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William Beckford's Vathek and the Uses of Oriental Re‐enactment *

Donna Landry

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

In its perverse quotation and transfiguration of Orientalist tropes, William Beckford's Vathek (1786, 1816) is both reiterative and strangely personal. The text owes more to the Arabian Nights ... More


Ring Lardner and the Other

Douglas Robinson

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076004
eISBN:
9780199855131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ring Lardner was one of the most popular figures of the early twentieth century—newspaper columnist, sports writer, short-story writer, and personality—yet he has received little attention from ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Kristin Czarnecki and Carrie Rohman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is a compilation of thirty-one chapters which contain discussions presented at the twentieth annual international conference on Virginia Woolf. This volume explores Woolf's complex ... More


‘Divine Games’: Nabokov between Faith and Make-Believe, 1918–1925

Thomas Karshan

in Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter identifies two major themes in Nabokov's earliest writings on play, from 1918 to 1925. The first is Nabokov's exploration, beginning with his 1918 poem ‘Childhood’, of play as an ... More


Sport

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter centres on international football and cricket, as well as their limited yet powerful performances of English nationhood during direct competitions with the sporting styles of other ... More


Sport

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter starts with Conan Doyle's enthusiastic participation in all kinds of sports, most particularly boxing and cricket. Sports – increasingly popular, organized, and codified – played an ... More


Disability, Global Popular Media, and Injustice in the Trial of Oscar Pistorius

Katie Ellis and Gerard Goggin

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Drawing on disability studies, media studies, and the sociology of sport, Katie Ellis and Gerard Goggin argue that the case of runner Oscar Pistorius's killing of Reeva Steenkamp reveals the range, ... More


The Porters, Polypragmatic Paradigms, and Pseudoselves in III.4

Richard Brown

in Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Richard Brown’s study of III.4 raises the question of mimesis in Finnegans Wake: the chapter draws attention to the problem of what exactly is being represented, of what is its elusive subject ... More


The Poetry of Ping-Pong: The Art in Sport

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In this chapter, the author looks at the poetry of Ping-Pong, his favorite sport. According to Marty Reisman, the game of Ping-Pong died in Bombay, India, in 1952. Reisman, nicknamed “The Needle,” ... More


Uprooting the Folk: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Critique of the Folk Ideal

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Chapter four argues that Paul Laurence Dunbar, like the Hampton folklorists, had to negotiate the politics of being objectified as a representative embodiment of the African American folklore and/or ... More


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