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Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Bihani Sarkar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266106
eISBN:
9780191865213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book tells the story of Durgā, the buffalo-demon-slaying deity dear to Indic rulers, between the 3rd and the 12th centuries CE, as she transformed from a Vaiṣṇava, to a Śaiva and finally to a ... More


Odysseus Nympholeptos

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

It is a commonplace to say that the heroes of Homeric epic have close bonds with gods and goddesses. Yet the degree to which goddesses are preoccupied with heroes is striking, and this concern is ... More


Action cinema after 9/11

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the extent to which 9/11 and the military interventions and political ramifications that followed have affected recent action cinema. Beginning with a discussion of the way in ... More


‘Masters of Our Own Security’: Redemption Through Violence in the Post-9/11 Action Genre

Terence McSweeney

in The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is an exploration of the defining trends of the action film in post-9/11 cinema. It situates the debate around the shifting parameters of masculinity in the War on Terror decade with a ... More


A Nation of Warriors: The Democratization of Heroism

Christy Pichichero

in The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709296
eISBN:
9781501709654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This increasing care for and recognition of the common soldier set the stage for the new patriotic and heroic ideologies explored in chapter four. In this, neither social status nor simply winning ... More


Only Suggest

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The final chapter concentrates on The Waves, returning to Wagner and to Woolf’s formal and political engagement with his work. Providing a close reading of the novel’s parallels to Das Rheingold, it ... More


At the Front: Fighting and Writing the War

David Taylor

in Memory, Narrative and the Great War: Rifleman Patrick MacGill and the Construction of Wartime Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318719
eISBN:
9781846318030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318719.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses MacGill's three autobiographical books (The Amateur Army, The Red Horizon and The Great Push), and a volume of poetry, all written and published in 1915 and 1916. It argues that ... More


Killing

Gill Plain

in Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace": Volume 5

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748627448
eISBN:
9780748695164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627448.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the male body at war and on constructions of masculinity, arguing that the Second World War produced a literature of fascinated engagement, in which young men attempted to ... More


Popular disenchantment: the War Books Boom, 1928–1930

Andrew Frayn

in Writing disenchantment: British First World War prose, 1914-30

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089220
eISBN:
9781781707333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089220.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter details the rise and fall of the War Books Boom of 1928 - 1930. Erich Maria Remarque's Im Westen Nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front) was first serialised in Germany on the ... More


Transformations of India after the Indian Mutiny

Máire ní Fhlathúin

in British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores British responses to the events of the Indian Mutiny/Rebellion of 1857, and to the rise of Bengal nationalism towards the end of the nineteenth century. This period is ... More


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