Ark of civilization : refugee scholars and Oxford by Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider, Jaś Elsner

By Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider, Jaś Elsner

'Ark of Civilization' addresses Oxford's position as a guard, a gathering element, and a centre of idea within the arts and arts in the middle of WWII, interweaving own and worldwide histories to discover how refugee students had a profound and lasting effect at the improvement of British culture.

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Ark of civilization : refugee scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945

'Ark of Civilization' addresses Oxford's function as a look after, a gathering aspect, and a centre of notion within the arts and arts in the course of WWII, interweaving own and worldwide histories to discover how refugee students had a profound and lasting effect at the improvement of British tradition. summary: Ark of Civilization: Refugee students and Oxford collage, 1930-1945 addresses Oxford's position as a look after, a gathering element, and a centre of proposal within the arts and arts in the middle of WWII, interweaving own and international histories to discover how refugee students had a profound and lasting effect at the improvement of British tradition.

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Such violence, however, cannot be roving arbitrariness. The power of an idea which shines forth must drive and guide the laying-out. 44 Fraenkel’s model of a corrective to interpretative excess is a kind of authorial intention (what the poet does or does not 40 This is more generous than the excessive paradigms of this genre in the works of A. E. Housman, but does a good deal of damning with faint praise. 41 Stray (2015: 42) , insightfully says that Fraenkel’s ‘position was almost that of a New Critic’.

But her thought pierces deeper: what is happening to her is no other than what is happening time after time to the generality of men, although most of them only lament their fall from fortune to misfortune, unconscious of their ultimate nothingness . . Here, on the threshold of death, her glance travels far beyond her own fate to the whole life of mankind. Not that she finds there any exaltation or consolation; she is not Stoic, and the last outburst of her sorrow is permeated by an all-embracing feeling of sadness and despair.

Festschriften offer the opportunity for friends and appreciative colleagues to celebrate a leading scholar, but in 1933, when Raymond Klibansky began inviting contributions to the volume, Cassirer’ chief friends and colleagues were German, and some were very wary of being connected with this English-language publication. Whitaker’s chapter on Cassirer and Klibansky at Oxford also points up, once again, how personality could triumph over academic output and subject area when it came to securing a place at Oxford.

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