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“Raising the Shekhinah from the Dust” by Rebuilding Jerusalem

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After coming to Jerusalem in 1815, the Perushim led by Menahem Mendel of Shklov, directed their principal efforts to rebuilding and resettling the Judah Hasid ruins (the Hurvah), thereby showing ... More


Credit in Life and Letters

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the ways that credit was a value also inculcated by families. Credit and debt were critical to the Atlantic economy, and fathers in particular were uncomfortably aware of this ... More


Buried Beneath the Ruins

Andrew Lincoln

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

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on an incomplete series of revisions which are presumed to be Blake's last changes to his poem. These incomplete series of revisions include: a revision on the title page, minor ... More


Everyday Aesthetic Qualities and Transience

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

We normally react to manifestations of aging and different degrees of cleanliness and organization by cleaning, organizing, restoring, or discarding. These familiar reactions are rather complex, ... More


Dark Lens: Imaging Germany, 1945

Françoise Meltzer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226625638
eISBN:
9780226625775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book draws on literature and a never-before-seen cache of photographs taken by a member of the French Resistance (who is also the author's mother), immediately following the Allied bombing of ... More


The Stone Axe

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

An ancient stone axe found in Java. It is a cult object, a sacred object, that belonged to a sacred personage. I know, can know nothing of the processions and the rites in which this stone axe ... More


Wordsworth and the Stoics

Bruce Graver

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/9780199588541.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reconsiders Wordsworth's understanding of Roman Stoicism. This subject was last discussed by Jane Worthington some seventy years ago, and its conclusions need to be revised, in light of ... More


Haunted City: the Shelleys, Byron, and Ancient Rome

Timothy Webb

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/9780199588541.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Byron all encountered Italy both as a vivid reality and as ‘classic ground’. Although their sojourns in Rome (especially that of Byron) were relatively brief, that ... More


Fragments and Ruins

FRANK KERMODE

in History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122241
eISBN:
9780191671388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122241.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with another little demonstration of the potential for muddle in the extended use of period descriptions and explanatory historical myths. They can break loose, or be forced into ... More


Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

David J. Alworth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183343
eISBN:
9781400873807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183343.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new method of literary and cultural interpretation and a new theory of narrative setting by examining five sites—supermarkets, dumps, roads, ruins, and asylums—that have been ... More


Perfection Absolute: The Aspiration of The Recluse

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses a number of Wordsworth's finest poems, including ‘The Ruined Cottage’ and The Excursion, which is a volume of poems by Wordsworth. The Recluse is also examined and discussed in ... More


The Play of Absence: The Borderers and the Winds of Culture

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses an argument that states that the play The Borderers generates a lot of interest despite its inadequacies as drama, because it presents a lode of Wordsworthian intensity. It is ... More


Returning to the Ruined Cottage

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the ‘return’ motif as a means of organising related ideas of place, time, and identity. It opens with a return to ‘Tintern Abbey’, in which the poet's revisiting hints at the ... More


American and Austrian Ruins in Korngold’s Symphony in F-sharp

Amy Lynn Wlodarski

in Korngold and His World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter shows that Erich Korngold's compositional process and materials reflected a particular traumatic mode of modernism—the ruin. Here, recognizable fragments from the past recall an ... More


The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Andrew Hui

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When we think of ruins and literature, we usually think of Romanticism. The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature dislodges this critical commonplace by locating European literature’s ... More


Resort Ruins

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the ruins of the resorts that were built during the 1920s and 1930s. It looks at the summer camps organized by Billy Butlin (Butlin's Holiday Camps), as well as the resorts ... More


The Colosseum

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

The half-ruined Colosseum is the most infamous symbol of the Renaissance plundering of antiquity. This chapter challenges this received truth by investigating how Renaissance excavations conformed to ... More


Conclusion: Rethinking Preservation Practices in Renaissance Rome

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

The ruin of the Eternal City can suggest not just the downfall but also the enduring survival of ancient Rome. Preservation practices in Renaissance Rome encourage us to rethink how preservation ... More


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

Julia Hell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Connecting post-imperial studies to ruin studies, The Conquest of Ruins reconstructs and analyzes the Roman Empire’s afterlife as Western Europe’s history of neo-Roman mimesis. Each moment in the ... More


Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Sarah Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748669974
eISBN:
9781474400985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669974.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Masterful thinking – characterised by belief in what Freud called ‘omnipotence of thoughts’ – has left the Earth in environmental crisis and the university in ruins. This book turns to literature, ... More


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