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“A Purely American Tale”: The Tragedy of Racism and Jimmy Corrigan: the smartest Kid on earth as Great American Novel

Paul Williams

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth is a graphic novel by Chris Ware that has generated enthusiastic attention from critics and reviewers over the last ten years. Published in 2000, it has been ... More


“After Cease to Exist”: England 1981–1985

S. Alexander Reed

in Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199832583
eISBN:
9780190268305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832583.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter first describes the music of the band Chris & Cosey, which emerged from the breakup of Throbbing Gristle on June 23, 1981. It then turns to the industrial acts that made London their ... More


American Debut

John W. Troutman

in Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapters explores the opportunities and limits facing Hawaiian entertainers in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and the early rise of the Hawaiian steel guitar in the American ... More


The American Isherwood

James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his ... More


Art’s Resistance

Nadine Boljkovac

in Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646449
eISBN:
9780748689248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646449.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

‘Art’s resistance’ argues that Deleuze and Guattari’s ethical and affirmative method of schizoanalysis can counter death with life and art as it discovers possibilities for survival and creation ... More


Autobiography with Two Heads: Quimby the Mouse

Benjamin Widiss

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chris Ware is known for his fascination with modes of representing (and complicating) temporal progress, which can be attributed to his highly self-conscious and theoretical approach to the comics ... More


Between modernity and marginality: Celtic Tiger cinema

Ruth Barton

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines and analyses the industrial developments, international influences and local productions relating to Irish cinema in the Celtic Tiger period. It considers funding opportunities, ... More


The Brink of Disaster

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Clifford Brown sought new opportunities in Philadelphia. He had been playing at jam sessions for quite a while and had established himself strongly enough so that he thought about forming his own ... More


Burden of Light: Chris Burden (2007)<sup>1</sup>

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines how light figures in Chris Burden's art in a range of media, including Shoot (1971), White Light/White Heat (1975), and The Fist of Light (1993). Light pervades Burden's work, ... More


Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Mark F. DeWitt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Queen Ida. Danny Poullard. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank. Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. These are names that are familiar to many fans of Cajun music and zydeco, and they have one other ... More


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