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Evil and Redemption in The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Vigen Guroian

in Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A person's goodness or badness is a valence and measure of their humanity or inhumanity. In the moral realm most things are not wholly black or wholly white. Most of us deserve neither the ... More


Love and Immortality in The Velveteen Rabbit and The Little Mermaid

Vigen Guroian

in Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses two modern classics concerned with some eternally relevant questions: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. People living ... More


A Conspiracy of Silence

Eviatar Zerubavel

in The Elephant in the Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195187175
eISBN:
9780199943371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187175.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The famous fourteenth-century Castilian story about a Moorish king duped by three swindlers into believing that a dazzling new suit they are supposedly weaving for him is somehow invisible to any ... More


| 1829–33 | 1829–33 The Literary Critic: The Airship

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0046
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Hans Christian Andersen's education is prompted by Ørsted's patronage, and his entry at the University is hampered by his literary début. Andersen is examined by Ørsted. Ørsted founds a literary ... More


The Metamorphic Mermaid in Fairy Tales and Feminism

Lucy Ella Rose

in Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421454
eISBN:
9781474444934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421454.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 7 explores Evelyn’s series of Symbolist paintings based on Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairytale ‘The Little Mermaid’ in relation to early and more recent feminism, and shows how she ... More


Schumann and Agencies of Improvisation

Dana Gooley

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Schumann's improvisations in the years 1827–31. Diaries and contemporary accounts can help reconstruct his improvisational practices and set them in the context of the ... More


Writing in the Zone

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Considering the anguished lives of writers, one might be forgiven for concluding that writing is a compulsive-obsessive disorder that can only cause great misery and ruin.


Household effects: Johnson’s coffee-pot and Twain’s effigy

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 widens the focus beyond the staging of the immediate scene of writing to develop a taxonomy of the ways that domestic objects and spaces have been made to bear witness to the writer’s life ... More


| 1827–8 | 1827–8 Family Life and Conferences Abroad

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0044
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

H.C. Ørsted counsels his sister-in-law on marriage. The social life around the Ørsted family's dinner table is narrated. Hans Christian Andersen, Ørsted's protégé, becomes a friend of the family. ... More


The Great Parenthesis: August 1838 to July 1840

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter refers to a period between 1838 and 1840, which Kierkegaard considered so uninteresting as to describe it as “the great parenthesis.” During this time he was preparing for his ... More


An Early Encounter Le Chant du Rossignol

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the first Stravinsky opus Balanchine prepared for the Ballets Russes, as well as the first ballet Diaghilev entrusted to him—the Chant du Rossignol. Its genesis, however, ... More


Participation Rights and the Voice of the Child

Jonathan Todres, Sarah Higinbotham, and Carol Bellamy

in Human Rights in Children's Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190213343
eISBN:
9780190213367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213343.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 2 focuses on participation rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes that children have a right to be heard in decisions that affect their lives. Children’s literature ... More


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