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The Western and Western Drama: John Ford's The Searchers and the Oresteia

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter One uses Aeschylus’ Oresteia as background for understanding John Ford's Western The Searchers. Both works explore the thin line between civilization and barbarism, and portray characters ... More


Patterns of Violence: Virginia Woolf in the 1930s

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter makes the case for reading Woolf's works—from her first novel to her last, with a special emphasis on her three primary works of the 1930s, The Years, Three Guineas, and Between the ... More


Raza latina: immigration and decadence at the fin de siècle

Michela Coletta

in Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941312
eISBN:
9781789629040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941312.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the ways in which the incorporation of the notion of ‘Latinity’ was affected by changing representations of European civilisation. Through an analysis of the discourses that ... More


Borges the Post-Orientalist: Selected Writings of the 1970s and 1980s

Robin Fiddian

in Postcolonial Borges: Argument and Artistry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794714
eISBN:
9780191836176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794714.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

The chapter examines several works including ‘The East’, ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, and ‘Buddhism’, which are on subjects relating to the East, and finds conclusive evidence of a post-Orientalist ... More


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