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Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Rina Arya and Nicholas Chare (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The rich variety of essays in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture demonstrate that abjection as a concept continues to hold great value as an aid to cultural understanding and ... More


Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Fred Botting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Horror is not what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars. The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last 200 years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to ... More


Shifting Perspectives of Comic Abjection: Odysseus and Polyphemus as Figures of Satire

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes various characters from Greek myth who illustrate the dynamics of satirical interaction. It examines in particular the complicated tradition that pits Odysseus and the Cyclops ... More


Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Aaron Kerner and Jonathan Knapp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Extreme Cinema surveys post-millennial trends in transnational cinema—particularly in its highly stylized treatment of explicit sex and violence. In many cases these cinematic embellishments skirt ... More


Rebecca Harding Davis and the Failed Genteel Father

Andrew Lawson

in Downwardly Mobile: The Changing Fortunes of American Realism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199828050
eISBN:
9780199933334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828050.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes the family history of Rebecca Harding Davis as a combination of residual gentility and relative deprivation. It shows how the failure of Davis’s father, Richard Harding, to ... More


Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Cynthia N. Nazarian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book takes an in-depth look at the widespread language of violence and abjection in early modern European love poetry. Beginning in fourteenth-century Italy, the book shows how Petrarch ... More


Liminal Experience

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The haunting presence of Katherine Mansfield recurs in Virginia Woolf’s personal writing throughout her life, often as a slightly challenging phantom. They mirror each other in many ways, in spite of ... More


A Common Certain Understanding

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In spite of Virginia Woolf’s insistence in her personal writing on the significance of her relationship with Katherine Mansfield, some of her biographers pay scant attention to it, although this is ... More


May Sinclair: Re-Thinking Bodies and Minds

Rebecca Bowler and Claire Drewery (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474415750
eISBN:
9781474415774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This monograph brings together the most recent research on Sinclair and re-contextualises her work both within and against dominant Modernist narratives. It explores Sinclair’s negotiations between ... More


Personhood, Identity and Care in Advanced Old Age

Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447319054
eISBN:
9781447319085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319054.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

How do we sustain agency and identity amidst the frailty of advanced old age? What role does care play in this process? Pushing forward new sociological theory, this book explores the theoretical and ... More


Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination

Darieck Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740941
eISBN:
9780814786543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740941.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Challenging the conception of empowerment associated with the Black Power Movement and its political and intellectual legacies in the present, this book contends that power can be found not only in ... More


Novel Biopolitics

Kathy Acker and Michel Foucault

in Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers how Acker's novels engage with post‐structuralist theories of power and possibility—particularly those of Foucault—to turn fictional life‐writing into a form of potentialism. ... More


Mignon in Germany: From Goethe to Stifter

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The opening section of this chapter is devoted to Mignon’s afterlives in Goethe’s own writing, in particular an episode of memory and mourning in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Her appearances in the ... More


Nineteenth-Century French Afterlives

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter opens with novels by Mme de Staël and George Sand featuring women singers, together with a thematic opposition between north and south. Xavier Marmier’s description of Mignon as a ... More


The Violence of the Law: Madness and Social Exclusion

Sylvia Huot

in Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the depiction of the mad as both perpetrators and victims of violence. The recreational violence to which the mad are subject is distinguished from military, judicial, or ... More


Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Jonathan Strauss

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The living and the dead cohabited Paris until the late eighteenth century, when, in the name of public health, measures were taken to drive the deceased from the city. Cemeteries were removed from ... More


Pleasure in Revolt

Jonathan Strauss

in Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines ways in which the ambiguity of death was interpreted as a positive. Human remains offered an image of aesthetic production, becoming a reference point and a model for the ... More


What Abjection Means

Jonathan Strauss

in Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the abject dead represent the breakdown of subjectivity, and that subjectivity is based on the awareness of other subjectivities, instantiated in the very structures of ... More


Dark bodies

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Horror arises when boundaries are crossed and the secure relation of inside and outside is disturbed: ‘there is suddenly, no inside and no outside. There is an emptying out of the object. It is the ... More


Introduction: Horror now and then

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gothic preserves the illusion of darkness death, and sexuality in a world given over to the omnipresence of virtual light and life on screens. Where do simulations begin or end? Does horror or ... More


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