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Shifting Makeups: The Joker as Performance Style from Romero to Ledger

Dan Hassoun

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Dan Hassoun begins our exploration, engaging the Joker’s propensity to fluctuate as a character over time by analyzing a generally under-researched dimension of screen and media studies: performance. ... More


Gothic Revivals: The Doppelgänger in the Age of Modernism

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The turn of the 19th century saw a widespread Gothic revival, a cult of Romantic fantasy, which rehearsed the attitudes and forms of Romanticism. This chapter gives a synoptic account of the ... More


Balding, Avuncular Gene's Quick and Dirty Guide to Creating Memorable Characters

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dispelling the preconception that characterisation is difficult, Wolfe provides practical advice to the aspiring writer on how to develop memorable characters. The article identifies the three core ... More


Wolfe's Irreproducible Truths about Novels

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With characteristic brevity, Wolfe provides the reader with succinct advice about the art of writing a novel. The advice ranges from the fallacy of waiting for inspiration to the importance of ... More


Representing Urban Appalachia: Fred Chappell's The Gaudy Place

Casey Clabough

in Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041735
eISBN:
9780813043944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041735.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In The Gaudy Place, as is the case in novels such as Ivo Andric’s The Bridge on the Drina and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, the book’s setting also serves as its dominant character, with the ... More


Conclusion

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In brief, we may conclude that Shaw incorporates these two settings, which recur with regularity throughout his works, as a way of providing a complete dramatic experience, these settings becoming an ... More


“Eternal Things”: Saul Bellow, the Infinite Longings of the Soul, and the Shortcomings of Logical Positivism

Michael LeMahieu

in Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890408
eISBN:
9780199369652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890408.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Saul Bellow’s explicit engagement with logical positivism in the short story “Zetland: By a Character Witness” – Bellow’s unfinished tribute to his childhood friend, intellectual companion, and ... More


Words and deeds: character depiction and direct discourse

Eva von Contzen

in The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The third chapter is devoted to the depiction of the saintly characters and the uses and functions of their direct discourse, which is a defining feature of the Scottish Legendary. The chapter ... More


Upheavals of Intimacy in To the Lighthouse

Maayan P. Dauber

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay discusses “pathos,” an alternative form of connection without knowledge, relations without intimacy, an emotion explicated as early as ancient Greece but recrudescent in a particularly ... More


The Special Problems of Science Fiction

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reprinted from The Writer, May 1976, this article considers the four key components of fiction – theme, character, style, and plot – as they relate to science fiction. In his treatment of theme, ... More


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