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Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Elizabeth Boa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study of Kafka centres on gender. The author's insights show how, in an age of reactionary hysteria, Kafka rejected patriarchy yet exploited women as literary raw material. Drawing on Kafka's ... More


Lakmé’s Echoing Jewels 1

Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the title character in Delibes’ Lakmé. In particular, the chapter attempts to illuminate Lakmé’s excessive, melismatic solo utterances by tapping into her devotional fervor ... More


The Women of Ercole

Arthur J. Pomeroy

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) initiated a line of Italian adventure films set in the ancient world and turned their body-builder protagonists into stars. Their female love ... More


Stereotype and prejudice

Elisabeth Jay

in British Writers and Paris 1830–1875

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199655243
eISBN:
9780191817311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655243.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the deep-seated prejudices about Paris manifested in fiction. The structures encouraging national comparisons are explored, followed by an analysis of fictional stereotypes. ... More


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