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The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Andrew Martin

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have made Jules Verne the most widely translated of all French authors. But he has typically been categorised ... More


‘Macabre and Hilarious’: The Emotional Life of the Civilian Gas Mask in France during and after the First World War

Susan R. Grayzel

in Total War: An Emotional History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266663
eISBN:
9780191905384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266663.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The anticipation and fear of what chemical weapons might do to a civilian population haunted the interwar imaginary in the aftermath of the introduction and widespread use of poison gas on the ... More


Effects of cochlear damage on temporal resolution and temporal integration

Brian C. J. Moore

in Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523307
eISBN:
9780191712456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter describes temporal integration, the process whereby the auditory system combines information over time, and temporal resolution, the ability to detect changes in the time pattern of ... More


Visual Masking: Time slices through conscious and unconscious vision

Bruno Breitmeyer and Haluk Ogmen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198530671
eISBN:
9780191728204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Visual information can be processed at pre-conscious as well as conscious levels. Understanding the factors that determine whether or not a stimulus reaches phenomenal awareness and the fate of ... More


The Two Masks

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In Byron's poem Childe Harold, we observe how the poem's persona refers to himself as ‘Nothing’. It is made apparent that the soul of this poet accounts for a lot more than merely nothingness, and in ... More


Flow-Through Respirometry Using Excurrent Flow Measurement

John R. B. Lighton

in Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195310610
eISBN:
9780199871414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biotechnology

This chapter describes the setup, the plumbing, and the equations for implementing a respirometry system wherein the flow rate of the air leaving the animal chamber is known. Such systems are usually ... More


New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Edith Hall and Rosie Wyles (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies the most important form of theatre in the entire Roman empire—pantomime, the ancient equivalent of ballet dancing. Performed for more than five centuries in hundreds of theatres ... More


Classical History: a Sketch, with Three Artifacts

T. P. WISEMAN

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the chronological range of Greco-Roman history and the nature of the main narrative sources. The discussion begins about 1200 BCE, with the end of the Bronze Age palace culture, ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about Oscar Wilde's essays on aesthetics contained in his book enentitled Intentions, which was published in London, England in May ... More


‘The Truth of Masks’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay of dramatic theory entitled The Truth of Masks. It discusses a cross-dressed production of As You Like It and a novel about cross-dressing, Mademoiselle de ... More


Introduction: Pantomime, A Lost Chord of Ancient Culture

Edith Hall

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In a broad contextualization of ancient pantomime within cultural history, the reasons for the importance of research into ancient pantomime are explored: it represents a lost aesthetic of profound ... More


The Symbolism of Costume in Ancient Pantomime

Rosie Wyles

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the symbolism of costume in ancient pantomime dance and the way in which it operates and is manipulated in the performance in order to communicate with the audience. The chapter ... More


Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

James Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“The entire town is disguised” declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks—nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men—could be found mixing at every ... More


The Mask of Camelot

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

For this chapter, we assume two significant configurations — one is represented by the Mask of Camelot while the other accounts for the various understandings, social agreements, and psychological ... More


Life Mask and Death Mask

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Making life masks — which represented how something was when it was living — and making death masks — the counterpart that accounts for a being's impressions when they had died, was not an uncommon ... More


Sound localization and binaural hearing in normal and hearing-impaired people

Brian C. J. Moore

in Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523307
eISBN:
9780191712456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

The ability to combine and compare the information received at the two ears confers many perceptual advantages relative to listening with only one ear. This chapter reviews the advantages of binaural ... More


Vowel categorization: auditory processing

B. S. Rosner and J. B. Pickering

in Vowel Perception and Production

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521389
eISBN:
9780191706622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521389.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Data on identification and discrimination of vowels lead in to an initial theory of vowel perception. The theory invokes phonetic loudness density patterns, due to auditory excitation patterns ... More


Strong stimulation

Arnold J. Wilkins

in Visual Stress

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Visual discomfort results from the neural processing of a strong sensory signal. The mechanisms for the pain may resemble those in migraine. In general, the visual stimuli responsible are those that ... More


Colour as therapy

Arnold J. Wilkins

in Visual Stress

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

A new system for precision ophthalmic tinting is described, together with some preliminary findings. A colorimeter is described that illuminates text with coloured light in such a way that the hue, ... More


Visualizing the Body

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The body as a material presence possesses semiotic possibilities which have always been used in theatre. This chapter describes the semiotics of the performing body. It looks at the textuality of the ... More


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