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The Lack of Muslim Vulnerability

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how the phantasmagoria of the Muslim is drawn from certain culinary and dietary habits, most clearly stereotyped in the meat eater or butcher. This stereotype manifests in the ... More


Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gabriela Cruz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Grand Illusion is a new history of grand opera as an art of illusion facilitated by the introduction of gaslight illumination at the Académie Royale de Musique (Paris) in the 1820s. It contends that ... More


Living Theatres

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Although Wordsworth is the most influential poet of the Romantic era, his role in the development of modern concepts of virtuality has yet to be explored. Where Blake hopes to transform the actual by ... More


Phantasmagoria

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Most histories of the phantasmagoria are preoccupied with the relation between its moving pictures and the cinema, and focus on its technology—the ‘real’ that enables its illusions—rather than on the ... More


The Museum and its Spectres

Elisa Mandelli

in The Museum as a Cinematic Space: The Display of Moving Images in Exhibitions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474416795
eISBN:
9781474476577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416795.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses a number of exhibitions that include ghostly apparitions of historical figures, in a modern and high-tech version of the 18th and 19th century Phantasmagoria. This kind of ... More


Second Haunting

David Der-wei Wang

in The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231405
eISBN:
9780520937246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231405.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relation among violence, history, and fictional writing in China during the twentieth century. It tackles the phantom poetics ... More


Tech noir

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Doom was the most advanced three-dimensional computer game in the world when it was released in 1993. The opening sequence of the violent virtual adventure playground leaves no doubt as to its aim or ... More


Haunting: The Ghostly Presence of the Terror

Ronen Steinberg (ed.)

in The Afterlives of the Terror: Facing the Legacies of Mass Violence in Postrevolutionary France

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739248
eISBN:
9781501739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739248.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ongoing presence of the Terror in post-revolutionary social and cultural life. In spite of the effort to leave the Terror behind – an effort that has been explored in the ... More


Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America

Wendy Bellion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833889
eISBN:
9781469600437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838907_Bellion
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book presents an exploration of illusionistic art in the early United States. It investigates Americans' experiences with material forms of visual deception and argues that encounters with ... More


Tableaux Mort: Execution, Cinema, and Carceral Fantasies

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1: “Tableaux Mort: Execution, Cinema, and Carceral Fantasies” explores the nature of the carceral imaginary within the context of the early execution films, Galvanism and the electrical ... More


The One and Only Law: Walter Benjamin, Utopianism, and the Second Commandments

James R. Martel

in Law and the Utopian Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Many scholars consider Benjamin to be a utopian thinker. His politics, while attractive, are deemed unlikely, what Adorno calls a mixture of “magic and positivism.” This chapter argues that Benjamin ... More


Through the glass darkly: the phantasmagoria of Elephanta

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00008
Subject:
Art, Art History

As a symbol of opaque darkness, the mysterious subterranean caves of Elephanta haunted the imagination of writers and painters ranging from John Ruskin to Flaubert and were notably memorialised in ... More


Beethoven’s Phantasmagoria

Deirdre Loughridge

in Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226337098
eISBN:
9780226337128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337128.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Musicologists have come to see E. T. A. Hoffmann’s review of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as establishing the foundation for serious musical cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In ... More


Julio Reyes’s Phantom Ship

Michael Taussig

in Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The book concludes with a meditation on Julio Reyes's phantom boat and the phantasmagoric effects of the image.


Opera and Beauty

Gabriela Cruz

in Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 1 considers the emergence of a spectacular sensibility for song and singing in Paris after the 1820s. Parisian mélomanes wrote imaginatively and at length about opera, leaving for posterity a ... More


Gaslight and Phantasmagoria at the Opéra

Gabriela Cruz

in Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

Phantasmagoric, evanescent figurations began competing for attention on the operatic stage following the introduction of gas lighting to the Salle Le Peletier in 1822. Gaslight provided a new ... More


Modern phantasmagorias and visual culture in Wilkie Collins’s Basil

Laurence Talairach-Vielmas

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Collins's rewriting of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in Basil (1852), paying particular attention to the transformation of fears related to modern technology and visual culture. ... More


Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Brian Kane

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Sound Unseen explores acousmatic sound—a sound that one hears without seeing its cause. Pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrète, in his Traité des objets musicaux, first popularized the ... More


Detour: Driving in a Back Projection, or Forestalled by Film Noir

Vivian Sobchack

in Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that rear-screen projection in Edgar Ulmer's Detour (1945) is just as critical to the film's audiovisual economy as voiceover and flashback. Not unlike the radiophonic “theater of ... More


Seizing Attention: Devices and Desires

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Whatever else mirrors, telescopes, microscopes, camera obscuras, vues d’optiques, magic lanterns, and “wondrous strange” phantasmagoria did, they took involuntary possession of our attention. ... More


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