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Inside the Strain: The Advent of Don Redman

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

From 1923-7, Don Redman served as Henderson's principal arranger. Redman's talent lay in the way he manipulated written stock arrangements, especially within the musical strain, an approach that can ... More


Introduction

David Charles

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

Definition was a central topic in Greek philosophy from the time of Socrates onwards. This introductory chapter distinguishes three interconnected problems about definition: (i) What is to be ... More


Conclusion: Stoic Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Seneca’s idea of tragedy included more than simply his tragedies. By linking tragedy with both his art and his death, Seneca played a role in transforming the idea of tragedy from the theory of a ... More


Demonstration of Life: Signifying for Social Justice in Eudora Welty’s “The Demonstrators”

Ebony O. Lumumba

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter engages racial discourse by linking the concept of signifying to the men and women in “The Demonstrators” who represent the African American community. The interaction between the black ... More


Method and Meaning

Shweta Kishore

in Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers: Practicing Independence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474433068
eISBN:
9781474453578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433068.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Independent filmmakers have crafted non-standard methods and artistic vocabularies to realise a form of “independence” that frequently runs counter to commodity relations which position cultural ... More


Introduction

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/9780748641970.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an examination of Jacques Derrida's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure, who gave three series of lectures on the topic of general linguistics at the University of Geneva between ... More


The Originality of Saussure

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/9780748641970.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter attempts to establish the originality which Jacques Derrida grants to Ferdinand de Saussure within the epoch of the sign. Such originality stands or falls on the status of Saussure's ... 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 Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

George Burrows

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first book-length study of the recordings of Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy. This all-black band found nationwide fame in the later 1930s and came to exemplify the Kansas City style of ... More


The Others of Hierarchy: Rhizomatics of Organising

Martin Kornberger, Carl Rhodes, and René ten Bos

in Deleuze and the Social

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620920
eISBN:
9780748652365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's view on the rhizomatics of organising. It discusses Deleuze and Guattari's argument against the very concept of the ‘signifying totality’ ... More


Multi-Dimensional Modifications

Patricia MacCormack

in Deleuze and the Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638642
eISBN:
9780748652679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638642.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines what happens when, through body modification, we literally become animal, and investigates when modification turns bodies into aesthetic events as such and the body emerges as ... More


Rewriting the Master(’s) Narrative: Signifying in the Ex-Slave Narratives

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Turning to the ex-slave narrators,this chapterdemonstrates how they employed African American oral traditions like signifying to create counter-narratives of black history and identity. This chapter ... More


Peculiar Voice: The Counter Memorial of the Free People of Colour of the District of Columbia and the Unsettling of Colonization’s Deliberative Discourse

Bjørn F. Stillion Southard

in Peculiar Rhetoric: Slavery, Freedom, and the African Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823694
eISBN:
9781496823724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823694.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In response to the creation of the American Colonization Society, a Counter Memorial against the group was published by a purported group of free blacks in the District of Columbia. The exact ... More


(Re)Viewing Ellison’s Invisible Man: Comedy, Rage, and Cultural Tradition in an African American Classic

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as a foundational work in the development of comic rage, particularly through its use of black folk tradition. Ellison’s use of the tradition of ... More


The Genteel Tradition and the Emergence of the African American Sonnet

Timo Müller

in The African American Sonnet: A Literary History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817839
eISBN:
9781496817877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817839.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter traces the emergence of the sonnet in African American literature to the pervasive influence of genteel conventions. These conventions have widely been regarded as conservative or even ... More


Adam Mansbach’s Postracial Imaginary in Angry Black White Boy

Brandon J. Manning

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the implications of cultural production oftentimes associated with blackness by nonblack people, arguing that Adam Mansbach’s satirical novel Angry Black White Boy (2005) ... More


Woolf, Defoe, Derrida: Interdisciplinary Dogs—or the Canine Aesthetics and (Gender) Politics of Creativity

Jane Goldman

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter offers a reading of Daniel Defoe and Jacques Derrida through Virginia Woolf and the signifying dog, as well as Woolf's critical treatment of the divide between man and beast. It first ... More


Introduction

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The mulatta, the creation of white female abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, has been a vexed figure for African American studies. It became popular as the “tragic mulatta” in antislavery texts ... More


“Bawn in a Brier-patch” and Frontier Bred: Joel Chandler Harris’s Debt to the Humor of the Old South

Gretchen Martin

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the “intertextualization of southern folk culture, black and white,” the latter that of southern frontier humor, in some of Joel Chandler Harris’s lesser-known stories. It ... More


Music

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Africans were kidnapped and taken to North America, they were thrust into a world of monologue. To teach a slave to read or write was illegal in many states. Yet these Africans, and then African ... More


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