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The Colored Museum: William “Ethiop” Wilson and the Afric-American Picture Gallery

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In turning to one of the most curious stories in all of African American literature—William J. Wilson's “Afric-American Picture Gallery” (1859)—this last chapter examines the relationship between ... More


Commanding Enthusiasm through the Eighteenth Century

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter locates debates about enthusiasm at the heart of evolving ideas of literariness. It guides the reader through eighteenth-century trajectories of the word, locating its place in religious ... More


Hannah Arendt

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's ultimately futile efforts at revealing herself in the realm of the public against the backdrop of her concept of “self-revelation.” It first reads Uwe Johnson's ... More


Peter Szondi

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines instances of witness testimony that emanate from Peter Szondi's critical reflections on the hermeneutic status of textual and oral citation. It analyzes Szondi's inaugural ... More


Peter Weiss

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Peter Weiss's critical reflections on witness testimony by reading Die Ermittlung (The Investigation), his theatrical representation of the Frankfurt or Auschwitz trial. It ... More


Popular Avant-Garde? Renegotiating Tradition

Ulf Olsson

in Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520286641
eISBN:
9780520961760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286641.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Throughout the history of the Grateful Dead, their musical practice was marked by avant-garde impulses. But the band was also performing rock standards, electrified folk music, cowboy songs, blues, ... More


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