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Contesting Protestant Interpretations: The Virgin Mary, the Crypt Church, and the Incorporeal Other, 1913–1932

Thomas A. Tweed

in America's Church: The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782987
eISBN:
9780199897384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782987.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how the Shrine's Crypt Church served as response to Protestant interpretations of Roman Catholic belief and practice. During the period of consolidation—and before the decline ... More


Voices from the Crypt

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 7 explores how formal fragmentation in Perséphone reveals its authors’ melancholic attitudes. The interpretive method here is based on Freud’s Trauer und Melancholie, Derrida’s spectrality, ... More


The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Elissa Marder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines the uncanny status of the mother in literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, film, and photography. Beginning with close readings of the figure of the mother within psychoanalytic ... More


The Sex of Death and the Maternal Crypt

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the concepts of death and mourning are gendered in the ancient world, in psychoanalytic theory, and in contemporary culture. It investigates the question of sexual ... More


Mourning, Magic, and Telepathy

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how and why the question of failed or impossible mourning emerges in Jacques Derrida's writings, and suggests that his deconstructive challenge to psychoanalytic accounts of the ... More


Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England

D. Vance Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226640853
eISBN:
9780226641041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book argues that the problem of how to designate death produces a long tradition of literature about dying in Old and Middle English, a literature that intensively and self-reflexively imagines ... More


Imperial Cryptonomy: Colonial Specters and Portuguese Exceptionalism in Isabela Figueiredo’s Caderno de Memórias Coloniais

Daniel F. Silva

in Anti-Empire: Decolonial Interventions in Lusophone Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941008
eISBN:
9781789628999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941008.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In opposing mainstream metropolitan narratives of the imperial past, Figueiredo’s memoir retells many of her traumatic experiences growing up in the colony, beginning with her formation as a gendered ... More


Dendera: The Heliopolis of Hathor

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The main seat of Hathor, one of the most important goddesses of ancient Egypt, was her temple in Dendera, the metropolis of the sixth Upper Egyptian nome. The town lay on the west bank of the Nile ... More


Marking the Graves

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

There was little access to professionally carved tombstones in Arkansas until after the Civil War. By the 1870s itinerant carvers, moving from town to town in search of work, made and signed ... More


The Unhidden City: Imagining Indigenous Londons

Coll Thrush

in Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300206302
eISBN:
9780300224863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206302.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter adds to the canon of secret Londons through the inscription of another layer, another arcane and invisible text in the palimpsest that is the urban landscape. Such accounts of other ... More


Ancestors, Conflict, and Criminality in Ancient China and Mongolia

Christine Lee

in The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange: Bioarchaeological Explorations of Atypical Burials

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401032
eISBN:
9781683401216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401032.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Five archaeological sites were sampled across China and Mongolia to document non-traditional burials in the region. The earliest levels of the Jinlianshan site of the Dian culture (206 BC–220 AD) in ... More


The “Deth-dyinge” of Will: Piers Plowman

D. Vance Smith

in Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226640853
eISBN:
9780226641041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641041.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The B Text of Piers Plowman contains a surprisingly conventional repertoire of tropes about death. But by placing "Death" at the edge of the field the C Text suggests that death is a more fundamental ... More


Death, Terminable and Interminable: St. Erkenwald

D. Vance Smith

in Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226640853
eISBN:
9780226641041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641041.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The uncorrupted body of a just pagan found in the foundation of St. Paul's Cathedral in St. Erkenwald extends the theological and philosophical exploration of death and salvation from Piers Plowman. ... More


Great Caesar’s Ghost: On the Crypt of the Capuchins

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0030
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at Italy’s connection to the Gothic, with particular emphasis on the “picturesque horrors” of the Crypt of the Capuchin monks in Rome. To Northern Europeans, especially the ... More


An Absence in Context: Holocaust Representation in Testimony, Scholarship, and Literature

Kirstin Gwyer

in Encrypting the Past: The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709930
eISBN:
9780191780202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709930.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Chapter 1 frames the first-generation German-Jewish Holocaust novel in the broader debates on Holocaust representation, and sets it against the backdrop of the (post)modern. Before either ... More


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