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The “Outcast of the Universe”?

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the case of an impostor. Within the general plot of disguise and misprision there may be a special place for the impostor, the willful trickster who would have others believe he ... More


Recognition Scenes in Theory and Practice

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter opens with a review of critical thinking about recognition in literary genres, beginning with Aristotle. This historical context is indispensable, though, as Terence Cave suggests, an ... More


Recognition Denied in Don Giovanni

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter shows how critical thinking about recognition makes it possible to reframe the questions that have dominated the reception of this opera. Is Don Giovanni a hero or a villain? Is the ... More


Beyond infixation

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter explores some of the ramifications of the phonological subcategorization approach to infixation. It examines the possibility of the so-called ‘genuine’ infixation. It then takes a brief ... More


Conclusion

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This concluding chapter discusses the realizations and attempts that were made in the previous chapters. It focuses on Roger L'Estrange, who was preoccupied with authority and used metaphors to ... More


The Failure of Empiricism and The Failure of Empiricism and How the Agents Addressed It

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes how agents' experiences on the ground in the Middle East strengthened their antiempirical disposition. In particular, their orientalist vision cast the region as a land of ... More


Production and Imagination

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 explores dramaturgical and stagecraft aspects of Cratinus' comedies. First it discusses the construction and use of dramatic space in Odysseis, Plutoi, Nemesis, and Seriphioi, especially ... More


Conspiracy

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Counsel is one of the most important, least understood, and most elusive elements of politics in early modern France. Table talk in all households revolved around plots and schemes designed to ... More


Occupied Territory

W. S. Graham

in Speaking to You: Contemporary Poetry and Public Address

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657001
eISBN:
9780191742194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657001.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter turns to Graham's wittily and often rudely plain-speaking addresses, charting instances where you must remain alert to what is ‘fashionable enough’, and not passively follow in the ... More


Bearded Queens and Amazons: Cross-Dressing, Disguise, and Deception

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Cross-dressing in women’s travel writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries can be seen as a carnivalesque affair, featuring bearded ladies and flamboyant Queens. Using the performative gender ... More


Conclusion

Margaret Topping

in Proust's Gods: Christian and Mythological Figures of Speech in the Works of Marcel Proust

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160083
eISBN:
9780191673771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160083.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

By infusing his work with deliberate incongruity and conscious oscillation between metaphorical contractions and expansions, Proust has transcended narrow preconceptions and humdrum perspectives. In ... More


Misrule

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From one end of nineteenth-century Britain to another there were districts in which young people, and sometimes adults, used fancy dress as a means both to personal enjoyment and to profit. In the ... More


Emergence of brand consciousness

Barrie Gunter

in Kids and Branding In A Digital World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097874
eISBN:
9781526104359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097874.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter builds on the previous chapter and places more emphasis on the concept of the ‘brand’ and how children become aware of it. We know that as children pass through different stages of ... More


Scottish flowering: turbulence or Enlightenment?

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Walter Scott did not invent the historical novel, yet his Scottish novels showed the possibilities inherent in this type of fiction. Well-versed in earlier French fiction, German historical drama, ... More


. Legal Continuity or Disguised Revolution?

PETER C. OLIVER

in The Constitution of Independence: The Development of Constitutional Theory in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268956
eISBN:
9780191713200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268956.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins with a detailed discussion of the attempts by constitutional commentators in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to explain the fundamental changes that occurred in 1982 and 1986. ... More


New World

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The carnival season in Venice began unofficially on December 26, when the theaters reopened after a ten-day break for Christmas. This day signaled an influx of tourists, whose numbers grew during the ... More


City of Masks

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the practice of donning masks in Venice. In the eighteenth century masks were the norm in Venice, and they were worn beyond the carnival season for occasions that were far from ... More


Gratitude

Joshua Glasgow

in The Solace: Finding Value in Death through Gratitude for Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190074302
eISBN:
9780190074333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074302.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the possibility that we might find positive value in death if we are grateful for the life of which death is a part. But can we be grateful for bad things? There are blessings ... More


Science Con Artists

Douglas Allchin

in Sacred Bovines: The Ironies of Misplaced Assumptions in Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490362
eISBN:
9780197559659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490362.003.0022
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

Deception abounds in nature. Some species are first-rate con artists. Anglerfish with appendages that mimic squiggling morsels to lure unsuspecting prey. ... More


Interlude Tom Is … ?

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A sequence of 70 aphorisms—or contingent assertions—each pressing at the question of what Tom is, and more broadly theatrical ontology. He is the thing itself, a disguise, Edgar’s repressed desires ... More


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