establishes the likelihood that Hume’s manuscript ‘An historical essay on chivalry and modern honour’ ... More


Defining Art: Questions of Creativity and Originality

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The historical conditions considered in Chapter 9 are the very heart of questions as to what is distinctive about artistic creativity and originality, and thence the definition of art itself. To ... More


The Needs of Self-Consciousness: From Aesthetic Experience to Unalienated Artifice

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses the relation between self-consciousness, aesthetic experience, and artifice in general. Section I defines the needs of self-consciousness; Section II reiterates the scope of ... More


Contexts and Beginnings

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because the last three plays that Shakespeare wrote – Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – seem to have a stronger closeness than other groups of Shakespeare's plays (with the exception of ... More


‘Preparatives to Love’: Fiction as Seduction in Eliza Haywood's Amatory Prose

Ros Ballaster

in Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the fiction of Eliza Haywood. Haywood's romances of the 1720s and 1730s bring us closer to the conventions of domestic fiction. The woman writer is here identified with her ... More


Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Sophia Roosth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Life is not what it used to be. Synthetic is an anthropological story about how it got that way. Living things bearing genomes streamlined or cobbled together from synthesized DNA now scurry, swim, ... More


Of the Origin of Justice and Property

Jonathan Harrison

in Hume's Theory of Justice

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246190
eISBN:
9780191680946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246190.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the following: (1) Difficulty in reconciling Hume's view that natural virtues are virtues because their performance is the sign of a usual motive, with his view that virtues ... More


A Transformational Basis for Form and Prolongation in Debussy’s “Feux d’artifice”

David Lewin

in Musical Form and Transformation: Four Analytic Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317121
eISBN:
9780199865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317121.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter considers aspects of large-scale form as they interrelate with transformational structuring. Among such formal matters are the “polytonal” ending, the double reprise of the theme, and ... More


The Making of Cabaret

Keith Garebian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book is the most detailed production history to date of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, showing primarily how the show evolved from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories (especially ... More


The Mutual Emergence of Language, Mind, and Society: An Enlightenment Debate

Avi Lifschitz

in Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter surveys the emergence of the cognitive and social aspects of language as a central intellectual problem from the late 17th century onwards. Having rediscovered an ancient naturalistic ... More


Composition and Purpose

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the implications of Gellius's title and the structure of his work, considering his claim to have compiled it in the same random order as his original notes, which is shown to ... More


Kander and Ebb

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a detailed examination of the show's music and lyrics (including material cut from the final version) by John Kander and Fred Ebb. The examination includes potted biographies of ... More


Artifice and Alexander History

Elizabeth Carney

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book's sources for the reign of Alexander the Great of Macedon are full of set pieces, occasions in which the usually transparent ropes moving people and scenery about in ordinary narrative ... More


(Neo)Liberal Genealogies

Ned O'Gorman

in The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226310060
eISBN:
9780226310374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310374.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter seven considers the place of the artificial within the history of liberalism, returning to the problem with which the book began: the (over)production of meaning. It begins with a ... More


Sandalwood: Merchants, Expertise, and Profit

James McHugh

in Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916306
eISBN:
9780199980260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916306.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sandalwood is arguably as important a raw material to South Asian religions and civilization as jade is to China, or porphyry was to the Roman empire at certain times. This chapter provides a ... More


Defoe’s TrinketsFiction’s Spectral Traffic

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Defoe’s fiction, particularly Captain Singleton, presents a fantasy of English commerce that rewrites the material conditions of the early eighteenth-century China trade to favor England. Defoe uses ... More


Inconsistencies of Character: David Hume on Sympathy, Intensity and Artifice

Davide Panagia

in Deleuze and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624799
eISBN:
9780748652396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624799.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses David Hume's views on sympathy, intensity and artifice. It considers Hume's theory of composition and comments on his autobiography My Own Life. It evaluates the descriptive ... More


Life During Wartime

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter looks at Ian Hamilton Finlay, a figure who can't be excluded from any discussion of how post-Enlightenment thought puts violence and reason back together, apparently separated out in ... More


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