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Pelléas et Mélisande: Fate and the Unconscious: Transformational Function of the Dominant Ninth Chord; Symbolism of Sonority

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter first looks at End of Act, the anticipation of meeting of Pelléas and Médlisande. Act II, Scene 1 is then examined based on the “Pelléas” and “Well” Motifs. The chapter explores the ... More


Class Acts and Class Work: Poise and the Polishing of Campus Queens

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, three case studies explore the micro-politics of class in campus beauty pageants and training of campus queens. It analyzes how class is reduced to a matter of self-production, not ... More


Intertextuality in Birds, Beasts and Flowers

Amit Chaudhuri

in D. H. Lawrence and ‘Difference’: Postcoloniality and the Poetry of the Present

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199260522
eISBN:
9780191698668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260522.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter dwells on the Lawrence's perceived finest collection of poetry, the Birds, Beasts and Flowers. This anthology of poems provides glimpses of Lawrence's fascination with non-human life and ... More


Conclusion

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

in Chrétien Continued: A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557219
eISBN:
9780191720932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557219.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

In order to renew our understanding of Chrétien's unfinished romance through an approach that focuses on his dialogue with the continuations, this study avoids the well-worn trail that leads to ... More


In the Body: Indigenous Corporeality, Work, and Interpretation

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Part Three moves away from a chronological approach, engaging a more theoretical and discursive style, and undertaking detailed dramaturgical analyses. This chapter considers issues of reception, ... More


The Science of Worldlessness

Roland Végső

in Worldlessness After Heidegger: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474457613
eISBN:
9781474480895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457613.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter examines the role of worldlessness in the works of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. The first half of the chapter concentrates on Freud and the way the worldlessness of life becomes the ... More


Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Craig Dworkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book proposes a methodology for literary analysis. It demonstrates that attending to the material forms of language can reveal significations not otherwise accessible through conventional ... More


Force in Progress

Leo Bersani

in Receptive Bodies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579627
eISBN:
9780226579931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579931.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explores how Jacques Lacan's relentless insistence on the primacy of the signifier gets a novel twist in a 1974 analytic encounter remembered several years later by Suzanne Hommel, a ... More


The Concept of the Sign

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Given his efforts to identify logocentric operations in the metaphysics of philosophy, it is curious that Derrida should be so willing to speak of ‘the concept of the sign’ as if it had an identity ... More


The imaginary as filmic reality

Richard Rushton

in The Reality of Film: Theories of Filmic Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082689
eISBN:
9781781702994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082689.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter brings forth Christian Metz's conception of cinema. On the one hand, he has been discredited with trying to reduce cinematic expression to linguistic terms while on the other hand he has ... More


On Frida Kahlo's moustache: a reading of Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair and its criticism

Neil Cocks

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Margaret A. Lindauer, in her recent monograph Devouring Frida, offers the most rigorous and sustained assessment of Frida Kahlo's various texts yet published. Her readings of Kahlo's texts ... More


The Pleasure Reinciple or Paradox Lost

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639038
eISBN:
9780748653638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the ‘adomical’ motif of the ‘Phoenix’. This motif is secretly associated with the theme of Sin in the beginning of the Portrait of the Artist. The chapter first studies ... More


The Musical Underbelly of Christmas

Freya Jarman-Ivens

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter observes that rival songs and bands enact a battle for the coveted title of This Year's Christmas Number One — champion of Christmas Present — and in doing so also presumably hope to be ... More


Cosmetics and Poetics in Shakespearean Comedy

Farah Karim-Cooper

in Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619931
eISBN:
9780748652204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619931.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter concentrates on Shakespeare's use of cosmetic signifiers as ingredients on the stage and tropes on the page, in constructing his own dramatic art in two comedies: A Midsummer Night's ... More


‘Deceived with ornament’: Shakespeare’s Venice

Farah Karim-Cooper

in Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619931
eISBN:
9780748652204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619931.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Venice was an influential centre for trade, due primarily to its fortunate global positioning. The cosmetics industry of Venice signified for English dramatists the alluring captivation of the ... More


‘Flattering Unction’: Cosmetics in Hamlet

Farah Karim-Cooper

in Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619931
eISBN:
9780748652204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619931.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that the use of cosmetic signifiers in Hamlet ironically help to uncover the play's preoccupation with the deceptive visibility of power while it demonstrates their ... More


Laclau and Mouffe: The Closure of an Open Politics, or, Undecidability on the Left

Brett Levinson

in Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines a work that was of great influence in the 1980s and 1990s: Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Hegemony outlines the possibilities for new ... More


The Figure of the Tamil in Modern Malaysia

Andrew Willford

in Clio/Anthropos: Exploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760201
eISBN:
9780804772402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter outlines the ethnic political divides of colonial to modern labor discourses. It analyzes the Tamils' socioeconomic history, which leads to a discussion of why the Tamils faded away ... More


Revelation

Miriam Feldmann Kaye

in Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764685
eISBN:
9781800343337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764685.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter internalizes the postmodern critique of religion and explores the potential for a new theology of revelation. It integrates cultural particularism by maintaining the concept of ... More


The Word Aventure and the Adventure of Words

R. Howard Bloch

in The Anonymous Marie de France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226059686
eISBN:
9780226059693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyzes the meaning of the word aventure in Marie de France's Lai. It suggests that aventure is one of the richly plurivalent signifiers of the Lais and constitutes a liminal key to the ... More


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