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Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Michael Lannoo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages ... More


Aristotle On Deformed Animal Kinds

Charlotte Witt

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

There is a surprising number of deformed animal kinds mentioned in Aristotle’s biological works. The number is surprising because, according to the standard understanding of deformed animals in ... More


Medieval Incest Law—Theory and Practice

Elizabeth Archibald

in Incest and the Medieval Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112099
eISBN:
9780191708497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112099.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents an overview of the development of medieval incest law, in relation to biblical teaching and Greco-Roman law. It raises questions about the rationale for a system of taboos that ... More


“Gilding or Staining” the World with “Sentiments” and “Phantasms”

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter asks how Hume can account for our having the thoughts we do about the beauty, deformity, goodness, or badness of various things in the world, given that our feelings or ‘sentiments’ play ... More


Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Nadja Durbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's “prevailing taste for deformity.” This detailed work argues that far from being purely ... More


Broken Beauty: Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability

Joseph Straus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190871208
eISBN:
9780190871239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871208.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Modernist music is centrally concerned with the representation and narration of disability. The most characteristic features of musical modernism—fractured forms, immobilized harmonies, conflicting ... More


Charismatic Dreamer

Jeff Mielke

in Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126166
eISBN:
9780813135632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Although restricted by his handicap, Homer Lea developed desires for personal success and fame, the same as what countless people experience in social and literary circles. From his past, Homer ... More


Parasites of North American Frogs

Sutherland Daniel

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

There are two reasons to be interested in the parasites of anurans. First, as a source of instruction: frogs are often utilized in introductory parasitology courses because of the healthy diversity ... More


Of Men and Deformed Frogs: A Journalist’s Lament

William Souder

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0052
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In August 1995, a group of middle school students on a field trip in south-central Minnesota discovered malformed northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens). Within a year, more than 200 outbreaks of ... More


Sentimental Monstrosity

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the relation between sentimentalism and moral deformity. It first looks briefly at the emergence of the relation between beauty and deformity in the work of Shaftesbury and Adam ... More


Cripples, Hunchbacks, and the Limits of Sympathy

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes a closer look at the jokes and jests surrounding hunchbacks and cripples by gathering the lost and scattered evidence, the materials which support the notion that ... More


The Monster Now before Us

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins.” Born in Siam in 1811, Chang and Eng were connected at the chest by a band of flesh and ... More


Grotesque Realism: A Strategy of Chaos

Katsuya Hirano

in The Politics of Dialogic Imagination: Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226060422
eISBN:
9780226060736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060736.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 4 turns to another form of parody, grotesque realism (iyō; or kikai), that became widespread from the early nineteenth century into the early Meiji period. Compared to comic realism, this ... More


power and patient/subject exploitation: the elephant man

lester d. friedman

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0050
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the ethical issues raised by the film The Elephant Man (1980). The film tells the story of Joseph Merrick (John Hurt), whose deformities condemned him to life as a sideshow ... More


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