An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

Author: William Godwin,Mark Philp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199642621

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

View: 1827

Godwin's Political Justice is the founding work of philosophical anarchism. Drawing on the principles of liberty and utility Godwin criticizes government and all forms of secular and religious authority, advocating the free exercise of individual judgement. He raises enduring questions about the nature of our duty to others.

Literarische Entwürfe des Konservatismus in England 1790 bis 1805

Author: Pascal Fischer

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846751197

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

View: 1295

Der Konservatismus entzieht sich griffigen Definitionen. Pascal Fischer erforscht, wie sich diese Weltanschauung in England um 1800 konstituierte und mit welchen literarischen Strategien sie verbreitet wurde. Ohne den Rang theoretischer Schriften zu negieren, hebt das Buch erstmals die Bedeutung der fiktionalen Literatur für die Ausformung und Popularisierung des Konservatismus hervor. Eine besondere Rolle kommt dem antijakobinischen Roman zu, der jüngst als ein wichtiges Genre der 1790er und 1800er Jahre entdeckt worden ist. Es zeigt sich, dass viele in den Texten vertretene Positionen eine erhebliche Distanz zu gängigen Meinungen über den frühen Konservatismus aufweisen.

Mind-forg'd manacles

William Blake und das Moralgesetz

Author: Daniela Tandecki

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

View: 3335


Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism

Author: Russel Whitaker

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787686345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 1039

Presents literary criticism on the works of nineteenth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.

Publishers weekly

Author: Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.),Book Trade Association of Philadelphia,Am. Book Trade Association,American Book Trade Union,R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2719


The Orders of Gothic

Foucault, Lacan, and the Subject of Gothic Writing, 1764-1820

Author: Dale Townshend

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: 9780404648541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

View: 6363

The Orders of Gothic discusses a selection of Gothic romances, dramas, and chapbooks written and published in Britain between Walpole's 1764 The Castle of Otranto and Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer of 1820. It is only in its chronological boundaries that this study is conventional; Townshend's unusual theoretical approach utilizes Foucauldian new historicism and Lacanian psychoanalysis as his focus for understanding the construction of subjectivity and modernity in British Gothic literature. Townshend employs theories from Foucault's The Order of Things and History of Sexuality as a primary - and typical - conceptual framework through which the apparent modernity of the Gothic is systematically explored, but addresses the ways in which Foucault's theories fall short of a full explanation of the often horrific excesses of Gothic writing. With these oversights in mind, Townshend turns to the psychoanalytic perspectives of later theorists including Freud, Zizek and Lacan as more satisfactory articulations of those Gothic matters upon which Foucault is silent. an otherwise ahistorical psychoanalytic tradition, in an interminable process of exchange. Townshend's readings of primary texts (by Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Regina Roche, Matthew Gregory Lewis, William Beckford, William Godwin, Charlotte Dacre, and Percy Bysshe Shelley) describe the construction of subjectivity in Gothic fictions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but his study is as much concerned with the relationship between historicism and psychoanalysis as it is with literary history. Of interest to scholars and students of Gothic fiction and critical theory alike, The Orders of Gothic provides a fresh understanding of early Gothic writing and its central place in the history of the modern subject.

Mein und dein

zur Ideengeschichte der Eigentumsfeindschaft

Author: Arnold Künzli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783766309167

Category: Property

Page: 637

View: 9693


The Letters of William Godwin

Volume 1: 1778-1797

Author: Pamela Clemit

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019956261X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 5531

The first volume (1778-1797) of The Letters of William Godwin includes scores of texts newly transcribed from the original manuscripts and given scholarly annotation for the first time. They record the personal and professional interactions of an original thinker who had a lasting influence on progressive movements in Britain and Europe.


1,801 plot stories and critical evaluations of the world's finest literature

Author: Frank Northen Magill,Dayton Kohler,Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc


Category: Poetry

Page: 624

View: 8315

"Entries ae arranged alphabetically by title, with the type of work, author, type and time of plot, locale, first publication date, and principal characters listed. A plot synopsis is followed by a critical essay and a brief bibliography. Each entry is three to four pages in length. The four indexes included are by chronological date, by geogaphic locale, by title, and by author. The title 'Masterplots' does not convey the depth of information contained in the 12 volumes. The titles treated range chronologically from antiquity to the early 1990s, with the major emphasis on literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While the majority of the entries are British, European, and United States fiction, the work also encompasses drama, works or collections of poetry, and nonfiction." Am Ref Books Annu, 1997.

Defending our dreams

global feminist voices for a new generation

Author: Shamillah Wilson,Anasuya Sengupta,Kristy Evans,Association for Women's Rights in Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842777275

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 2887

Original experiences and perspectives of young feminists.


Author: Plato

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836304

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

View: 6896

The struggle which Plato has Socrates recommend to his interlocutors in Gorgias - and to his readers - is the struggle to overcome the temptations of worldly success and to concentrate on genuine morality. Ostensibly an enquiry into the value of rhetoric, the dialogue soon becomes an investigation into the value of these two contrasting ways of life. In a series of dazzling and bold arguments, Plato attempts to establish that only morality can bring a person true happiness, and to demolish alternative viewpoints. It is not suprising that Gorgias is one of Plato's most widely read dialogues. Philosophers read it for its coverage of central moral issues; others enjoy its vividness, clarity and occasional bitter humour. This new translation is accompanied by explanatory notes and an informative introduction.