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Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan und Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's ... More


Tainted Testimony: The Work of Scandal

Gillian Whitlock

in Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores what happens when a “hot” life narrative is outed as a hoax text, and a potent moral and political force turns cold, with its potency diminishing in a painful aftermath. It ... More


Libel, Scandal, and Bad Big Names: , , , and

Dominic Lennard

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses four of Cukor's films which focus on socially condoned and legitimated identities, especially on their tendency to articulate a particular performance of self as the truthful ... More


Alexandria

in Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769532
eISBN:
9780804777889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter, which is excerpted from Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff's unfinished novel, Tamra, depicts a forbidden love between a Jewish girl and a Muslim boy in Egypt.


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