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The Melancholy Character: Butler

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Samuel Butler's discussion of melancholy. The work Characters, from which the following sketch of the melancholy man is taken, was written between 1667 and 1669. Butler's volume ... More


Proverbs 1–9 as an Instruction

Stuart Weeks

in Instruction and Imagery in Proverbs 1-9

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291540
eISBN:
9780191710537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291540.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Apart, perhaps, from the Egyptian instruction of Amenemope, it is doubtful that many foreign instructions would have been accessible to a Jewish writer. The genre was represented in Israel, however, ... More


Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


The Monstrous in Batwoman: Military Masculinity and Domestic Spaces

Esther De Dauw

in Toxic Masculinity: Mapping the Monstrous in Our Heroes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828934
eISBN:
9781496828989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828934.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the demonization of powerful women in superhero narratives. It considers how military masculinity is infused with toxic masculinity, impacting Batwoman’s childhood, subsequent ... More


The Battle of the Crater in Recent Fiction

Stephen Cushman

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Stephen Cushman extends Levin’s coverage with an examination of the Crater in recent fiction and film. Using Charles Frazier’s best-selling Cold Mountain (1997), Anthony Minghella’s cinematic version ... More


“I’ve Connected with Them”: Racial Stereotyping and White Appropriation in the Chaos Walking Trilogy

Meghan Gilbert-Hickey

in Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833815
eISBN:
9781496833860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833815.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, Meghan Gilbert-Hickey interrogates Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking, a series that seems to problematize the normalized heteropatriarchal family while also critiquing the settler ... More


Genesis of the Frontispiece

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines why Giambattista Vico deleted the Novella letteraria with which he planned to begin the New Science and replaced its pages with the dipintura he commissioned and an explanation ... More


Palimpsest: Gendering Through Accountability

Maria Sulimma

in Gender and Seriality: Practices and Politics of Contemporary US Television

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474473958
eISBN:
9781474495240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474473958.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As a model by which to explore the The Walking Dead’s gender performances, the palimpsest can capture how the comic series of the same name reverberates in the show’s storytelling, which ... More


Narrative Focus and Elusive Thought in Homer

Ruth Scodel

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter considers three narrative features that, along with the high proportion of direct speech, contribute to the particular effect of Homeric narrative and influence later Greek narrative: ... More


The Logic of Characters’ Virtual Lives

Jeremy Rosen

in Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Argues that writers of minor-character elaboration foreground a tension between structural and referential views of character that has dominated theories and scholarly debates surrounding literary ... More


Working with Writers: I

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hawks’ collaborations with writers, especially Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. The director speaks of his affinity for oblique dialogue, writing characters, character names, ... More


Balzac’s Types at Sea

John Haydock

in Melville's Intervisionary Network: Balzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954231
eISBN:
9781786944153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954231.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After and during discussions with Hawthorne, Melville apparently revised his unfinished whaling story through correcting two recurring weaknesses in his narratives cited by Howard P. Vincent: not ... More


American Comédie

John Haydock

in Melville's Intervisionary Network: Balzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954231
eISBN:
9781786944153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954231.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After several years as a writer of short fiction, during a time when Balzac was receiving increasing reader attention and realism was beginning to change its responses in America to the changes of ... More


Adapting Dialogue and Authorial Double-voicing

Jennifer O'Meara

in Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474420624
eISBN:
9781474449564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420624.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Dialogue’s association with the literary arts is a key reason why it has been historically undervalued within film studies. Adaptation scholars have demonstrated sustained interest in voice-overs, as ... More


Girl Talk: The Postmodern Female Voice in Chick Flicks

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this final chapter, I revisit my discussion of the female voice in mainstream cinema to explore the aural representation of women in contemporary chick flicks. In examining this category of films, ... More


Helena Faucit: Shakespeare's Victorian Heroine

Gail Marshall

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

William Shakespeare's plays are often absorbed into popular culture that revives the Victorian performer not only in a new century, but also in new media. Two examples are Kenneth Branagh's 1995 film ... More


Real Characters

Michael Morris

in Real Likenesses: Representation in Paintings, Photographs, and Novels

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198861751
eISBN:
9780191894367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861751.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter attempts to develop for the case of characters in novels the kind of Real-Likeness view developed for painted things in Chapter Two. It does this by developing a new view in the ... More


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