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Demosthenes the Orator

Douglas M. MacDowell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Concentrating on Demosthenes' texts rather than his politics, this book describes and assesses all his speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides ... More


Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love, Cosmopolitanism, and care of the Self is an accessible study of the lyrical, humorous, and social and education aspects of classical Persian poetry through the ghazals ... More


Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: Metaphor, Cognition and Eros

Gillian Knoll

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474428521
eISBN:
9781474481175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428521.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare explores the role of the mind in creating erotic experience on the early modern stage. To “conceive” desire is to acknowledge the generative potential of the ... More


Demosthenes' family and personal life

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives information about Demosthenes' family and relatives, including his grandfathers — Demomeles and Gylon — and his parents, Demosthenes senior and Kleoboule. A genealogical table is ... More


Touring the Sex Museum

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter four examines sex museum tourism as an otherwise unacknowledged form of sex tourism that confirms the ever-growing reach of the sexual marketplace as an economy that seizes on local, ... More


Introduction

Gillian Knoll

in Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: Metaphor, Cognition and Eros

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474428521
eISBN:
9781474481175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428521.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introduction presents the main argument of Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: that metaphors dramatize inward erotic experience on the early modern stage. The opening pages chart the ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft, Hester Ann Rogers, and the Textual/Sexual Enthusiasms of Women’s Life-Writing

Andrew O. Winckles

in Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the Methodist Media Revolution: 'Consider the Lord as Ever Present Reader'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620184
eISBN:
9781789629651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620184.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter Four examines women’s life-writing and the formation of an “erotic imagination” within life-writing as a genre. It begins by examining the Account of the Experience of Hester Ann Rogers ... More


. Greek Oratory

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Like comedy, Athenian forensic oratory provides insight into popular attitudes toward homosexual practices. The orators give a rich store of valuable information about Greek daily life and thus ... More


“Being Good-Looking is Capital”

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Since China launched its historic process of economic reform and opening up in the late 1970s, women have become vulnerable to the impact of economic restructuring on employment. This chapter focuses ... More


The Erotics of Artificiality

Yetta Howard

in Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter theorizes the figure of the mannequin and noise as modes of erotic investment in artificiality and unnaturalness. Routing sexual libertinism through the body of difference, ugliness is ... More


Cloud with Its Shadow Marina Abramović (2008)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the art of Marina Abramović, beginning with excerpts from her The Biography (1993). Abramović belongs to a small number of artists throughout the world who pioneered body art ... More


‘Words Filled With Tears’: Amorous Discourse as Lamentation in the Palaiologan Romances

Panagiotis Agapitos

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines a particular way in which feelings of love are expressed in the Palaiologan romances (c. 1250–1350). This manner of expression is presented through the systematic use of an ... More


Cultivating Feeling: Black Women’s Work and Desire in George Wylie Henderson’s Ollie Miss

Christin Marie Taylor

in Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821775
eISBN:
9781496821805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821775.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Ollie Miss brings together the labor politics of Alabama, reflecting George Wylie Henderson’s personal connections to the state. With this unique perspective, Henderson subtly intervenes in a labor ... More


Global Communities

Lucy Evans

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999) and Robert Antoni’s My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales (2000) present global Caribbean communities. Moon features an family spanning two ... More


Love, Bodies, and Others

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bernard of Clairvaux and Rūpa Gosvāmin are both ambivalent about the relation of the devotee's body to the eroticism of scripture; and this ambivalence is directed against “others” of their ... More


‘Reader, I [shagged/beat/whipped/f****d/rewrote] him’: the sexual and financial afterlives of Jane Eyre

Louisa Yates

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides the first comparative reading of neo-Victorian fiction with the erotic makeover novel, a genre that realised commercial success in the immediate aftermath of the wild financial ... More


Gothic Fiction and Queer Theory

George E. Haggerty

in The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The queerness of Gothic fiction is so deeply engrained that it offers a queer theory of its own. Indeed, the Gothic-ness of Queer Theory is so automatic that the latter often itself becomes a mode of ... More


A propos

David Ellis

in Love and Sex in D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781942954026
eISBN:
9781786945174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954026.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at how illogically, in A Propos, Lawrence defends his use of the four-letter words. No more logical is his surprising praise for Catholicism and the importance it attaches to the ... More


Sacred Trees and Enclosed Gardens

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Sacred Trees and Enclosed gardens” discusses myths, poetry and art in ancient Babylonia, Egypt and the Levant as they relate to sex in plants. By the second millennium BCE, Babylonians had ... More


Introducing McStripping: Corporeality, Corporations, and the Advent of the Lap Dance in the United Kingdom

Jessica Berson

in The Naked Result: How Exotic Dance Became Big Business

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199846207
eISBN:
9780190272623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846207.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In the United Kingdom striptease dancing has a very different history and set of aesthetic values than its US counterpart. While table dancing and lap dancing were integral to striptease in the ... More


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