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Conclusion

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter briefly surveys the central themes and arguments of the book. It also revises notions of ‘self-fashioning’ and the alleged emergence of the modern self in the 18th century. ... More


Honour, reputation, and the self-fashioning of elite side-changers

Andrew Hopper

in Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides during the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199575855
eISBN:
9780191744617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575855.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

Rather than appear as cynical opportunists, many elite side‐changers sought to ‘spin’ their past actions to support a self‐image of constancy, reliability, and untarnished honour. This chapter ... More


Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Joshua Landy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book outlines and elucidates the philosophy of Marcel Proust, arguing that it is coherent, compelling, and original. At the same time, it explains why Proust chose to embed this philosophy ... More


Cosmopolitan Consumption: Domesticity, Cooking, and the Middle Class in Colonial India

Utsa Ray

in The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691177342
eISBN:
9780691189918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177342.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that, while scholars have long focused on the economic origins of the middle class, it is crucial to understand the ways in which it fashioned itself. Although the universe ... More


Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

Elizabeth Amann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187259
eISBN:
9780226187396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187396.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This study explores a series of dandy figures that emerged in France, Spain and Britain during the period of the French Revolution: the muscadins, jeunes gens and incroyables in France, the ... More


Self-Creation (Odette's Face)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Proust's theory of selfhood. It argues that throughout the novel, Proust's protagonist struggles with the problem of finding or constructing a self that is both unique and ... More


Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Gideon Nisbet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops a case study of a single ancient Greek verse genre, epigram, in its modern reception from 1805 to 1929. Previously exclusive to an educated elite for whom it served time-honoured ... More


Modelling holiness: self-fashioning and sanctity in late medieval English mystical literature

Jessica Barr

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In late medieval mystical writings, the narrative subject self-consciously fashions him- or herself, notably in the writings of Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and Richard Rolle. The authority in ... More


Delicia-Children Revisited: The Evidence of Statius' Silvae

Christian Laes

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter is a socio-cultural study on Roman pet children, based on a minute analysis of Statius' poetry. It shows how Roman owners of delicia coped with the low social status of these pet ... More


‘Covering discretion with a coat of folly’: The Redemptive Self-Fashioning of Hal

Beatrice Groves

in Texts and Traditions: Religion in Shakespeare 1592 - 1604

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208982
eISBN:
9780191706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208982.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on 1 Henry IV, contextualizing it within the religious iconography employed by the eponymous kings of Richard II and Henry V. It argues for the Incarnational nuance of Hal's ... More


Praxis of Refusal: Self-Fashioning Identity and Throwing Attitude in Pérez’s The First Rule of Punk

Lettycia Terrones

in Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827456
eISBN:
9781496827500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827456.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Teresa Covarrubias’s performance at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights epitomizes the act of refusing that which has been refused to you. Covarrubias invites all the other misfits, all the other ... More


Theatricality and Idolatry

Andrea Most

in Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the voracious quest for authenticity that characterized both the ethnic revival and the radical politics of the later 1960s, many Jewish and American culture makers became increasingly interested ... More


Muse

Felicity Chaplin

in La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526109538
eISBN:
9781526128263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109538.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Parisienne is often described as muse, not only to painters, poets and writers, but also fashion designers, musicians and filmmakers. This chapter argues that films treating the Parisienne type ... More


Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Nigel Leask

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This book is a reassessment of the writings of Robert Burns (1759–96), arguably the most original poet writing in Great Britain between Pope and Blake, and creator of the first modern vernacular ... More


The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Jan Golinski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a biographical study of the English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829). It considers Davy’s career as a process of experimental self-fashioning, in which his adaptation to the ... More


‘The Most Precious Relic’

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes John Addington Symonds’s treatment of epigram in his important literary history, Studies of the Greek Poets (1873). Reflecting his training by Jowett, its essays broke new ... More


Star

Felicity Chaplin

in La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526109538
eISBN:
9781526128263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109538.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In cinema, theParisienne type is often overdetermined by the star incarnating the role, pointing to more extra-cinematic considerations in the construction of la Parisienne in cinema. Certain actors ... More


Style (Proust's Sentences)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the connections between Proust's philosophy, and his and his narrator's literary style. On the one hand, a set of stylistic features correspond neatly to the theory of self ... More


William Thomas and the Riches of the Vulgar Tongue

Cathy Shrank

in Writing the Nation in Reformation England, 1530–1580

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268887
eISBN:
9780191708473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268887.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the influence of Italian learning and culture on William Thomas, author of the first English history of Italy and first English-Italian grammar, and an early enthusiast for ... More


The Essais Framed for Modern Intellectual Life

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The core topic of 2.6 is two modern reader-writers of Donald Frame’s American translation of the Essais (Gore Vidal and David Denby). We consider a range of related intellectual contexts for Frame’s ... More


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