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Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Peter Lamarque

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores certain fundamental metaphysical aspects of works of art, giving focus to a distinction between works and the materials that underlie or constitute them. This constitutive material ... More


Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Bruce Zuckerman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers an original reading of the book of Job, one of the great classics of biblical literature, and in the process develops a new formula for understanding how biblical texts evolve in the ... More


William Hone

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the life of William Hone. It pays particular attention to his thought as a freethinker, parodist, and alleged blasphemer that led to his famous trials. His atheist phase was ... More


Hearing Bach's Passions

Daniel R. Melamed

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169331
eISBN:
9780199865376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169331.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions—St. John and St. Matthew—are an essential part of the modern repertory, performed regularly both by professional ensembles and amateur groups. These ... More


The Music Hall Cockney: Flesh and Blood, or Replicant?

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that from the 1840s to the 1890s the representation of the Cockney in music hall went through three successive phases. It began as a parody of working-class life; then it turned ... More


Subject‐Position in Music

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the idea of subject-position in music — a term first developed in film theory. The complementarity of perceiver and environment in Gibson's ecological theory is extended to ... More


Fiordiligi: A Woman of Feeling

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/9780195151978.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter considers Fiordiligi's conflicted status as a sentimental heroine. She is a woman of feeling whose affectionate sensibility and natural sympathy for the suffering of others makes her ... More


Inside the Strain: The Advent of Don Redman

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

From 1923-7, Don Redman served as Henderson's principal arranger. Redman's talent lay in the way he manipulated written stock arrangements, especially within the musical strain, an approach that can ... More


Auto/biographese and Auto/biografiction in Verse: Ezra Pound and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter suggests a new reading of one of Pound's most contested works in terms of the contexts provided in Part I. In particular, Pound's parody of aestheticism is compared to Beerbohm's in ... More


Satirical Auto/biografiction: Wyndham Lewis and Richard Aldington

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks whether the kind of reading offered in the previous chapter disarms the possibility of modernist satire, deflecting our attention from criticism to autobiography. It discusses two ... More


Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The mythic figure Satya Pīr has a wide following among Hindus and Muslims alike in the Bangla-speaking regions of South Asia. Believed to be an avatara of krsna, or a Sufi saint, or somehow both, he ... More


Ambition to Rise: Horace, Satires 1

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace's first poetic collection presents poems which interact notably with other genres — epic, both mythological and didactic, epigram, Priapean material, etc. This higher poetic material helps ... More


Virgil and the Everyday: The De Panificio and De Alea

Scott McGill

in Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195175646
eISBN:
9780199789337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the two ancient Virgilian centos on humble topics, namely, breadmaking and dicing. A principal argument is that the presence of modest subject matter defines the texts as ... More


Propertius and Tibullus: Early Exchanges 1 (1998)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper presents Tibullus and Propertius in more straightforward antagonism in their books 1 and 2, Tibullus parodying Propertius, Propertius mocking and outdoing Tibullus.


Heteronymity I: Imaginary Authorship and Imaginary Autobiography: Pessoa, Joyce, Svevo

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter develops the earlier discussions of life‐writings by fictional narrators to consider sustained acts of creative impersonation: works entirely (or almost entirely) presented as written by ... More


Browning's Strangeness

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Browning's dramatic monologues in the light of his ideas about sympathy and theology, and his debt to Schleirmacher. Browning's poetry has been conventionally read as ... More


W. H. Auden: ‘as mirrors are lonely’

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Auden's longer poems, especially The Sea and the Mirror, with reference to his ideas about sympathy and theological belief. It demonstrates how Auden's concerns about Freudian ... More


Samuel Beckett: ‘humanity in ruins’

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Beckett's allusions to The Tempest, shedding light on his views on the idea of sympathy. Opposing Nussbaum's perception of Beckett's writing as a ‘critique of emotion’, Chapter ... More


Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

Jane de Gay

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623495
eISBN:
9780748651849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623495.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with the literary past and its profound impact on the content and structure of her novels. It analyses Woolf's reading and writing practices via her ... More


Imitating Style

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers and contrasts two definitions of style: a feature-based definition, according to which style is determined by intrinsic properties; and an act-based definition, where style is ... More


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