Aisling Ghear - A Terrible Beauty: The Gaelic Background to Burke's Enquiry

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Title: Aisling Ghear - A Terrible Beauty: The Gaelic Background to Burke's Enquiry
Authors: O'Donnell, Katherine
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Date: Jan-2012
Online since: 2021-01-28T11:50:00Z
Abstract: Aisling Gheár - A Terrible Beauty was a poetic cliche in the Gaelic tradition by the time that Burke was composing his treatise on the Sublime and Beautiful. This article briefly summarises the Gaelic political and cultural background to Burke's life and details how the genre of politcal poetry known as the Aisling Gheár might be seen to have influenced Burke's Enquiry. The article is particularly interested in Burke's focus on the effects of the Sublime and Beautiful on the psyche of the listener and the witness, and it draws on recently developing field of Cognitive Science’s exploration of Affect to discuss this aspect of Burke's work.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer
Series/Report no.: International Archives of the History of Ideas; 206
Copyright (published version): 2012 Springer
Keywords: Gaelic poetryIrish poetryPoetic compositionIrish Protestant Ascendancy
Subject LCSH: Burke, Edmund, [1729?]-1797
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2102-9_7
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Vermeir, K. Deckard, M.F. (eds.). The Science of Sensibility: Reading Burke's Philosophical Enquiry
ISBN: 978-94-007-2101-2
ISSN: 0066-6610
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