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A semiotic approach to a legal definition of terrorism

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter proposes a definition of terrorism based on semiotic principles. It uncovers five basic elements of the crime of terrorism that are deeply embedded in each of the many definitions ... More


History and Nation: Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Conrad's major political novels, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes, examining Conrad's politics in the context of nineteenth century philosophies of ... More


The Secret Agent: Ironic and Disillusioned Authorial Narrative

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter attempts to demonstrate that Joseph Conrad's authorial method in The Secret Agent is a narrative and expressive thematics of its own. The narrative method of The Secret Agent is an ... More


The System

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of the municipal police in France through the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period. It shows how the Revolution accentuated the construction of ... More


Dynamite Violence: From Melodrama to Menace

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter inaugurates the book's historical methodology, delving into the literary and cultural history of dynamite violence as it was cultivated in the nineteenth century and into the modernist ... More


Preamble

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joseph Conrad is widely recognised as a writer of sea stories with predominantly masculine themes. This book argues that despite this established reputation, Conrad did not neglect women's themes in ... More


Heartless Modernism

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines the so-called enucleation in the fiction of Joseph Conrad. It suggests that the double meaning of enucleation which caused tension in literary modernism was accurately expressed ... More


At Home and Abroad in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction: From Vanity Fair to The Secret Agent

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter begins with a summary of the life of William Makepeace Thackeray and how he started writing novels. During his time, he wrote Vanity Fair, based in London, which was the centre of the ... More


Introduction

Molly Pucci

in Security Empire: The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300242577
eISBN:
9780300252347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242577.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the arguments and case studies examined in the book. It explains the social and political context in which the Polish, Czechoslovak, and East German secret police forces were ... More


Secret Agents, Official Secrets

James Purdon

in Modernist Informatics: Literature, Information, and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190211691
eISBN:
9780190211714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211691.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter stages a new reading of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent (1907), tracing beyond the novel itself the communications and surveillance networks that traverse Conrad’s London, in particular ... More


Understanding Vichy's Policy

in The Hunt for Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226438931
eISBN:
9780226438955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438955.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the counterespionage policy of Vichy France. It analyzes the attitude of Philippe Pétain towards the anti-German activities of its secret services based on the memoirs of secret ... More


The problem of the feebleminded: the Royal Commission, eugenics and eternal chaos

in Idiocy: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310959
eISBN:
9781846315367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315367.014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter sets Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent (1907) against the 1908 report from the Commission on the Feeble-Minded to explore the symbolic work of idiocy in this discourse. The ... More


The Hunt for Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France

Simon Kitson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226438931
eISBN:
9780226438955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438955.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

From 1940 to 1942, French secret agents arrested more than two thousand spies working for the Germans and executed several dozen of them—all despite the Vichy government's declared collaboration with ... More


Joseph Conrad: The Visible Universe

Charlotte Jones

in Realism, Form, and Representation in the Edwardian Novel: Synthetic Realism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198857921
eISBN:
9780191890499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857921.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joseph Conrad famously declared a desire ‘above all, to make you see’, but he also repeatedly deploys abstract nouns—truth, beauty, the universe—to denote his representational ambitions. Discussing ... More


Secret Agents and Gay Identity: Cold War Queerness

Jaime Harker

in Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how Christopher Isherwood used the metaphor of “secret agent” or “spy” to express his message to his gay or “queer” readers. The metaphor was presented in his novel A Single ... More


Our Fighting Allies

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Hollywood war films presented America's British, Soviet, and Chinese allies as nations to be valued for their uniqueness and their similarity to the U.S. It contends that ... More


From Marx to Hitler

Edward Harrison

in The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859898676
eISBN:
9781781387283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898676.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Kim Philby's early career as a secret agent for the Soviet Union and the way he betrayed both his father and his old friend Tom Wylie, as well as his ostensible work as a ... More


Linguistic Impairment and the Default of Modernism: Totality and Otherness: Dys-/Disarticulate Modernity

James Berger

in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter places dys-/disarticulate figures in William Faulkner, Joseph Conrad, and Djuna Barnes in the context of anxieties of modernity—the sense that in epistemological and administrative ... More


Bombs in Britain? Realities and Rumours

Constance Bantman

in The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and Transnationalism in the First Globalisation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318801
eISBN:
9781846317972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318801.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the question of terrorism, and in particular the very fine line between the many myths surrounding the London groups and the actual extent of propaganda by the deed among them. ... More


The British Gaumont Thrillers

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the seven thrillers created by Hitchcock in Britain just before he left for America: The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, Secret Agent, Sabotage, Young and Innocent, The ... More


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