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The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

Ned O'Gorman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226310060
eISBN:
9780226310374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310374.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Iconoclastic Imagination offers a new interpretation of neoliberalism by considering it as a social imaginary. Locating the emergence of the neoliberal imaginary in the United States at the ... More


Young Bysshe and the Bible

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The two misconceptions regarding the religious thoughts of Shelley include how the notion of God may, ironically, be portrayed in both an atheistic sense and in a Christian sense, and that some would ... More


The Iconoclastic Sublime

Ned O'Gorman

in The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226310060
eISBN:
9780226310374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310374.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter two considers anticipations of the neoliberal conception of legitimation crisis in both theologies of iconoclasm and theories of the sublime to situate the neoliberal imaginary within longer ... More


Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

John Leonard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book surveys and evaluates three centuries of criticism of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Volume one attends to questions of style and genre, while volume two traces six distinguishable debates (about ... More


The Ordinary Fashion Show: Eileen Chang's Profane Illumination and Mnemonic Art

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang's fiction and essays show us an intricate relationship between the quotidian, gender and literary imagination. Similar to what Walter Benjamin calls “profane illumination,” her literary ... More


Puzzling the Sublime

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Puzzle games aren’t about nothing, nor about abstraction: they are about infinity. In this chapter, Bogost acknowledges that abstract games (such as puzzle games) are difficult to talk about because ... More


Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting

Carolyn Korsmeyer

in Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In preparation for the artistic exploration of aesthetic disgust this chapter first considers a venue where one might think disgust functions only negatively: food and eating. Most theorists identify ... More


The Foul and the Fair

Carolyn Korsmeyer

in Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

As observed in Chapter 2, in most traditional philosophical theory disgust was uniquely excluded from the emotions that could be rendered in beautiful art. The preceding discussion has pointed out ... More


The Media of Sublimity: Johnson and Lamb on King Lear

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lamb's essay is one of the rare romantic works that actually much used the term “sublime” that clearly displays the transfer of religious terms of value into a new psychological space. The ... More


Introduction: ‘An Author of Commanding Altitude’

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Starting with an examination of two readings of Lucan in the hitherto little-known play Cinthias Revenge (1613), by the English lawyer and satirist John Stephens, the introduction argues that Lucan’s ... More


Lucan and Seneca: Poets of Apocalypse

William Fitzgerald

in How to Read a Latin Poem: If You Can't Read Latin Yet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657865
eISBN:
9780191745690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657865.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents two heroes who believe in what they do with the utmost conviction. They are both monsters. Nobody who reads the two works considered here can deny that their authors are ... More


Another Transcendental?

John Llewelyn

in Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spell of John Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408943
eISBN:
9781474416030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408943.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Having produced evidence, albeit fragmentary, for maintaining that Scotus is among those who are sympathetic to classing goodness or the good as a transcendental, it behoves us to ask whether he ... More


The Stamp Act Crisis and the Sublime Style of Politics

Philip Gould

in Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967896
eISBN:
9780199346073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967896.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

By revisiting the Stamp Act riots in Rhode Island in 1765, this chapter begins to show the transatlantic literary and cultural discourses shaping (and shaped by) political crisis. Both Loyalists and ... More


Unified: Beethoven, the Beatles, and the Imperfect Ideology of the Masterpiece

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines the conventional notion of the musical masterpiece as a perfect synthesis of its various parts, a unified organic whole growing out of its musical DNA. Masterpieces seem to ... More


Beckett’s Kantian Critiques

Jean-Michel Rabaté

in Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270859
eISBN:
9780823270903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A philosophical conversation about Molloy between Nussbaum, Critchley and Myska will yield a better sense of the Kantian elements of Beckett’s thought. Nussbaum rejects Beckett for being too negative ... More


Greatness of Mind

Peter Kivy

in The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines the history of the concept of the greatness of the mind, suggesting that it may be attributed to Longinus of Palmyra in his work On the Sublime. It explains that Longinus ... More


“Black and Glittering”: The Inscrutable Sublime

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This essay analyzes visual perception under conditions of obscurity. It uncovers a pervasive lowering of the Sublime from its Burkean associations with an aesthetics of mounting terror, Kant’s ... More


Digesting Wordsworth

Denise Gigante

in Taste: A Literary History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter pulls successive textual overlays away from the transcendently feeding mind of Snowdon in order to perform a literary archeology on that prime emblem of Wordsworthian egotistical ... More


Dematerializing Culture: Faulkner’s Trash Aesthetic

Patricia Yaeger

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes how objects that can be considered as trash or detritus have become objects of aesthetic ecstasy for centuries. It is not until the twentieth century, however, that a ... More


Modern Motoring and the Enclosed Body

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

One of the key changes in inter-war motoring was the introduction of the closed car. This development was very popular with suburban customers who preferred to be protected from the rain and the ... More


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