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The Baron, the King and Terry Gilliam’s Approach to ‘the Fantastic’

Keith James Hamel

in The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165358
eISBN:
9780231850384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165358.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the elements of the fantastic in Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) and The Fisher King (1991), and suggests how Gilliam disrupts its formula with his ... More


Clovis, ou la France Chrestienne

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Clovis is Jean Desmarets's most substantial contribution to heroic poetry. It is his longest, most carefully crafted, best produced, and most successful non-dramatic poem. It is ... More


Crusade

Luke Sunderland

in Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198788485
eISBN:
9780191830365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788485.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the expansion of Christendom functioned as an outlet for antagonisms between sovereigns and barons. Crusade in medieval epics allows barons to escape oppression and to become ... More


Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Sarah Tindal Kareem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims ... More


Epilogue: Marvelous Corpse

Ramzi Fawaz

in New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the late 1980s, the depiction of the deaths of iconic superheroes, both in violent individual conflict and spectacular extinction events, has become common in comic book publishing. The ... More


An F Street Mess: Federal Living Arrangements and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854

Rachel A. Shelden

in Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610856.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Stephen A. Douglas, described by one newspaper correspondent as “very short in stature, but of such physical proportions, aside from this lack, as instantly to attract the ... More


From Wise Mother to Chan Master: Baochi Jizong

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Chan master Baochi Jizong. Baochi Jizong’s interest in Chan, and her visits to the Marvelous Clarity Convent and then to Mount Lingyan, preceded the death of her husband. When ... More


The Labyrinth: Toward Bataille's ”Extremist Surrealism“

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on Georges Bataille's unexpected embrace of Bretonian language, which he uses to critique André Breton and develop a sinister brand of surrealism. In ... More


“Marvelous Tales of Wonders Performed, or Rather, Not Performed” in Baron Munchausen’s Narrative

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter turns to Rudolf Raspe’s Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of his Marvellous Travels (1785). A loose collection of absurd tales written by the Hanoverian Raspe, this text, an outlier amidst ... More


The News as Figurative Narratives

in Front Page Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226781983
eISBN:
9780226782010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226782010.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses only the “tropic” narratives that made sense of the 1929 “grab bag” of business, commerce, and such, and the 1987 economy. Then, it turns to the 1929 narrative for comparison. ... More


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