One morning in October 1816 Charles Cowden Clarke woke at
10 and went down to breakfast at his lodgings at Clerkenwell in
London. He was in his late twenties, working as a teacher at his
father’s school in Enfield, and he had not slept long that night. In
fact, he had stayed up till daylight with a friend he had taught at
Enfield, a young man whose poetic tastes and interests he had helped
to form. Clarke had borrowed a copy of the translation of Homer
made by the Elizabethan poet John Chapman (a large and valuable
folio volume first
(1949) contribute to the shaping of the transatlantic bargain?
How was the Truman administration able to overcome isolationist tendencies in the United States to establish an internationalist strategy after World War II?
What role did the US Senate play in the genesis of the transatlantic bargain? Why was it important, constitutionally and politically?
In the beginning, the Euro-Atlantic alliance was intended variously to balance Soviet power in Europe, help integrate West Germany into the West, and keep the United States engaged in European security. How have
The genesis of location
By the mid-
1970s, studio realism might be expected to have
reached its apotheosis, yet it was by no means all-encompassing
as a style of television acting, and there were already elements
in play that would ultimately come to threaten its primacy as the
dominant mode of acting in British television drama. The decade
saw the emergence of various factors that would influence actors’
work at the Corporation, beginning with the BBC’s further investment in its existing rehearsal and recording model via the opening
in 1970 of
Very large numbers of people began to depart the British Isles for the New Worlds after about 1770. This was a pioneering movement, a rehearsal for modern international migration. This book contends that emigration history is not seamless, that it contains large shifts over time and place, and that the modern scale and velocity of mobility have very particular historical roots. The Isle of Man is an ideal starting point in the quest for the engines and mechanisms of emigration, and a particular version of the widespread surge in British emigration in the 1820s. West Sussex was much closer to the centres of the expansionary economy in the new age. North America was the earliest and the greatest theatre of oceanic emigration in which the methods of mass migration were pioneered. Landlocked Shropshire experienced some of the earliest phases of British industrialisation, notably in the Ironbridge/Coalbrookdale district, deep inland on the River Severn. The turmoil in the agrarian and demographic foundations of life reached across the British archipelago. In West Cork and North Tipperary, there was clear evidence of the great structural changes that shook the foundations of these rural societies. The book also discusses the sequences and effects of migration in Wales, Swaledale, Cornwall, Kent, London, and Scottish Highlands. It also deals with Ireland's place in the more generic context of the origins of migration from the British Isles. The common historical understanding is that the pre-industrial population of the British Isles had been held back by Malthusian checks.
This chapter draws primarily on periodical literature to show the meanings
attached to philanthropy in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Philanthropy was a feeling of love for humanity that brought pleasure, even
rapture, to those who experienced it, all the more so as it was envisaged as
universal in extent, covering all humans in the globe. The word was not used
to describe what are often considered to be the hallmarks of
eighteenth-century philanthropy, the voluntary hospitals, the Marine Society
and other institutions. There was criticism, for example by Adam Smith, of
the claim that mere humans could love all other humans, even some
suggestions that misanthropy was more characteristic of humanity than
philanthropy. But in the vast majority of references philanthropy was a
sensation experienced in the body; it was not something that urged you to do
anything or to spend money.
The role played by Fantasmagoriana in the genesis of
Frankenstein and The Vampyre has largely
prevented the full critical appreciation of this work in its original context of
production, i.e. the French market of supernatural anthologies in the early
nineteenth century, paving the way to the so-called frénétique
vogue. By analysing a manuscript appendix to Fantasmagoriana,
drafted between the mid-1820s and the mid-1830s and bound within a copy formerly
belonging to the Roman family Gabrielli-Bonaparte, this article reinstates
Fantasmagoriana within the environment of Napoleonic and
post-Napoleonic culture and its renewed interest in the supernatural. Whereas
English-speaking criticism has normally approached
Fantasmagoriana through Tales of the Dead,
i.e. Sarah Utterson’s Gothicizing and partial translation of 1813, an analysis
of Fantasmagoriana from the point of view of its original readership will enable
us to rethink the specificities of the French Gothic beyond Anglocentric
Clearly there is a unique hunger for Baldwin’s wisdom in this historical moment, as illustrated by Raoul Peck’s film, reprints of several Baldwin books, exhibits, and other events. This essay describes the genesis of two five-part public discussions on the works of James Baldwin that were co-facilitated by African-American Studies scholar Dr. Lindsey R. Swindall and actor Grant Cooper at two schools in New York City in the 2016–17 academic year. These discussion series led to numerous Baldwin discussion events being scheduled for the winter and spring of 2018. The surprising popularity of these programs prompted Swindall to wonder: Why do people want to discuss Baldwin now? The first of two parts, this essay speculates that many people in the digital age long for a conversational space like the one Baldwin created at the “welcome table” in his last home in France. The second essay—which is forthcoming—will confirm whether discussion events held in 2018 harmonize with the welcome table thesis.
the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it
called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from
thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.’ (King James
Version, Genesis 11.5–9)
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