Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines
Author: Bernard V. Lightman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9780429277139
Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines Book Excerpt:

Current studies in disciplinarity range widely across philosophical and literary contexts, producing heated debate and entrenched divergences. Yet, despite their manifest significance for us today seldom have those studies engaged with the Victorian origins of modern disciplinarity. Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines adds a crucial missing link in that history by asking and answering a series of deceptively simple questions: how did Victorians define a discipline; what factors impinged upon that definition; and how did they respond to disciplinary understanding? Structured around sections on professionalization, university curriculums, society journals, literary genres and interdisciplinarity, Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines addresses the tangled bank of disciplinarity in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences including musicology, dance, literature, and art history; classics, history, archaeology, and theology; anthropology, psychology; and biology, mathematics and physics. Chapters examine the generative forces driving disciplinary formation, and gauge its success or failure against social, cultural, political, and economic environmental pressures. No other volume has focused specifically on the origin of Victorian disciplines in order to track the birth, death, and growth of the units into which knowledge was divided in this period, and no other volume has placed such a wide array of Victorian disciplines in their cultural context.

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines
Author: Bennett Zon,Bernard Lightman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN: 1000124177
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines Book Excerpt:

Current studies in disciplinarity range widely across philosophical and literary contexts, producing heated debate and entrenched divergences. Yet, despite their manifest significance for us today seldom have those studies engaged with the Victorian origins of modern disciplinarity. Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines adds a crucial missing link in that history by asking and answering a series of deceptively simple questions: how did Victorians define a discipline; what factors impinged upon that definition; and how did they respond to disciplinary understanding? Structured around sections on professionalization, university curriculums, society journals, literary genres and interdisciplinarity, Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines addresses the tangled bank of disciplinarity in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences including musicology, dance, literature, and art history; classics, history, archaeology, and theology; anthropology, psychology; and biology, mathematics and physics. Chapters examine the generative forces driving disciplinary formation, and gauge its success or failure against social, cultural, political, and economic environmental pressures. No other volume has focused specifically on the origin of Victorian disciplines in order to track the birth, death, and growth of the units into which knowledge was divided in this period, and no other volume has placed such a wide array of Victorian disciplines in their cultural context.

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines
Author: Bernard V. Lightman,Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-24
ISBN: 9780367228422
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines Book Excerpt:

Current studies in disciplinarity range widely across philosophical and literary contexts, producing heated debate and entrenched divergences. Yet, despite their manifest significance for us today seldom have those studies engaged with the Victorian origins of modern disciplinarity. Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines adds a crucial missing link in that history by asking and answering a series of deceptively simple questions: how did Victorians define a discipline; what factors impinged upon that definition; and how did they respond to disciplinary understanding? Structured around sections on professionalization, university curriculums, society journals, literary genres and interdisciplinarity, Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines addresses the tangled bank of disciplinarity in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences including musicology, dance, literature, and art history; classics, history, archaeology, and theology; anthropology, psychology; and biology, mathematics and physics. Chapters examine the generative forces driving disciplinary formation, and gauge its success or failure against social, cultural, political, and economic environmental pressures. No other volume has focused specifically on the origin of Victorian disciplines in order to track the birth, death, and growth of the units into which knowledge was divided in this period, and no other volume has placed such a wide array of Victorian disciplines in their cultural context.

History of Universities XXXIV 2

History of Universities XXXIV 2
Author: Valentina Lepri,Danilo Facca,Matthias Roick
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-12
ISBN: 0192857541
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Universities XXXIV 2 Book Excerpt:

History of Universities XXXIV/2 contains the customary mix of learned articles and book reviews which makes this publication an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education.

