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Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Simon Dickie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental—the creation of an emerging middle class. This book disputes these assumptions, plunging into the forgotten comic literature ... More


Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Gavin Parkinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As well as examining the points of contact and the differences and antagonisms that lie between Surrealism and SF, this collection is concerned with the related literature of comics, which were ... More


Woody’s Mild Jewish Rose: Broadway Danny Rose

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The thesis here is that the interior plot of Broadway Danny Rose, which depicts the theatrical manager’s experience with client Lou Canova and his ex-girlfriend, Tina Vitali, takes the form of a myth ... More


The Middle Ages

in The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the situation of blind people in the Middle Ages. It first describes the frequency and causes of blindness during the period. It then considers in in greater detail the ways in ... More


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