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Chapter 6

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In a letter, Alexander Hamilton told Aaron Burr that “his address was pleasing, his manners were more, they were fascinating”. This chapter asks: What does Hamilton mean by “fascination”? Clinically, ... More


Dark Tower, Siren Isle, Ruined Chapel: Landscapes of Love and Hate

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the fascination with dark and dreadful landscapes, which has existed for a long time in both literature and art. Based on a previous demonstration by DeVane, Browning's poems ... More


Memoir: Miles Davis, Royal Festival Hall, July 1984

Gary Peters

in Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This memoir revisits a performance by Miles Davis in 1984 where he performed, as part of his set, Cyndi Lauper's well-known pop hit Time After Time. Once again the intention here is to re-focus the ... More


Schoenberg and America: Early Rapprochements

Sabine Feisst

in Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195372380
eISBN:
9780199896967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372380.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The second chapter focuses on the early reception of Schoenberg’s music in America. It traces constructions of his image in the American press, important American Schoenberg pioneers, such as ... More


Greek Festivals and the Ritual Process: An Inquiry into the Olympia-cum-Heraia and the Great Dionysia

Synnøve des Bouvrie

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

Our knowledge of ancient festivals is rather extensive, the evidence telling much about what people were doing, but not why they were doing it, for example, in some cases the ritual process can be ... More


Edifying Tales

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter takes a look at the condition of the blind, and also examines some stories where blind characters demonstrate fortitude and dramatise ethical and spiritual questions. It notes that while ... More


The Glamour of Evil: Dostoyevsky and the Politics of Transgression

John Horton

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter confronts the ambiguity of judgement directly. Even in conventional institutional contexts, the perverse attraction of evil might be very vivid. It highlights an undeniable fascination ... More


Seeing in the Dark Houses: History and Obscurity in and

Peter Lurie

in American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter uses historicist criticism of William Faulkner to suggest a limit to even the best approaches to this deeply historical writer. Attending to what his novels cannot say—or—see about ... More


The Beast and the Prophet: Aleister Crowley’s Fascination with Joseph Smith 1

Massimo Introvigne

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes a look at Crowley's novel Moonchild, where he referenced several modern occultists and friends, one of them being Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. It shows that this ... More


Mae the Enchantress 1923–1924

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Mae is confronted by family she had publicly written off. She kept the family afloat financially, but stopped short of helping her brother find work in the studios. The chapter ... More


Text and Interpretation Infinities in Kabbalah

Moshe Idel

in Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of scroll fascination, which started in the late thirteenth century. This is noted to be the same time as the free symbolic interpretations of the ... More


Rapa Nui as Fantasy and Commodity

Riet Delsing

in Articulating Rapa Nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The world’s fascination with Rapa Nui and its growing tourist industry is discussed. Rapa Nui has been clouded in mystery and romanticism ever since its “discovery” by the West. Both the enigma and ... More


Introduction: Discovering the Body

Michael Ayers Trotti

in The Body in the Reservoir: Murder and Sensationalism in the South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831786
eISBN:
9781469604374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899038_trotti.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book begins by recounting the morning when Lysander Rose, the keeper of the old reservoir on the western edge of Richmond, Virginia, noticed a shoestring and a red glove near furrows that marred ... More


A Barbaric Rose

Murray Pomerance

in Cinema, If You Please: The Memory of Taste, the Taste of Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474428682
eISBN:
9781474460057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428682.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter works through the color-printing process of the Technicolor Corporation, used in the mid-1940s, to explore the contradictory registers of dream and practicality to which film-watching ... More


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