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Tasteless

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where God's invitation to eat his flesh raises unexpected problems. What do we do with spiders and mice and where in the digestive system does the Eucharist turn back into flour and wine before ... More


Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume covers modern and contemporary forms of humour in China's public and private spheres, including comic films and novels, cartooning, pop songs, internet jokes, and advertising and ... More


Appearance as Experience: Three Women’s Texts about Taste of the 1770s

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Taking three texts about taste by women in the 1770s as examples, this chapter argues that the discourse of taste, after mid-century, disadvantages women in two distinct ways. It identifies them as ... More


The Power of Pure Contingency: Fashion in Smith and the Reynoldses

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Most accounts of fashion in the eighteenth century see its vigour and direction as derived from the aspirations and new purchasing power of the commercial classes. But a contrary and obvious ... More


The Hell of Ownership: Beckford on Collecting

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter offers a new view of the theory and practice of collecting by examining writings on the topic by William Beckford, author of Vathek and the pre-eminent collector of fine objects of his ... More


Epilogue: Taste and the New Formalism

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This brief conclusion describes the difference between polemical claims made for taste’s critical power throughout the book and those made for aesthetics by the politically radical wing of New ... More


Practical Applications of Neuroenology to the Pleasure of Wine Tasting

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177009
eISBN:
9780231542876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter provides a summary of the contents of the book through new studies, including consumers’ preferences in the alcohol content of wines; whether price impacts pleasure; and how experts in ... More


Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Nicola Perullo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173483
eISBN:
9780231541428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences for and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical ... More


Practical Form: Abstraction, Technique, and Beauty in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics

Abigail Zitin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300244564
eISBN:
9780300255713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244564.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In early eighteenth-century Britain, writers asked after the nature and causes of the pleasure we feel when we encounter beauty. It took a painter, however, to steer the nascent field of ... More


Post-Horror: Art, Genre and Cultural Elevation

David Church

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475884
eISBN:
9781474495257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475884.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Horror’s longstanding reputation as a popular but culturally denigrated genre has been challenged by a new wave of films mixing arthouse minimalism with established genre conventions. Variously ... More


Productive Materialities: Making Bourgeois Childhoods through Taste

Daniel Thomas Cook

in The Moral Project of Childhood: Motherhood, Material Life, and Early Children's Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899203
eISBN:
9781479881413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899203.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines mid- to late-nineteenth-century Victorian middle-class concerns with taste—the child’s taste in particular—and how this notion drew on and wrestled with virtually the same ... More


Literary Reviews and the Reception of Manuscript Culture

Michelle Levy

in Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474457064
eISBN:
9781474481205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457064.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 2 examines how literary reviews engaged in debates about what should appear in print. As reviewers encountered large quantities of published literary writing, some of which had identifiable ... More


Rethinking Romantic Comedy through the Art Film: Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Raffaele Ariano

in ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Rafaele Ariano examines Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2014) as a hybrid of the art film and the romantic comedy. Ariano conceptualizes the “art romantic comedy” as a ... More


Cosmopolitans

Banu Özkazanç-Pan

in Transnational Migration and the New Subjects of Work: Transmigrants, Hybrids and Cosmopolitans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204544
eISBN:
9781529204582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204544.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

As the final chapter expanding upon the new agentic, reflexive subjectivities arising from transnational migration, the focus herein is on cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitans. The first section of the ... More


From microscope to telescope: the films of Tony Richardson

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Tony Richardson's contribution to British New Wave. Richardson's first film Look Back in Anger (1959), despite its faults, was important for the development of ‘a style to the ... More


A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

A Taste for China offers an account of how literature of the long eighteenth century generated a model of English selfhood dependent on figures of China. It shows how various genres of ... More


Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Charles C. Ludington and Matthew Morse Booker (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652894
eISBN:
9781469652917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What we eat, where it is from, and how it is produced are vital questions in today’s America. We think seriously about food because it is freighted with the hopes, fears, and anxieties of modern ... More


The Chinese Touchstone of the Imagination

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Chinoiserie objects including furniture, porcelain, and tea appear in English writing from the Restoration through the early eighteenth century; over this period, they are recategorized from exotic ... More


AfterwordRethinking Modern Taste

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Briefly considers the legacy of the eighteenth-century “taste for China” in modern theories of taste, particularly Bourdieu’s theory of bourgeois taste. Late eighteenth-century literature’s ... More


“Art at Home”: Women and the Suburban Interior

Sarah Bilston

in The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Later Victorian interior design manuals presented design as a way of rescuing home life and, by extension, society and the nation, from the forces of capitalism and commodity culture. They treat the ... More


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