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Telephonic Film

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter considers what our fantasies of the telephone have to do with our fantasies at the movies. It calls out the Classical Hollywood Telephone, the quiet object whose smooth transmission of ... More


The Space of Crime

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter considers how a cultural insistence on confined space emerges in direct proportion to the manifest range or intensity of female networking. Beginning with the tradition of the locked ... More


Crime and Horror Fiction

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Crime fiction is a subgenre of canonical narratives. As a result of its narrative structure, it has a characteristic strong emphasis on cognitive control, compared with the typical canonical ... More


. Sophocles in Baker Street

John Kerrigan

in Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184515
eISBN:
9780191674280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184515.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most brilliant fictional investigative detectives. The detective's analysis of details was impeccable, and this is one of the gripping components of the tales. Holmes ... More


. ‘Remember Me!’: Horestes, Hieronimo, and Hamlet

John Kerrigan

in Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184515
eISBN:
9780191674280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184515.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter focuses on a number of great plays from the Renaissance period: Hamlet, The Spanish Tragedy, and the late version of Orestes, aptly called Horestes. The chapter states that memories are ... More


Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Stefan Andriopoulos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Silent cinema and contemporaneous literature explored themes of mesmerism, possession, and the ominous agency of corporate bodies that subsumed individual identities. At the same time, critics ... More


Staging the Hypnotic Crime

Stefan Andriopoulos

in Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter shows that a fundamental theatricality also marked late nineteenth-century medical research into the forensic significance of hypnosis. Striving to establish the possibility of real ... More


Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Andrew Pepper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The emergence of crime fiction is bound up with the consolidation of the bureaucratic state and modern capitalism. This is the simple truth at the heart of this book. Further, it is the ... More


Communal Violence: A Case Study

T.K. Vinod Kumar

in Public Events and Police Response: Understanding Public Order Policing in Democratic India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090335
eISBN:
9780199082520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090335.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at communal riots, which are one of most violent forms of public disorder afflicting Indian society. The impact of communal violence is severe not only in terms of the loss of life ... More


Statistical Model of Relationship between Public Event and Police Response

T.K. Vinod Kumar

in Public Events and Police Response: Understanding Public Order Policing in Democratic India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090335
eISBN:
9780199082520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090335.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The response of police to public events is both systems based and designed to meet the demands of individual events. At the organizational level the response is through the macro organizational ... More


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