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Plural Voices

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The Wunderhorn songs, and the symphonies that draw on them, are discussed in relation to the idea of Humor as understood in romantic literature (especially Jean Paul) as an inverted form of the ... More


Ritual Negotiations in Lutherland

Barry Stephenson

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter is based on fieldwork conducted in Lutherstadt Wittenberg from 2004-2006, during the city’s two annual Reformation festivals (Reformation Day and Luther’s Wedding). The theoretical ... More


Sex Mob and the Carnivalesque in Postwar Jazz

David Ake

in Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266889
eISBN:
9780520947399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266889.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the carnivalesque, which is one of jazz's “lower” manifestations, and is largely derived from literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin. Bakhtin believed that the carnivalesque can ... More


What the World Is Watching

Sharon Mazer

in Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle, Second Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826862
eISBN:
9781496826626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826862.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

More than a vulgar parody of “real” sport, professional wrestling is a sophisticated theatricalized representation of the transgressive, violent urges generally repressed in everyday life. More than ... More


Real Men Don’t Wear Shirts

Sharon Mazer

in Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle, Second Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826862
eISBN:
9781496826626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826862.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Professional wrestling’s play of masculinity is profoundly carnivalesque as it affirms and mocks, celebrates and critiques prevailing definitions of what it is to be a “real” man in contemporary ... More


Trickster Narratives and Carnivalesque Intermediality in Contemporary Romanian Cinema

Christina Stojanova

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Based on similarities in Mikhail Bakhtin's and Carl Gustav Jung's ideas about dialogism, this chapter discusses the inclusion of sequences featuring heterogenic audio-visual media of conspicuously ... More


Al-Shidyaq’s Decadent Carnival

David Fieni

in Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286409
eISBN:
9780823288748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286409.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter shows how al-Shidyaq’s novel, Al-Saq ‘ala al-Saq (Leg Over Leg), produces a radical critique of the supposed philological decadence of the Arabic language. The text does this through a ... More


Carnivals of Heterodoxy in Abdelwahab Meddeb’s Talismano

Hoda El Shakry

in The Literary Qur'an: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286362
eISBN:
9780823288915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286362.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 2 analyzes Tunisian writer and critic Abdelwahab Meddeb’s (1946–2014) wildly experimental 1979 novel Talismano. The labyrinthine text takes the reader on a hallucinatory journey through ... More


Introduction: Transmigration of the Spirit

Jerrilyn McGregory

in One Grand Noise: Boxing Day in the Anglicized Caribbean World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834775
eISBN:
9781496834751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834775.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A transmigration of the spirit bespeaks a transgenerational disposition toward collectively indulging in a multiplicity of transcendent ludic ideations. In the context of Boxing Day, colloquially, ... More


Conclusion: From Carnivalesque to Ritualesque

Jerrilyn McGregory

in One Grand Noise: Boxing Day in the Anglicized Caribbean World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834775
eISBN:
9781496834751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834775.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The conclusion, “From Carnivalesque to Ritualesque” is one of reflection and projection. As island communities fragment, practitioners no longer seek just the carnivalesque psychic release but ... More


‘When a man talks of system, his case is hopeless’: Byron at the Margins of Romantic Counterculture

Friederike Wolfrum

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

A strong belief in the countercultural agency of literary texts is one of the defining features of Romanticism, as evidenced in concepts ranging from the Wordsworthian ‘High Argument’ to Percy B. ... More


Esther

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The violent conclusion to the book of Esther has regularly resulted in interpretations in a ‘funny’/‘un‐funny’ bisection of the book. However, reading the book of Esther as farce and as a literary ... More


Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

R. Bracht Branham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Bakhtin as a philosopher and a student of the novel is intent upon the novel’s role in the history of consciousness. His project fails if he is wrong about the dialogic nature of consciousness or the ... More


Carnival Tales

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses carnivalesque and carnival tales. For many theorists and writers, the Venetian carnival represented many seasons in Venice society. For the Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin, the ... More


Carnival Contained

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the eighteenth century, the carnival of Venice was not very carnivalesque. Social mockery was limited. While the carnival during this period was chaotic, crowded, exuberant, and ecstatic, the ... More


Gothic Comedy

Catherine Spooner

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Comedy has become an increasingly prevalent feature of Gothic in the twenty-first century, and thus Gothic comedy can be found across a multitude of media. This chapter surveys the kinds of comedy ... More


Parodic Potty Humor and Superheroic Potentiality in Dav Pilkey’s The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Joseph Michael Sommers

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the first volume in Dav Pilkey's series, The Adventures of Captain Underpants. It argues that its success with contemporary children arises from a constellation of phenomena ... More


Party Joyce: From the ‘Dead’ to When We ‘Wake’

Jean-Michel Rabaté

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘Party Joyce: From the “Dead” to When We “Wake”’, Jean-Michel Rabaté traces Joyce’s ‘party vector’ from the Morkan sisters’ annual dinner-dance to the Christmas dinner of A Portrait of the Artist ... More


Impropriety: Incarnations of Carnivalesque Passion and Open-Ended Boundaries

Elaine Padilla

in Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263561
eISBN:
9780823266296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263561.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

By means of poetry, play and assorted literary devices, and in expanding the final imageries of the first chapter, chapter five offers the image of the improper figure of a God who dances, laughs, ... More


Carnival at the Edge of the Abyss: New Orleans and the Apocalyptic Imagination

John P. Clark

in Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817020
eISBN:
9781496817068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

New Orleans is the apocalyptic city and the interstitial city par excellence. It lies at the edge of the abyss of non-being, that is, complete destruction, and the abyss of becoming, that is, ... More


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