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Remnants of an Ancient Past

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

A neuropeptide is similar to a string of beads with each bead being an amino acid. Your brain uses many neuropeptides for quite different purposes. One of the best studied groups of these controls ... More


Rescoring the Moving Image: La Belle et la Bête, Mashups and (Mis)syncing

John Richardson

in An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367362
eISBN:
9780199918249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the relationship between loose and tight audiovisual synchronization in two recent instances, both of which speak to an aesthetic of repurposing in new audiovisual expression. ... More


Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Holly Van Leuven

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow is the first book-length biography of the American eccentric dancer and popular culture figure, best known for his role in the 1939 film musical The Wizard of Oz. ... More


Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Michael Sragow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres—Westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family ... More


Between global and national: 24 and Spooks; Buried and Oz

Robin Nelson

in State of Play: Contemporary 'High-end' TV Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073106
eISBN:
9781781701119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073106.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers developments in television dramatic form and style in the context of ‘cultural discount’. Any simple binary difference between American and British television cultures is ... More


‘Israel is not South Africa’: Amos Oz’s Living Utopias

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines a selection of texts by Amos Oz, the most widely translated and internationally influential Israeli author now writing. Oz’s novels are exemplary in many ways of the national ... More


Monsters and Freaks: Patchwork Girl and the New Unreadable

Stuart Moulthrop

in Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035972
eISBN:
9780262339018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035972.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter is informed by Shelley Jackson’s author traversal of her hypertext fiction, Patchwork Girl, and her subsequent interview. Jackson’s re-working of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been ... More


The Threads of Our Story: The Unsaid in Recent Israeli Prose

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses short stories and novels that were all written during a period of bitter debates regarding 1948 and al-Nakba. These works also take into account a series of traumatic events in ... More


Challenging the Zionist Ethos

Ehud Luz

in Wrestling with an Angel: Power, Morality, and Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092936
eISBN:
9780300129298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the challenges to the Zionist ethos. It discusses hagshama, one of the key terms in modern Hebrew literature and Zionist thought beginning with the period of the Second Aliya, ... More


Israeli Fiction: National Identity and Private Lives

Nehama Aschkenasy

in Contemporary Israel: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479896806
eISBN:
9781479870141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896806.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Israeli literature reflects the nation’s ideological concerns, which include questions of identity, language, ethnicity, place of birth, setting, and relationship to the past. Minority voices, ... More


Putting Oz into The Wizard of Oz

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming was brought into the production of MGM’s bold new undertaking, an adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Understandably, Fleming was both excited by the potential of ... More


Afterword: A Great American Movie Director

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Fleming left very few personal notes behind, his life had been extensively recorded through the press and friends’ remembrances. With his incredible successes like Gone with the Wind and The ... More


At the Turn of the Century

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter begins by discussing the advent of the musical comedy in the 1880s, as a spruced-up burlesque imitating Gilbert and Sullivan. Cinderella At School (1881), written by Henry Woolson Morse, ... More


“There Is Hope for the Future”: The (Dis)Enchantment of the Technician-Hero in Steampunk

Mirko M. Hall and Joshua Gunn

in Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The culture of Steampunk attempts to reclaim the nineteenth century—as an era of great, but often destructive technological advancement—from a dystopian world of sweaty soot, blood, and tears. The ... More


Rehabilitating Violence: White Masculinity and Harsh Punishment in 1990s Popular Culture

Daniel LaChance

in Punishment in Popular Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861958
eISBN:
9781479878680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861958.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Daniel LaChance’s chapter takes up the question of how ideas about the rehabilitation of prisoners were represented in the popular imagination after the importance of rehabilitation declined in the ... More


Conclusion: Over the Rainbow

Jason Weems

in Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The book concludes with a speculative glance at two unusual spaces: the fantasy world into which Dorothy plummeted at the beginning of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and the to some measure equally ... More


Three Case Histories: Alice, Peter Pan, and The Wizard of Oz

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the psychoanalytic interpretation of and popular case writing around the Golden Age classics Alice, Peter Pan, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Case writing on children’s ... More


Epilogue: Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick’s Films, and the History of Cinema

Robert P. Kolker and Nathan Abrams

in Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190678029
eISBN:
9780190678067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678029.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The epilogue considers how Eyes Wide Shut fits within modernist aesthetics, the European art film genre, and how it incorporates film history into its form and content. The film is not only a ... More


Do Prisons Make Better Men?

Michael Hames-García

in Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649853
eISBN:
9781452946016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a case study of the theoretical models explored in the previous chapters—multiplicity, mutual constitution, and the colonial/modern gender system. The case study is two headed, ... More


Broadway Goes West

Holly Van Leuven

in Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter chronicles Bolger’s assignments as an employee of MGM. Of primary note is The Great Ziegfeld, the acclaimed Oscar-winning picture that earned Bolger a longer contract. Bolger’s next ... More


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