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Amsterdam, Breda, 1643–1652

Noel Malcolm

in John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter chronicles the life of John Pell in Amsterdam and Breda from 1643 to 1652. John Pell had little idea of what awaited him in Amsterdam; apparently he thought his trip was to be a brief ... More


Social Prestige and Clubbability

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Government was not the only source of honours. Equally welcome, and for some writers more welcome — were honorary degrees from universities — Oxford and Cambridge especially— and freedoms of towns ... More


‘With Cannonballs for Eyes’

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Mansfield's return to London in April 1918, her marriage to Murry, and their adversarial relations with Lady Ottoline Morrell and others associated with Bloomsbury that ... More


‘Our own little grain of truth’

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth von Arnim

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474454438
eISBN:
9781474477123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454438.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Our own little grain of truth’ focuses on the interaction of tragedy and comedy, including the gothic grotesque, in Katherine Mansfield’s work in the last three years of her life; it does not offer ... More


Matthew Arnold’s Beatitude

Kevin A. Morrison

in Victorian Liberalism and Material Culture: Synergies of Thought and Place

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474431538
eISBN:
9781474445023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431538.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 2 explicates the material environment of the Athenaeum Club, London, as Matthew Arnold would have experienced it, to show that many of his key ideas were shaped by his embodied experience ... More


The Criterion, the English Trotsky and the Idea of Europe

David Ayers

in Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates the moment in which T.S. Eliot came to identify the Russian Revolution as the main event of the war and the motive for a re-evaluation of Europe’s position in the world. Eliot’s ... More


Seated between ‘Geniuses’: Conrad Aiken’s Imaginative and Critical Responses to Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The writing of the American poet, fiction writer and critic, Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) significantly affected the critical receptions of Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf in the United States ... More


Making Careers

Ruth Barton

in The X Club: Power and Authority in Victorian Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551616
eISBN:
9780226551753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551753.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter examines the routes to careers in science in mid-Victorian England–the ways in which reputations were made, the roles of patrons, and the practice of pluralism (that is, the accumulation ... More


Harvard and Other Imperfect Mechanisms

Tamara Plakins Thornton

in Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: "How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626932
eISBN:
9781469628110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626932.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Bowditch’s drive to transform three institutions fundamental to the Boston elite--the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Boston Athenaeum, and Harvard University—into ... More


The earliest club

Gary James

in The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526114471
eISBN:
9781526146762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526114495.00011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The growth of football in Manchester saw clubs such as Manchester Football Club, the ‘absolute pioneers’ of rugby in the region, established in 1860, with several other clubs also being founded, ... More


Footballing communities

Gary James

in The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526114471
eISBN:
9781526146762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526114495.00012
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter considers how Manchester’s footballing culture developed during the 1870s, analysing and interpreting the communities that became established in Manchester, how they developed the sport ... More


Editors’ Choice: Craftsmanship and the Marketplace

Claire Davison

in Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the translators’ craftsmanship when shaping the works for publication; it underlines how selecting and editing the materials inevitably transformed them. This meant ... More


The Athenaeum: ‘Wanted, a New Word’ (World)

Chris Mourant

in Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439459
eISBN:
9781474459730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439459.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Between April 1919 and December 1920, Mansfield found her voice as a literary critic, publishing over a hundred reviews under the initials ‘K.M.’ in the literary journal The Athenaeum, edited by John ... More


Friedrich Schlegel, Coleridge, and the Ethics of Amathonte

Philipp Hunnekuhl

in Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790-1811

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621785
eISBN:
9781800341388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621785.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter seven discusses Robinson’s final attempt at making a living as a professional comparatist, or intercultural ‘literator’, to use his own term – his translation and critical transmission of ... More


Rise of the Cannibals

Marc Flandreau

in Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226360300
eISBN:
9780226360584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360584.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The chapter reviews existing debates on the rise of the Anthropological Society. It questions anthropologist George W. Stocking’s almost complete exclusion of explorer Richard F. Burton from the ... More


The Man Who Ate the Cannibals

Marc Flandreau

in Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226360300
eISBN:
9780226360584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360584.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Drawing on the previous chapters and on new evidence of the way Hyde Clarke straddled finance and science, this chapter provides a new narrative of the way the Anthropological Society was brought ... More


Transcending the Gallery

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Even more effectively than outdoor vistas, indoor galleries offered reformers the ability to manipulate what urbanites saw. Embracing the arts as a form of moral instruction, late-Federal Bostonians ... More


Sublime Impudence: Synesthesia and Music from Romanticism to Modernism

Jed Rasula

in History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter identifies German romantic theory (from the Jena circle that produced the yearbook Athenaeum) as establishing the conceptual premises from which modernism emerged. The primary dictum, by ... More


Vexing the Thoughtless: T. S. Eliot’s Early Criticism

Stefan Collini

in Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198737827
eISBN:
9780191801273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

T. S. Eliot’s early criticism is, notoriously, marked by various forms of calculated outrageousness. This chapter maps the fine line that Eliot treads in his reviewing between offending and seducing ... More


Buying Oroonoko in Salem: Sentimentality, Spectacle, Slavery, and the Salem Social Library

Sean D. Moore

in Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836377
eISBN:
9780191873621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836377.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter maps the reception of John Hawkesworth’s theatrical adaptation of Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1760s, explaining how the literary representation of what Ramesh ... More


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