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Quest and Questioning in Romance

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on quest patterns in order to take a closer look at the evidence and to show that the role of chivalry in issue or order appears in entire works less than in passages selected ... More


Hellboy: Nostalgia and the Doomed Quest

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter on Mike Mignola'sHellboy examines Hellboy's unwitting submergence into a supernatural dimension in terms of a romantic quest to reconcile his demonic essence and his human upbringing. It ... More


Slacker Bites Back: Shaun of the Dead Finds New Life for Deadbeats

Lynn Pifer

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at one of the landmark films that constitutes the emergent category of the New Millennium zombie, but, as is illustrated here, it draws on the ancient model of the hero's quest in ... More


Promoting Security

Jonathan S. Addleton

in Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores interaction between the United States and Mongolia on security issues, including support for Mongolia's increasing presence on UN and other peacekeeping missions around the ... More


‘Damn the photon torpedoes!’ Star Trek and the transfiguration of naval history

Jonathan Rayner

in The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070983
eISBN:
9781781701157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070983.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Star Trek's adaptation of naval history and imagery to science fiction can be read in the light of relation to the depiction of scientific and military responses to alien threats. In their deliberate ... More


Politicised Aestheticism outside London: the Quest and the Evergreen

Koenraad Claes

in The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Most late-Victorian little magazines were published from London, but elsewhere in Britain relevant journals were also produced, often functioning as the periodical organs of localised organisations ... More


Andreas Eschbach’s Futures and Germany’s Past

Vibeke Rützou Petersen

in Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041754
eISBN:
9780252050428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Die Haarteppichknüpfer [The carpet makers; 1995], Jesus Video (1998), Quest (2001), Der Letzte seiner Art [The last of his kind; 2003], and Herr aller Dinge [The master of all things; 2011] all won ... More


Adaptive Psychophysical Procedures

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Adaptive procedures are developed to reduce the burden of data collection in psychophysics by creating more efficient experimental test designs and methods of estimating either statistics or ... More


‘These transient meetings’: and

Madeleine Callaghan

in Shelley's Living Artistry: Letters, Poems, Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940247
eISBN:
9781786944306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940247.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In Alastor and Laon and Cythna, Shelley translates his ‘feelings and opinions’ into poetry that draws strongly on his personal experiences without resorting to crude confession. Reading Shelley’s ... More


Journeys of Discovery: Seeing is Knowledge

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Saul Bass realized the potential of the journey as a narrative device for both his titles and his films. Travel invariably involves a goal, both geographic and conceptual, but more often than not, ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois: Racial Inequality and Alienation from Nature

Kimberly K. Smith

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Kimberly K. Smith explores W. E. B. Du Bois’s largely unrecognized insights into how racism distorts our relationship with the natural world. For African-Americans, according to Du Bois, racial ... More


Finding the Beats

Glynn Washington

in Reality Radio, Second Edition: Telling True Stories in Sound

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469633138
eISBN:
9781469633152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Glynn Washington is the creator and host of Snap Judgment. He emerged as a winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, a kind of American Idol for media nerds, in 2008. Snap delivers “storytelling with ... More


Bruce Chatwin and the ‘modern WONDER VOYAGE’: In Patagonia (1977)

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter approaches Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia in the terms suggested by the writer himself – as a ‘modern wonder voyage’. It argues that is as such that the book is an exemplary travellers’ ... More


Sequence, Series and Character in Children of Violence

Kevin Brazil

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Explorations of selfhood have been central to Lessing’s work. Perhaps less recognized, however, is that this has been accompanied by an ongoing and highly self-conscious exploration of the function ... More


Good Intentions Not Enough

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter narrates the history of assistance to education by UNICEF, the leadership role played by Jim Grant, UNICEF Executive Director in organising the Jomtien Conference and critiques UNICEF ... More


Isherwood and Huxley: The Novel as Mystic Fable

Robert L. Caserio

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role played by the novel in Christopher Isherwood’s attitudes toward mysticism as well as his writing’s relation to Aldous Huxley. To this end, it considers the place of ... More


Introduction

Frédéric Grare

in India Turns East: International Engagement and US-China Rivalry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190859336
eISBN:
9780190872595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Initially aimed at funding the reforms undertaken by the Rao government in the early 1990s, the Llook East Policy rapidly evolved into a comprehensive set of instruments to deal with a fast growing ... More


India-Myanmar Relations: Assessing the Prospects for Greater Connectivity with Southeast Asia

Frédéric Grare

in India Turns East: International Engagement and US-China Rivalry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190859336
eISBN:
9780190872595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The search for greater connectivity with Southeast Asia is driving the evolution of the relationship between India and Myanmar. A partnership with Naypyidaw could help India’s integration with the ... More


Playing with Music History

William Gibbons

in Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265250
eISBN:
9780190265304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265250.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter traces how classical music works can create a sense of time and place in video games. Beginning with a case study of how music establishes the eighteenth-century setting of Assassin’s ... More


Chapter 11

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 11 reveals that 1935 was a difficult year for Cary Grant both personally and professionally. Stung by the failure of his first marriage, and the humiliating publicity that accompanied it, he ... More


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