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Gossip and the Novel

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

With attention to major incarnations of the British novel, this chapter positions gossip as the central, disavowed source of interest in novelistic discourse. Reading Emma and The Portrait of a Lady ... More


Psychology and the Mid-Century Crisis

Mathew Thomson

in Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287802
eISBN:
9780191713378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287802.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the way the world wars and the rise of political extremism, particularly Nazism, highlighted sadism and a potential for collective irrationality as inherent to human nature. ... More


Blood and Black Lace

Roberto Curti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (1964) is a legendary title, and is commonly considered as the archetypal giallo. A murder mystery about a faceless and menacing killer stalking the premises of a ... More


Sexual Solipsism

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

If solipsism is false but believed, the agent treats people as things (objectification). If solipsism is true but not believed, the agent treats things as people (projective animation). These two ... More


Introduction

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of SAW (2004). SAW is a horror film that is entirely representative of the era that created it: the early twenty-first century witnessed a threatened ... More


The Evil Character

Colin McGinn

in Ethics, Evil, and Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238775
eISBN:
9780191598005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238770.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Evil Character, e.g. Claggart in Melville's Billy Budd, is one who derives pleasure from other people's pain, and pain from their pleasure. The attraction of Sadism is that, by causing pain, one ... More


‘Sex ferocity’ and ‘the sadic lusts of certain novelists’: Sexuality, Sadomasochism, and Suppression in Parade’s End

Max Saunders

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Graham Greene’s claim that the Tietjens books are ‘almost the only adult novels dealing with the sexual life that have been written in English’. Focusing on Some Do Not…, it ... More


Interviews with Dario Argento

L. Andrew Cooper

in Dario Argento

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037092
eISBN:
9780252094385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037092.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay presents two interviews with Dario Argento, one conducted by Élie Castiel and the other by Stephane Derderian. In the Castiel interview, Argento talks about early influences on his career; ... More


Epilogue: Slaves and Planters

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Edmund Morgan’s American Slavery-American Freedom argued that the plantation system led to American racism. The plantation system accentuated racism but whites did not need to cultivate racism ... More


St. Mary of the Angel

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores Ed Rohs world after he is taken to St. Mary of the Angel, an institution that housed 172 boys in three dormitories. Ed describes in detail the disciplined and efficient morning ... More


“Abnormal Desires” and “Barbarous Instincts”: The Birth of the Sexual Pervert

Miguel de Beistegui

in The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547374
eISBN:
9780226547404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547404.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to the birth of the homo sexualis, and of the discourse of sexuality, as the second pillar of liberalism investigated in the book. Its main (seemingly paradoxical) thesis is that ... More


Death Drives: Peter Brooks

Freud and Proust

in Revisioning French Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Peter Brooks’s essay is on the Great War and its effect on Freud and Proust, in particular on their interpretations of sadism. Brooks argues that after the First World War, both Freud and Proust came ... More


Ethics and the World without Others

Eleanor Kaufman

in Deleuze and Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641178
eISBN:
9780748671731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641178.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Deleuze's 1967 essay ‘Coldness and Cruelty’ first appeared in the context of a work devoted to Leopold von Sacher–Masoch and featuring the latter's Venus in Furs, yet it nonetheless brings a ... More


White Over Red

Robert Rowland Smith

in Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640393
eISBN:
9780748671601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640393.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter poses the following question: If Freud largely excludes destruction from the death-drive, where does it go, and how does it relate to death, if at all? Freud's answer, in short, is ... More


The Holocaust and the Four Roots of Evil

Roy F. Baumeister

in Understanding Genocide: The Social Psychology of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195133622
eISBN:
9780199847952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133622.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Holocaust was one of the most shocking and disgraceful events of the twentieth century. It is widely estimated that the genocide led to 11 million civilian deaths, including 6 million Jews. Nazi ... More


The Sadism of the Scopic Regime: Portrait of Shunkin, Feminist Film Theory, and Tanizaki's Cinema Essays

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's novel Portrait of Shunkin in relation to sadism and feminist film theory. It suggests that self-blinding in this novel represents a repudiation of Freudian ... More


The Transvestite Stage: More on the Case of Christopher Marlowe

Jonathan Goldberg

in Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Transvestism, homosexuality, voyeurism, sadism: these would seem to be Gosson's charges as well. Had Marlowe's play not been written some dozen years after his tract, one might suppose Gosson had it ... More


The Failure of Culture

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) typifies the film noir of the 1970s in America; aimless, rootless, devoid of hope or compassion. By 2004, Hill was content to serve as producer of Paul W. S. ... More


Jason’s Mechanical Eye

Wickham Clayton

in See! Hear! Cut! Kill!: Experiencing Friday the 13th

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830319
eISBN:
9781496830357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830319.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers discussions and categories for different forms of the eye/camera shot as they appear in the Friday the 13th series. First, there is an analysis of the criticism of the use of ... More


Murderous Masochism in The Torture Garden

Jennifer Mitchell

in Ordinary Masochisms: Agency and Desire in Victorian and Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066677
eISBN:
9780813058863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066677.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This interlude contextualizes the shift in public consciousness regarding sex and gender through a literary case study of Octave Mirbeau’s The Torture Garden (tr. 1903; Les jardins des supplices, ... More


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