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Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies ... More


The Supervillain Reader

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

It’s been argued that every good superhero needs an equally compelling supervillain. The Supervillain Reader sheds light on why “it’s all about the villain.” The editors have assembled a collection ... More


Victorian Hero‐Worship

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers in detail the meaning and power attributed by the Victorians to ‘hero‐worship’. The endless debates devoted to the topic in periodicals reveal that there was little consensus ... More


Herakles Between Gods and Heroes

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers an overview of the criteria by which Herakles has been categorised, both in antiquity and in modern scholarship, on the hero-to-god scale. Most recently the debate has focused ... More


Identities of Gods and Heroes: Athenian Garden Sanctuaries and Gendered Rites of Passage

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Among the many places of worship that could be found in the territory of the city of Athens and its chôra during the classical period, several offer remarkable configurations of nature: the sanctuary ... More


Reading Pausanias: Cults of the Gods and Representation of the Divine

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Regarding the gods and their local cults, Pausanias is an important literary source that enables us to understand the so-called local Greek pantheons, particularly when we are able to compare his ... More


Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Commemoration, Nationality and Memory

James J. Coleman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748676903
eISBN:
9781474405966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676903.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

At a time when the Union between Scotland and England is once again under the spotlight, Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland examines the way in which Scotland’s national heroes were ... More


New Statues for Old Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter addresses the circumstances surrounding the production of monumental new statues of deities in precious materials (such as gold and ivory) in fifth- and fourth-century B.C. Greece. Most ... More


“We Refuse to Be ‘Good Germans’”: Germany in a Divided Decade, 1959–1969

Brian C. Etheridge

in Enemies To Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166407
eISBN:
9780813166636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter shows that while most West German officials believed that the apparent “anti-German wave” signified an upsurge in anti-German feeling, an examination of the constituent parts of the wave ... More


Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Gareth Atkins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This collection of essays examines the place of ‘saints’ and sanctity in nineteenth-century Britain. It argues that holy men and women were pivotal in religious discourse, as subjects of veneration ... More


Celebrity Philanthropy: The Cultivation of China's HIV/AIDS Heroes

Johanna Hood

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on celebrity mechanisms in China's public health realm. It first examines the emergence of celebrity activism on health issues in the international arena and within the ... More


Sculpture at Heroes’ Acre, Harare, Zimbabwe: Classical Influences?

Jessie Maritz

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on material culture, using both Greek and Roman analogues in discussing the sculpture at National Heroes’ Acre in Zimbabwe. It compares the formal and thematic aspects of the ... More


Nationalism and Literature: Two Poems Concerning the Merlion and Karim Raslan's “Heroes”

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the discourses of nationalism in literature in Singapore and Malaysia. It explores the consequences of nationalism on literary representations of Singapore and Malaysia. It ... More


Racketeers in Politics: Theoretical Reflections on Strong-man Performances in Late Qajar Iran

Olmo Gölz

in Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474462624
eISBN:
9781399501774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462624.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the Constitutional Revolution in Iran, the horse dealer Sattar Khan and the bricklayer Baqer Khan from Tabriz became the most famous heroes of their country. Insofar as they are heroes and ... More


Follow the Readers: Leadership Elections in the Silver- and Bronze-Age Legion of Super-Heroes

Christopher J. Galdieri

in The Comics World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Their Publics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834645
eISBN:
9781496834690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834645.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Who we select as our leaders says something about who we imagine ourselves to be, and stories about superhero teams frequently turn on questions of leadership. The creators behind the Legion of ... More


Dividing Lines: A Brief Taxonomy of Moral Identity

A. G. Holdier

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

If you are interested in supervillains – or, for that matter, their wretched, do-good counterparts, the superheroes – then The Supervillain Readeris for you. Bringing together essays related to film, ... More


The Utopian, the Dystopian, and the Heroic Deeds of One

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 6 discusses the TV series Heroes as more optimistic in its depiction of the social consequences of posthuman evolution than the other texts analyzed. The show's premise of posthumanity as a ... More


China Men (1980)

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The original title of Maxine Hong Kingston's second book was not ‘China Men’ but ‘Gold Mountain Heroes’. In Kingston's rendition of the gamut of Chinese American men's experiences on Gold Mountain, ... More


Virgil, Varro’s Imagines, and the Forum of Augustus

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It is highly likely that many of the figures in Virgil’s ‘Parade of Heroes’ in Aeneid 6 had parallels with actual statues in Rome and in the Forum of Augustus. But since Virgil died in 19 BC and the ... More


Shostakovich as a Committee Member

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on Dmitry Shostakovich's behaviour as a member of the Stalin Prize Committee (KSP). Shostakovich started attending meetings of the Music Section in March 1947. When the plenary ... More


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