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The Modernist Shakespeare: Critical Texts in a Material World

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183228
eISBN:
9780191673962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

This is a major study of the history of Shakespeare criticism in the modern era. Every epoch recreates its classic icons — and for literary culture none is more central nor more protean than ... More


Mumbles

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0044
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark shares his experience on the show; where Johnny played a popular game called “Stump the Band,” on the Tonight Show. The requests from the audience were named “mumbles” by Clark ... More


This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Amanda Golden (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

For Anne Sexton, becoming a successful poet meant skillfully approaching various forms of media and developing strategies for teaching, critiquing poems, delivering poetry readings, and giving ... More


Emaciated Poetry and the Imaginative Diet

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Symbol, allegory, irony, paradox, and ambiguity were handled by the New Critics in a complex way that made a matrix of the text, with the tradition standing behind as the ultimate context. One of the ... More


‘Laughter – tears – curtain’: Topsy-Turvy

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0038
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates that with the film Topsy-Turvy. Mike Leigh emerged from the closet, firmly declaring his long-standing delight in the comic operas of librettist William Schwenck Gilbert and ... More


The Importance of Being Jason

Wickham Clayton

in SEE! HEAR! CUT! KILL!: Experiencing Friday the 13th

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830319
eISBN:
9781496830357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830319.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The final chapter concludes that early presumptions about the simplicity and sadism of these movies are not wholly accurate. Instead, the shifts in perspective result in more complex viewing ... More


Watching Rape, Enjoying Watching Rape …: How Does a Study of Audience Cha(lle)nge Mainstream Film Studies Approaches?1

Martin Barker

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws on a 2005 study sponsored by the British Board of Film Classification to evaluate the ways in which real audiences (not audiences artificially assembled for purposes of a ... More


Mark Twain the Chinese Boxer: Reflections and Reformation of a Red-Hot Anti-Imperialist

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Twain’s anti-imperialist position and involvement with the American Anti-Imperialist League as he returned from Europe in 1900. Twain was infuriated as imperial powers ... More


Response to and reflections on chapters 3–18

John Harris

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

I talked in my essay at the beginning of this volume about my own efforts at self-improvement, a form of human enhancement which is not often discussed in the vast current literature on enhancement. ... More


A Ghostly Archeology: The Art-House Genre Cinema of Christian Petzold

Jaimey Fisher

in Christian Petzold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037986
eISBN:
9780252095238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037986.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Christian Petzold. Over the past twenty years and across eleven feature-length works, Petzold has established himself as the most critically acclaimed director in ... More


What I Believe and Why

Vincent B. Leitch

in The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, the author recounts how he asserted an explicit point of view, an identifiable critical position, in the late 1980s. In an article written in 1987, “Taboo and Critique: Literary ... More


Terrance Hayes: Floundering Interiors

Calista McRae

in Lyric as Comedy: The Poetics of Abjection in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750977
eISBN:
9781501750991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750977.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents Terrance Hayes as a contemporary poet who continues to implement and push back against lyric reading as handed down and evolving from the New Critics. It recounts the ... More


Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna

David Brodbeck

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199362707
eISBN:
9780199362721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362707.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna Defining Deutschtum offers a nuanced look at the intersection of music, cultural identity, and ... More


Hearing It Right: Rhythm and Reading

John Holliday

in The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199347773
eISBN:
9780199347896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199347773.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 24 presents a genealogy of the impulse toward metrical abstraction in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, offering a brief survey of approaches to metrical abstraction that have shaped ... More


Concluding Note: Reception of Her Creative Self

Maroona Murmu

in Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498000
eISBN:
9780199098224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498000.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The conclusion focuses upon reception-based approach to understand the significance of women authors in the social map of reading community in nineteenth-century Bengal. It demonstrates how, even ... More


West African Islamic State (2015–16)

Michael Nwankpa

in The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190908300
eISBN:
9780190943189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908300.003.0082
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Part five of the book presents the current state of Boko Haram as the Islamic State’s official affiliate in West Africa, showing a clear trajectory in the transformation of Boko Haram leadership as ... More


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