encyclopedism


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1) I distinguish scholastic encyclopedism from earlier medieval encyclopedism; for an explanation of the traits that set the later movement apart, see my Encyclopedic Writing, ch.
Chapter 2, "The idea of a theatre," describes the impact that the appearance of purpose-built theaters in London during the sixteenth century had on the script of encyclopedism.
A diagrammatic impulse-a tendency to map, outline, and spatialize segments of knowledge-underlay the strain of encyclopedism that stretched from Ramus to Bacon, Alsted, Comenius, Leibniz, Chambers, Diderot, and d'Alembert.
Admittedly, such encyclopedism is cumbersome in print form.
Of all the problems generated by the supershow scale, the curatorial ambition as such is less pertinent than the almost inevitable urge to create effects of evidence through the matic clustering: Archive, city, model, border, textuality, encyclopedism, violence, postcolonialism, carnival, labyrinth, and so many other classificatory aids tend to support a narrative of contiguities and seamlessness rather than one of disruptions and constructions (in Ranciere's sense of the political).
The institutionalization of encyclopedism since the nineteenth century would appear to express Western culture's hegemonic striving to collect, possess, order, and control--a given--hut does the totalizing text in fact represent some total stock of knowledge, or does it instead propose a model?
The Palaeologan revival of elements of Greek Classicism, especially in encyclopedism, history, literature, philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy, was transmitted to a rarefied audience of Italian scholars and Greek residents of Italy.
For a discussion of the changes in the interpretation of the Enlightenment at the expositions Universelles, from a positivist, authoritarian encyclopedism in the nineteenth century, to a democratic, Voltairian vision in 1937, see Danilo Udovicki-Selb, "The Elusive Faces of Modernity: The Invention of the 1937 Paris Exposition and the Temps Nouveaux Pavilion" (Ph.
Eliot claimed, was to find an aesthetic replacement for the lost social ordering principles and structures of the past (in the extended Homeric parallels and formal encyclopedism of Joyce's Ulysses, in the rejuvenated High-Church Anglicanism of Eliot's Four Quartets, or in the ironic redeployment of Frazer's fertility myths in Woolf's Mrs.