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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


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


Ruins and wonders: The poetics of cultural memory in and of early medieval England

Joshua Davies

in Visions and ruins: Cultural memory and the untimely Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125934
eISBN:
9781526136220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125934.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Old English poem known as The Ruin meditates on the material remains of a long-passed civilisation and has often been read as typical of the nostalgic poetry of the Anglo-Saxons, but its ... 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


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


Conclusion: Looking Back on Tomorrow: The Course of Empire

Miles Orvell

in Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The conclusion of Empire of Ruins recalls the book’s examination of ruin photography as it relates to modernity—the traumas of war and climate change. But it places that narrative within a larger ... More


Beijing: Yin Xiuzhen’s The Ruined City

Xiaoping Lin

in Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833367
eISBN:
9780824870607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833367.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at Beijing as a domestic space for the female artist Yin Xiuzhen, whose installation, The Ruined City (1996), depicts a tranquil Chinese family life threatened by fast urban ... More


Too Late to Begin?

Sarah Wood

in Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748669974
eISBN:
9781474400985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669974.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter an impassioned reader of literature, specifically Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend, reflects on the university and the love of reading. Our Mutual Friend provides an account of reading, ... 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


From Whale’s Road to Water under the Earth: Water in Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Jill A. Frederick

in Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940285
eISBN:
9781786944221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940285.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with the axiomatic premise that nature was no friend to the Anglo-Saxons: exile into the wilderness often equated with both physical and spiritual death and the power of water was ... More


Chapter Twelve

Patrick McGilligan

in George Cukor: A Double Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses some of the films made by George Cukor later in his career as Hollywood director, including The Blue Bird (1976) and Rich and Famous (1981). The Blue Bird was Cukor’s absolute ... More


Conclusion: Roman Decline and Fall in Contemporary America

Edward J. Watts

in The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190076719
eISBN:
9780190076740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076719.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Gibbon’s story of Roman decline and fall has frequently inspired attacks on changing elements of modern society. These attacks claim one needs ... More


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