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Screaming Lambs and Lusty Wolves: Moral Attitudes and Evolution

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter contrasts different approaches to the question of the relationship between morality and the viewer’s simulation of emotions in film and uses The Silence of the Lambs as a test case for ... More


Introduction

Mary Jacobus

in Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184348
eISBN:
9780191674211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184348.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Silence Living in Houses, Matisse's 1947 painting, depicts an interior space in which the inhabitants include not only silence but also a reading couple and a book. A domestic ... More


Hearing

Jill Stauffer

in Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171502
eISBN:
9780231538732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171502.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Reveals an irony attending institutions designed to adjudicate loss that impose loss of a different kind—that of failure to hear from those most harmed what they wish to say and how they think their ... More


The Improper Bostonian

Edwin S. Gaustad

in Benjamin Franklin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Benjamin Franklin, born in Boston in 1706, was the son of a soap maker, Josiah. Benjamin was the 10th and the youngest son in the family. After two years in grammar school, young Benjamin was brought ... More


Merleau-Ponty: Vision and Painting

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses Merleau-Ponty's theory of painting, outlined in his final published paper, ‘Eye and Mind’ (1961). The theory embodies some of the crucial changes which had taken place in his ... More


Legacy of the Lambs

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the legacy of The Silence of the Lambs. What is the most significant aspect of Thomas Harris's achievement, both on the page and on the screen? Certainly, there is the creation ... More


Breaking the Silence: Embodiment, Militarisation and Military Dissent in the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Sorana Jude

in Making War on Bodies: Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474446181
eISBN:
9781474480598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446181.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter studies the testimonies of violence published by the Israeli veteran organisation Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtika) and explores the role of embodiment as a means of military dissent ... More


“It Shuts with a Comforting Sound”: Closing the Car Body

Karin Bijsterveld, Eefje Cleophas, Stefan Krebs, and Gijs Mom

in Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199925698
eISBN:
9780199350155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925698.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses how the transition of the automobile from an open coach to a closed sedan, in the 1920s, did not immediately make it a more quiet place, as one might expect. On the contrary, ... More


Sayed Kashua, the Palestinian Hebrew Novel and the Failure of Coexistence

Drew Paul

in Israel/Palestine: Border Representations in Literature and Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474456128
eISBN:
9781474480727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456128.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter expands upon the notion of proliferating borders as sites of the failure of coexistence. It centres on two novels by Sayed Kashua, a prominent Palestinian journalist and writer who ... More


On Not Listening to Modernism

Julian Murphet

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Around the beginning of the twentieth century, there emerged an increasingly prevalent literary trope of a sound that cannot (or should not) be heard. This trope had its correlates in contemporary ... More


Identity and Margin

Hugh Epstein

in Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474449861
eISBN:
9781474477086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the three great mature works in which Hardy and Conrad most fully explore the indeterminate sensory boundaries between individual organisms and their circumambient world. The ... More


Introduction: A Life in Laughter

Paul M. Zall

in Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the humour of Benjamin Franklin, a polymath and one of the founding fathers of the U.S. This book examines Franklin's ... More


Silence Dogood 1722–1723

Paul M. Zall

in Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the early career of Benjamin Franklin as a satirist during the period from 1722 to 1723. Franklin started writing ballads at the age of 13 and he later aspired to adopt the role ... More


Comic Release 1783–1785

Paul M. Zall

in Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the “comic release” of Benjamin Franklin during the period from 1783 to 1785. Though the war ended on January 20, 1783, Franklin had little. This is because, since the summer of ... More


Nature’s Revenge

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines whether the current feminist preoccupation with pornography is really an attempt to extend the movement’s critique of sexism—or whether, on the contrary, it is evidence that ... More


No Ear for Music: The Scary Purity of John Cage

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the achievements of American composer John Cage, and reasons for his notoriety and being famous. People often wrote him off as a jester, with his homemade instruments, his ... More


Taking Flight: Caribbean Women Writing from Abroad

Jennifer Donahue

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828637
eISBN:
9781496828743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828637.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Caribbean women have long utilized the medium of fiction to break the pervasive silence surrounding abuse and exploitation. Contemporary works by authors such as Tiphanie Yanique and Nicole ... More


Jonathan Demme’s the Silence of the Lambs

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The synthesis of elements that create the look and identity of a film come from a variety of talents: from the director's ... More


Making Horror Respectable

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses how Jonathan Demme's adaptation brought about a seismic change in the horror film genre of the 1990s; it performed a similar function for the crime narrative. The acclaim that ... More


Lecter’s Progeny

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on the figure of the hyper-intelligent serial killer. The influence of the film of The Silence of the Lambs on the horror (and thriller) genre has been considerable, not just on ... More


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