Erscheinungsdatum: 01.04.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Enlivenment, Titelzusatz: Toward a Poetics for the Anthropocene, Autor: Weber, Andreas, Verlag: The MIT Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Kosmologie // All // Universum // Weltraum // Weltall // Aufklärung // Epoche // Philosophie // 17.-18. Jahrhundert // Ökologie // NATURE // Ecology // PHILOSOPHY // General // SCIENCE // Cosmology // Kosmologie und das Universum // Angewandte Ökologie // Soziale Auswirkungen von Umweltfaktoren, Rubrik: Philosophie // Renaissance und Aufklärung, Seiten: 195, Reihe: Untimely Meditations (Nr. 16), Gewicht: 189 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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Shakespeare is the leading playwright - and probably the leading writer - in Western civilization. His works are one of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for far too many of us, they remain a closed book. Why? Professor Saccio is well suited in these 16 lectures to bring you back into Shakespeare's world and tune you into what he calls "Shakespeare's wavelength." As you hear him effortlessly deliver heretofore impenetrable language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion, you'll experience the pleasure that comes with true mastery. Professor Saccio also prepares you to read or watch the plays by orienting you to Shakespeare's use of multiple plots, lines of action, and the sometimes outmoded forms of human behavior (such as courtship in Elizabethan England) that arise in his plays. Shakespeare was acutely aware of the importance of history - and not just of events but of ideas. You'll see how his tragedies and histories are meditations on the changing world around him and of the eternal issues of character and human nature. You'll journey into a world where actions and ideas intersect and raise profound and unexpected questions, such as how Richard III could be both a classic villain and a Renaissance figure, and whether a man such as Coriolanus can be a hero without a cause or a country. To read Shakespeare is to take a daunting journey into a perpetually undiscovered country that reinvents itself with every visit. But with these lectures, it will become a familiar pleasure. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Saccio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000268/bk_tcco_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Virgil's Schoolboys adds a new layer of complexity to Virgil's already complex pedagogical afterlife. Reading the ancient Roman poet as an adventurous theorist of instruction, Andrew Wallace examines the relationship between his serial meditations on teaching in the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid, and the pedagogical theories and practices that dominated the spaces in which his poems came to be taught in the grammar schools of Renaissance England. Wallace argues not only that Virgil was a keen student of the elusive operations of instruction, but that vitae and scholia from antiquity to the Renaissance preserve a broad range of fractured acknowledgements that pedagogical questions supply his poems with their characteristic intellectual texture. In grammar schools all across Renaissance England 'the book of Maro' was a gateway to upper-form studies of the auctores. Even more significantly, it was a gateway to some of humanist pedagogy's most self-conscious meditations on the promise and fragility of the educational project.
Fusing historiography with literary criticism, Between Nations produces an array of unexpected readings of early modern texts. Starting from the premise that England has never been able to emerge or define itself in isolation from its neighbors on the British Isles, this book places Renaissance England and its literature at a meeting of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh histories. It ranges from the late sixteenth through the late seventeenth centuries and deals with the 'reigns' of three monarchs and one regicideâ&#8364;&#8221;those of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles II, and Oliver Cromwell. However, it shifts the domain they ruled from the customary center into interactions between England and the other British polities. The author argues that England was able to develop into what we call a 'nation' only in and by means of its relations with the other proto-'nations' that often it was also suppressing. Among the authors who served one or more of the four English rulers are Shakespeare, Spenser, and Marvell, who are studied here in the way they responded to the complexities of British history that encompassed their 'nation.' They not only participated in nation building/destroying, but their works are shown often to be meditations on that process and their own roles in the process. In Henry V, for example, Shakespeare both produces a vision of an ideal Britain and inscribes into his play the voices of various British peoples that are meant to be subsumed. Spenser's A View of the Present State of Ireland, which is often taken as an anti-Gaelic screed, is more plausibly seen as a text compounded of heterogeneous cultural influences, many of them originating from within Ireland. The complexity of the text reflects Spenser's own situation as a colonial official exiled from one British nation, England, to another, Ireland. In 'An Horation Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland,' Marvell explicitly considers the consequences of a campaign that historians have called the 'War of the Three Kingdoms.' In that, and in a later poem, 'The Loyal Scot,' Marvell emerges as a shrewd commentator on the British politics of his day. Throughout, the book demonstrates that historical readings of this period's English literary works can be as multivalent and multicentric as the British history that produced them.
