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The Strangeness of Tragedy

Paul Hammond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book reads tragedy as a genre in which the protagonist is estranged from the world around him, and, displaced in time, space, and language, comes to inhabit a milieu which is no longer shared by ... More


Conclusion

Mary Vincent

in Catholicism in the Second Spanish Republic: Religion and Politics in Salamanca 1930-1936

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206132
eISBN:
9780191676987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206132.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

From 1931 to 1936 Church and Republic in Spain were engaged in what was effectively a dialogue of the deaf. For many protagonists, Catholic Spain and republican Spain were mutually exclusive. Despite ... More


Coda

Glyn Davis

in Far from Heaven

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Queer fans of Todd Haynes might have been searching for the director's usual politics. His career has hovered between melodramas focused on female protagonists and those centred on men. Despite the ... More


Britain’s Traditional Constitution

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Britain’s traditional constitution. Caius Martius, the protagonist of Coriolanus, refused to agree to the Roman plebeians’ increasingly vociferous political demands. There ... More


Poetic Modes: Characters, Plots, and Emotions

Yiannis Gabriel

in Storytelling in Organizations: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290957
eISBN:
9780191684845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290957.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the classification of stories through the examples of an epic, a tragic, and a comic story. It also proposes a typology of organizational stories that is helpful for the ... More


Informal Oratory: The Protagonists

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Jean Racine saw that oratory as a dramatic resource need not be restricted to formal juridical and political proceedings. While traditional rhetoric books catered principally for such formal ... More


Informal Oratory: The Confidants

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The depiction of characters in conflict with one another is a potent source of theatricality. However, it is not always the case that characters are in conflict with their interlocutors. Sometimes ... More


Conclusion

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The importance to Jean Racine's dramatic technique of showing characters engaged in acts of persuasion has long been recognized by modern critics. Speeches are interesting in the theatre if ... More


Woman as Hero: Conrad and the Polish Romantic Tradition

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the female influence during his early years in Poland, and illuminates the role played by female protagonists in Conrad's fiction by considering them in the context of the ... More


Chance: ‘A Fine Adventure’

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces the novel Chance as the current central focus of this book. Serialised in the New York Herald Sunday Magazine in 1912, and aimed at the women readers of the paper, the novel ... More


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