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Some Evaluative Terms in Aristophanes

Kenneth Dover

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter establishes the range of evaluative strategies found in Greek comedy and then concentrates on an explicit lexical evaluation in comedy. It argues that it would be easy to understand why ... More


Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Susan G. Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Born into a poor Jewish family, folklorist Gershon Legman (1917-99) made an independent career for himself in the study of erotic literature and obscene folklore. The book is the first full biography ... More


Translation and the ‘Surreptitious Classic’: Obscenity and Translatability

Deborah H. Roberts

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with the translation into English (chiefly between 1800 and 1950) of obscene or erotic elements in classical texts. Cultures vary widely in their construction of sexual and ... More


Nudity, obscenity, and power: modes of female assertiveness in Aristophanes 1

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the ways in which women, in Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Ecclesiazusae, use nudity, obscene language, and obscene gesture to assert their independence of, and power over, men. ... More


Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Edmund Curll was a notorious figure among the publishers of the early eighteenth century: for his boldness, his lack of scruple, his publication of work without authors' consent, and his taste for ... More


The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Joel Feinberg

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is the second in a four-volume work entitled The Moral Limits of Criminal Law, which examines the acts that the state may make criminal. It focuses on the issue of offense, presenting a ... More


Obscene Words and the Law

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A wholesale ban on uttering or writing obscene words cannot be justified even by the principle of legal moralism. Moreover, the offense principle cannot justify the criminal prohibition of the ... More


A Philosophy of Amative Indulgence

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“A Philosophy of Amative Indulgence” analyzes the 1846 obscenity prosecution of Frederick Hollick as a case study in the spread of solitary vice discourse into mainstream popular culture. As moral ... More


Obscene Words and their Functions, I

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Obscene words have the capacity to offend and shock listeners, and in some cases even fill with dread and horror. The class of words that are either obscene, totally disreputable, or naughty enough ... More


Obscene Words and their Functions, II

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Invective has various uses including expressive intensification, bandinage, calumny, insult, challenge, and provocation. For many of these uses, obscene words can advance the purposes of the speaker, ... More


Obscene Words and Social Policy

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Obscenity is the language of impiety, irreverence, and disrespect. Some use it to convey a disrespectful attitude towards a person or platitude, while others use it to reject the prevailing norms of ... More


Introduction

Edward Burns

in Reading Rochester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644.001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introduction describes Rochester as the most irrepressibly destructive of all the English poets. The very idea of the anarchic libertine poet, as created in the gossip of his contemporaries and ... More


Nastier Still

Julian Petley

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625383
eISBN:
9780748670871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The most obvious reason why the Video Recordings Bill is undesirable is that the so-called ‘video nasties’ have already been deemed illegal under the Obscene Publications Act (OPA) and disappeared. ... More


Subversion and Indecency, 1961–1962

Stacy Braukman

in Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039824
eISBN:
9780813043166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039824.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers 1961-62, when the FLIC found an ally in a newly elected segregationist governor and received his stamp of approval to sponsor a statewide educational campaign about the related ... More


The New England Watch and Ward Society

P. C. Kemeny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190844394
eISBN:
9780190844424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844394.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

The New England Watch and Ward Society provides a new window into the history of the Protestant establishment’s prominent role in late nineteenth-century public life and its confrontation with ... More


Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Julian Petley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625383
eISBN:
9780748670871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

How does film and video censorship operate in Britain? Why does it exist? And is it too strict? Starting in 1979, the birth of the domestic video industry — and the first year of the Thatcher ... More


The Failure of Porno Chic

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses obscenity, which was a category that movies could not easily venture into. When they did, it was up to judges, not the old moral guardians and official censors, to impose ... More


Poison More Deadly than Prussic Acid: Defining Obscenity after the 1857 Obscene Publications Act (1850–1885)

Katherine Mullin

in Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697564
eISBN:
9780191764745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697564.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter analyses the creation and definition of obscenity in the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 and the ‘Hicklin Ruling’ of 1868. It considers the parliamentary debates which led up to the 1857 ... More


American Beastliness, the Great Purge and its Aftermath (1946–1959)

David Bradshaw

in Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697564
eISBN:
9780191764745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697564.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the period leading up to the passage of the Obscene Publications Act of 1959. It considers fears of the Americanization of British culture culminating in the purge of 1954, ... More


The Last Battle, or Why Makin' Whoopee! Matters

Julian Petley

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625383
eISBN:
9780748670871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) trying repeatedly to liberalise its guidelines relating to ‘R18’ videos, and being prevented from doing so by the then Home ... More


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