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“Polluted with Counterfeit Colours”: Cosmetic Theater

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how depictions of poisonous cosmetics express early modern anxieties about the dangerous powers of seductive spectacles, with an emphasis on the theater. Understood in the early ... More


‘Quid Hinieldus?’ Bishop Unwona and Friends

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.05
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter treats the lost poem on Ingeld, on which the poet of Beowulf relies for Ingeld and Freawaru, as identical with the carmina on Hinieldus for which Alcuin, in 797, blames a correspondent ... More


Hygelac and Beowulf: Cenwulf and Beornwulf

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.09
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter uses charters and other varied evidence to supplement the parallels between the Offas and their queens in Chapter 8 with nine more, to do with Hygelac and his nephew Beowulf on one hand, ... More


King Wiglaf and Eanmundes laf

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.10
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter considers the Wiglafs in Beowulf and Mercian history. Charters and other evidence are used to study the lineages, cross-border families and claims to piety of each of them. Hrothgar, ... More


Coda

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Coda links the expressions of telegraphic optimism in two antebellum lithographs to the larger recall of affection that characterizes U.S. regard for England near the end of the Civil War. It ... More


Rights and Losses: The Ends of Minority Recognition in Joyce and International Law

Rich Cole

in Joyce and the Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054742
eISBN:
9780813053301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054742.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Rich Cole's essay reads laws of minority rights in Europe to challenge the tendency for cultural historians to understand the human rights revolution as beginning in the 1940s with signing of the the ... More


The Sea of International Politics: Fluidity, Solvency, and Drift in the Global South Atlantic

Joseph R. Slaughter and Kerry Bystrom

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Responding to the way the Southern parts of the Atlantic have historically been obscured in conceptions of the Atlantic world and through the critical oceanic studies concepts of fluidity, solvency, ... More


Anglo-Saxon Lay Society and the Written Word

Susan Kelly

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter addresses the question of reading and writing Old English literature from the perspective of a world of charters, royal writs, and government documents usually left to historians. It ... More


The Beginnings of English Literary Study

Gauri Viswanathan

in Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how English literature came to Indian education history through the passage of the Charter Act in 1813. The significance of the Charter Act lies in the commitment instructed ... More


Introduction

Gauri Viswanathan

in Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's aim which is to demonstrate that the discipline of English in India emerged in an age of colonialism, and to argue that no serious account of its ... More


Evidentiary Cosmopolitanism

Nan Goodman

in The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The late seventeenth century, known for its contributions to the scientific method, also saw shifts in the understanding of legal evidence, the most prominent of which charted a course away from ... More


Round Hand’s Dominions

Aileen Douglas

in Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690-1840

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198789185
eISBN:
9780191831102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789185.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Irish charter schools, begun in the 1730s, and Andrew Bell’s Madras system, devised in India in the 1790s, demonstrate how, in the context of colonial pedagogy, writing was a sign of ... More


Monarchy in Motion: An Overview of Elizabethan Progresses

Mary Hill Cole

in The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673759
eISBN:
9780191803697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673759.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter offers some purchase on the scope and nature of the otherwise sprawling, unwieldy phenomenon of Elizabethan progresses. Drawing on extant records in regional archives, it shows that the ... More


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