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Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: Steampunk Superhero?

Lisa Horton

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/9781628460919.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Steampunk aesthetics in the production design of Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film production of Sherlock Holmes and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) reinforces a burgeoning alliance ... More


The Game’s Afoot: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Joseph Bell, a physician who taught Conan Doyle in medical school. William Gillette wrote a play, Sherlock Holmes (1899), in which the playwright ... More


Medicine

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Conan Doyle trained and practiced as a doctor before turning to a writing career. This chapter looks at the practice of medicine, fully professionalized in his own lifetime, and firmly divided into ... More


The Curious Case of Sherlock Holmes

Colin Williamson

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines John Barrymore’s performance as the titular character in Sherlock Holmes (1922), focusing on the reception of Barrymore’s performance as the titular title character. The chapter ... More


How to Construct Predictive Models: Simplicity and Nonabsurdity

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Predictive models should be as simple as one can get away with, and they must not predict absurdities. They join the parsimony of “Occam's razor” to the “Sherlock Holmes principle”: Show how things ... More


Holmes at Home

Barry McCrea

in In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157636
eISBN:
9780231527330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157636.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter continues the discussion from the preceding chapter regarding the competition between the genealogy and its queer rivals, as it is central to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes ... More


Sherlock and Elementary: The Cultural and Temporal Value of High-End and Routine Transatlantic Television Drama

Roberta Pearson

in Transatlantic Television Drama: Industries, Programs, and Fans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190663124
eISBN:
9780190663162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663124.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter explores the emergence of two tiers of international television programs, high end and routine, and argues that the two types of content serve different functions in their import ... More


Can the Mystery Be Solved?

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter re-examines the period 1967-1972 but focuses on Le Va's powder works, which used materials such as flour, mineral oil, chalk and iron oxide powder. This chapter takes a closer look at Le ... More


Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a critical study of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, and a cultural biography. From the early stories, to the great popular triumphs of the Sherlock Holmes tales and the Professor ... More


The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Andrew Glazzard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Case of Sherlock Holmes uncovers what is untold, partly told, wrongly told or deliberately concealed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes saga. This engaging study uses a scholarly approach, ... More


Law and Order

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Conan Doyle is best known for his crime stories. This chapter shows that the police, judiciary, and penal systems were all subject to debate and reform in his lifetime. Criticism usually sees ... More


Steampunk and Sherlock Holmes: Performing Post-Marxism

Jaime Wright

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/9781628460919.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Steampunk seeks to re-write the telos of our contemporary late capitalist society. Essentially, the rhetorical force of steampunk may be seen as a response to post-marxist concerns that Marx ... More


Here in Eden: The Mid-1960s and The Apple Tree

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter considers the work of Bock and Harnick in the aftermath of the unprecedented success of Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Their next show was The Apple Tree (1966), a collection of three ... More


The Pick of a Bad Lot

Andrew Glazzard

in The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

A week or so after moving into 221B Baker Street, Watson observes that his fellow lodger Sherlock Holmes receives visits from ‘many acquaintances, and those in the most different classes of society’. ... More


Crime, Business, and Liberty at the Turn of the Century: The Individual, the State, and the Emergence of Modern Capitalism

Andrew Pepper

in Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines a series of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century crime stories in England and France by Arthur Conan Doyle, Gaston Leroux, Arthur Morrison, and Marcel Allain and Pierre ... More


Sherlock Holmes's Method: Abduction

Philip N. Johnson-Laird

in How We Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199551330
eISBN:
9780191701580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551330.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a discussion on abductions. A series of successful inferences presented here are reminiscent of Conan Doyle's great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Some psychologists argue ... More


Tobacco Papers, Holmes’s Pipe, Cigarette Cards, and Information Addiction

Susan Zieger

in The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279821
eISBN:
9780823281589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279821.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter two investigates an overlooked archive of tobacco ephemera, the smoke-room booklets, cigarette cards, and periodicals meant to be consumed by men while smoking. Tobacco-related poems, ... More


Freud and literature

Jeremy Tambling

in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086731
eISBN:
9781781705100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086731.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Freud illuminates literature, and makes for a very full reading of it. It holds that not only did Freud know literature intimately, and quote liberally from literatures of ... More


Wandering Wounds

in Empire on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311826
eISBN:
9781846315268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311826.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Miguel de Cervantes published the first part of Don Quijote de la Mancha in 1605. The integration of multiple textualities and historical realities of Cervantes in the Second Part of Don Quijote de ... More


Prophecies of the Past

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how, amid the dramatic changes of the final years of the Victorian era, there was a notable revival of interest in Cuvierian correlation. Huxley finally stated his objections to ... More


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