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The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a ... More


Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

A. Robert Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Karen Tei Yamashita’s novels, essays, and performance scripts have garnered considerable praise from scholars and reviewers, and are taught not only in the United States but in at least half a dozen ... More


Holy Fool and Magus: The Uses of Discipleship in Under the Net and The Flight from the Enchanter

Peter J. Conradi

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Iris Murdoch habitually explored courts, covens or cabals within her fiction. Her first two novels, Under the Net and The Flight from the Enchanter, considered by critics to belong to different ... More


Surrealism and its Legacies in Latin America: British Academy Lecture

Dawn AdÈs

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the legacies of surrealism in Latin America given at the 2009 British Academy Lecture Series. This text discusses the tensions between surrealist ... More


Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Jeremy Stolow (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing upon a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples, this book approaches the study of religion and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective, synthesizing recent work in the ... More


The Rake, The Don, The Flute: W. H. Auden as Librettist (1982)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes Anglo-American poet W. H. Auden's translation of the opera The Rake's Progress, Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni. It suggests that Auden's translation of the opera has given the ... More


Kronos and the Titans as Powerful Ancestors: A Case Study of the Greek Gods in Later Magical Spells

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There are several ways in which the Greek gods are transformed in late-antiquity in the handbooks and charms of itinerant magicians. One method involves expropriating and shrinking a god’s public ... More


Homo Fictor Deorum Est: Envisioning the Divine in Late Antique Divinatory Spells

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter starts by examining the fact that for most of Greek history, gods’ visits to humans were hard to discern--one never could be sure when or if a god were present, even within divinatory ... More


Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Adam Bingham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines generic developments in contemporary Japanese cinema since 1997. Through close analysis of numerous texts it considers and contextualises new films in the most prevalent genres in ... More


My Magic Story Car: Video-Based Play Intervention to Strengthen Emergent Literacy of At-Risk Preschoolers

HARVEY F. BELLIN and DOROTHY G. SINGER

in Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter focuses on My Magic Story Car, a video-based program that strengthens emergent literacy skills of at-risk preschool children from low-income families through one of the most effective ... More


Civility and the Decline of Magic

ALAN MACFARLANE

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of the cosmological shift in early modern Europe on civility. This shift from a magical and religion-dominated ... More


Infectious-Erotic Topographies: Mann’s Der Tod in Venedig and Der Zauberberg and Zweig’s Der Amokläufer

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The exoticization of places is no more evident than in the case of European locales symbolically rendered mysterious, desirous, and threatening, as occurs in the case of Venice and the Swiss Alps, ... More


Ivan Vladislavic: Traversing the Uneven City

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of the work of Ivan Vladislavic by way of demonstrating that its specific formal features capture the aura of a particular historical speace (Johannesburg) and time (the ... More


The Master Musicians: Mozart

Julian Rushton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the great icons of Western music. An amazing prodigy — he toured the capitals of Europe while still a child, astonishing royalty and professional musicians with his ... More


Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

Sarah Iles Johnston

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520217072
eISBN:
9780520922310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, ... More


The Esoteric Sciences

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on one of the most important sources of Islamic religious authority in contemporary Mali, the disparate Islamic esoteric sciences. Considering the sociology of the knowledge and ... More


The Prayer Economy

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the prayer economy, whereby gifts are exchanged for blessings, prayers, and intercession with God. It argue that certain processes of commodification have ... More


The Unfinished Operas

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0025
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses the operas left unfinished at the time of Blitzstein’s death: his Sacco and Vanzetti opera, and his two one-act operas, jointly to be called Tales of Malamud, adapted from two ... More


The Magic Doe: Qutban Suhravardi's Mirigavati

Wendy Doniger (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199842926
eISBN:
9780190258320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199842926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Mirigāvatī or The Magic Doe is the work of Shaikh Qutban Suhravardi, an Indian Sufi master who was also an expert poet and storyteller attached to the glittering court-in-exile of Sultan Husain Shah ... More


“The One Thought That Was Not Untrue”: Aleister Crowley and A. E. Waite

Robert A. Gilbert

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines a letter Crowley wrote to A. E. Waite in 1989. In this letter, Crowley asked for information about an existing “Hidden Church” that Waite had mentioned in his The Book of Black ... More


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