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The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

David P. Kinloch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book rescues Joseph Joubert from the ranks of minor French moralistes, and, by tracing the development of his thought from his time as secretary to Diderot through to the period of his ... More


Defining the Romantic Symbol

Nicholas Halmi

in The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212415
eISBN:
9780191707223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212415.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of the symbol as articulated by a number of German writers and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the period designated as the age of Goethe in German ... More


Milton and the Romantics

David Fairer

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

According to Joseph Wittreich, Romantic poets empowered Milton by making him whole again through their readings of his poetry in the future tense, so that poems emerging from one moment of crisis ... More


The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Edward Larrissy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book examines the philosophical and literary background to representations of blindness and the blind in the Romantic period. In detailed studies of literary works the author shows how the topic ... More


Byron's Hearing

Matthew Bevis

in The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253999
eISBN:
9780191719790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253999.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron was born in the year that The Times came into existence (1788), and he was an avid reader of the oratory that commanded unprecedented space in the early 19th-century newspapers. He was also the ... More


Poetry in the ‘Age of War’

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the writing of the 1790s and illustrates the role that poetry played in the effort to mobilize Great Britain against France and to resist that mobilisation. If poetry was ... More


The Anachronism of George Crabbe

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on George Crabbe's poetic theory and practice alike, in order to highlight the chief fault-line in current views of the Romantic Period, so-called: that is, the inability of ... More


The Enigma of the Blind

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the possible influence of the blind on the philosophical discussions and literary representations of Romantic-period writing, and supposes that the image of the blind man is ... More


The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Andrew J. Webber

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Ever since its literary coinage in Jean Paul's novel, Siebenkäs (1796), the concept of Doppelgänger has had significant influence upon representations of the self in German literature. This study ... More


Radicals, Reformers, and Legislators of the World

PHILIP CONNELL

in Romanticism, Economics and the Question of ‘Culture’

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282050
eISBN:
9780191714221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282050.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In October 1817, an anonymous contributor to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine embarked upon one of the most notorious campaigns of critical abuse in British literary history. Its author's single most ... More


Conclusion

Debbie Pinfold

in The Child’s View of the Third Reich in German Literature: The Eye Among the Blind

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245659
eISBN:
9780191697487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245659.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the extent in which the German preoccupation with the child is embedded in the deeper artistic and moral concerns of post-war German literature. The interest in the childlike ... More


Walter Scott and Modernity

Andrew Lincoln

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book argues that, far from turning away from modernity to indulge a nostalgic vision of the past, Scott uses the past as a means of exploring key problems in the modern world. This study ... More


Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

H. J. Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300174793
eISBN:
9780300213300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300174793.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Great writers of the past whose works we still read and love will be read forever. They will survive the test of time. We remember authors of true genius because their writings are simply the best. ... More


Introduction: The Condition of England

PHILIP CONNELL

in Romanticism, Economics and the Question of ‘Culture’

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282050
eISBN:
9780191714221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282050.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book looks at the long-standing, and often belligerent, disagreements over the nature and function of political economy, the most influential and controversial science of society in 19th-century ... More


Romantic Exoticism: Eugénie Foa and the Dilemmas of Assimilation

in Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763844
eISBN:
9780804773423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763844.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In the nineteenth century, French Jewish authors often represented the life of French Jews by drawing on Romantic oriental stereotypes and appropriating the forms and features of literary convention. ... More


The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

David E. Cooper

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

Philosophers have long been divided between ‘humanists’, for whom ‘man is the measure of things’, and their opponents, who claim that there is a way, in principle knowable and describable, that the ... More


Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The subject of this book is the importance of the mother–infant relationship in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetry and life. However, the book also uses Shelley as a touchstone by which to examine the ... More


Conclusion

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This concluding chapter argues that Coleridge was an attentive student of the speculative, neuropathological medical theories of his time. But he applied them sensitively and carefully. The recent ... More


Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Andrew Lincoln

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Blake's The Four Zoas is one of the most challenging poems in the English language, and one of the most profound. It is also one of the least read of the major poetic narratives of the ... More


The Romantic Period, 1959–1961

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter outlines the development of modernist art cinema between 1959 and around 1975 in Europe. It divides this history into three periods: the “romantic period,” “established modernism,” and ... More


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