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The Carnivalesque, Processing Change

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The focus of this chapter is the carnivalesque character of Wittenberg’s Luther festivals, especially Luther’s Wedding. The historical suppression of carnival and popular culture in the centuries ... More


Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Shannon Dudley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A symbol of Trinidadian culture, the steelband has made an extraordinary transformation since its origins: from junk metal to steel orchestra, and from disparaged underclass pastime to Trinidad and ... More


Glossaries of the Entertainment Industries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter draws together glossaries dealing with the slang of various branches of the entertainment industry: the circus, carnival, and stage. Later glossaries deal with the slang of swing, which ... More


Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

James Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“The entire town is disguised” declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks—nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men—could be found mixing at every ... More


From Carnival to Corpus Christi

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter assesses the relationship between Carnival and the annual Corpus Christi celebrations in late medieval and early modern Spain. Carnival has always been associated with revelry, ... More


The Jew in the Haitian Imagination: A Popular History of Anti-Judaism and Proto-Racism

Elizabeth McAlister

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay explores the contemporary legacies of colonial religious discourses, by examining how participants in Haiti’s annual Rara festival—a Lenten carnival and public performance of Haitian ... More


Playing (with) the Villain: Critical Play and the Joker-as-Guide in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Kristin M. S. Bezio

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Kristin M.S. Bezio asks us to enter Arkham Asylum, more or less literally, as players of the eponymous 2009 video game produced by Rocksteady. In her analysis, Bezio carefully outlines how the Joker ... More


Stranded

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark Terry describes his second encounter with Turk and his gang, following their dissociation after their commitment to the show. It was at this time that he was offered a second ... More


Bearded Queens and Amazons: Cross-Dressing, Disguise, and Deception

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Cross-dressing in women’s travel writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries can be seen as a carnivalesque affair, featuring bearded ladies and flamboyant Queens. Using the performative gender ... More


Carnival Tales

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses carnivalesque and carnival tales. For many theorists and writers, the Venetian carnival represented many seasons in Venice society. For the Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin, the ... More


An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Geoff Pearson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This is an ethnographic account of English football fans who travel home and away with their team, based upon sixteen years’ participant observation. The author identifies a distinct sub-culture of ... More


An Introduction

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This book explores some of the processes and the playing companies which helped to produce William Shakespeare. The groupings that made the ... More


Astraea Redux? Drama, 1660–1668

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The early celebrations of restoration, such as John Dryden's poem Astraea Redux, depict the return of justice to a world distracted by anarchy and subverted degree, but the treatment of justice ... More


The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements

Woody Register

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167320
eISBN:
9780199849710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167320.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the “boy-wonder” of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment ... More


New World

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The carnival season in Venice began unofficially on December 26, when the theaters reopened after a ten-day break for Christmas. This day signaled an influx of tourists, whose numbers grew during the ... More


Anything Goes?

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses prevailing sentiments and ideas about the Venetian carnival and the masks. For some, the Venetian carnival was“the other side of life, the counterpart of social segregation and ... More


Life Is Only a Merry-Go-Round: Luna Park, 1903–13

Woody Register

in The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167320
eISBN:
9780199849710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167320.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout his eleven seasons at Luna Park, the image of Fred Thompson as the fun-loving boy-capitalist on a spree was as much a feature of the park as its exaggerated “Oriental” architecture or the ... More


Epilogue

Clarence Bernard Henry

in Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on axé music and the African origins of Brazilian popular music. It explains that axé music and the African roots of Brazilian popular music are ... More


Satire (1940), for the Literary Encyclopedia

Mikhail Bakhtin

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Bakhtin’s article, translated here for the first time, follows the structure requested by the editors of the Soviet Literary Encyclopedia: (1) the definition of satire; (2) a brief historiography of ... More


Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's “Juego santo”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The focus of this chapter—“Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's ‘Juego santo’”—is a little-studied poem by one of the earliest literary proponents of Afrocubanismo. This ... More


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