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Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More


Cosmic Wonder and Cosmological Arguments for God

C. Stephen Evans

in Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that a theistic natural sign pointing to God's existence lies at the core of cosmological arguments; this sign is called “cosmic wonder” and is sometimes elicited by considering ... More


Poetry in Review: On A. R. Ammons and John Ashbery (2006)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Americans poets A. R. Ammons' Bosh and Flapdoodle and John Ashbery's Where Shall I Wander. It suggests that both works are filled with black humor, nostalgia, regret, ... More


The Women’s Movement and Female Action Heroes

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Could women break the barriers of Hollywood sexism? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Title VII, and Title IX facilitated change. But most important was the prevalence of new TV ... More


Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Simon Cooke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel by exploring wonder in contemporary travel writing. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in ... More


Afterword: The ‘unlimited vicissitudes of travelling’

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Afterword offers a brief summative conclusion and outlook, addressing the question of what ‘follows’ the works considered. It draws together the strands and literary historical patterns that have ... More


Epilogue: The Multifaceted Princely Patronage of a Daoist Temple

Richard G. Wang

in The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199767687
eISBN:
9780199950607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767687.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Epilogue provides a case study to showcase the multifaceted patronage of a Daoist temple, the Abbey of Sublime Mystery (Xuanmiao), by the Su Principality in Lanzhou, a frontier city. Against the ... More


Nomad Heart: Heterolingual Autobiography

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Langston Hughes writes an autobiography as a literary genre. There were substantial pressures on a black autobiographer in the United States to construct himself as a ... More


Competing Discourses: Capital, Spatial Imaginaries, and Citizenship

Kátia da Costa Bezerra

in Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276547
eISBN:
9780823277223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276547.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter focuses on the way museums, historical areas, and iconic architecture become a key asset in the promotion of an urban identity and branding. The chapter examines the various facets of the ... More


Body Issues in Wonder Woman 90–100 (1994–1995): Good Girls, Bad Girls, Macho Men

Joan Ormrod

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Joan Ormrod begins the section with “Body Issues in Wonder Woman 90-100 (1994-1995): Good Girls, Bad Girls, Macho Men.” In an era that saw the emergence of violent, silicone-breasted, wasp-waisted ... More


Beginnings: Early Life and First Stories

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how Bester’s early identification with Renaissance thinkers of broad and varied learning led him to think of science fiction as a Renaissance genre especially suited to mixing and ... More


Dark Wonder: Belowness, or the Ineffable Underground

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We tend to associate wonder with the extension of the senses and the explosion of curiosity characteristic of the Scientific Revolution. This intellectual energy and optimism was connected to the ... More


Does the concept of theōria fit the beginning of Indian thought?

Alexis Pinchard

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues against the common distinction made between the theoretical aim of Greek philosophy and the primary concern for salvation in Indian philosophy. Greek philosophy sometimes linked ... More


Ev’rybody’s Crazy ’bout the Doggone Blues

Mark Berresford

in That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730999
eISBN:
9781604733716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Sweatman’s recording career. In December 1916 Sweatman visited the studios of the Emerson Phonograph Company in midtown Manhattan and cut the first jazz records. On the ... More


Verisimilitudes: Curiosity, Wonder, and Negative Capability

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter shows that while most nineteenth-century novels engage readers by promoting active curiosity, novels occasionally model or invoke a passive state of wonder that permits the pleasurable ... More


Of Mice and Mimesis: The Wondrous Spark of Disney

Eric S. Jenkins

in Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

These chapter outlines how Disney's full-length feature films developed an alternative mode to graphic narrative called “animistic mimesis.” This mode enabled viewers to feel the special affection of ... More


Return: The “Wrinkles” of Mystery in The Winter's Tale

Philip Lorenz

in The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter reads Shakespeare's late play, The Winter's Tale, along with Francisco Suárez's Mariological writings as anatomies of the media conditions required for a sovereign event. Shakespeare's ... More


Wonder

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

An affective experience of wonder arises in encounters with religious others. In defense of the authority such encounters might hold for Christian life, this chapter gestures toward a Christian ... More


Wondering About Wonder Woman: Action Heroines as Multi-Fetish

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines a wide range of issues such as sexuality, fetishization, gender role reworkings, masquerades, the importance of fictional fathers and male creators, consumption, girlishness, ... More


The Great Women Superheroes

Trina Robbins

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter details the creation of the character Wonder Woman and analyzes what she meant to readers in the 1940s. It also disputes the tendency of recent fan historians and scholars to denigrate ... More


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