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Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Grant Hardy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

While the significance of the Book of Mormon in American history and religion is universally acknowledged, its complicated narrative can be bewildering to outsiders. In addition, controversy over its ... More


Introduction

Vivienne J. Gray

in Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This Introduction briefly outlines the book. This book is about Xenophon's literary presentation of the leadership of individuals in their communities, from those of private households up to those of ... More


Robert Graves and The White Goddess: Chatterton Lecture On Poetry

Fran Brearton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses The White Goddess, a novel written by Robert Graves that was first published in May 1948. It is an intellectual and difficult book that has a toehold in many academic ... More


Introduction: History, Culture, and Text

Lynn Hunt

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book presents the agenda for the “new cultural history”. It specifically explores the models that have already been proposed for the history of culture. Concrete examples of the new kinds of ... More


Barnardine’s Straw: The Devil in Shakespeare’s Detail: Shakespeare Lecture

Michael Pennington

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses memories of appreciating William Shakespeare's work. It reveals the various theatre adaptations of Shakespeare's works, including Hamlet, Macbeth, and As You Like It, and some ... More


The Bible and Its Worldview as a Cultural Document

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Taking an anthropological point of view, this chapter examines the Bible as a cultural document that employed theological categories of Hebrew culture to give moral instruction. The Bible as it ... More


Film Talk: C. A. Lejeune and the Female Film Critic

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how early film criticism evolved as a distinct branch of women’s interwar ‘film talk’ through writers such as Iris Barry and Dilys Powell, taking C. A. Lejeune as a central case ... More


Skepticism and Irony: La Celestina (1499)

Susanne Zepp

in An Early Self: Jewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499-1627

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804787451
eISBN:
9780804793148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787451.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The first chapter focuses on the Tragicomedia de Calixto y Melibea, which has become known under the title La Celestina. This closet drama is almost invariably described as a “threshold” or as a ... More


Framing the Folk: Fignolé

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Fignolé's engagement with the Caribbean oral tradition. It examines the author's weaving together of multiple narratives and voices into frenetically oral literary works — a ... More


Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Transmission and Transformation of the Fabliaux to the Decameron

Katherine A. Brown

in Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 4 consists of close readings of fabliaux and novellas in the Decameron. These show how Boccaccio's manipulation of fabliaux and other narratives result in the creation of a new genre. The ... More


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