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Tragedy and Containment

Jonathan Dollimore

in Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112259
eISBN:
9780191670732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112259.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Magnus Hirschfeld was one of those in the late 19th and early 20th centuries conducting a ‘scientific’ study of homosexuality, and arguing against its association with evil. Sigmund Freud moved in a ... More


Augustine: Perversion and Privation

Jonathan Dollimore

in Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112259
eISBN:
9780191670732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112259.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Saint Augustine has been seen to be one of the few great (male) geniuses who changed the direction of civilisation. This book does not share this view of Augustine or his place in history. From the ... More


Hollywood Style

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 investigates the aesthetic pleasures of Hollywood’s stylistic norms, as well as pleasures afforded by a handful of noteworthy stylistic deviations. The chapter examines the ways in which ... More


Trust No One: Rosemary’s Baby ()

Mathias Clasen

in Why Horror Seduces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby (1967) tells the story of a young woman, Rosemary, who is tricked into bearing Satan’s offspring, the Antichrist. This chapter argues that Levin’s famous novel struck a ... More


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