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Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Megan Bryson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799546
eISBN:
9781503600454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book follows the transformations of the goddess Baijie, a deity worshiped in the Dali region of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to understand how local identities developed in a Chinese ... More


Entomologies: Louis Zukofsky and Lorine Niedecker

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 is a study of Louis Zukofsky, Lorine Niedecker, and Surrealism. It discovers that Zukofsky based his poems ‘Mantis’ and ‘Mantis’: An Interpretation on an obscure text regarding the praying ... More


The Frontier as a Measure of Modern Power: Local Limits to Empire in Yemen, 1872–1914

ISA BLUMI

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The negotiations with the Ottomans over how exactly to define the boundary separating each party's domain were largely confused by a completely different set of criteria. The Ottomans constantly ... More


The Surrealist Object as Fetish

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The continual play of presence and absence in surrealist objects is a function of repetition and representation, and it is in their relationship to mimesis that the multiple disavowals of those ... More


Poetry in the Object World

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter addresses what happens when language is introduced into the picture-quite literally-in the form of the poème-objet, which combines text with three-dimensional collage. André Breton's own ... More


Windows: Painting and the Fetish Surface

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter goes on to look at a rather different set of artistic works, namely the paintings of Salvador Dalí from the inter-war period, asking whether they enter into or stand outside the ... More


Conclusion

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The paradoxical surface, the glass/gloss of fetishistic seduction and denial, is at the heart of surrealism's power. In Salvador Dalí's painting, its pretence of transparency echoes the disavowal of ... More


Hungarian Puritans and Presbyterians

Graeme Murdock

in Calvinism on the Frontier 1600–1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208594
eISBN:
9780191678080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208594.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Some Reformed ministers in Hungary and Transylvania were accused of being Puritans from the late 1630s. This chapter focuses on the troubled career in the northern Tisza church of János Tolnai Dali, ... More


A Fantastic Voyage: Mapping Salvador Dalí’s Science Fiction World of Tomorrow

Julia Pine

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter maps a journey into the history and nature of Salvador Dalí’s involvement with science fiction and ‘futurism’ (the pseudo-science, not the avant-garde movement). It proposes that Dalí ... More


Mathematics, Reality, and God

Paul A. Schweitzer

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Simplicity and symmetry are the heart of beauty in mathematics. Beauty often motivates mathematicians and physicists. Einstein said that his theory of general relativity had to be true because it was ... More


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