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Conclusion

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Alexandrova concludes that religion is still extremely present in Western societies. Religion is present as a mind-set, a political factor, as an object of reflection and study, and is prevalent in ... More


Conclusion: The Logic of the Veil; or, The Epistemology of Nonseeing

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

in Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cixous and Djebar respectively reflect on the motif of the veil as a spatial marker or interval between invisibility/blindness and vision. I relate their thinking of the interval to their ... More


Nervous Sensibility and Ideals of Manliness

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nervous dreads are a characteristic feature of a condition known as ‘hypochondriasis’. Among the educated classes, ‘mental exertion and fatigue, or prolonged or overstrained attention and devotion to ... More


George Eliot's Twofold Mind

Gregory Tate

in The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter moves forward to the 1860s to consider the poetry of George Eliot, which, like Tennyson's verse, presents two divergent accounts of psychology. One, similar to her novelistic practice, ... More


Introduction

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Corporations have limited responsibilities in international law but enjoy far-reaching rights and privileges. International legal debates often conceive of this issue as a problem of business ... More


Freudian Fixations

Berthold Hoeckner

in Film, Music, Memory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226649610
eISBN:
9780226649894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649894.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 6 focuses on cinematic representations of traumatic fixation which illustrate how the histories of cinema and psychoanalysis converged in films about psychiatric treatment and psychoanalytic ... More


Reading ghosts and reading texts: spiritualism

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses the issue of how to read and critically decode spectral messages. It analyses the literary qualities of spirit messages. Some of the literary works that are analysed in this ... More


Veronicas and Artists

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter One deals with several central issues with regard to understanding the role of religious motifs in contemporary art. Besides being a repetition of imagery from the past, religious motifs ... More


Gainsborough

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in The Films of Terence Fisher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter mentions Portrait from Life from 1948, a low-budget production that was made for Gainsborough and represented another step up for the young Terence Fisher. It talks about how ... More


Barbara Turner Smith’s Haunting (2005)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0015
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the haunted presence in Barbara Turner Smith's art and life. Haunting permeates and informs Smith's work. From her early Xerox photocopy books and black paintings to ... More


Four acts of seeing: the veil as technology of illumination

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00009
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the emergence of the Indian landscape into the visibility of the Western world, drawing upon the iconography of unveiling as consonant with the trope of ‘discovery’. In the ... More


Sacred Desires: Passion and Pathology in in this House of Brede (1975) and Agnes of God (1985)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 5 considers why it should be that, in contrast to The Nun's Story, In This House of Brede and Agnes of God pathologize the intense mother-daughter relationships that bloom in the ... More


A Sacred Communion: The Catholic Side of Possession in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Two Wings to Veil My Face

Erin Michael Salius

in Sacraments of Memory: Catholicism and Slavery in Contemporary African American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056890
eISBN:
9780813053677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Chapter 2 focuses on another trope that upsets the realist and rationalist discourse of slavery: spirit possession. Whereas existing scholarship stresses the postmodernist resonances of this trope, ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois: Black Cultural Reality and the Meaning of Freedom

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

To W. E. B. Du Bois, the slave church was African rather than Christian, thus allowing slaves of different backgrounds to find a common spiritual vision and a pan-African identity. His conception of ... More


From Guineas to Riyals: Teaching Woolf in the Middle East

Erin Amann Holliday-Karre

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The author reflects on her experience teaching Western literature and feminism to young (mostly) Arab women at Qatar University. This paper explores the limits of Western feminist ideology in the ... More


Eyewitness Narrativesand the Creation of the Beurette

Kathryn A. Kleppinger

in Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381960
eISBN:
9781786945204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through the context of the rise of fears of Islamism after several high-profile terrorist attacks in France, this chapter considers the impact of discourses of violence against women in the North ... More


Not the Arab Spring: La Source, 2011

Felicia McCarren

in One Dead at the Paris Opera Ballet: La Source 1866-2014

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061814
eISBN:
9780190061852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061814.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

The reprise of La Source at the Paris Opera Ballet, following the adoption of legislation banning the veil in public spaces, has the potential to speak of gender and climate justice, but misses the ... More


Classics for All?: Liberal Education and the Matter of Black Lives

Patrice D. Rankine

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This essay examines the contradiction of classics for all, evident in but not exclusive to the not-for-profit enterprise by the same name (Classics for All) that seeks to promote the Greek and Latin ... More


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