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Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Matthew Rebhorn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier, 1829–1893, offers the first synoptic treatment of the history of American frontier performance ranging from Jacksonian America to Buffalo ... More


Unorthodox Desire: The Anonymous Life of Euphrosyne and the Colloquies of Ælfric Bata

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The final chapter then analyses at length the anonymous Life of Euphrosyne, which, although exhibiting some of the anxieties we find in Ælfric's work, is more open about the possibility of same‐sex ... More


Julie among the Jacobins: Radicalism and the Sentimental Novel, 1790–1800

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a survey of the interwoven fates of the letter and the sexually transgressive heroine in radical polemic and fiction from 1790 to 1800, examining the strategies by which ... More


Conjugations of the Grotesque

Kathryn Hume

in Aggressive Fictions: Reading the Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450013
eISBN:
9780801462870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450013.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which the grotesque can affect even the contemporary reader. Sophisticated readers pride themselves on being unshockable, but the grotesque depends upon shock, upon ... More


Coda

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

in Crimes of Art + Terror

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

To finish off this collection of dialogues, the reader may imagine a final dialogue between Heinrich von Kleist and Mohamed Atta, between the artist-suicide and the suicide pilot. And try to imagine ... More


Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

From seduced maidens to adulterous wives, bigamists, courtesans, kept women, and streetwalkers, the so-called ‘fallen woman’ was a ubiquitous and enduring figure on the Victorian and Edwardian stage. ... More


Todd Haynes: Deconstructive Queer Cinema

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter positions Haynes’ work in the school of New Queer Cinema. It examines themes such as coming out and the central motifs of deviance and death. Its emphases include the influence of Jean ... More


‘Wild Thoughts and Desire! Things I Can’t Tell You – Words I Can’t Speak!’: The Drama of Identity in The Importance of Being Earnest and Guy Domville

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Oscar Wilde's vigorous rejection and absorption of James McNeill Whistler and Henry James demonstrates that he reinvented himself and Aestheticism by successfully challenging assumptions about ... More


Sexual and spiritual politics in the events of 1633–34 and The Late Lancashire Witches

Alison Findlay

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter outlines the sexual and spiritual politics in the 1634 case and shows how it came to be adapted for the London stage after some of the victims were brought to London for questioning. The ... More


Afterwords

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This concluding chapter sketches the impressive endurance of the ‘fallen woman’ plots traced in this book through the later twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The plots and tropes used in ... More


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