By S. Evangelista
This book is the 1st complete learn of the reception of classical Greece between English aesthetic writers of the 19th century. by way of exploring this heritage of reception, the booklet goals to provide readers a brand new and fuller knowing of literary aestheticism, its highbrow contexts, and its demanding situations to mainstream Victorian tradition.
Read Online or Download British Aestheticism and Ancient Greece: Hellenism, Reception, Gods in Exile (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture) PDF
Similar literary theory books
Literature could have a irritating impression on its readers. It unsettles our carry on daily adventure and makes us strangers and exiles. Anna Smith argues that this can be the part of literature which draws critic and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. Kristeva is interested in states of extremity the place language and the psyche are below duress, and during this booklet Smith examines the way in which the alchemical homes of phrases may perhaps rework those extremities into what Kristeva calls 'a hearth of tongues, an go out from representation'.
This publication is the 1st to find and probe intensive reminiscence phenomena captured in literary works. utilizing literature as a laboratory for the workings of the brain, this comparative learn of writers from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Octavio Paz, together with Proust, Breton, Woolf and Faulkner, uncovers invaluable fabric for the category of the reminiscence approach.
Writing London asks the reader to contemplate how writers sought to reply to the character of London. Drawing on literary and architectural idea and psychoanalysis, Julian Wolfreys seems at various nineteenth-century writings to contemplate quite a few literary modes of productions as responses to the town.
The booklet investigates the dispersed emergence of the hot visible regime linked to nineteenth-century pre-cinematic spectacles within the literary mind's eye of the former centuries. Its comparative perspective levels from the Medieval and Baroque interval to the visible and stylistic experimentations of the Romantic age, within the prose of Anne Radcliffe, the experiments of Friedrich Schlegel, and in Wordsworth’s Prelude.
- The Vernacular Matters of American Literature
- Charles Dickens and the Sciences of Childhood: Popular Medicine, Child Health and Victorian Culture
- Culture in a Liquid Modern World
- A Voice From Elsewhere (Suny Series, Insinuations Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature)
- André Dhôtel, entre archaïsme et modernité
Additional info for British Aestheticism and Ancient Greece: Hellenism, Reception, Gods in Exile (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)
In the cults of Demeter and Dionysus ancient worshippers embraced the experience of suffering and death, of literally Figure 3 Simeon Solomon, Bacchus (1867). com - licensed to University of South Florida - PalgraveConnect - 2010-03-12 Pater, ‘Winckelmann’, and the Aesthetic Life being taken underground like in the myth of Persephone, in order to sound the most hidden depths of the psychological knowledge of oneself and of the human condition in general, finding themselves staring into the unconscious, the inadmissible, and the tabooed.
7 When trying to assess Winckelmann’s reception in nineteenth-century Britain, we have to take into account the wide influence and the complex patterns of dissemination of his writings. Authors and scholars encountered Winckelmann’s theories not only in his own works (read in the original or in the French translation), but also in their endorsements in the works of Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Hegel, and A. W. com - licensed to University of South Florida - PalgraveConnect - 2010-03-12 Winckelmann and the rise of modern Hellenism 27 and political situations.
I structure my analysis of their poetry along the two axes of Sapphic aestheticism and Bacchic aestheticism, represented respectively by their collections Long Ago (1889) and Underneath the Bough (1893). In the early 1890s Bradley and Cooper’s aestheticism became invested with a type of neo-paganism which auspicates a radical reform of Victorian cultural and social practices. com - licensed to University of South Florida - PalgraveConnect - 2010-03-12 20 British Aestheticism and Ancient Greece 21 Idols (1888), with their rejection of the Apollonian Hellenism promoted by Winckelmann in favour of irrationality, taboo, and the exploration of extreme states of consciousness.