Through a combination of general reflections, studies of important critics, and both comprehensive and specific analyses of cultural change in literature, music, art, and philosophy, Turning Points demonstrates the role of style and form in promoting and shaping cultural development. The book proposes that works do not timelessly abstract, retrospectively reflect, or passively express; instead, they promote and shape historical change. Moving rather than consolidating, cultural expressions advance cultures not through what they say (musical works, in particular, say nothing) but through inventing new ways of communicating. Styles and forms are the vessels imagined by cultural works to convey ideas, ideologies, and structures of feeling and society. Hence, in contrast to much recent work in cultural studies, Turning Points argues that works of the imagination anticipate and produce the intellectual contexts adduced to explain them. The book offers new insights into both the theory and the practice of cultural history by combining general meditations with studies of representative theorists and of works and periods in movement. Two framing chapters reflect on the constant flow of history as guided by the energy of form. Of the remaining nine chapters (two of which are previously unpublished), three chapters analyze important theorists: the concept of style in the work of Hippolyte Taine, expressive flux in the formalism of the art historian Heinrich Wölfflin, and stylistic energy in the work of the Marxist literary critic Jerome J. McGann. Six critical studies sample works and periods ranging in time from the Renaissance through modernism, with close readings of passages and works by Coleridge, the neo-Latin poet Casimir Sarbiewski, Kant, Descartes, Thomas Parnell, and Mozart, and general considerations of style change in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In sum, Turning Points presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the achievements of modern European culture that blends fine-grained examples with broad considerations of both intellectual history and trends in literary criticism.
Praise for A Summer with Montaigne &#8220;Rarely has Europe produced anything finer in terms of piercing analysis or moral subtlety. . . . This small book of 40 short chapters brings the man to life and shows his questions, ideas, and solutions to be every bit as relevant as they were in the 16th century.&#8221; &#8212;New York Journal of Books &#8220;Nothing could be easier to read; these pages are to be savored like a little glass of pastis in the summer.&#8221; &#8212;Paris Match &#8220;A lucid, joyful work that is no more serious than it needs to be.&#8221; &#8212;Télérama &#8220;The clarity of Compagnon&#8217;s meditations brings this towering French Renaissance man miraculously close.&#8221; &#8212;Elle &#8220;Illustrates Montagine&#8217;s &#8216;art of living beautifully&#8217; while remaining as close as possible to Montaigne&#8217;s Essays, lingering on its delicacies, and selecting the most enjoyable of its truths as well as its delights.&#8220; &#8212;L&#8217;Express &#8220;A tribute to a classic author who is still well and truly in touch with the spirit of the times.&#8221; &#8212;ActuaLitté &#8220;The clarity of Compagnon&#8217;s analysis renders this once intimidating French Renaissance man miraculously close.&#8221; &#8212;ELLE &#8220;This small book of 40 short chapters brings the man to life and shows his questions, ideas, and solutions to be every bit as relevant as they were in the 16th century.&#8221;&#8212;New York Journal of Books &#8220;Agreeably useful reading in any season; as Compagnon quotes from Montaigne&#8217;s concluding essay, &#8216;Aesop, that great man, saw his master piss as he walked &#8216;What then,&#8217; said he, &#8216;must we drop as we run?&#8217; Let us manage our time; there yet remains a great deal idle and ill employed.&#8217; Recommended for Montaigne scholars and general readers alike.&#8221;&#8212;Library Journal
After setting Augustine's thought firmly within the context of his life and times, Ryan Topping examines in turn the causes of education (the purposes, pedagogy, curriculum, and limits of learning) as Augustine understood them. Augustine's towering influence over Medieval and Renaissance theorists - from Hugh of St Victor, to Aquinas, to Erasmus - is traced. The book concludes by drawing Augustine into dialogue with contemporary philosophers, exploring the influence of his meditations on higher education and suggesting how his ideas can reinvigorate for our generation the project of liberal learning.