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Literary History and the Biography of Literature: Madame de Staël and Victor Hugo

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter tracks the increasing awareness of the evolutionary character of literature that emerges in the latter part of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th. The discussion of genius ... More


Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Yinghong Cheng

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The idea of eliminating undesirable traits from human temperament to create a “new man” has been part of moral and political thinking worldwide for millennia. During the Enlightenment, European ... More


The Face of Death or Anxiety over Finitude

Emmanuel Falque

in The Guide to Gethsemane: Anxiety, Suffering, Death

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281961
eISBN:
9780823284917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281961.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Heidegger quotes the formula he heard from a Bohemian peasant: “As soon as man comes to life, he is at once old enough to die.” This is true for humankind but also for Christ. Death is not simply a ... More


Assimilation and Empire: Uniformity in French and British Colonies, 1541-1954

Saliha Belmessous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199579167
eISBN:
9780191750717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579167.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

Assimilation was an ideology central to European expansion and colonization, an ideology which legitimized colonization for centuries. This book shows that the aspiration for assimilation was not ... More


Introduction

Saliha Belmessous

in Assimilation and Empire: Uniformity in French and British Colonies, 1541-1954

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199579167
eISBN:
9780191750717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579167.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The introduction challenges the materialism of historical scholarship and claims that assimilation was not just an instrument of empire. At the heart of the project of assimilation were ideas: ideas ... More


Human Perfectibility and the Primacy of Psychology

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the primacy of psychology in relation to the idea of human perfectibility. It discusses the role of empirical psychology in the reformulation of “laws” related to perfectibility ... More


Psychology, the Body, and Personal Identity

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of psychology in the analysis of the relation between the human body and personal identity. It describes the two forms of psychology during the Age of Enlightenment ... More


Conclusion

Yinghong Cheng

in Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter argues that the goal of making people better or more virtuous—based on faith in human malleability and perfectibility, justified by ideological, moral, or spiritual concepts, ... More


Korean Christianity

Don Baker

in Korean Spirituality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Christianity in Korea. The religion entered the peninsula and gave Koreans new options for addressing old problems by supplying new answers to people's inability to overcome ... More


Shelley and Southey Reconsidered

Michael O'Neill

in Shelleyan Reimaginings and Influence: New Relations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833697
eISBN:
9780191874147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833697.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

‘Shelley and Southey Reconsidered’ provides a fresh approach to viewing Shelley’s relationship with Southey. It points out that in spite of the mythology created by Thomas Jefferson Hogg, in which ... More


Coda: The Novel and the Industrial Revolution

Joseph Drury

in Novel Machines: Technology and Narrative Form in Enlightenment Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198792383
eISBN:
9780191834394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792383.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

By the early nineteenth century, criticism of the modern novel was being linked to broader critiques of ‘the machine’, a new abstraction that denoted the entire sociotechnical complex rather than any ... More


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