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Life and works

Katharine Hodgson

in Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262894
eISBN:
9780191734977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262894.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter sets out a chronological account of the poet's career, her publication history and critical reception during her lifetime, and situates her among her contemporaries. It outlines the main ... More


George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This biography of George Gershwin (1898–1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. Gershwin created some of the ... More


Dickens's Originality: Serial Fiction, Celebrity, and The Pickwick Papers

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter delineates the place of Dickens's serial fiction in the early Victorian literary field by charting the history of the critical reception of Dickens's first serial novel and his emergence ... More


Introduction: Dickens and the Pleasures of Memory

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction reviews the critical controversies after Dickens's death about his representative Englishness and influence on readers. It defines the book's focus on theories of serial memory in ... More


Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Daniel Martin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explains and analyses the unprecedented rise in visibility of ‘cult’ Asian cinema in the UK, especially between the years 2000 and 2005. Considering multiple factors behind the cultural, ... More


The critical fates of Dylan Thomas

John Goodby

in The Poetry of Dylan Thomas Under the Spelling Wall: Under the Spelling Wall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846318764
eISBN:
9781781380819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318764.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter begins with a history of the critical reception of Thomas' poetry. It establishes basic terms; traces the gradual understanding of the co-ordinates of his work; and suggests ... More


‘There’s Nothing So Wrong with a Hollywood Script That a Bunch of Giant CGI Scorpions Can’t Solve’: Politics, Computer Generated Images and Camp in the Critical Reception of the Post- Gladiator Historical Epics

Mark Jancovich

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although many historical epics of the 1950s and 1960s are now regarded as cinema classics, their critical reception on their original release was quite different. These films were often seen as ... More


From the Margins to the Mainstream: Asia Extreme in 2004

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines cult Asian cinema in the UK at the very peak of its critical acclaim and commercial success, and the drastically altered context for Asian film reception will be discussed. This ... More


Thrust with a Rapier and Run: The Critics and Preston Sturges

G. Tom Poe

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses two major questions in regard to the critical reception of the career and films of Preston Sturges. The first question is how Sturges’s public persona as a “madcap” personality ... More


Chilling Beginnings: Japanese Horror and the British Critical Reception of Nakata Hideo’s <i>Ring</i>

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the UK release of the Japanese horror film Ring (Hideo Nakata, 1998). The film was significant in establishing a new audience for (and critical appreciation of) Japanese horror ... More


Courting Controversy: Hype, Scandal and Fukasaku Kinji’S <i>Battle Royale</i>

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the last of Tartan Film’s theatrical releases before the official adoption of the Asia Extreme brand: the scandalous Japanese action film Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000). ... More


Brand Wagon: The Courtship of Multiplex Audiences and the 2003 Asia Extreme Roadshow

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts a key moment in the consolidation of the Asia Extreme label: the 2003 touring film festival and aggressive marketing campaign to court a wider audience by screening seven films ... More


Rehearsals and Boston

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Harold Prince wanted to shake up facile assumptions about fascism and guilt, and he quickly scored a coup in rehearsals by drawing a parallel between the racial unrest and persecution of black ... More


Savagery and Serenity: Extreme Cinema and the Films of Kim Ki-duk

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the reputation and reception of the Korean director Kim Ki-duk. Kim was a central figure in Tartan’s Asia Extreme brand, and the frustrated efforts of Tartan’s owner and ... More


A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Clive Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Since his death in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn's music and personality have been both admired and denigrated to extraordinary degrees. This book weaves together a rich array of documents—letters, ... More


Critics

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0034
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks reflects on the critical reception of his films and addresses the interpretations that many critics project on his work. He recalls a press conference concerning the film The Big Sleep and ... More


Introduction

Brigid Haines and Lyn Marven

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter sets out the rational for the volume, which is to provide a critical companion to the work of this Nobel Prize winning author. Little has been written on her in English, a gap that this ... More


Feminine Vengeance II: (Over)Powered Politics: The Queen of the Night

Kristi Brown-Montesano

in Understanding the Women of Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248021
eISBN:
9780520932968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248021.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Queen of the Night is arguably the most famous iconographic symbol of Mozart's operas, her star-encircled form appearing on legions of books, recordings, posters, coffee cups, and clothing. ... More


In Search of Truth, Not Sensation

Ashley Andrews Lear

in The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056968
eISBN:
9780813053769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056968.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“In Search of Truth, Not Sensation” examines the critical reception both Ellen Glasgow and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings encountered and explores how they each dealt with critical reception, namely being ... More


O Lucky Man! (1973)

John Izod, Karl Magee, Kathryn Hannan, and Isabelle Gourdin-Sangouard

in Lindsay Anderson: Cinema authorship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083389
eISBN:
9781781705070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083389.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lindsay Anderson referred to O Lucky Man! as his auteur production. This chapter discusses the film's principal themes, Anderson's authorial input, the film's publicity and release in North America ... More


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