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The Myth of Evil

Phillip Cole

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that human beings cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake, and the ... More


Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Matthew Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is the nature of the relationship between the Hollywood Western and American frontier mythology? How have Western films helped develop cultural and historical perceptions, attitudes and beliefs ... More


Saint Francis the Fallen

Jonathan H. Ebel

in G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300176704
eISBN:
9780300216356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176704.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

America’s expectations of its soldiers were lofty coming out of the Second World War. Men in uniform would struggle against global evils, defeat them, and return strengthened by the struggle. If ... More


Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Meir Shahar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers the comprehensive account (in any language) of the oedipal god Nezha, doubtless one of the most intriguing figures in Chinese religion and literature. The book analyzes the ... More


Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman myth, philosophy, literature, history, art, and ... More


Twenty-First-Century Mythologies

Phillip Cole

in The Myth of Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concluding chapter brings us back to the present, placing the ‘War on Terror’ in the context of the discourse of evil. To what extent is our understanding of terrorism shaped by the idea of ... More


Chapter 2 Vasari in Hollywood: Artists and Biopics

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Presenting a survey of the genre of the artist biopic, this chapter investigates which specific artists and art historical eras proved attractive to filmmakers. Favouring the sixteenth and ... More


Laughing at Eros and Aphrodite: Sexual Inversion and its Resolution in the Classicising Arts of Medieval Byzantium

Alicia Walker

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The social and cultural authority that images exercised in medieval Byzantium derived in part from their consistent observance of established traditions of representation. As a result of this ... More


The Glorious Burden of the Aging Civil War Veteran

John A Casey

in New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265398
eISBN:
9780823266708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265398.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Toward the end of the nineteenth century a mythology of the Civil War veteran had been created. This myth was partially constructed by former soldiers who asserted they were the last real men in ... More


Introduction

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction outlines the book in terms of contemporary film scholarship on the Western. The broader aim here is to set the book in the present before outlining the history of the two main ... More


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