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Pliny, Tacitus, and the Dialogus de oratoribus

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tacitus and Pliny were fellow orators of distinction with apparently close connections between their communities. Tacitus’s Dialogus purports to show us the inner workings and debates of a tight ... More


Is It a Musical?

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular

Films that were not, strictly speaking, musicals, could still employ a large amount of music and song. With generic boundaries not firmly established, “crossover” works were yet another way in which ... More


Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Ronnee Schreiber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When we think of women's activism in America, figures such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan invariably come to mind—those liberal doyennes who have fought for years to chip away at patriarchy and ... More


Epilogue: The Intimate Historicism of Late Twentieth-Century Feminist Criticism

J. Samaine Lockwood

in Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This epilogue presents a series of recognitions regarding how the intimate historicism practiced by the New England regionalists—their sensual history making endeavors—resonate with the historicism ... More


Sacred Music:: Messa di Gloria, Stabat mater, Petite messe solennelle

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was intelligently aware of the fact that composers of sacred music could all too easily be joined to the devil’s party without their knowing it. However, in his own sacred music, ... More


Nepantla

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After a decade of nomadism, the author returns home to her native South Texas and discovers her homeland has turned into a death valley in her absence, poisoned by petrochemical industries, ravaged ... More


The Sort of Homecoming

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Part Two of the book commences when, after five years of story-gathering in her native South Texas, the author relocates to the region of upstate New York known as “The North Country” for a year-long ... More


Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Suzanne Bost

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book takes a new look at identity. Following the contemporary movement away from the fixed categories of identity politics toward a more fluid conception of the intersections between identities ... More


Introduction

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Gloria Anzaldúa describes an experience of corporeal upheaval that defies conventional understandings about identity — so much so that critics generally ignore that it made historical data and ... More


Pain: Gloria AnzaldÚA's Challenge to “Women's Health”

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This analysis started after “Pain,” rereads Gloria Anzaldúa's work in the wake of her death and puts diabetes at the center of her theories of mestiza consciousness, the Coatclicue State, and radical ... More


Plant Uses

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227217
eISBN:
9780520926356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter classifies the uses of plants according to various functions in Mayo lands. These plants include Gloria, rose-colored amapa and huanaca for aesthetic uses, mezquite, brea and jupachumi ... More


Dark Windows: Sunset Boulevard

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives an analysis on Sunset Boulevard. It begins by describing the story conferences. The film's title refers to the passing of the old Hollywood: It recalls the tragic lives of has-been ... More


Pre-Code Walsh: The Big Camera

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh became increasingly disenchanted with Fox after he directed What Price Glory? He was looking at two pictures he knew he'd aim directly at “Main Street.” Walsh felt depleted, literally ... More


Queer Hybridity

Mikko Tuhkanen

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634040
eISBN:
9780748652563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the linkage between Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and Gilles Deleuze's philosophy on queer hybridity. It explores the potentialities that an ... More


Pornography

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Latin root of the word is porne, meaning ‘whore’. Merchant explains why there is porn (‘Slaves’) in Yaraana. He is following the example of Barthe’s The Pleasure of the Text (1975) and Anaïs ... More


A Selection of Hymns

William Williams

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a selection of William Williams's hymns. Williams was ordained as a deacon at St. David's in August 1740, after which he served as a curate at Llanwrytd and Llanddewi Abergwesyn ... More


Between Opera and Architecture: The B Minor Mass BWV 232

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Johann Sebastian Bach’s B Minor Mass, considered by Hans Georg Nägeli to be the ‘greatest artwork of all times and all people’. The history of B Minor Mass started as a sort of ... More


Outliving Fame 1941–1957

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Mae Murray’s vagabond lifestyle as she crisscrossed the country chasing a comeback and surviving on handouts from both strangers and old friends, such as Theda Bara, Loretta ... More


The Show is On

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Walters meets his long-time companion, actor-turned-agent John Darrow and reports on their home life in New York. Walters performs in Transatlantic Rhythm in London, and is featured ... More


Gloria Swanson

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 9 continues to focus on the power of gossip articles in the early days of Hollywood. It chronicles a fake feud between Pola Negri and the other Paramount superstar, Gloria Swanson. As it ... More


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