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Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Christopher Prendergast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of ... More


What Lies Beyond a Confederal Europe?

Christopher Ansell and Rebecca Chen

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The institutional frictions between the Parliament and the Commission during the ‘mad cow’ crisis are emblematic of the dynamic, unfinished nature of the federal project for Europe. The EU still ... More


BSE: risk, science and governance

Patrick van Zwanenberg and Erik Millstone

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525813
eISBN:
9780191723902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525813.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book presents a systematic analysis of how BSE policy was made in the UK and EU, 1986%#x2013;2004. The main focus is on the role of scientific expertise, advice, and evidence in policy-making ... More


RAISING CATTLE AND EATING MEAT: Rinderpest, Measles, and Mad Cow Disease

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses diseases affecting livestock and their consequences. Topics covered include rinderpest, a deadly form of plague that can occur among domesticated cows, sheep, and goats; ... More


Sentimental Knowledge in La finta giardiniera

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

More than any other of Mozart's operas, La finta giardiniera (The Pretend Garden Girl), draws on a culture and an archetype virtually unknown today: the culture is that of sensibility and the ... More


Mad Belief

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a reading of Marcel Proust's novel À la recherche du temps perdu through the lens of skepticism. It examines the spectacle of Proust arguing with himself, and more specifically his ... More


Proustian Jokes

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines “Proustian jokes” of the kind that gives pause for thought rather than to inflict a wound. Most of the mad beliefs in À la recherche du temps perdu are droll as well as crazy, ... More


Coda

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The coda offers a brief reflection on the right to be mad and what one might learn from the mad through a consideration of a theatrical production by the Cia Teatral Ueinzz (Ueinzz Theater Company).


The Return of Genius: Mad Poets

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter chronicles the return of genius as a viable object of thought, this time in the context of madness. It first turns to the conjunction between neurosis and full-blown psychosis where ... More


Tactics

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter looks at specific tactics used to make strategies effective. It is divided into categories with examples from history and recent news used to support each tactic introduced. The ... More


Menstruation, Misogyny, and the Cure for Love

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the menstrual cure for lovesickness in early modern medical and literary texts, suggesting how it throws important light on concepts of women, masculinity, and menstruation. In ... More


Dangerous Discoveries and Mad Scientists: Some Late-Victorian Horrors

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Just as the burlesque stage versions of Frankenstein pay implicit tribute to the popularity of the earliest dramatizations, so too do comic prose adaptations testify to the wide currency of Mary ... More


Risk Beliefs and Individual Rationality

W. Kip Viscusi

in Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Risk beliefs often reflect systematic biases, such as the overestimation of small risks and underestimation of large risks. The prospective reference theory model explains these and other anomalies ... More


The Language of Insanity 2: The Words of the Insane

R. A. HOUSTON

in Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses what can and cannot be said about the mental world of the mad or foolish through an examination of their writings and reported ... More


We Are All Cannibals

Claude Lévi-Strauss

in We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

cannibalism in traditional and modern societies


On the ‘Universality’ of Madness: Bessie Head’s A Question of Power

Jacqueline Rose

in States of Fantasy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183273
eISBN:
9780191673993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183273.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bessie Head is the main character of this chapter. She is mentioned here so that universality can be defined. Her most famous work, A Question of Power, is about the exploits and struggles of a black ... More


Alternative Crops: the near-failures and failures

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the dye plant madder, mulberries, safflower, weld, and vines, which were alternative crops after Black Death. Madder ... More


The Very Ends of Poesy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Seneca does not compose a poetics, but he regularly shows in his prose writings a wide knowledge of ancient poetic theory. This chapter examines Seneca’s own occasional comments on poetry and the ... More


Love's Madness

Helen Small

in Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter comments on the case of Sarah Fletcher and Mary Wollstonecraft. As this chapter aims to show, stories about women driven mad by the death or infidelity of their lovers were so thoroughly ... More


Mainstream institutional collecting of anti-institutional archives: opportunities and challenges

Anna Sexton

in Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447341895
eISBN:
9781447341970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341895.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter uses the Wellcome Library's archive collecting around the treatment and experience of ‘mad people’ as a case study for exploring the opportunities and challenges that arise from ... More


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