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The Herakles complex: a Senecan diagnosis of the ‘Family Annihilator’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, which focuses on Archibald MacLeish's Herakles and Simon Armitage's Mister Heracles, investigates the emergence, in late 20th- and early 21st-century stage adaptations of Euripides' ... More


The Country of the Mind Must Also Attack

Kathy Peiss

in Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190944612
eISBN:
9780190944643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944612.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, European Modern History

With war imminent, Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish and William “Wild Bill” Donovan, soon to be head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), forged a new relationship between libraries and ... More


Radio's Writers: A Public Voice in the Modern World

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates a group of writer-directors who came to believe that in the modern world, authentic communication had to reach a mass audience. Radio makes art a social force and the ... More


Thirty-Two. Reflections and Ruminations

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

In the aftermath of the bicentennial commission, Schuman's compositions took on a darker hue. During this period of his life, he began to lose a number of his close colleagues: Roy Harris, Seymour ... More


Prestige Radio: The Columbia Workshop and the Poetics of Sound

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Although wireless storytelling was still in its early stages, it didn’t take long for radio to mature. Vital to the literary turn in radio, as chapter two shows, was the prestige movement launched by ... More


The Poetic Universe: Mapping Interrelations between Modern American Poetry and the Sciences

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Postwar New American poets and their successors, the Language Writers, insisted that their poetry was capable of intellectual inquiry. After giving examples of their claims for poetry, the chapter ... More


New Exile

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov left France in 1933 to lecture at the Barnes Foundation. Shortly afterward, his ballet Union Pacific, on a scenario by poet Archibald MacLeish, the first ballet on an American theme, ... More


Introduction: Acting Corporate

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism and the Meaning of Corporate Persons

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198868873
eISBN:
9780191905339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868873.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction contextualizes the book’s broader legal and philosophical debates about corporate personhood, collective agency, and modernism. The book’s methodology and structure are explained ... More


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