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Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Emanuel Levy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of ... More


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

T.K. Vinod Kumar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090335
eISBN:
9780199082520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From peaceful demonstrations to chaotic rallies, public events are at the heart of civic discourse in modern societies. The nature and number of public events and state response define the ... More


Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon

John Kerrigan

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184515
eISBN:
9780191674280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184515.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Revenge has long been central to European culture. From Homer to Nietzsche, St Paul to Sylvia Plath, numerous major authors have been fascinated by its emotional intensity, and by the questions which ... More


Language: And the Next Fellow Said …

Colin Shaw

in Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

A lot of what was once considered bad language was so simply because the state decreed as much, for reasons which had more to do with power and politics than with morality. However, in the context of ... More


The Amorous Death of Romeo and Juliet

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a classic verging on a latter-day myth. The story of the star-crossed young lovers, whose purity of feeling and spirit were betrayed by cruel fate and ... More


The Phenomenology of Passionate Love

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Passionate love lies in the intermediary space between body and mind, bounded by biological instinct on one side and imaginative impulse on the other. It was ‘discovered’ only after sexual love ... More


. ‘Of Wars and Rumours of Wars’

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/9780198184515.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Wars provide the most dreadful stages for tragedy. Soldiers are but pawns controlled by the political intentions of politicians and death is the price to pay by both the guilty and innocent. The body ... More


Introduction L’imaginaire de mai

Margaret Atack

in May 68 in French Fiction and Film: Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198715153
eISBN:
9780191694929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The month of May in the year 1968 was truly an exceptional episode in French history thanks to the violence of street battles with the police, the level of popular support for the protesters, the ... More


. Shakespeare and the Comic Strain

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/9780198184515.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter looks at humor in violence, two contrasting concepts that have been widely used in literature. In one too many a tale the revenged is seen with an evil laugh, a chuckle, or a cold sneer ... More


The Furious 1980s: Undermining the Nation State

M.K. Raghavendra

in Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the films of the 1980s which were often marked by brutality and violence. Violence in these films proliferated as connotations of the prevailing social issues of the period. ... More


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