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Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China

Christopher Daily

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888208036
eISBN:
9789888180974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208036.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sent alone to China by the London Missionary Society in 1807, Robert Morrison (1782–1834) was one of the earliest Protestant missionaries in East Asia. During some 27 years in China, Macau and ... More


Suburb, Network, Homeland: National Space and the Rhetoric of Broadcasting

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the landscape of American broadcasting in the second half of the twentieth century evolved from a situation in which values of liberal independence acted as a front for the ... More


Life in an Expanding Universe

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In the 1930s, astronomer Edwin P. Hubble and others claimed that we lived in an expanding universe filled with galaxies containing billion of stars. At about the same time, Karl G. Jansky invented ... More


Making Sense Squared: Iteration and Synthesis in Grant Morrison’s Joker

Mark P. Williams

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Mark P. Williams uses the Joker as a vehicle through which to meditate on “the reader’s own relationship with the superhero form, and the superhero form’s relationship with contemporary modernity.” ... More


New Directions for the Migration Narrative: Thoughts on Jazz

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter focuses on summarizing the points clarified in this book by reviewing a single migration narrative, Tomi Morrison's novel — Jazz. The literary form depicts the positive and negative ... More


Postscript

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The postscript briefly reviews the argument so far, plotting the rise of the absolutely powerful sovereign and its ultimate collapse into the abyss that accompanies it, but which it constantly ... More


“And now she was different”: Sexuality and differentiation among Black Women in Quicksand, Passing, and Sula

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

History and literature have been known to ascribe a blanket of sameness in the study of black communities and their issues. The chapter approaches the concept of dissimilarity within communities of ... More


The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

Elesha J. Coffman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938599
eISBN:
9780199345885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938599.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1892, an obscure Disciples of Christ periodical moved its offices from Iowa to Chicago, and in 1900 it renamed itself The Christian Century. By the late 1920s, this magazine had become the most ... More


Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Yvette Christiansë

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239153
eISBN:
9780823239191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book situates Toni Morrison as a writer who writes about writing as much as about racialized, engendered, and sexualized African American, and therefore American, experience. In foregrounding ... More


Freedom, Slavery, and Death

Thomas Mcfarland

in Paradoxes of Freedom: The Romantic Mystique of a Transcendence

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121817
eISBN:
9780191671326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121817.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the literature on the relation between freedom, slavery, and death. It analyses the relevant works of several authors, including Seneca, Plato, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques ... More


“A Sweet Solace to My Lonely Heart”: “stonewall” and Mary Anna Jackson and the Civil War

Sarah E. Gardner

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On July 21, 1861, at the battle of Bull Run, Thomas Jonathan Jackson earned his nickname “stonewall” for his stalwart performance in the field. He wrote his wife, Mary Anna, soon after the fight, ... More


The Dead, Death, and Dying

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter Four examines the literary use of death in Du Bois’s short stories and essays, as well as in Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Death is a signifier that points to the bloody consequences of antiblack ... More


“ … unbounded influence over the credulity and superstition of the people … “: Magic as Slavery, Slavery as Magic

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 provides an analytical framing. It establishes Equiano’s general self-reflexive critical perspective, including the perspective that different worlds represent different epistemologies or ... More


“I could read it for myself”: Scripturalization, Slavery, and Agency

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 7 focuses on Equiano’s arrogation of his right and freedom to read scriptures and the world on his own terms, and the implications and ramifications of such in the story.


Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836764
eISBN:
9780824871130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most controversial events of eighteenth-century maritime history. This book publishes a full narrative of the events by one of the participants, the ... More


Boxers and Treaty Porters — Headlines Change History

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Henry Morriss took over Shanghai press in general in 1880. His penchant for horses and his tradition of giving many of them American Indian names led to his nickname: the “Mohawk Chief”. Mohawk ... More


Introduction

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison’s engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison

Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


The Female Ghost and Feminist History: The Woman Warrior and Beloved

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior: Memories of a Girlhood Among Ghosts and Toni Morrison’s Beloved engage with history by imagining the ghosts of actual women. Kingston’s memoir focuses on her ... More


Arteries of the Nation: Rivers of Redemption in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Henry Dumas's “Ark of Bones”

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter reads rivers as a synecdoche of the nation. Historically, rivers were both arteries of the slave trade and conduits to freedom, as their surrounding geographies determined such ... More


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