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Ontological Elevation and Divine Favouritism

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Cicero's handling of two modes of religious self‐promotion by Roman aristocrats in the last centuries of the republic that posed a significant threat to the republican tradition ... More


Living by the Pen

Bernard Capp

in The World of John Taylor the Water-Poet 1578–1653

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203759
eISBN:
9780191675959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203759.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

For John Taylor, with a natural talent for versifying but little education, the sensible course would have been to turn his hand to ballads and ephemera. Instead, he resolved to make his name as a ... More


Jeweler’s Daughter Sings for Doge: Gaspara Stampa’s Entrepreneurial Poetics

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Stampa belonged to an elite upper-middle-class literary culture, although she palpably refused to promote herself within it. In the absence of documents about the poet’s ... More


Entrepreneurial Wishes and Career Dreams

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the phenomenon of “aspirational labor”—a mode of (mostly) uncompensated, independent work that is propelled by the much-venerated ideal of getting paid to do what you love. As ... More


Aspirational Labor’s (In)Visibility

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reveals the extent to which social media producers must reconcile the tensions between labor and leisure, between the internal self and external publics, between authenticity and ... More


Conclusion

Katherine K. Preston

in George Frederick Bristow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043420
eISBN:
9780252052309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043420.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

The conclusion suggests a more rounded perception of Bristow. Letters he wrote to his daughter (1898) and condolence letters to his widow suggest a quirky sense of humor, love for his daughter, and ... More


Stowe: From the Sacramental to the Old Testamental

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Harriet Beecher Stowe's fictionalized attack on the South's domestic institution was deemed unsuitable for young people at the outset of the twentieth century. The War on Words tells the story of how ... More


Monsters and Man-Gods

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is about Levine’s career in the late 1950s—the period when he first became famous. It was at this time that Levine achieved success with saturation in selling Godzilla: King of the ... More


The Flim-Flam Man

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the success of Hercules, Levine was often the subject of articles and profiles in the popular press. In addition to being profiled in publications such as Time, Life, and Esquire, he was ... More


“The Clipper Ship of the Imagination”

Paul G. Hackett

in Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Theos Casimir Bernard's efforts to capitalize on the fame that he gained following his adventure in Tibet. While Theos was making his way back to India, Dorje Tharchin had ... More


Conservative Transcendentalist or Modernist Firebrand?: Ives and His First Publics, 1921–1934

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Charles E. Ives's self-promotional activities during the period from 1921 to 1934. Its point of departure is an analysis of Essays Before a Sonata, published by Ives as a ... More


Constructing Social Media’s Indie Auteurs: Management of the Celebrity Self in the Case of Felicia Day

Elizabeth Ellcessor

in Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764695
eISBN:
9780814724989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764695.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at how actress Felicia Day manages her star persona as an authentic gamer and Hollywood outsider by addressing similar questions of identity, while shifting categories away from ... More


Vocation Or Vacation? Transatlantic Professionalism Now

Leslie Elizabeth Eckel

in Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748669370
eISBN:
9780748684427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669370.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Does transatlantic professionalism still matter? This afterword examines the multifaceted careers of two contemporary American writers – Paule Marshall and Adam Gopnik – who combine creative pursuits ... More


Elizabeth I’s Reception at Bisham (1592): Elite Women as Writers and Devisers

Peter Davidson and Jane Stevenson

in The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673759
eISBN:
9780191803697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673759.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the Bisham entertainment of 1592 in the context of Elizabeth, Lady Russell's lifelong programme of self-promotion, which took in funeral inscriptions, Latin verse, and the ... More


The Lily, the Matron, and Rosalind

Sophie Duncan

in Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines how the role of Rosalind (As You Like It) underlined the self-promotional strategies of two little-studied actresses: Madge Kendal and Lillie Langtry. As well as exemplifying ... More


Pragmatic Self-Deception

Aaron Z. Zimmerman

in Belief: A Pragmatic Picture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809517
eISBN:
9780191846854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809517.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

To conclude the discussion, the author turns to James’s defense of the will to believe. Philosophers have tended to focus on the normative question of whether it is ever OK to adopt beliefs for ... More


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