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The Nineteenth Century: A Protestant Catholic and Catholic Protestants

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explains how Francis became familiar to American non-Catholics during the second half of the nineteenth century. It lays out contextual factors and broad cultural currents, most notably ... More


The Average Audience (Lessing on Bourgeois Tragedy)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche declares that when the “man of everyday life” assumes the tragic stage, it spells doom for tragedy—and with it great art. This chapter ... More


The Contrarian and the Commoner: Darrow and Bryan

Edward Caudill

in Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038013
eISBN:
9780252095306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan's contrasting worldviews of science and religion. Bryan and Darrow personified two major, antagonistic streams of thought in American ... More


Marriage and Fame

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's marriage to Frances Blogg on June 28, 1901 at St Mary Abbots Church in Kensington, London, and his rise to fame as a writer. It first provides a background ... More


. “The Man in the Street”

McBride Joseph

in Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Capra’s film career in the 1930s. Capra’s films during this period sometimes espoused positions that he personally opposed, and under the pressure of the social unrest of the ... More


The Real John Doe

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

“Masses is a herd term—unacceptable, insulting, degrading,” the film director Frank Capra once proclaimed, yet his 1941 Meet John Doe seems to tell a different story about the masses and the ... More


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