The Oxonian Review is pleased to introduce a new ‘Essays’ section. We hope this section will provide a platform for work on subjects like philosophy, politics, and literature which is nuanced and original, but not bound by the stylistic conventions of academic publication. We want, that is, to offer academic writers the opportunity to present—and readers the opportunity to discover—genuinely new and exciting ideas.
In the section’s inaugural essay, ‘What Is It Like to Be Manic?’ , Paul Lodge discusses his experience of mania, distinguishes between phenomenological and behavioural criteria on manic episodes, and explores the ramifications of differences between how mania seems from first-personal and third-personal perspectives.
– Daniel and Maya