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Troubling Sexual History: The Anachronistic Lesbian of Pandora’s Box

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the critical, historical and cinematic temporalities that structure the sexual legibility of the lesbian character in Die Büchse der Pandora (dir. G. W. Pabst, Germany, 1929). ... More


Opening Pandora’s Box: Escalation and Domestic Politics, 1965–1966

Andrew L. Johns

in Vietnam’s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125725
eISBN:
9780813135427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125725.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The gods gave Pandora a box with instructions not to open it. Curiosity overcame her, and she opened the box, unleashing havoc and all manner of evil on the world. It is unfortunate that Johnson did ... More


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Simms Bryan

in Berg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190931445
eISBN:
9780190931476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931445.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Berg had several early ideas for a text for his second opera, and his choice finally fell on Frank Wedekind’s plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box. Berg adapted the plays into a single three-act ... More


Prologue: What was Silent Cinema?

Keith Withall

in Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733704
eISBN:
9781800342095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This prologue provides an overview of silent cinema. Our sense of cinema as a site of commercial entertainment can be traced back to the Lumière brothers. In December of 1895, they attracted a ... More


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