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The spirit of revolt against an established order; rebelliousness.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a spirit of defiance of and rebellion against authority, social convention, etc


(ˈtaɪt nˌɪz əm)

n. (sometimes l.c.)
revolt against tradition, convention, and established order.


the condition of having qualities distinctive of the Titans, a family of giants in Greek mythology. — titanic, adj.
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Nor does this --its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
At every turn of the clock of exploitation--from commercial capital of the colonial venture to industrial titanism of the heyday of Henry Ford, from post-war celebration of superpower accession to empire in the heady years following 1945 to our present hegemonic financial juggernaut that since the 1970s crisis of overproduction has made ever-new forms of the ever-old trick called "debt" the irrepressible instrument of relentless accumulation--the back story has been the same: a logic of growth enshrined in a new mode of principality called a corporation that has ramified its operation under the presumption of Western "right" and white exceptionalism.
Both sides of Titanism are evident in earlier Christian references to the story.
Nor does this--its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
In 'On the Study of Celtic Literature' Arnold speaks of Byron as embodying 'the Titanism of the Celt', and of the hero of Manfred as 'self-consumed, fighting blindly and passionately with I know not what', (11) and the implication of his latter-day version of Byron's poem is that his hero, Empedocles, is more conscious of what he is fighting.
In his Preface to the 1992 edition of Re-Visioning Psychology, Hillman stresses how important it is "not to encourage Titanism, a menace far greater than Narcissism, which presents only a pensive pretty-boy compared with the titanic grandiosity of Self'(xii).
This titanism, the aspiration to bear witness to "everything," risks disintegrating his chosen tool, photography, or in ally case transforming it into a sort of continuous take, not yet cinema or video but no longer just photography.
The more Titanistic views, Gier adds, carry sexist overtones: "the psychology of Titanism extends male power everywhere it can" (p.
Such an identification through metonymy is not terribly surprising for a Romantic poet, since the figure of Ulysses nicely combines victimism and Titanism, two of the poles between which Romanticism constantly vacillates.
61) The Titanism of reductionism, which makes mini responsible for almost everything but himself, is surely very seductive.
First, in the midst of the self-congratulatory celebrations of city-living and the erection of transcendentally inspired monuments to reaffirm that city living, it has to challenge the Titanism and the Prome theanism: we are not gods.
The influence of Nietzsche's philosophy, especially of the model of Titanism, had a significant impact on the poet.