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Diabolus in Musica: LISZT AND THE DEMONIC

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents a typology of the demonic in the music of Liszt, and seeks to answer the questions: what impact did his representations of the demonic have on his stylistic development as a ... More


Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Michael Neill

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Tragedy was one of the principal instruments through which the culture of early modern England imagined the encounter with mortality. The essays in this book approach the theatrical reinvention of ... More


‘Peremptory Nullification’: Tragedy and Macabre Art

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the rich iconography that grew out of the early modern crisis of death, no motif enjoyed greater popularity, in northern Europe at least, than the Dance of Death. The earliest documented example ... More


Final Frontiers: Into the Twenty-First Century

Gary Laderman

in Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183559
eISBN:
9780199850198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183559.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One of the most easily recognizable characters in American consciousness—the Grim Reaper—has recently been resurrected not by leaders in the church but through advertising. The figure of the Grim ... More


Shocking Stories

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter identifies the various types of Misty story, noting that there are clear differences between its serials, single stories, and comedy series, and exploring their use of Gothic heroines, ... More


Gothic Comedy

Catherine Spooner

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Comedy has become an increasingly prevalent feature of Gothic in the twenty-first century, and thus Gothic comedy can be found across a multitude of media. This chapter surveys the kinds of comedy ... More


Antecedents to the absurd

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the antecedents to the absurd. It first traces the antecedents of the absurd to the older stages of Greek theatre, and reveals that the absurd can be found in Greek tragedy, ... More


The pilot's thumb: Macbeth and the Jesuits

Richard Wilson

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The fictionalising of the Lancashire witches had begun even before the trials. If the witches of 1612 were the first example in fact in England of an alleged devilish confederacy, the first example ... More


“A Certain Slant of Light”: Reenacting Danse macabre as Dance

Seeta Chaganti

in Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547992
eISBN:
9780226548180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter reenacts danse macabre as a multimedia installation tradition by juxtaposing it with Lucinda Childs’s 1979 choreographic work Dance. The reenactment process reveals danse macabre to ... More


“Dredful Fotyng”: Reenacting Danse macabre’s Poetic Form

Seeta Chaganti

in Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547992
eISBN:
9780226548180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that the experience of danse macabre poetry’s form is a temporal and spatial disorientation. The danse macabre spectacle conditions the reader/viewer to bring these perceptual ... More


The Plot of Usher: Rebuilding the House of Poe

Evert Jan van Leeuwen

in House of Usher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325604
eISBN:
9781800342361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325604.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a structural analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's story and Richard Matheson's script to highlight House of Usher's (1960) fidelity to Poe's original. ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ ... More


Beyond reason: Hamlet and early modern stage ghosts

Catherine Belsey

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Catherine Belsey uses a historical approach to explore Shakespeare’s introduction of ‘mystery, uncertainty, equivocation (the components of the uncanny)’ to the Renaissance stage through an ... More


‘My Skyn To Turne’: Beholding the Series in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Selden Supra 53

David Watt

in The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The premise for this chapter is that the best way to understand what people made of the Series is to look closely at what people actually made of it. The layout and texts in MS Selden Supra 53 ... More


Dance in the Late Middle Ages: Decadence and Death

Kathryn Dickason

in Ringleaders of Redemption: How Medieval Dance Became Sacred

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197527276
eISBN:
9780197527306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The final chapter documents the demise of sacred dance at the end of the Middle Ages, c.1350–1450. Focusing on dance mania and the dance of death, it shows how dance gradually became associated with ... More


Early Gothic Novels and the Belief in Fiction

Deidre Lynch

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Gothic novels. A Gothic Romance or even ‘a Gothic Story’ may be one thing, but a Gothic Novel is something else again. Though that term has been retrospectively applied to a ... More


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