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Debt and Desire: The Psychology of Political Economy

Josephine Mcdonagh

in De Quincey's Disciplines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The pleasures that opium gave to De Quincey included those of a flâneur, since he would roam the streets regardless of the distances and directions he took to markets and several other parts of ... More


The Flâneur in Undue Influence (1998)

Peta Mayer

in Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes protagonist Claire Pitt’s speculative imagination, walking and misreading to read Undue Influence through the figure of the flâneur. Tracing the walking journeys undertaken by ... More


“Rock ’n’ Roll on the New Long March”: Cui Jian and the Voices and Moving Images of Chinese Rock Kids

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter observes the conflation of Chinese rock ‘n’ roll music and film at the end of the twentieth century. The chapter begins by probing the genesis of this cinematic-musical alliance on the ... More


Translating Baudelaire: L’esprit Décadent and the Early Writings

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Charles Baudelaire on C. P. Cavafy's earliest writings, including essays, fictional narratives, and prose poems. It first considers Cavafy's prose ... More


Driven to the margins

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter assesses the impact of the Millennium Dome, a structure that is believed to have been a part of an ideological project to negotiate the seeming fracture of a unified British ‘identity’. ... More


Introduction: maps of the London Underground

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces Iain Sinclair, who is a good example of the figure of the visionary outsider, and the author of known works such as Edge of the Orison and Lud Heat. It first presents a ... More


A Relish for the Non-Normal

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter one maintains James's interest in Spiritualism emerged during late 1840s and early 1850s in his boyhood in New York City and London, and shows how it likely derived from his father's and ... More


Flâneuses and The Unmaking of Place

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter proposes a gendered reading of urban space, showing how when characters move through such spaces, their trajectories are conditioned by their social status, of which gender is a crucial ... More


Walk on the Wild Side

Murray Pomerance

in Cinema, If You Please: The Memory of Taste, the Taste of Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474428682
eISBN:
9781474460057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428682.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers various cinematic deployments of the stroll, promenade, and walkabout to consider how characters walk through their narratives, as well as if and how the cinematic camera walks ... More


Strangeness and the City: The Self among Fragmented Impressions

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Moving on to Arthur Symons poetry, chapter 4 argues that in Silhouettes (1892) and London Nights (1895) the fragmented, impressionistic sensations and images of the city mirror the poet’s fragmented ... More


Bianca’s Body: Nerves and the Flâneurie of Flesh

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

With a closer attention to London Nights, chapter 5 probes into sexuality, morbidity, and the objectification of the female body. Sexual entanglement and intercourse, the chapter argues, simulates ... More


The novel of ‘(dis)quiet’

Rachel Sykes

in The Quiet Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526108876
eISBN:
9781526132444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108876.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter asks what happens to ‘the quiet novel’ in the noisy environment of the city. Through a discussion of two strikingly similar debut novels by Teju Cole and Ben Lerner, this chapter first ... More


Introduction: Light, Vision, and Power

in The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226640761
eISBN:
9780226640785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226640785.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This is a book about light, vision, and power in nineteenth-century Britain. It argues that the ways in which streets, houses, and institutions were lit, and the ways in which people saw within them, ... More


Drift Politics

Jeff Ferrell

in Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295544
eISBN:
9780520968271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295544.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The chapter begins by exploring the experiential politics of drift. Considering concepts and practices like the flâneur and the Situationist dérive, the chapter argues that drift can produce an ... More


Quantitative Flânerie

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

in Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter illustrates methods for measuring scenes by describing key aspects of the scenescape. We compare specific scenes of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and show how relationships between ... More


Yang Lian and the Flâneur in Exile

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter develops an alternative to the entrapping oscillation between sameness and difference that bedevils contemporary approaches to comparative literature. It does so by exploring the ... More


Flâneurs and Shoppers: Huysmans, En ménage

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joris-Karl Huysmans's 1881 novel, En ménage, tells the story of a single man in search of creature comforts that marriage supposedly offers but is unable to provide. The characters' judgements and ... More


Observers of Locomotion: Theories of Walking in the French Science de l’homme

Andreas Mayer

in The Science of Walking: Investigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226328355
eISBN:
9780226352480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352480.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter details the predicament of observation as it became most acute in the ambitious program of the French “science of man” derived from Montpellier vitalism (Barthez) and its further ... More


Virtual Secularization: Abdelwahab Meddeb’s “Walking Cure” and the Immigrant Body in France

David Fieni

in Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286409
eISBN:
9780823288748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286409.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the knot of meanings that have been attributed to the mobile Arab body and Arabic script in post-9/11 Orientalist Islamophobic fantasy. A reading of Abdelwahab Meddeb’s ... More


Propertius’ Aberrant Itineraries: Fleeting Moments in the Eternal City

Efrossini Spentzou

in The Production of Space in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198768098
eISBN:
9780191821875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768098.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Can we find the flâneur in ancient Rome? This is not a narrow question of whether this modern French literary figure has a Classical prehistory, but whether there is a parallel relationship at Rome ... More


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