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. Editors Costello, Bonnie et al., Knopf.
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.
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 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...
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.
H. G. Wells read Three Lives with deepening pleasure & admiration,
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday.
and William James wrote to tell her that it was...
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 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 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.
She used these ideas to create a...
Textual Production Vernon Lee
One of her main subjects here is William James (recently deceased), whose theory of and experiments in pragmatism—particularly his emphasis on the will to believe—Lee disputes in favour of those explored by Charles Sanders Peirce
Textual Production May Sinclair
MS published A Defence of Idealism, in which she regretted having to refute those whose work she greatly admired: Samuel Butler , Henri Bergson , William James , Bertrand Russell , and others.
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
112, 258
Textual Production May Sinclair
The review, published in The Egoist, applied William James 's term to describe a style of writing that follows the inner rather than the outer life and time of a character.
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.


13 September 1890: William James published Principles of Psychology,...

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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. http://borneback.com/ .
13 September 2012


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