A Prodigy of Universal Genius Robert Leslie Ellis 1817 1859

A Prodigy of Universal Genius  Robert Leslie Ellis  1817 1859
Author: Lukas M. Verburgt
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303085258X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Prodigy of Universal Genius Robert Leslie Ellis 1817 1859 Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge History of Atheism

The Cambridge History of Atheism
Author: Michael Ruse
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-31
ISBN: 1009040219
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Atheism Book Excerpt:

The two-volume Cambridge History of Atheism offers an authoritative and up to date account of a subject of contemporary interest. Comprised of sixty essays by an international team of scholars, this History is comprehensive in scope. The essays are written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including religious studies, philosophy, sociology, and classics. Offering a global overview of the subject, from antiquity to the present, the volumes examine the phenomenon of unbelief in the context of Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish societies. They explore atheism and the early modern Scientific Revolution, as well as the development of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and its continuing implications. The History also includes general survey essays on the impact of scepticism, agnosticism and atheism, as well as contemporary assessments of thinking. Providing essential information on the nature and history of atheism, The Cambridge History of Atheism will be indispensable for both scholarship and teaching, at all levels.

Intersectional Encounters in the Nineteenth Century Archive

Intersectional Encounters in the Nineteenth Century Archive
Author: Rachel Bryant Davies,Erin Johnson-Williams
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2022-08-11
ISBN: 1350200352
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intersectional Encounters in the Nineteenth Century Archive Book Excerpt:

Rachel Bryant Davies and Erin Johnson-Williams lead a cast of renowned scholars to initiate an interdisciplinary conversation about the mechanisms of power that have shaped the nineteenth-century archive, to ask: What is a nineteenth-century archive, broadly defined? This landmark collection of essays will broach critical and topical questions about how the complex discourses of power involved in constructions of the nineteenth-century archive have impacted, and continue to impact, constructions of knowledge across disciplinary boundaries, and beyond academic confines. The essays, written from a range of disciplinary perspectives, grapple with urgent problems of how to deal with potentially sensitive nineteenth-century archival items, both within academic scholarship and in present-day public-facing institutions, which often reflect erotic, colonial and imperial, racist, sexist, violent, or elitist ideologies. Each contribution grapples with these questions from a range of perspectives: Musicology, Classics, English, History, Visual Culture, and Museums and Archives. The result is far-reaching historical excavation of archival experiences.

Women s Literary Collaboration Queerness and Late Victorian Culture

Women s Literary Collaboration  Queerness  and Late Victorian Culture
Author: Jill R. Ehnenn
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780754652946
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Literary Collaboration Queerness and Late Victorian Culture Book Excerpt:

As she explores the collaborations of Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) and Kit Anstruther-Thomson; Somerville and Ross (Edith Somerville and Violet Martin); Elizabeth Robins and Florence Bell; and Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper (the pseudonymous Michael Field), Jill R. Ehnenn offers a timely interrogation into the different histories and functions of women's literary partnerships. Her book will be a valuable resource for scholars of Victorian culture, women's and gender studies, and collaborative writing.

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN: 1108326269
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture Book Excerpt:

This engaging book explores the dynamic relationship between evolutionary science and musical culture in Victorian Britain, drawing upon a wealth of popular scientific and musical literature to contextualize evolutionary theories of the Darwinian and non-Darwinian revolutions. Bennett Zon uses musical culture to question the hegemonic role ascribed to Darwin by later thinkers, and interrogates the conceptual premise of modern debates in evolutionary musicology. Structured around the Great Chain of Being, chapters are organized by discipline in successively ascending order according to their object of study, from zoology and the study of animal music to theology and the music of God. Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture takes a non-Darwinian approach to the interpretation of Victorian scientific and musical interrelationships, debunking the idea that the arts had little influence on contemporary scientific ideas and, by probing the origins of musical interdisciplinarity, the volume shows how music helped ideas about evolution to evolve.

Autobiologies

Autobiologies
Author: Alexis Harley
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 1611486017
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autobiologies Book Excerpt:

The nineteenth century saw both an explosion of evolutionary ideas and an explosion in autobiographical writing. This book examines the collision between evolutionary thought and practices of self-representation, to show how nineteenth-century natural history refashioned the human subject.

