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Fielding’s Statues of Surprize

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines how Henry Fielding makes surprise eminently visible in his novels. It shows that Fielding's fiction incorporates the gendered forms of surprise exemplified by both Robinson ... More


Wordsworthian Shocks, Gentle and Otherwise

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Wordsworth's anecdotes of sudden moods, encounters, and realizations within the eighteenth-century context of surprise. It first considers the idea of epiphany in ... More


Metaphysical Pleasures

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines occult practices in terms of the metaphysical pleasures they provide by focusing on the domain of leisure and play. It first considers metaphysical pleasure arising from wonder ... More


Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are

Paul H. Fry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126488
eISBN:
9780300145410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126488.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book revises accepted views of William Wordsworth's motives and messages as a poet. Where others have oriented Wordsworth toward ideas of transcendence, nature worship, or—more ... More


Astonishment and the Fantastic in Live-Action Cinema

Eric S. Jenkins

in Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the emergence of classical Hollywood cinema from the earlier practices often called the cinema of attractions. The chapter argues that the cinema of attractions attracted viewers ... More


Afterness and Experience (II): Crude Thinking Rethought

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores a different experience of afterness: the mode of thinking that differentiates between subtle and crude analysis. During the time of afterness, when so much has come and gone, ... More


Wonder

Ian Bogost

in Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678976
eISBN:
9781452948447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678976.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the philosophical concept of wonder. Wonder has two senses. For one, it can suggest marvel or awe, the kind one might experience in astonishment or worship. But for another, it ... More


Babble

Hannah Freed-Thall

in Spoiled Distinctions: Aesthetics and the Ordinary in French Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190201029
eISBN:
9780190201043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201029.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Proust is famous for attributing monumental powers to art and aesthetic attention. Yet, as this chapter shows, In Search of Lost Time sometimes calls the reader’s attention to objects so ... More


The Syriac Sources for Isaac of Nineveh’s Development of Wonder and Astonishment

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that Isaac derives his conceptual framework for the concept of ecstasy, along with the technical terms wonder and astonishment, from sources that were originally written in Syriac. ... More


The Greek Sources for Isaac of Nineveh’s Development of Wonder and Astonishment

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that Isaac derives specific definitions for the ecstatic experience of wonder and astonishment from Syriac translations of two sources that were originally written in Greek: ... More


Wonder as the Culmination of Isaac of Nineveh’s Eschatology

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Isaac’s synthetic account of wonder and astonishment, which makes use of all the source material discussed in the previous three chapters. According to Isaac, the human soul is ... More


Conclusion

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conception and development of wonder and astonishment is one of Isaac’s most influential contributions to Syriac theology. The conclusion briefly points to areas where further study will reveal ... More


Nothing Lost

Jonathan Cole

in Losing Touch: A man without his body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778875
eISBN:
9780191834608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778875.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

The final chapter considers various aspects of Ian’s condition and his views on some of the scientific and artistic activities with which he has been involved. He explains how he is more consciously ... More


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