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Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Alice Fox

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines the profound effect, on a major critic and novelist of the twentieth century, of the period of English literature's greatest glory, the Renaissance. Beginning in the sixteenth ... More

Vision in the Novels of George Sand

Vision in the Novels of George Sand

Manon Mathias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198735397
eISBN:
9780191799570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735397.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers the pull between the visual and the visionary in nineteenth-century France through an examination of George Sand’s novels. With an extensive corpus ranging from Sand’s early texts ... More

Visionary PhilologyGeoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Matthew Sperling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701088
eISBN:
9780191770524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Interviewed in 1966, Geoffrey Hill said, ‘Language contains everything you want—history, sociology, economics: it is a kind of drama of human destiny.’ This book shows how the work of one of the ... More

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Kenneth Borris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807070
eISBN:
9780191844843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807070.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book defines Platonism’s roles in early modern theories of literature, then turns to reappraise the Platonizing major poet Edmund Spenser. Platonic concerns and conceptions profoundly affected ... More

Visions of the FutureAlmanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Maureen Perkins

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Historians have long puzzled over the ‘death’ of astrology at the end of the seventeenth century. This book demonstrates that astrology was alive and well for much of the nineteenth century, finding ... More

Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Thomas Karshan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in December 1925, Vladimir Nabokov declared that ‘everything in the world plays’, including ‘love, nature, the arts, and domestic puns’. Each of Nabokov's novels contains a scene of ... More

Voice in Later Medieval English LiteraturePublic Interiorities

Voice in Later Medieval English Literature: Public Interiorities

David Lawton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792406
eISBN:
9780191835254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study approaches later medieval English vernacular culture in terms of voice. As texts and discourses shift in translation and in use from one language to another, antecedent texts are revoiced ... More

Voices from the AsylumFour French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Susannah Wilson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This book investigates the lives and writings of four women incarcerated in French psychiatric hospitals in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The renowned ... More

W.B. Yeats and the Muses

W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Joseph M. Hassett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores how nine fascinating women inspired some of W.B. Yeats's most memorable poetry. Yeats's beliefs about poetic inspiration were remarkably akin to the Greek notion that a great poet ... More

W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish StateAdding the Half-pence to the Pence

W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-pence to the Pence

Lauren Arrington

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590575
eISBN:
9780191595523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book utilizes new source material and documents that have not previously been analysed with regard to the Abbey Theatre's history in order to reconstruct the political, socio‐religious, and ... More

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