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Spike Lee

Todd McGowan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038143
eISBN:
9780252095405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038143.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the release of Do the Right Thing in 1989, Spike Lee has established himself as a cinematic icon. Lee's mostly independent films garner popular audiences while at the same time engaging in ... More


Marriage Plays at the Inns: Negotiating Professional Jurisdiction

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines plays produced after Gorboduc at the Inns of Court in the 1560s. Critics have suggested that these plays comment on the succession, but I argue that the post-Gorboduc plays ... More


Socialist humanism and Toward the Ontology of Social Being/Zur Ontologie des gesellschaftslichen Seins

in Lukácsian film theory and cinema: A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913-71

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078842
eISBN:
9781781701706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078842.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the political commentaries of Georg Lukács on the subject of socialist renewal. Lukács argued for the establishment of a humanist-socialist society within the existing ... More


“The Arab is the New Nigger”: African American Comics Confront the Irony & Tragedy of 9/111

Lanita Jacobs

in A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030062
eISBN:
9781617030079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030062.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how, even in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many African American stand-up comedians displayed an ambivalent patriotism—indeed, a pervasive Du Boisian ... More


Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Ernest B. Gilman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

During the seventeenth century, England was beset by three epidemics of the bubonic plague, each outbreak claiming between a quarter and a third of the population of London and other urban centers. ... More


The White Snake in Hong Kong Horror Cinema: from Horrific Tales to Crowd Pleasers

Liang Luo

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considered one of the four legends in the Chinese oral tradition, the legend of the White Snake and its theatrical and popular cultural metamorphoses played an important role in the pre-cinematic ... More


Spaces between, Still (Inter)Acting

Sharon Irish

in Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816660957
eISBN:
9781452946276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816660957.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The conclusion discusses Lacy's recent projects and interests, as well as her continuing emphasis on the interconnectedness of things—the relationship between the mind and body, body and space, and ... More


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