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Figurations of Feeling, Haunted Hearts, and Uncanny Acts

Neil Websdale

in Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315417
eISBN:
9780199777464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315417.003.002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Drawing upon the work of Antonio Damasio, Norbert Elias, Erving Goffman, Charles Horton Cooley, George Herbert Mead, and Raymond Williams, the author develops the notion of emotional styles as a ... More


An Artistic Microcosm: THE PLANO SONATAS

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter assesses the set of “difficult sonatas”, K. 279-284, as a major landmark in Mozart's creative development, displaying compositional strategies found in later works. The “Andante/Adagio ... More


Telephonic Film

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter considers what our fantasies of the telephone have to do with our fantasies at the movies. It calls out the Classical Hollywood Telephone, the quiet object whose smooth transmission of ... More


Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Fred Botting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Horror is not what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars. The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last 200 years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to ... More


Transfiction

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

W. G. Sebald is one of the most remarkable of writers, who shows the link between transnational fiction, trauma, and complicity. For him the point of origin and horizon is the Holocaust, for which, ... More


Epilogue: Dreadful Marches: Traumatic Time and Space in Shakespeare's

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This epilogue argues that analysis of war dramas must account for the ways in which performances, through their aesthetic elements, bears witness to experiences of confusion and bewilderment. It ... More


“On Sundays the Forgotten Comes”

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter begins to discuss issues of Holocaust remembrance in Germany through a close reading of the poem “Zoon Politikon” by Marie Luise Kaschnitz. This poem describes how the forgotten memories ... More


Comedy, Play, and “The Horrors of This Century”

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Develops a post‐Holocaust reading of John Dominic Crossan's book Raid on the Articule, published in 1976. Oldenhage attends to the ways in which allusive references to the Holocaust continue to ... More


Antigone's Political Legacies: Abjection in Defiance of Mourning

Tina Chanter

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Heidegger and Lacan both emphasize the uncanny, monstrous aspects of Antigone, who must be expelled from the polis, and yet who plays a liminal role in which she is the excluded yet facilitating ... More


Words in the Dark: The Demon Lover and Other Stories (1945)

Neil Corcoran

in Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Bowen's collection of Second World War short stories, The Demon Lover and Other Stories, proposing it as a book of unhappy returns. Studies of dislocation, the ... More


Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Steven Connor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Why can none of us hear our own recorded voice without wincing? Why is the telephone still full of such spookiness and erotic possibility? Why does the metaphor of ventriloquism, the art of ‘seeming ... More


A familiar compound ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

Sarah Annes Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085154
eISBN:
9781781704684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious ... More


Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Jennifer Robertson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283190
eISBN:
9780520959064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283190.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, ... More


Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719088414
eISBN:
9781526115256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The focus in this book is on how the dead and dying were represented in Gothic texts between 1740 and 1914-between Graveyard poetry and the mass death occasioned by the First World War. The corpse ... More


The Time Regulation Institute: Dwelling in a Mechanized Language

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Three turns to the writings of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, by consensus the most important writer of the Republican period, exploring how literature thematizes and disrupts the workings of Turkish ... More


Evolutionary robotics

Dylan Evans and Walter de Back

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Robotics has been heavily influenced by cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology, but evolutionary psychology, has not yet had such a big impact on the field. In this essay we describe how ... More


Conclusion: The City Doesn’t Have a Future

Andrew Alan Johnson

in Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When seen in light of the long history of center-oriented, charismatic space, the Northern Thai culture industry, especially that seeking to revitalize the city, is re-enacting the theater state, ... More


Alfred Tennyson: Memory and Hope

Peter Mcdonald

in Sound Intentions: The Workings of Rhyme in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661190
eISBN:
9780191749049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at In Memoriam and verse as ‘sad mechanic exercise’, Tennyson's figuring of intention and lack of will in the poem's rhyme-scheme; rhymes on ‘brain’, and the influence here of ... More


Bleeding from the “Torn Bough”: Challenging Nature in James Joyce's Pomes Penyeach

Marc C. Conner (ed.)

in The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039763
eISBN:
9780813043159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039763.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay examines the role of landscape and nature in Joyce's poetry, along with the rise of nature and eco-criticism in Irish Studies in the past decade, arguing that nature reminds Joyce of exile ... More


Back of Beyond: Anxiety and the Birth of the Future

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how in Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety, Freud links the concept of birth to that of anxiety and, in so doing, attempts to integrate anxiety into his general metapsychology. ... More


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