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Humour Directed at the Persona

Maria Plaza

in The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire: Laughing and Lying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281114
eISBN:
9780191712739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281114.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter on persona-oriented humour argues that while it is a valuable insight that the persona is not identical with the author, the gap created between author and persona by humorous ... More


Bluestockings in Print and on Canvas

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the observations of women made by painters, poets, and journalists who eventually made bluestockings a part of their work. Bluestockings made learning respectable for women, ... More


Was Black Beautiful in Vandal Africa?

John H. Jr. Starks

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that during the Vandal century of rule in Roman Africa (429‐533 CE), a form of racial profiling and racist thinking expressed through skin colour prejudices against black peoples ... More


Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Jeffrey Wainwright

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry ‘recognises that words fail us’. This book explores his struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. It seeks to show how all Hill's ... More


Marguerite De Valois: Scandalous Queen, Femme Savante

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the reasons why Marguerite de Valois, daughter of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, was considered an unusual queen of France. Wife of Henry the IV, she was more popularly known ... More


Comedy and Satire in Pogo

Kerry D. Soper

in We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032844
eISBN:
9781617032851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032844.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In an attempt to do justice to each aspect of Kelly’s work, this chapter begins by exploring the interconnections between the comedy and satire in Pogo. The various visual and verbal tools at work in ... More


Poetry

Olympia Morata

in The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter shows that nearly all of Olympia Fulvia Morata's literary works were lost in the burning of Schweinfurt. Caelius Secundus Curio had preserved her juvenalia, and she copied out some poems ... More


Liberal Satire in Postwar America

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the varieties of liberal satire that thrived in the United States in the two decades after World War II. By focusing ... More


“We Shall Meet the Enemy”: Herbert Block, Robert Osborn, Walt Kelly, and Liberal Cartoonists' “Weapon of Wit”

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With the early retirement of Bill Mauldin, the task of translating moral anger at McCarthyism, Southern segregationists, and the inertia of the Eisenhower administration into political cartoons, ... More


“Truth Grinning in a Solemn, Canting World”: Liberal Satire's Masculine, “Sociologically Oriented and Psychically Adjusted” Critique

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the manner in which satiric artists and performers addressed relations between men and women, social conformity, and the stifling effect of America's mass culture industries.


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