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The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Roland Végső

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book argues that the political ideologies of modernity were determined in a fundamental manner by four basic figures: the world, the enemy, the secret, and the catastrophe. While the “world” ... More


The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

George R. McGhee

in When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter discusses the impact of Devonian Extinction (End-Frasnian Catastrophe and End-Famennian Catastrophe) on the evolution of species. These catastrophes did not merely delay vertebrate ... More


Nomenclature: Naming a Difficult Past after 9 Thermidor

Ronen Steinberg (ed.)

in The Afterlives of the Terror: Facing the Legacies of Mass Violence in Postrevolutionary France

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739248
eISBN:
9781501739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739248.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the construction of the Terror as a difficult past after 9 Thermidor. It addresses a curious tension in the sources. On the one hand, there were recurring proclamations that the ... More


Bare Life: Comedy, Trust, and Language in Wittgenstein and Beckett

Christopher C Robinson

in Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639144
eISBN:
9780748652839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is a Wittgensteinian reading of a play by Samuel Beckett, Catastrophe. Where the discussion emphasizes the horizontal travel through language by immanent theorists, this chapter ... More


Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire

Marc Nichanian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255245
eISBN:
9780823260928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mourning Philology proposes a history of the 19th century national imagination as a reaction to the two main philological inventions of that century: “mythological religion” and the “native.” This ... More


Loss-Spreading

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Focuses on the means by which loss-spreading is effected by insurance and on the issues of private law which arise in the process. Illustrates that losses are not merely spread within defined risk ... More


Vesuvius on the Strand

Clare Pettitt

in Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815-1848

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198830429
eISBN:
9780191894688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830429.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 4, ‘Vesuvius on the Strand’, continues to explore the idea of seriality and catastrophe through the ‘cross-class obsession’ with Mount Vesuvius. There were numerous displays and shows of the ... More


The First Catastrophe and Retreat

George R. McGhee

in When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter describes the End-Frasnian Catastrophe. In the end of Frasnian period, the vertebrates and arthropods on land began to die in greater numbers. Reproduction rates in the living fell, and ... More


The Second Animal Invasion

George R. McGhee

in When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter enumerates the new species that began to re-inhabit the earth after the End-Frasnian Catastrophe. In the wake of Famennian period, the first tetrapod to live on land, according to the ... More


The Second Catastrophe and Retreat

George R. McGhee

in When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter describes the End-Famennian Catastrophe. In the waning years of the Famennian period, vertebrates and arthropods once again began to die in greater numbers. On land, the huge forests ... More


Victory at Last

George R. McGhee

in When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter identifies the new tetrapod species that dwelt on land after the End-Famennian Catastrophe. The first tetrapod to appear in the Carboniferous period is the Scottish species Pederpes ... More


The Disaster of the Native

Marc Nichanian, G. M. Goshgarian, and Jeff Fort

in Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255245
eISBN:
9780823260928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255245.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the reader to the poetical work of Daniel Varuzhan and offers a new account of the invention of the native. It shows how the poet reclaimed “poetic paganism” as a motto for ... More


The Mourning of Religion I

Marc Nichanian, G. M. Goshgarian, and Jeff Fort

in Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255245
eISBN:
9780823260928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255245.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through the analysis of Daniel Varuzhan's earliest “pagan” poem, which presents itself first as the description of a sacrifice to the god Vahagn, and then more essentially as a repetition of that ... More


The War and Natural Catastrophe Metaphors: The Moron as an Enemy Force

Gerald V. O’Brien

in Framing the moron: The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087097
eISBN:
9781781705896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the importance of the war and natural catastrophe metaphors within eugenic writing. Through use of the former, the groups is put forth as acting in opposition to the community, ... More


One World: Nuclear Holocausts

Roland Végső

in The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter five explores the concept of the “world” that underlies Anti-Communist aesthetic ideology by concentrating on the figure of catastrophe. It argues that the Cold War imagination was driven by ... More


Conclusion: The Play’s the Thing

David Lloyd

in Beckett's Thing: Painting and Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415729
eISBN:
9781474426831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415729.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The conclusion focuses on Beckett’s late quasi-political plays, Catastrophe and What Where, seeing them as plays that use tableau as a means to dismantling the sovereign positioning of the ... More


Samuel Beckett

Anthony Paraskeva

in The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at Beckett’s Nacht und Träume, revealing a complex referential structure by demonstrating how each minute gesture, taking its meaning by association with other hand gestures in ... More


Planet

Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The third chapter works through an extended reading of Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 novel The Road. It explores the way that post apocalyptic narratives engender a split figuration of the salvific child ... More


Transforming Disasters into Tradable Deals

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 3 demonstrates how the risk of disasters is turned into financial deals that can be traded within the reinsurance market. We show how underwriters calculate the risk on deals using widespread ... More


Landscape with Figures

E. N. Anderson

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090109
eISBN:
9780197560617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090109.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

So wrote Edward Fitzgerald, following (loosely) the Persian of Omar Khayyám. In this quatrain, he captured what may be the most universal and constant yearning of humankind. Modern psychology has ... More


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