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Introduction

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The book starts by placing the musical film and its audience into an overall historical/social context, setting forth the prime importance of the first musicals. It proposes the ways to reclaim these ... More


Risking Life and Limb

Mark R. Leary

in The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172423
eISBN:
9780199786756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Many of the risks that people take with their safety and health can be traced to the self. In particular, the desire to be perceived in particular ways by others often promotes risk-taking, leading ... More


The Media and the Second World War: From Integration to Disintegration

Corey Ross

in Media and the Making of Modern Germany: Mass Communications, Society, and Politics from the Empire to the Third Reich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278213
eISBN:
9780191707933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278213.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows how the war years witnessed a dramatic intensification of the ongoing tension between the integrative and disaggregating social potential of the mass media. On the one hand, the ... More


“A Thing Like Death”: Shakespeare's Narcotic Theater

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the juxtaposition of sleeping potions and poisons, and their parallels with the uneasy relationship between comedy and tragedy in two plays by Shakespeare. In Romeo and Juliet, ... More


Victorian and Edwardian Reading

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The issue of reading and its effects during the Victorian and early Edwardian period did not concern women alone. It centred around the widely ... More


‘The Quickest Way Out of Glasgow’: Adult Reading Habits

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Light fiction sold well between 1914 and 1950. ‘Escapism’ appears to be the principal motive in reading during this period, particularly among the working classes. When one considers the book stock ... More


‘Take the Place of Valium’: Mills & Boon Ltd.

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Mills & Boon exploited with great success the demand for light fiction, becoming one of the principal suppliers of the circulating libraries. However, the firm exemplifies the major structural ... More


"Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45": The utility dream palace

Richard Farmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091889
eISBN:
9781526109644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The utility dream palace is a cultural history of cinemagoing and the cinema exhibition industry in Britain during the Second World War, a period of massive audiences in which vast swathes of the ... More


Introduction

Siobhán McIlvanney

in Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women's Press, 1758-1848

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941886
eISBN:
9781789623215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941886.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction examines the potential reasons for the critical neglect suffered by women’s magazines and more ‘popular’ genres generally. Conversely, it looks at why this genre remains so favoured ... More


L’italiana in Algeri:: Formal Mastery in the Comic Style

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Produced in Venice in May 1813 to a libretto by Angelo Anelli previously used by Luigi Mosca, L’italiana in Algeri was the first full manifestation of Gioachino Rossini’s comic genius. Stendhal ... More


Film Musicals in the GDR

Andrea Rinke

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The nationalised DEFA (Deutsche Filmaktiengesellschaft) was East Germany's only film company. As in other areas of industrial production in the GDR, the annual output of films was planned many years ... More


Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Amy Hollywood

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book investigates the attraction to excessive forms of mysticism among twentieth-century French intellectuals and demonstrates the work that the figure of the mystic does for these thinkers. ... More


Drop-outs

John Davis and Juliane Furst

in Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199587513
eISBN:
9780191747557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587513.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 7, ‘Drop-outs’, examines two experiments in communal living in very different political contexts—London and Leningrad. It explores the creation of intimate spaces on the margins of ... More


Postscript

Michael Morris

in Real Likenesses: Representation in Paintings, Photographs, and Novels

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198861751
eISBN:
9780191894367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861751.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Postscript offers the beginning of an account of the point of artistic representation, if the main theory of the book is correct and fully general. What might the point of artistic representation ... More


Alfred Bester: The Insider’s Outsider

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction examines how Bester’s unique approach challenged the paradigm of Golden Age science fiction. After a stint scripting comics and radio, Bester returned to the SF field in search of ... More


The Struggle of Freedom

Gavin Steingo

in Kwaito's Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226362403
eISBN:
9780226362687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226362687.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces kwaito, describing its fundamental musical processes. It lays out the book’s main thesis that kwaito is less a form of escapism than a doubling of sensory reality, and then ... More


Confrontation and Escape: Allen’s Twenty-First-Century Meditations on Comedy and Tragedy

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/9780813167190.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers Allen’s films from 2000 (Small Time Crooks) through Melinda and Melinda, using the latter film to comment on his twentieth-century penchant to favor drama over comedy. The ... More


Into the Fourth Dimension

Andrew Kahn

in Mandelstam's Worlds: Poetry, Politics, and Identity in a Revolutionary Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198857938
eISBN:
9780191890505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857938.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, World Literature

From early 1937, attacks on Mandelstam appeared in the local Voronezh press. The story of adapting to exile and escape from his political plight connects the poems of the notebooks. The chapter ... More


Teenage Traumata: Youth, Affective Politics, and the Contemporary American Horror Film

Pamela Craig and Martin Fradley

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter delineates the political and ideological issues surrounding teenage protagonists in horror films. Pointing to many films’ self-conscious and often politically astute articulation of ... More


Criticisms of Romanticism and of the End-of-the-Machine Vision

Mark Coeckelbergh

in New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In chapter 6 objections to these material romanticisms and to the narrative about romanticism and technology are constructed. First, drawing on classic anti-romantics, the argument is constructed ... More


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