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The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Aviad Kleinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man (and loses). In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made ... More


On the Commerce of Thinking

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book concerns the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. The author's reflection is born out of his relation to ... More


Under the Spell of Magic: The Oriental Tale in Rimsky‐Korsakov's Sheherazade

Nasser Al‐Taee

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter seeks to link Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to Antoine Galland's Les Mille et une nuits as a continuation of European fascination with the Oriental tale. It discusses issues concerning ... More


The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Kostas Boyiopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book that exclusively attends to the Decadent poetry and poetics of the British fin de siècle. It explores culturally significant encounters between sensuality and artificiality in ... More


Introduction

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the many mysteries of love and erotic passion by looking at the great love stories of the world across three cultures—Indian-Hindu, Perso-Islamic, and Western worlds. The stories ... More


The Path of Perdition: 1836

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter describes a period in Kierkegaard's life he calls the “path to perdition.” This occurred in the middle of the year 1836, when Kierkegaard's chosen path in life (given his newly won ... More


The Drawing/Design of the Arts

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This section discusses the drawing/design of the arts and how the arts act simultaneously like stages, senses, and zones. In its own way, art remains inapparent and is not the coming into appearance ... More


Keep Everything in Sight at the Same Time

Gordon C. F. Bearn

in Life Drawing: A Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244805
eISBN:
9780823250714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244805.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Like tender buttons, words have official and well-known uses as well as many pleasures. These pleasures and powers come with the sensuality of the sounds of words, the mingling of their meanings, the ... More


Epilogue Babette's Feast: A Fable for Culinary France

in Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This epilogue focuses on Babette's Feast (1987), a quasi-cult food film by the Danish director Gabriel Axel that may be considered a modern fable of French culinary culture. An exemplary tale of ... More


TV Drama: The Case against Naturalism: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1976

John McGrath

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a socialist, playwright, director and founder of the 7:84 theatre company, shapes his recollections of working with James MacTaggart in London in the early 1960s into ... More


Gods of the Lump

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the metaphor of the body used by Western missionaries to describe the Chinese people. It explains that missionary accounts of Chinese practicing their religion were described ... More


JOHN HARBISON (b. 1938)Mirabai Songs (1982): Texts by Mirabai; translated by Robert Bly

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores Mirabai Songs, a song cycle by one of America’s major composers, John Harbison. It asserts that this piece can already be termed a classic of the genre. Despite a relatively ... More


THIERRY PÉCOU (b. 1965)Mammal Dreams (1996): Text by A. K. Coope

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0063
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Mammal Dreams by Thierry Pécou. The powerful, darkly erotic text is by the Canadian musician and poet A. K. Coope. The chapter shows that the musical idiom is immediately ... More


Spiritual thrift: simplicity, sensuality and politics in Henry Thoreau

Alison Hulme

in A Brief History of Thrift

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526128836
eISBN:
9781526146724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526128843.00011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Explores Henry Thoreau’s rationale for living simply and his emphasis on spirituality and sensuality via Transcendentalist and Eastern philosophy. Analysis his own relationship with both Capitalism ... More


Introduction

Alison Fraunhar

in Mulata Nation: Visualizing Race and Gender in Cuba

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496814432
eISBN:
9781496814470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814432.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Introduction maps out the scope of the case studies in the book and defines and discusses key terms including mulata, representation and performance. It devotes particular attention to the tropes ... More


Aesthetics of Early Modernist Solo Dance in Central Europe

Karl Toepfer

in On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Modern dance in Europe established itself as a distinctive aesthetic experience in the early twentieth century through solo dancing by a lone woman in a program of dances designed to reveal the power ... More


Chopin’s Seductions

Ivan Raykoff

in Dreams of Love: Playing the Romantic Pianist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892679
eISBN:
9780199369669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892679.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

In numerous novels and films, the sounds of Frédéric Chopin’s piano music inspire passionate responses in characters who play and/or listen to it. Sensuality, sentimentality, and suffering are three ... More


Sense and Sensuality: Caught between Venus and Dionysus

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the dual figures of Venus and Dionysus in Pater's writings in order to address the problem of sensuality and restraint in his conception of the self. It suggests that in Studies ... More


Sensory Intensity and Illness in Lawrence

Peter Fifield

in Modernism and Physical Illness: Sick Books

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198825425
eISBN:
9780191892608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825425.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Lawrence repeatedly associates illness with moments of bodily intensity. His ill protagonists show opposing tendencies: demonstrating a failed integration with the body, but also moments of ... More


The Metaphysics of Dignity: Marriage in Kant and Fichte

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the theories of marriage by Immanuel Kant and Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Fichte's account of sexuality and marriage in the Foundations of Natural Right drew on a long ... More


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