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Wolff and the Birth of Aesthetic Rationalism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Christian Wolff's contributions to the German aesthetic tradition. Virtually every aspect of Wolff's system — his metaphysics, ethics, psychology, and logic — were ... More


Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Freya Johnston

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The traditional view of Samuel Johnson as a writer hostile to particulars, trifles, and aesthetic mediocrity only half-explains his character. This book argues that in a period exercised by social ... More


Rulers, Ghosts, and Prophets: Romans in Romantic Opera

Erling Sandmo

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Roman history was peripheral to what is usually termed ‘romantic’ opera, i.e., works written between c.1830 and 1900. This chapter, however, insists on seeing musical romanticism as contemporary with ... More


‘His British Godship’

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112525
eISBN:
9780191670794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses Shakespeare as well, but considers Romantic Shakespeareanism. It is argued in this chapter that Byron's neo-classicism has evolved into a spirit of intellectual opposition to ... More


Medicine, Law, and Criminology

Ruth Harris

in Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Psychiatric concepts were constructed around certain key dichotomies: normal and pathological, mind and body, higher and lower, right and left, equilibrium and destabilization, economy and excess, ... More


Varieties of Language Purism

KENNETH HAYNES

in English Literature and Ancient Languages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212125
eISBN:
9780191718663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by discussing two kinds of language purisms. The first purism is mainly derived from French neo-classicism, aimed to reform literature especially poetry in the high style. The ... More


The German Sturm und Drang, historical drama, and early romantic fiction

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

During the 1770s and 1780s, historical drama in Germany, much influenced by Shakespeare and Calderón, seemed to capture the prime place in the fictional portrayal of the past. Literary innovators in ... More


Romanticism and the historical novel

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Despite much discussion concerning the nature and purpose of Romanticism both at the time and afterwards, it took to the historical novel in a surge during the later 1810s and 1820s—partly under the ... More


Neo-Classicism

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

in Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099371
eISBN:
9789882207660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099371.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

One can find the traces of Portuguese colonialism all over Macao. Some of these are found in Christian emblems and signs, which Chinese influences have been made to resignify. This chapter discusses ... More


War and the Objector

Alex Belsey

in Image of a Man: The Journal of Keith Vaughan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620290
eISBN:
9781789623574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620290.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers how the statement of conscientious objection with which Keith Vaughan opens his first ever journal entry in August 1939 develops from a political stance into a declaration of ... More


Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183985
eISBN:
9780226184036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184036.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book defines the theory and practice of “classicism” as practiced in the 1920s by a number of composers, writers, and artists, setting it off against other movements of the period that are ... More


Byron and Romantic Period Neoclassicism

Rolf Lessenich

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In accordance with David Hume’s sceptical philosophy of identity, Byron is considered to be a chameleon and a typical border crosser of his age. Commuting between the progressivist Augustan ... More


At the Margins of Romanticism: The Women of Don Juan’s English Cantos

Drummond Bone

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The essay uses the women of the English Cantos of Don Juan to tease out the debate on Byron’s position on the margins of Romanticism relative to Neo-Classical or Romantic expectations. The essay also ... More


The quest for architectural style for French West Africa: invented traditions and ideologies in colonial Dakar

Liora Bigon

in French colonial Dakar: The morphogenesis of an African regional capital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099359
eISBN:
9781526109736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099359.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Insights into the French architectural agenda as implemented in Dakar in the interwar period are the subject of this chapter. It seems that drawing on Hobsbawm’s term ‘the invention of tradition’ is ... More


Empires, Ruins, and the Conservative Critique of Modernity: Friedrich Ratzel and Oswald Spengler

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The author analyzes Friedrich Ratzel, imperial Germany’s leading geo-politician, and Oswald Spengler, the founder of Germany’s conservative revolution. The Roman Empire was central to their ... More


Musician, Wrestling (1935–1946)

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

After his return from Paris, Carter embarked on a composing career, writing a variety of pieces, most of which he soon discarded. Carter’s remaining early works (“pre-Carter”) reflect the opposed ... More


Eduard Zeller, Neo-Kantian Classicist

Frederick C. Beiser

in The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722205
eISBN:
9780191789052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722205.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 6 discusses the early philosophical development of Eduard Zeller, another central figure in the growth of neo-Kantianism in the 1860s. The central theme is Zeller’s gradual evolution away ... More


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