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Mortalists and Materialists

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

A detailed study of the works, motivations, and aims of the early 18th‐century English materialists and the debate around their works. Henry Layton and William Coward were in the tradition of the ... More


Journalism, Exile, and Clandestinity

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter traces the circuits by which information about these English theological debates (including the works of Coward and Dodwell) reached French readers, in particular the role played by ... More


Religion and materialistmetaphysics: Some aspects of the debate about the resurrection of the body in eighteenth-century Britain

Udo Thiel

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For materialists the issue of the afterlife relates entirely to the resurrection of the body. But as Joseph Priestley noted, after death ‘the body putrefies, and the parts that composed it are ... More


Metaphysical alternatives: conceptions of identity, morality, and the afterlife

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with an examination of those seventeenth-century contributions prior to Locke that cannot be classed as either scholastic or Cartesian, such as those by Spinoza and the Cambridge ... More


Fascinating Rhythms

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The London debut of Stop Flirting saw the start of London’s love affair with the Astaires, now fully mature performers and the leading exponents of the American musical. The chapter explores the ... More


The Comedic Female Ghost: Topper and Blithe Spirit

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter begins with an analysis of two tremendously popular female ghosts who appear in Thorne Smith’s Topper novels and the films based on his books and Noel Coward’s play Blithe Spirit and its ... More


A Burden Too Heavy to Bear: War Trauma, Suicide, and Confederate Soldiers

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Examines the psychological impact of the Civil War on Confederate soldiers who suffered debilitating psychological and emotional wounds that sometimes resulted in institutionalization in insane ... More


Performing Queer Modernism

Penny Farfan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Focusing on some of the best-known stage plays and dance performances of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates that queer performance was ... More


Noël Coward and the Avuncular Shaw

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Young Noël Coward's first produced play, The Young Idea (1921), was drawn from Shaw's late-1890s comedy You Never Can Tell. Sent the text by producer John Vedrenne, Shaw recognized its origins, but ... More


Naturalism and Television: The James Mactaggart Lecture 1977

Marcel Ophuls

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, the maker of television documentaries such as The Sorrow and the Pity, Sense of Loss and Memory of Justice, first expresses his admiration for his father, Max Ophuls, and ... More


What Men Fear

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241923
eISBN:
9780520931138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241923.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter defines fear as the anticipation of something bad in the future. Athenians used a man's reactions to fear to evaluate his character, masculinity, and conduct. The terms “courageous,” ... More


Edith Sitwell’s Critical Self-Doubling

Laura Richardson

in The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054421
eISBN:
9780813053165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054421.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Contrary to a long history of scholarship that considers Sitwell’s personality a major detriment to her historical and contemporary reception, this chapter understands Sitwell’s self-marketing ... More


Rewriting the Past

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the relation between changing sexual and social mores and the widespread revival of familiar Victorian plots in plays of the 1910s and 1920s. The familiar melodrama plot of ... More


The Pimp and Coward: Offering Gendered Revisions

Koritha Mitchell

in Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter demonstrates that, as a genre, lynching drama challenges the assumption that men establish literary traditions and women revise them. Black male authors entered the genre in 1925, and ... More


Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Faye Hammill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316111
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In an era obsessed with celebrity and glamour, ‘sophistication’ has come to be perceived as the most desirable of human qualities, but it was not always so. This book explores how a word that once ... More


Melancholy, modernity and the middlebrow: the twenties and thirties

in Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312328.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the literary treatment of sophistication during the interwar years. It suggests that the 1920s and 1930s can be considered the Age of Sophistication, because they encapsulate ... More


Conclusion: ‘The problem of leisure’: millennial sophistication

in Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312328.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the term sophistication. It traces how sophistication developed from a derogatory term referring to falsification or adulteration ... More


Introduction

Penny Farfan

in Performing Queer Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This introduction sets forth the book’s central argument and establishes the historical, theoretical, and critical context for its case studies. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, ... More


“I think very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives”: Popular Plato, Queer Heterosexuality, Comic Form

Penny Farfan

in Performing Queer Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy Private Lives to illustrate how queer modernist performance might pass as light entertainment in the theatrical mainstream. Written shortly after ... More


Movie Stars

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter introduces Fox’s next big roadshow musical project: Star!, a biographical film based on the life of English actress Gertrude Lawrence. It was tailor-made for Julie Andrews and was to ... More


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