The Idea of the Clerisy in the Nineteenth Century


Author: Ben Knights
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521142496
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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This book is about the development in nineteenth-century England of the idea of a secular intellectual elite - the 'clerisy'. These intellectuals wanted to free themselves from the pressures of material conditioning and be in touch with transcendent values. This elite would be capable of seeing and valuing the best in the national cultural heritage and raising the standard of intellectual life. Dr Knights considers five major writers who shared this concern: Coleridge, Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, J. S. Mill and J. H. Newman. He finds important similarities, arising out of shared problems and assumptions. The status of literary culture was still such that to many of its practitioners a 'clerisy' offered the only hope of reversing a trend towards cultural and social disintegration. Dr Knights goes on to examine the influence of the idea upon the reorganisation of university curricula in the latter part of the century.

A Companion to American Art


Author: John Davis,Jennifer A. Greenhill,Jason D. LaFountain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118542495
Category: Art
Page: 680
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A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history. Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debatebetween scholars on important contemporary issues in American arthistory Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in thewriting of American art history, changing ideas about whatconstitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of artto public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and currentstate of the field of American art history and suggests futuredirections of scholarship

Literature and Culture in Modern Britain

Volume Three: 1956 - 1999
Author: Clive Bloom,Gary Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317897528
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 302
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British culture has changed almost beyond recognition since 1956. Angry young men have been displaced by Yuppies, Elvis by the Spice Girls, and meat and two veg by continental cuisine. What is more, as the death of Diana, Princess of Wales showed, the British are now more famous for a trembling lower lip than a stiff upper one. This volume, the last in the series, examines the transformations in literature and culture over the last forty years. An introductory essay provides a context for the following chapters by arguing that although there have been significant changes in British life, there are also profound continuities. It also discusses the rise of 'theory' and its impact on the humanities. Each essay in the volume concentrates on a facet of British culture over the last half century from painting to poetry, from the seriousness of the novel to the postmodern ironies of the computing age. What we get from this selection is not only an informed history of the relations between literature and culture but also a lively sense of cultural change, not least of which is the new found relationship between literature and other arts which ushers us into the new millennium.

Rabindranath Tagore's The Home and the World

A Critical Companion
Author: Pradip Kumar Datta
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1843310996
Category: History
Page: 204
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Designed as a companion to Rabindranath Tagore's 'Ghare-Baire' (The Home and the World), the ten essays of this volume cover the novel in terms of the complexity of colonial modernity. The book will be of great value and interest to those studying Indian literature, post-coloniality, gender representations and nationalism.

George Orwell


Author: Courtney T. Wemyss,Alexej Ugrinsky
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
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This collection of essays addresses a number of facets of George Orwell, examining both Orwell the man of letters and Orwell the political man. The less-recognized--and equally important--facets of George Orwell's works and impact on English culture presented in this collection will prove informative to Orwell specialists and to scholars of 20th-century English literature.

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Author: Frederick Burwick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191651095
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 784
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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across the world, present an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a major author of British Romanticism. The book is divided into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, Sources and Influences, and Reception. The Coleridge scholar today has ready access to a range of materials previously available only in library archives on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bollingen edition, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, forty years in production was completed in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) were also produced during this same period, five volumes of text with an additional five companion volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford published the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take full advantage of the convenient access and new insight provided by these volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the entire range and complexity of Coleridge's career. It analyzes the many aspects of Coleridge's literary, critical, philosophical, and theological pursuits, and it furnishes both students and advanced scholars with the proper tools for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's rich and varied accomplishments, as well as offering an authoritative guide to the most up-to-date thinking about his achievements.

Nineteenth-century Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.

The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope


Author: Joel Faflak,Jason Haslam
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665750
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope brings together a number of winners of the Polanyi Prize in Literature – a group whose research constitutes a diversity of methodological approaches to the study of culture – to examine the rich but often troubled association between the concepts of the public, the intellectual (both the person and the condition), culture, and hope. The contributors probe the influence of intellectual life on the public sphere by reflecting on, analyzing, and re-imagining social and cultural identity. The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope reflects on the challenging and often vexed work of intellectualism within the public sphere by exploring how cultural materials – from foundational Enlightenment writings to contemporary, populist media spectacles – frame intellectual debates within the clear and ever-present gaze of the public writ large. These serve to illuminate how past cultures can shed light on present and future issues, as well as how current debates can reframe our approaches to older subjects.

Mammon's Kingdom

An Essay on Britain, Now
Author: David Marquand
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846146739
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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Since 2008's financial crisis, we have heard much about the failures of bankers, regulators and politicians. David Marquand sees a wider issue: the fall of the public realm. The crisis, he argues, is one of our moral economy as much as of our political economy. Already, we are well advanced towards a near-Hobbesian state of genteel barbarism - and greed is all-pervasive. Setting out a framework for a new public philosophy founded on civic conscience and cooperation, Marquand seeks to spring the trap into which our culture has stumbled. The message is plain: we cannot continue on our present path.

Muslim Religious Institutions in Imperial Russia

The Islamic World of Novouzensk District and the Kazakh Inner Horde, 1780-1910
Author: Allen J. Frank
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004119758
Category: History
Page: 341
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In this detailed study, Russia's rural Muslim religious institutions in the Volga-Ural region and the Kazakh steppe, during the imperial period, are examined. It is based on the Turkic manuscript history Tavarikh-i Alti Ata.

Philosophers as Educational Reformers (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 10)

The Influence of Idealism on British Educational Thought
Author: Peter Gordon,John White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135170959
Category: Education
Page: 344
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This volume assesses how far the ideas and achievements of the 19th century British Idealist philosophical reformers are still important for us today when considering fundamental questions about the structure and objectives of the education system in England and Wales. Part 1 examines those ideas of the Idealists, especially T. H. Green, which had most bearing on the educational reforms carried out between 1870 and the 1920s and traces their connection with the philosophy and educational theory of Hegel and other post-Kantians. Part 2 is an historical survey, concentrating on the innovations in the organization and contents of education in England and Wales brought about by the administrators and educationists educated in philosophical idealism. Part 3 considers what relevance the philosophical and practical ideas of this interconnected group of reformers have to education today.

Political Intellectuals and Public Identities in Britain Since 1850


Author: Julia Stapleton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719055119
Category: History
Page: 220
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This unique book examines the role of political intellectuals in Britain since 1850 in shaping the public identities of their societies and national identity. Julia Stapleton explores the writings and activities of a diverse range of figures. She also looks at the cultural anxieties and ideals which moved them, and their attempts to enhance their country's self-knowledge.

Public and Private Doctrine

Essays in British History Presented to Maurice Cowling
Author: Michael Bentley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521522175
Category: History
Page: 370
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Essays by a group of pupils, admirers and critics of the Cambridge historian Maurice Cowling.

Democracy: A Short, Analytical History

A Short, Analytical History
Author: Roland N. Stromberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317473175
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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This text sums up the democratic experience in modern Western civilisation. It defines the term and notes the confusions in it, and its changing meanings over the past two centuries or so. It records criticisms, and is especially concerned with the conditions that are neccessary for it to exist. This encompasses a comprehensive literature which the author seeks to summarise and present to the reader in accessible form. It is appropriate material for course reading in Westen civilisation, intellectual history, political thought, and philosophy.

Im.pri.mat.ur

A Journal of Criticism & Theory
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Democracy

A Short, Analytical History
Author: Roland N. Stromberg
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765641090
Category:
Page: N.A
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