Victorians and Numbers

Victorians and Numbers
Author: Lawrence Goldman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-02
ISBN: 0192847740
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorians and Numbers Book Excerpt:

A defining feature of Victorian Britain was its fascination with statistics, and this study shows how data influenced every aspect of Victorian culture and thought, from the methods of natural science and the struggle against disease, to the development of social administration, and the arguments and conflicts between social classes.

Bugs and the Victorians

Bugs and the Victorians
Author: John F. M. Clark
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 0300150911
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bugs and the Victorians Book Excerpt:

This text explores how science became increasingly important in 19th century British culture and how the systematic study of insects permitted entomologists to engage with the most pressing questions of Victorian times: the nature of God, mind, and governance, and the origins of life.

The Victorians Since 1901

The Victorians Since 1901
Author: Miles Taylor,Michael Wolff
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2004-09-04
ISBN: 9780719067259
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Victorians Since 1901 Book Excerpt:

Over a century after the death of Queen Victoria, historians are busy re-appraising her age and achievements. However, our understanding of the Victorian era is itself a part of history, shaped by changing political, cultural and intellectual fashions. Bringing together a group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, English literature, art history and cultural studies, this book identifies and assesses the principal influences on twentieth-century attitudes towards the Victorians. Developments in academia, popular culture, public history and the internet are covered in this important and stimulating collection, and the final chapters anticipate future global trends in interpretations of the Victorian era, making an essential volume for students of Victorian Studies.

Making Sport History

Making Sport History
Author: Pascal Delheye
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN: 1136289739
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sport History Book Excerpt:

The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines. This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth and fresh thinking but also inherent problems of coherence and identity. Making Sport History examines the development of an academic community around sport history, exploring the roots of the discipline, its current boundaries, borders and challenges, and looking ahead at future prospects. Written by a team of world-leading sport historians, with commentaries from scholars working outside of the sport historical mainstream, the book considers key themes in the historiography of sport, including: The relationship between history, sport studies and physical education Comparative analysis of the role of historians in the writing of sport history Modern and post-modern approaches to sport history Race, gender and the sport historical establishment The role of scholarly organisations, conferences and journals in discipline-building Presenting new perspectives on what constitutes sport history and its core methodologies, the book helps explain why historians have become interested in sport, why they’ve chosen the topics they have, and how their work has influenced the wider world of history and been influenced by it. Making Sport History is essential reading for any advanced student, scholar or researcher with an interest in sport history, historiography, or the history and philosophy of the social sciences.

A Cultural History of Causality

A Cultural History of Causality
Author: Stephen Kern
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-01-10
ISBN: 1400826233
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cultural History of Causality Book Excerpt:

This pioneering work is the first to trace how our understanding of the causes of human behavior has changed radically over the course of European and American cultural history since 1830. Focusing on the act of murder, as documented vividly by more than a hundred novels including Crime and Punishment, An American Tragedy, The Trial, and Lolita, Stephen Kern devotes each chapter of A Cultural History of Causality to examining a specific causal factor or motive for murder--ancestry, childhood, language, sexuality, emotion, mind, society, and ideology. In addition to drawing on particular novels, each chapter considers the sciences (genetics, endocrinology, physiology, neuroscience) and systems of thought (psychoanalysis, linguistics, sociology, forensic psychiatry, and existential philosophy) most germane to each causal factor or motive. Kern identifies five shifts in thinking about causality, shifts toward increasing specificity, multiplicity, complexity, probability, and uncertainty. He argues that the more researchers learned about the causes of human behavior, the more they realized how much more there was to know and how little they knew about what they thought they knew. The book closes by considering the revolutionary impact of quantum theory, which, though it influenced novelists only marginally, shattered the model of causal understanding that had dominated Western thought since the seventeenth century. Others have addressed changing ideas about causality in specific areas, but no one has tackled a broad cultural history of this concept as does Stephen Kern in this engagingly written and lucidly argued book.

