By Clayton Crockett, Ward Blanton, Jeffrey W. Robbins, Noëlle Vahanian
An Insurrectionist Manifesto comprises 4 insurrectionary gospels in keeping with Martin Heidegger's philosophical version of the fourfold: earth and sky, gods and mortals. hard spiritual dogma and dominant philosophical theories, they provide a cooperative, world-affirming political theology that promotes new existence via no longer resurrection yet revolt. The insurrection in those gospels unfolds as a sequence of superb but worldly practices of significant confirmation. for the reason that those workouts don't depend upon fantasies of get away, they engender intimate adjustments of the self alongside the very coordinates from which they emerge. Enacting a comparative and contagious postsecular sensibility, those gospels draw at the paintings of Slavoj Žižek, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, François Laruelle, Peter Sloterdijk, and Gilles Deleuze but rejuvenate scholarship in continental philosophy, serious race concept, the hot materialisms, speculative realism, and nonphilosophy. they suspect past the sovereign strength of the single to start up an intensive politics "after" God.
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42 Thomson points out that if the editor had been Philips, it is unlikely that he would have included Mallet’s version of ‘William and Margaret’ without an acknowledgment. While Thomson expressed little hope about the possibility of ever positively identifying the editor of the Collection, that does not preclude us from forming a more complete picture of his political identity, which brings us to the editor’s introduction to the ‘Princely Song’ in Volume Three. The editor provides a lengthy history of Richard’s reign and then purports to separate fact from fiction and to correct the misleading ‘romantick’ notions connected with it: The Story of the King’s Reign to an unprejudic’d reader, must appear very romantick; yet, spite of this, he is cry’d up by the legend Writers for his holy Expedition.
143 This chapter demonstrates that the ‘Harmodium Melos’ functioned as an emblematic political song in the eighteenth century in both scholarship and in the context of the club culture of political associations, a point which has not 26 The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795 been noted in ballad scholarship. Political songs that were influenced by its iconography continued to have the function that Lowth identified in the context of the Revolution Society and in radical and political culture in 1789.
71 As with ‘God Save the King’, discussed in the next chapter, ‘Rule Britannia’ achieved a status akin to a national anthem in the eighteenth century, and Mallet’s involvement in Alfred lends support to Thompson and Hood’s suggestion that he was the editor of the Collection. The composite identity of King Alfred and Prince Frederick further demonstrates the potency and politicization of Rapin’s history at this time. David Hume took a very dim view of Rapin’s ‘Old Whig’ partiality and styled his own history against this as impartial and more disinterested.