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W. B. Yeats’s A Vision: “Dove or Swan”

Matthew DeForrest

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

“Dove or Swan” is one of the few sections of A Vision that was not radically revised when W. B. Yeats rewrote his philosophical treatise. These sections are the core of his system, “the hard symbolic ... More


Oedipus Rebound: Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth examines the process of building ‘America’ out of partly African materials. Incest becomes a sign for the forced amalgamation of cultures that characterized ... More


A New Negro from the Old South

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Henderson came to New York City in 1920 on the threshold of the Harlem Renaissance, an era in which the “New Negro”, as defined by writer Alain Locke, would create a new era of African American ... More


Rita Dove, Dancing (2005)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at American poet Rita Dove's new volume of dance poems American Smooth. It explains that it was a specific hardship that led Dove to her current dancing obsession and to the ... More


The Burden of Residuary Comment: Syntactical Idiosyncrasies in The Wings of the Dove

Kevin Ohi

in Henry James and the Queerness of Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654932
eISBN:
9781452946313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654932.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the free indirect style of narration of Henry James’ novel The Wings of the Dove to discuss how its proximity to its characters excites a fantasy of depersonalization. The novel ... More


Gogol’, Metafiction, and The Silver Dove

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The year 1909 witnessed a rapid change in Andrei Belyi's spiritual mood and literary fortunes. He began writing The Silver Dove in February 1909, and this contained some of his finest, most evocative ... More


 Mixing Things Up

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter develops the idea of a mixed strategy using the entry into a sealed-bid auction as a non-trivial example. Reaction curves are first illustrated for the case of pure strategies and then ... More


Aristocratic Whiteness, Body Trauma and the Market Logic of Melancholia in Black Swan

Kendra Marston

in Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fifth chapter explores Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan as an example of a film in which Hollywood’s historical treatment of classical ballet is referenced to provide a self-reflexive and critical ... More


Lying against Death: The Wings of the Dove

J. Hillis Miller

in Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225378
eISBN:
9780823235391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225378.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes the use of the concepts of death in Henry James's The Wings of the Dove using the speech act theory. It suggests that all language has an ineluctable ... More


Sacajawea, Meet Cogewea: A Red Progressive Revision of Frontier Romance

Joanna Brooks

in Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter studies the enduring and exasperating romance of Sacajawea, who is hardly masked as the titular character of Mourning Dove's 1927 novel. It notes that there is a lack of information ... More


SOLUBLE LINEAR GROUPS

John C. Lennox and Derek J. S. Robinson

in The Theory of Infinite Soluble Groups

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507284
eISBN:
9780191709326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507284.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter goes into detail about the Mal’cev’s theorem on soluble linear groups over fields. It also discusses soluble groups of matrices over the integers and the Auslander-Swan theorem on ... More


A Terspectiveless’ Novel? Petersburg

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Andrei Belyi's novel Petersburg. At the opposite pole from the authoritative authorial word — as presented in the Symphonies, and in the The Silver Dove — is the utterance ... More


“I Want the Sea”

Joshua L. Reid

in The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300209907
eISBN:
9780300213683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209907.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The rise of Euro-American power in the region brought new challenges and opportunities to the People of the Cape, and they responded by continuing to exploit and protect tribal marine space. Focusing ... More


Animal Conflict

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Resources are often scarce, and scarcity often leads to conflict. The form of conflict ranges from subtle supplants in which one animal departs at the other's approach to escalated fights in which ... More


Prediction Theories: “The Path of the Law,” The Wings of the Dove, and the Engagement with Temporality

Lisi Schoenbach

in Pragmatic Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195389845
eISBN:
9780199918393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Four claims that James’s remarkably subtle and nuanced registry of emotions and personal interactions-long taken to indicate an apolitical aestheticism-should be linked directly to his ... More


Theoretical Models of Human Capital and Economic Growth

in Human Capital and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755405
eISBN:
9780804769761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755405.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter starts with a brief overview of the main characteristics of the basic growth model, the Solow–Swan model with exogenous technical change. It is considered to be the workhorse model of ... More


Swan Story

Melanie Parker

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The 440,000-acre Swan Valley in western Montana is characterized by patches of private land within a checkerboard of public and corporate land situated between wilderness areas that comprise a ... More


‘More Theoretician than Artist’?

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The Dramatic Symphony enjoyed considerable success in the months which followed its publication in April 1902. Andrei Belyi's rise to fame was rapid, and he was launched into literary life and began ... More


Black Swan, White Nose: Jewish Horror and Ballet Birds by Any Other Name

Hannah Schwadron

in The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recasts the Jewish woman as female monster through an analysis of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010). Against the damaging pressures of professional dance on the female psyche, the ... More


Tchaikovsky

Roland John Wiley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368925
eISBN:
9780199852468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A giant in the pantheon of nineteenth-century composers, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky continues to enthrall audiences today. From The Nutcracker—arguably the most popular ballet currently on the ... More


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