Victorian Culture and Experiential Learning

Victorian Culture and Experiential Learning
Author: Kevin A. Morrison
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030937917
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Culture and Experiential Learning Book Excerpt:

Hearing Happiness

Hearing Happiness
Author: Jaipreet Virdi
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN: 022669075X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearing Happiness Book Excerpt:

At the age of four, Jaipreet Virdi’s world went silent. A severe case of meningitis left her alive but deaf, suddenly treated differently by everyone. Her deafness downplayed by society and doctors, she struggled to “pass” as hearing for most of her life. Countless cures, treatments, and technologies led to dead ends. Never quite deaf enough for the Deaf community or quite hearing enough for the “normal” majority, Virdi was stuck in aural limbo for years. It wasn’t until her thirties, exasperated by problems with new digital hearing aids, that she began to actively assert her deafness and reexamine society’s—and her own—perception of life as a deaf person in America. Through lyrical history and personal memoir, Hearing Happiness raises pivotal questions about deafness in American society and the endless quest for a cure. Taking us from the 1860s up to the present, Virdi combs archives and museums in order to understand the long history of curious cures: ear trumpets, violet ray apparatuses, vibrating massagers, electrotherapy machines, airplane diving, bloodletting, skull hammering, and many more. Hundreds of procedures and products have promised grand miracles but always failed to deliver a universal cure—a harmful legacy that is still present in contemporary biomedicine. Weaving Virdi’s own experiences together with her exploration into the fascinating history of deafness cures, Hearing Happiness is a powerful story that America needs to hear.

Nineteenth Century Prose

Nineteenth Century Prose
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteenth Century Prose Book Excerpt:

The Victorian World

The Victorian World
Author: Martin Hewitt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN: 1135694591
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Victorian World Book Excerpt:

With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian World offers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years from the 1830s to the 1900s. It brings together scholars from history, literary studies, art history, historical geography, historical sociology, criminology, economics and the history of law, to explore more than 40 themes central to an understanding of the nature of Victorian society and culture, both in Britain and in the rest of the world. Organised around six core themes – the world order, economy and society, politics, knowledge and belief, and culture – The Victorian World offers thematic essays that consider the interplay of domestic and global dynamics in the formation of Victorian orthodoxies. A further section on ‘Varieties of Victorianism’ offers considerations of the production and reproduction of external versions of Victorian culture, in India, Africa, the United States, the settler colonies and Latin America. These thematic essays are supplemented by a substantial introductory essay, which offers a challenging alternative to traditional interpretations of the chronology and periodisation of the Victorian years. Lavishly illustrated, vivid and accessible, this volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the nineteenth century.

Sex between Body and Mind

Sex between Body and Mind
Author: Katie Sutton
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN: 0472131605
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex between Body and Mind Book Excerpt:

Ideas about human sexuality and sexual development changed dramatically across the first half of the 20th century. As scholars such as Magnus Hirschfeld, Iwan Bloch, Albert Moll, and Karen Horney in Berlin and Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Stekel, and Helene Deutsch in Vienna were recognized as leaders in their fields, the German-speaking world quickly became the international center of medical-scientific sex research—and the birthplace of two new and distinct professional disciplines, sexology and psychoanalysis. This is the first book to closely examine vital encounters among this era’s German-speaking researchers across their emerging professional and disciplinary boundaries. Although psychoanalysis was often considered part of a broader “sexual science,” sexologists increasingly distanced themselves from its mysterious concepts and clinical methods. Instead, they turned to more pragmatic, interventionist therapies—in particular, to the burgeoning field of hormone research, which they saw as crucial to establishing their own professional relevance. As sexology and psychoanalysis diverged, heated debates arose around concerns such as the sexual life of the child, the origins and treatment of homosexuality and transgender phenomena, and female frigidity. This new story of the emergence of two separate approaches to the study of sex demonstrates that the distinctions between them were always part of a dialogic and competitive process. It fundamentally revises our understanding of the production of modern sexual subjects.