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Alexander, Star of Film, Stage, and Novel

John Boardman

in Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores how Alexander seems to have been ignored as a subject for the movies until after the Second World War, but he was soon on the stage, as in Terence Rattigan's Adventure Story ... More


Borrowing (from) Crusoe: Library Books and Identity Formation in the Irish Free State

Mairéad Mooney and Clíona Ó Gallchoir

in Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade: New Paradigms for Young Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620047
eISBN:
9781789629613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620047.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the Robinsonade within the framework of the children’s collection of Cork Public Library in the post-revolutionary period of the early twentieth century. It examines how the ... More


Disaster Movies and Disastrous Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Huge disaster movies became popular, and the need for “more bodies” meant more work for stuntwomen. Movies celebrating stuntmen were released: Stunts (1977), Hooper (1978), and The Stunt Man (1980). ... More


Adventure Capitalists: Paris–Dakar Redux

Cathal Kilcline

in Sport and Society in Global France: Nations, Migrations, Corporations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781781382899
eISBN:
9781789629323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382899.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The popularity of the Paris-Dakar rally in the 1980s drew on both a growing market for new adventure sports in France and nostalgia for colonial-era narratives of desert exploration. Since its ... More


Grocers’ Hall

David Brown

in Empire and Enterprise: Money, Power and the Adventurers for Irish Land during the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526131997
eISBN:
9781526152107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526132000.00011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 charts the development of English state finance and policy towards Ireland during the first English Civil War. Following the outbreak of formal hostilities in England, the Adventurers ... More


‘I Am the Law’: District Commissioner Fiction and the State of Exception

Katherine Isobel Baxter

in Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter Two identifies and anatomizes an important subgenre in the adventure tradition in literature: District Commissioner fiction. This subgenre is significant because, while in the nineteenth ... More


The Story and the World (Jean Rouaud)

Lucas Hollister

in Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how the ‘return to the story’ has been used to further an anti-modernist agenda and to delegitimize avant-garde or experimental mid-century novelistic aesthetics. Specifically, ... More


SONG CYCLES: In this sphere of composing you are alone

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

Back in America, Samuel Barber continued to compose music. A new challenge beckoned to him, and that was to write a composition in French. Although not very fluent in the language, he was not one to ... More


Peter Fleming’s: Brazilian Adventure

Justin Peters

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Brazilian Adventure, by Peter Fleming. First published in 1933, Brazilian Adventure is about Fleming's expedition the year before in search of the lost Colonel Percy ... More


One Last Adventure at MGM

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

On December 31, 1944, Fleming’s contract with MGM expired and he chose not to renew it, instead considering retirement. However, he agreed to stay with the studio to finish his current project, ... More


Adventure and Superheroes

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter begins with one of the earliest consecutive comics adventure stories to be published, namely Hugo Pratt’s La Ballade de la mersalée.Analyses of Dave McKean and Grant Morrison’s Arkham ... More


First Life—and then Fame: Gendered Cityscapes In

Matthew L. Reznicek

in The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781942954323
eISBN:
9781786944320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Katherine Cecil Thurston’s 1910 novel, Max, explores the bohemian Paris of the fin-de-siècle through the eyes of a young artist newly arrived from Russia. This young man is, however, actually a young ... More


Adventure Time and Sacred History: Myth and Reality in Children’s Animated Cartoons

Elijah Siegler

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how even a form like cartoons for children seeks to establish an imaginative world that rests on a reliable system of mythology. It asks what we mean by myth in popular and ... More


Conclusion: The Afterlife of Climate

Jessica Howell

in Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692958
eISBN:
9781474400824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692958.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Analysis of the work of five Victorian writers – Mary Seacole, Richard Burton, Africanus Horton, Mary Kingsley and Joseph Conrad – has shown how images of climate morphed and changed through the ... More


The Anglo-African Adventure Novel in the 1890s

Gerald Monsman

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter challenges post-colonial readings of late nineteenth-century adventure stories. It shows how this fictional genre engages productively with colonialization, rather than simplistically ... More


1939

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between January and December 1939, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: boarding the train, along with Billy Wilder and his wife for Los ... More


The construction of a governing corps

Christopher Prior

in Exporting empire: Africa, colonial officials and the construction of the British imperial state, c.1900−39

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083686
eISBN:
9781781704998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083686.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers what motivated young men to become colonial officials. Historians have tended to argue that a desire for adventure and a sense of imperial duty, partly instilled by public ... More


American Indians, Asiatics, and Anglo-Saxons: Ranald MacDonald’s Japan Story of Adventure

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the works of Ranald MacDonald, a Scotch-Chinook descendent of the Northwest fur trade, whose liminal national identity was formed by competing British and American empires. Born ... More


The Sea Adventure to Munster and Connacht, July and August 1642

David Brown

in Ireland in Crisis: War, Politics and Religion, 1641-50

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526126702
eISBN:
9781526150431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526126719.00011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Sea Adventure formed part of the English Parliament’s response to the Irish rebellion, and involved raising an amphibious force to challenge the Catholic rebels in areas far from the reach of the ... More


Travelling Adventures: Migration as an Existential Quest

Inka Stock

in Time, Migration and Forced Immobility: Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529201970
eISBN:
9781529202014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201970.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on migrants’ journeys from their countries of origin to Morocco. The text analyses how phases of mobility and immobility are interdependent parts of the complex migration ... More


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