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An Inscribed Mandaean Body

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Great ‘First World’ and its companion text, The Lesser ‘First World’, are both examples of Mandaean priestly esoteric literature, and have been hardly studied since their ... More


A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Umar F. Abd-Allah

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Conflicts and controversies at home and abroad have led Americans to focus on Islam more than ever before. Little is known about Islam in Victorian America. This book is a biography of Alexander ... More


The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India

Sudhir Kakar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077152
eISBN:
9780199081103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077152.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Feelings, impulses, wishes, and fantasies—the dynamic content of the inner world—occupy the deepest recesses of the psyche. It is through introspection and empathy, essential to psychotherapy, that ... More


 A Light in the Darkness: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Carl Sagan is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of Cosmos, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human ... More


Born Sneerers or Ironic Nationalists? Joyce, Tagore, Said, Fanon

Rahul Rao

in Third World Protest: Between Home and the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560370
eISBN:
9780191721694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560370.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter describes the protest sensibilities of four writers—James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Edward Said, and Frantz Fanon—who were fierce critics of nationalism even as they wished fervently ... More


‘Bunking’ and Debunking: The Controversies of the 1960s *

Alex Danchev

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the trends in the 1960s related to the historiography of World War I. During this period, there were four disparate enterprises which conjoined to reanimate public interest in ... More


Politics, Epistemology, and Public Theater

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 5 traces masques' representations of political alternatives throughout the seventeenth century, masques' prominently varied epistemological investments, and their deployment in creating an ... More


For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Michael G. Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. It explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists ... More


Americanizing the World: W. T. Stead and Cecil J. Rhodes

Duncan Bell

in Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691194011
eISBN:
9780691208671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194011.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores how W. T. Stead and Cecil J. Rhodes imagined the future of the “English-speaking peoples.” It offers an analysis of Stead's views on utopia and religion, before tracing his ... More


Broadcast Yourself: The Confessional Performance of Reality TV

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter argues that reality TV is inherently confessional—and quite aware of being so. Against a scholarly tradition of seeing fly-on-the-wall “surveillance” footage as the genre’s defining ... More


South Britons’ Reception of North Britons, 1707–1820

Paul Langford

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the dark reception that the Scots received in eighteenth-century England. Scots obtained no new rights of residence by the Act of Union in 1707. Sauny the Scot was the eponymous ... More


Façades: The New Beijing and the Unsettled Ecology of Jia Zhangke’s The World

Jerome Silbergeld

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on The World (2004) a film by Jia Zhangke. The film title refers to World Park, a theme park in Beijing that is a simulacrum of landmarks from around the world. The park offers ... More


A Funeral and Two Legacies

Michael G. Thompson

in For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins by looking at the collapse of The World Tomorrow due to a funding crisis in 1934. It then explores the two seemingly contradictory impulses of the radical Christian ... More


Ovid’s Last Wor(l)d

Andreas N. Michalopoulos

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Christoph Ransmayr’s award-winning metaliterary novel The Last World (1991) presents readers with a Tomis where history and fantasy, reality and poetry, merge into a unique and unusual amalgam. ... More


Schopenhauer's Life as Background to His Work

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is a brief biography of Schopenhauer that provides the background for the presentation of his work that is to follow. Schopenhauer grew up knowing many eminent people, including Goethe, ... More


The World Tomorrow as a Foreign Policy Counterpublic

Michael G. Thompson

in For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents a theoretical framework with which to read The World Tomorrow—one that fuses an old category, “foreign policy public,” and a new term, “counterpublic.” With Kirby Page as ... More


Science

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/9780199674947.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a thick description of a turning point in Conan Doyle's life, drawing on his writing about his visit to Berlin in 1890 to report on Robert Koch's vaunted cure for ... More


A City of Disappearance: Trauma, Displacement, and Spectral Cityscape in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Jing Nie

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter relates Henri Lefebvre's space theory to contemporary Chinese economy and urban landscape, and then examines the manifestations of space as represented in four Chinese films: Shower ... More


Making a Mess of Manhood in Hemingway's “The Capital of the World”

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities: Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031613
eISBN:
9780813038926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives an analysis of Ernest Hemingway's “The Capital of the World”, which is an odd story about a boy who copies a matador and ends up tied to a kitchen chair and dying from wounds ... More


Shaw's Goddess: Lady Colin Campbell

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An Irish beauty who wed the dissolute Scot aristocrat Lord Colin Campbell only to have the marriage dissolve in mutual charges of adultery, Lady Colin (formerly Gertrude Blood), despite her ... More


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