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The Merited Response Argument

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter develops and defends the merited response argument for ethicism. Less satisfactory versions of the argument due to Hume and Noöl Carroll are criticized. The favoured version of the ... More


Kneeling on Glass—Elaine May’s A New Leaf (1971) as Screwball Black Comedy

Samm Deighan

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May’s 1971 directorial debut, A New Leaf was a watershed moment within May’s career, but as a film important to the contemporary development of American comedy cinema. This chapter will ... More


Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-up Comedy

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.04
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks beyond the contexts of hair-care practice among African American women to consider narrative performances about hair in black comedy clubs. Black stand-up comedy is an especially ... More


Are you sitting uncomfortably? From ‘cringe’ to ‘dark’ comedy

Leon Hunt

in Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719083778
eISBN:
9781781705865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In 2002, Radio Times wondered whether comedy was ‘the new drama’ as it considered a range of shows that were ‘frequently bleak and often despairing, filled with unsympathetic characters’ setting them ... More


The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins by discussing the designation of “Colored American Day” on August 25, 1893. It then explains that this day was designated in order to combat the exclusionary climate during the ... More


Black Women, Romance and the Indiewood Rom Coms of Sanaa Hamri

Shelley Cobb

in Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403924
eISBN:
9781474426756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Sanaa Hamri's innovations on the mainstream genre of the postfeminist romantic comedy in her Indiewood productions Something New (2006) and Just Wright (2010). Compatible with ... More


Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Marva Carter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Renowned today as a prominent African-American in music theater and the arts community, composer, conductor, and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from ... More


Drôle de philosophie: Sartre

WALTER REDFERN

in French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that ‘absurdity’ as a philosophical theme cannot altogether evade its everyday associations with ridiculousness. In La Nausèe, Sartre everywhere rejects images of digestion ... More


Comic Forms

William V. Costanzo

in When the World Laughs: Film Comedy East and West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190924997
eISBN:
9780190925031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924997.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Why does comedy take the form of satire, slapstick, parody, burlesque, or comedy of manners? Chapter 2 examines the bewildering profusion of comic genres and sub-genres: how they have evolved, where ... More


Barbara Comyns and New Directions in Women’s Writing

Nick Turner

in British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960: Between the Waves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621822
eISBN:
9781800341302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621822.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Focussing on Barbara Comyns’ first three novels, published between 1947 and 1956, Nick Turner asserts the originality of an undeservedly neglected writer. Comyns anticipates the female gothic and the ... More


Entrée

Ian Cooper

in Frenzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325369
eISBN:
9781800342286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the making of Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972). Hitchcock called the writer Anthony Shaffer on New Year's Eve of 1970 to ask him to write the screenplay for Frenzy. Shaffer ... More


Crimen ferpecto (2004): the mise-en-scène of mise-en-scène

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0033
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Crimen Ferpecto, Álex de la Iglesia's seventh feature film as director and second as a producer with Pánico, was released in October 2004. It returns to the black comedy of El día de la bestia, ... More


Kubrick and Horror

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Stanley Kubrick's relationship with the horror genre. The Shining (1980) is a clear example of Kubrick's status as ‘an artist of complex and popular work’—rather than being ... More


Creepshow

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the horror Creepshow (1982). Scripted by Stephen King, Creepshow embodies what Ron Hansen calls “that recovered sense of childhood's certainties, of what is good and what is evil ... More


The Anthropological Gaze: Agrarian Issues and Peepli (Live) (2010)

M.K. Raghavendra

in The Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium: Bollywood and the Anglophone Indian Nation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450565
eISBN:
9780199083091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450565.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Peepli (Live) is a film about farmers’ suicides, but approaches it as black humour. This chapter compares the portrayal of the rural poor and the treatment of indebtedness in the film with that in ... More


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