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Epic Heroes on Screen

Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is the first collection to look at the most recent manifestations of the ancient hero on screen. This volume written by scholars in the flourishing field of reception studies, enters the ... More


In the Hall of the Mountain King

Samm Deighan

in M

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325772
eISBN:
9781800342422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325772.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the use of the murderer as protagonist, which is one of the themes that positions Fritz Lang's M as an important entry in early horror cinema. It compares M with Alfred ... More


“There Is a Man … with a Typewriter”: Deadpool as Existential Antihero, Breaking the Fourth Wall of Meaningful Existence

Yasemin J. Erden

in Critical Directions in Comics Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828996
eISBN:
9781496829047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828996.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

“Do I still think in those little yellow boxes?” asks Deadpool. The fourth wall is broken. This chapter argues that Deadpool’s fourth wall breaking smashes both his world and ours. The structure of ... 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


The Eureka Years

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/9780252040634.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the early 1950s, working closely with Galaxy magazine editor Horace L. Gold, Bester wrote a highly experimental novel, The Demolished Man. In addition to hybridizing the SF and detective novel, a ... More


Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

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/9780252040634.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

From 1954 to 1959, Bester seemed less intent on dismissing pulp clichés than on transforming pulp aesthetics in earnest. “Fondly Fahrenheit” would not poke fun at the mad robot story but revamp it ... More


Musical Dialectics and the More Troublesome Beethoven

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 7 takes on the shifting musical dialectics of A Clockwork Orange and its implications for interpreting Beethoven and his problematic Ninth Symphony in the twentieth and twenty-first ... More


1918—Compromises

Hazel Hutchison

in The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes how army training between 1917 and 1919 also billeted a sheltered and privileged class of aspiring writers alongside other social strata and ethnic groups. The mobilized ... More


Lithuania Redirected: New Connections, Businesses and Lifestyles in Cinema since 2000

Renata Šukaitytė

in East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694150
eISBN:
9781474408592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the representations of new subjectivities and societal shifts in contemporary Lithuanian film, which very vividly emerged in the post-2000 cinematic imagery and are best ... More


Shakespeare’s Villains1

Maurice Charney

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Supervillains have been stock characters in popular culture for decades, and, just as we can trace the roots of modern superheroes to ancient hero tales, we can find precursors to supervillains in ... More


Ravana Center Stage: Origins of Ravana and King of Lanka

Paula Richman

in Performing the Ramayana Tradition: Enactments, Interpretations, and Arguments

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197552506
eISBN:
9780197552544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552506.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most dominant texts in the Ramayana tradition center on Rama as hero and Ravana as villain, but this chapter analyzes two innovative theatrical productions that have sympathetically represented ... More


TV as Bully

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in Cognitive Film and Media Ethics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197552889
eISBN:
9780197552926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552889.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter pushes back against notions of meritorious complexity, moral ambiguity, and cognitive “richness” in recent, high-profile American television series. It questions the heralding of ... More


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