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Jonson's Justices and Shakespeare's Constables: Sexual Suspicion in the Evidential Plot

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter suggests that we should read Shakespeare's drama written after 1597 as generally responding to the direction in which Ben Jonson was taking the evidential plot and its rhetoric of ... More


Game Theory in Context

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains game theory from the ground up. It first considers the concepts of choice and preferences before discussing strategic thinking as a combination of several skills. Game theory is ... More


Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... More


1902–1910: ‘Screeching in a straightened waistcoat’

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, the relationship between George Moore and Yeats is described. While they had a very tumultuous working association, especially on the Diarmuid and Grania, they discussed the idea of ... More


New Comedic Intrigue

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In a number of Shakespearean comedies such as The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare was able to make use of New Comedic devices, situations, characters, and other such elements, in incorporating ... More


The Mexican War and Nativism

William B. Kurtz

in Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Mexican War was a dress rehearsal not just for military leaders, but for Catholics who believed that military service would prove their patriotism once and for all. Although many Catholics served ... More


“Let, Then, the Whig Party Pass”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Southern Whigs' “only chance” was now “a diversion—a change of names”, South Carolina's George S. Bryan concluded two months before the North's crucial October and November elections. John P. Kennedy ... More


Newark's Forgotten Riot

Thomas A. McCabe

in Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233106
eISBN:
9780823234950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233106.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides an account of the riot that occurred in Newark on September 5 1854. Three thousand men wanted to make a show of force on behalf of the Know-Nothing Party ... More


‘Life's too short’: All or Nothing

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0040
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates how Mike Leigh returned to more recognisable territory for his film, All or Nothing. The opening shot of All or Nothing almost looked like a parody of his style and ... More


‘Upon Nothing’: Rochester and the Fear of Non-entity

Tony Barley

in Reading Rochester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the descriptive definition of non-entity in Rochester's poem ‘Upon Nothing’. The playfulness of Rochester relies on the promotion of a giddying sequence of mutually exclusive ... More


Consumption, Coca-colonisation, Cultural Resistance – and Santa Claus

George McKay

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reviews the ways in which iconic advertising figures like the Coca-Cola Santa and Rudolph generated appeal around the globe. It also presents key issues surrounding the Americanisation ... More


The dispeopled kingdom: the hidden self in Beckett's short fiction

John Robert Keller

in Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063121
eISBN:
9781781700297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063121.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses first-person short fiction. It studies the primal splits within the narrative-self in the direct fiction, as well as those in the ‘created’ tales of the narrator. It starts ... More


À Dieu

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223503
eISBN:
9780823235117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223503.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines philosopher and theologian Franz Rosenzweig's view on the interpretation of language. In his Star of Redemption, Rosenzweig suggested an intriguing ... More


Retrospectively imagined memorials: Cross Channel and The Lemon Table

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Barnes has written two volumes of loosely connected short stories. The first, Cross Channel (1995), is explicitly focused on a topic often associated with Barnes and his writing, the relationship ... More


Déjà vu beyond reach: from the Novellas to the Three Novels

Daniela Caselli

in Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071560
eISBN:
9781781701973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at how the few quotations—and occasionally, sustained allusions—challenge ideas of origin, ending and depth in Novellas and Texts for Nothing. It focuses on English and French ... More


Introduction: almost nothing

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introduction introduces the term ‘precariousness’ by contrasting it with the ‘ephemeral’. Precarious practices that explore the ‘almost nothing’ are situated in the context of studies of ... More


Blonde Bombshells: Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, and Ginger Rogers

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes a closer look at the personalities and celebrities that would epitomize and popularize the character of the blonde bombshell, namely: Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, and Ginger ... More


Julian Barnes

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Julian Barnes's book on death, Nothing to Be Frightened Of, which details the author's fear for the loss of something he is already, paradoxically, grieving over: ... More


‘The guy’s only doing it for some doll’: musical comedy

R. S. White

in Shakespeare's Cinema of Love: A Study in Genre and Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099748
eISBN:
9781526121165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099748.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Shakespeare’s comedies of love are much more dependent on musical effects than nowadays meets the eye, since the texts make brief references to many popular songs that would, in the performances, ... More


The Cold War, Mccarthyism, and Civil Rights

Anne Firor Scott

in Pauli Murray & Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830550
eISBN:
9781469605425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876732_scott.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter, which illustrates Murray's struggle in party politics and making a decent living, tells of the outbreak of intolerance in American history that affected Murray and Ware in different ... More


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