William James

Standard Name: James, William,, 1842 - 1910


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Education Marianne Moore
MM attended the Metzger Institute, the private girls' school where her mother was a teacher,
Moore, Marianne. The Selected Letters of Marianne Moore. Costello, Bonnie, Celeste Goodridge, and Cristanne MillerEditors , Knopf, 1997.
then took her BA in 1908 at a women's college, Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania. She followed that with...
Family and Intimate relationships Henry James
HJ 's elder brother became the philosopher and psychologist William James .
Friends, Associates Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM 's passion for creative gatherings was fostered on visits she made to the the home of Ethel Sands and Nan Hudson at Newington in Oxfordshire. She was deeply inspired by its lively intellectual...
Health Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM was back in Lausanne to begin psychological treatment (management for stress and severe headache pain) with Dr Roger Vittoz , whose techniques had been praised by William James and Joseph Conrad .
Seymour, Miranda. Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992.
Instructor Gertrude Stein
Although GS did not graduate from high school and she lacked the Latin requirements to pass the university's entrance exams, she nevertheless managed to persuade the Academic Board of her serious desire to pursue higher...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Marcet
The influence of this book was far-reaching. John Lienhard traces it through works by J. L. Comstock (himself an editor of Marcet, whose books shap[ed] America), and Dionysius Lardner (who in turn influenced the...
Intertextuality and Influence Gertrude Stein
GS 's studies in psychology, philosophy, and medicine fiction left a deep imprint on her way of thinking and in her work. At Radcliffe College she learned from William James his philosophy of Pragmatism: I...
Literary responses Gertrude Stein
Reviewers of GS saw this work as embodying a new naturalism.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
H. G. Wells read Three Lives with deepening pleasure & admiration,
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
and William James wrote to tell her that it was...
Literary responses Dorothy Richardson
In a review of DR 's first three novels, published in the Little Review and The Egoist in April 1918, May Sinclair used the label stream of consciousness to describe Richardson's technique. Sinclair borrowed the...
Material Conditions of Writing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
This followed RPJ 's script for screening her own Heat and Dust, 1983. The film of The Bostonians was originally intended to conclude a series of five programmes for WGBH television of Boston...
Textual Features Gertrude Stein
She commented that Cézanne was also a great influence on her because he conceived the idea that in composition one thing was as important as another thing.
Bridgman, Richard. Gertrude Stein in Pieces. Oxford University Press, 1970.
She used these ideas to create a...
Textual Features Vernon Lee
In this volume, which brings together shorter publications from earlier years, the authors attempted a map of psychological and physiological responses to art. According to their thesis statement, Aesthetics, if treated by the method of...
Textual Production Jane Ellen Harrison
JEH had been considering Themis since about 1907, when she felt that recent archaeological, sociological, and other developments rendered her Prolegomena somewhat outdated.
Robinson, Annabel. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison. Oxford University Press, 2001.
Her re-thought principles are heavily influenced by various writings by Nietzsche
Textual Production Gertrude Stein
This scientific article was Stein's first published writing. It reported on laboratory experiments designed for William James 's graduate seminar in psychology. GS and Leon Solomons asked their subjects to read a story while writing...
Textual Production Henry James
The earlier volumes were A Small Boy and Others (29 March 1913) and Notes of a Son and Brother (7 March 1914).
Edel, Leon, Dan H. Laurence, and James Rambeau. A Bibliography of Henry James. Clarendon Press, 1982.
149, 150
HJ set out to edit a posthumous selection of his brother...


13 September 1890
William James published Principles of Psychology, a key text in its own discipline, whose chief importance for literature may have been its originating the term stream of consciousness.
Borne Back Daily.
13 September 2012