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Robert Lanier Reid

– Lily Campbell’s argument for each tragedy’s ruling passion, John Draper’s naming of each character’s temperament. 2 Of special interest is Paster’s work: passions in English Renaissance drama closely relate to bodily elements and humoral fluids, though some characters boast a ‘humour’ just to gain social status. I am deeply indebted to Paster, but seek to widen her materialist

in Renaissance psychologies
Intoxication and Romanticism
James Nicholls

6 Ungovernable passions: intoxication and Romanticism He will come to know it, whenever he shall arrive in that state in which, paradoxical as it may appear, reason shall only visit him through intoxication. (Charles Lamb) Hence the drunkard ceases to attend to external stimuli, and as volition is now also suspended, the trains of his ideas become totally inconsistent as in dreams or delirium. (Erasmus Darwin) The question above all others that nagged at philosophers, political thinkers and doctors throughout the eighteenth century was: ‘What is it to be human

in The politics of alcohol
The penalties and paradoxes of unmanliness
Joanne Begiato

2 Appetites, passions, and disgust: the penalties and paradoxes of unmanliness Introduction Unmanliness was emblazoned on emotionalised bodies, written onto illformed, unappealing forms and faces, and deployed through disgust, the very antitheses of desire. This too had physiognomic roots and moral associations. Johann Caspar Lavater, for example, explained: ‘the morally best, the most beautiful. The morally worst, the most deformed.’1 Eighteenth-century British moral philosophers similarly drew analogies between the corporeal and the moral, applying a

in Manliness in Britain, 1760–1900
Renaissance emotion across body and soul
Erin Sullivan

IN THE STUDY OF Renaissance emotion, especially in relation to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, it doesn’t take long before coming across the work of Thomas Wright ( c. 1561–1623). 1 His The Passions of the Minde in Generall , first published in 1601, has become something of a touchstone for literary scholars, offering

in The Renaissance of emotion
Hanneke Canters
Grace M. Jantzen

Elemental Passions CHAPTER 4 Interpretive synopsis of Elemental Passions One: prologue The first chapter can be regarded as a Prologue. Irigaray begins with short, staccato sentences. White. Immense spaces. White, a rush of breath. Be swift, marry this breath. Remain in it. Make haste. Let it not abandon me. Let me not turn from it. Be swept up: my song. (EP 7) De grands espaces. Blancs. Un grand souffle, blanc. Rapide, épouser ce souffle. Y rester. Dans la hâte. Qu’il ne m’abandonne pas. Que je ne le laisse pas.Y être entraînée : mon chant. (Pe 7) The short

in Forever fluid
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Family, friendship and politics in nineteenth-century France

Republican passions is an innovative study that demonstrates the crucial role of family and friendship networks in the creation of the Third Republic. Based primarily on the rich family archives of Léon Laurent-Pichat (1823–86), it rediscovers this major activist of the Second Empire who became a Deputy and Life Senator in the Third Republic. Republican passions highlights the political dimensions of friendship and its role in underpinning republican activism. It advances our understanding of republican masculinity by demonstrating the importance of emotion in republican friendships. Further, Republican passions looks beyond the masculine sites of republican politics to uncover the political dimensions of home and family, exploring domestic life, marriage, child-rearing and sociability in Laurent-Pichat’s social and political network. The book breaks new ground by showing that the republican home was a profoundly politicised space in which republicanism was absorbed, sustained and reproduced. Rather than being ‘separate spheres’, the intimate and political realms were deeply intertwined and interdependent. Moreover, this study demonstrates that republican women shared men’s passion for the Republic and worked alongside them for the cause. Republican passions weaves together the threads of political zeal and activism, family and friendship, love and intimacy to provide a vibrant new perspective on the foundations of the Third Republic.

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Collecting and connoisseurship
Katie Donington

no expense in pursuing his passion – the building of a hothouse stood testament to his botanical ambitions. 111 He employed a gardener, Joseph Knight, who resided full time on the property, tending to the collection. Knight remained in George’s employ until the family removed from Clapham in 1820, at which point he gave Knight his living collection. Knight went on to form the

in The bonds of family
Revealing the unconscious in chiastic symmetry
Robert Lanier Reid

of the tragedies, especially King Lear, the impoverished venue where epiphany gains full effect in Shakespeare’s works. Lear’s empathetic defence of Tom, the Bethlehem beggar who is terrified of fiends and obsessed with his sins, matches Southwell’s allegory of the Passion in Spiritual Exercises

in Renaissance psychologies
Matthew Roberts

promised to eradicate bad passions. As he told the inhabitants of New Lanark: ‘When these great errors shall be removed, all our evil passions will disappear; no ground of anger or displeasure from one human being towards another will remain; the period of the supposed Millennium will commence, and universal love prevail.’ 1 While Owen shared with other radicals the belief that conditions could and should

in Democratic Passions
Steven Earnshaw

418 7 Brian Moore, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955): abandonment But what if the godless were right …? We are quite a few pages into The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne before discovering Judith Hearne’s drinking habit,1 and it is then that we begin to realise how her drinking is entangled with a growing intimation that God is no longer part of her life. Alienated through ostensibly social causes such as her ‘odd duck’ physical appearance and family responsibility, the character’s dulling of reality through drink is also her response to the kind of

in The Existential drinker