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An Ideal Husband

Sos Eltis

in Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Interviewed by a reporter from the Sketch a week after An Ideal Husband opened at the Haymarket, Oscar Wilde provocatively dismissed the role of the public in judging the success of his play. In a ... More


Once, My Husband

Diane Daniel (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the personal essayOnce, My Husband, Diane Daniel describes the day of the transsexual surgery of her husband-then-wife.


Agency, Alterity, and the Two Bodies of the King

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with a contrast: between the language and action of Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., leader of Bacon's Rebellion (1676) and Herman Husband, a leader in the Whiskey Rebellion (1794). Bacon ... More


The Making of the Odyssey

M. L. West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198718369
eISBN:
9780191787652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718369.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book is a close study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey. Following a preliminary investigation of the traditions that lie behind the poem (the origins of the ... More


Imaginings of Home

Francisca Yuenki Lai

in Maid to Queer: Asian Labor Migration and Female Same-Sex Desires

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9789888528332
eISBN:
9789888268115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528332.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The chapter investigates the imaginings of home projected by Indonesian domestic workers while they are working in Hong Kong. Their imaginaries of future home provide important information for ... More


Twenty-Eight

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Six weeks behind schedule due to run-ins with film censors, Sandra (1924), Barbara’s first film under her starring contract with Arthur Sawyer’s Associated Pictures Corporation and First National, ... More


Fighting back: resistance and responses to marital violence, 1922–65

Cara Diver

in Marital Violence in Post-Independence Ireland, 1922-96: 'A Living Tomb for Women'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526120113
eISBN:
9781526146670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526120120.00008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the ways in which wives resisted their husbands’ abuse. Although the options available to them were limited, abused wives responded to their husbands’ violence in a variety of ... More


A Dark-Haired Dame and Her Scottish Admirer

Andrew Talle

in Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter four uses the travel diary of James Boswell, a Scottish aristocrat and future biographer of Samuel Johnson, as the basis for a discussion of how keyboard music figured in courtship. Women ... More


Bi-sexing the Unmentionable Mary Hamiltons in A Room of One’s Own: The Truth and Consequences of Unintended Pregnancies and Calculated Cross-Dressing

Vara S. Neverow

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, focusing on the four Marys in the novel. In the second paragraph of A Room, the nameless narrator mentions three Marys: Mary ... More


Resourceful Odysseus

M. L. West

in The Making of the Odyssey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198718369
eISBN:
9780191787652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718369.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the figure of Odysseus and argues that he came from ancient tradition but was at first a trickster, celebrated for ingenuity and guile. As the saga of the Trojan War developed, ... More


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