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Fear of the Past: Post-Soviet Culture and the Soviet Terror

Alexander Etkind

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the representation of Soviet terror in post-Soviet culture. It proposes a new concept, that of memory-dread, to analyze how Russians perceive the Soviet terror. It interprets ... More


Toleration and the Specter of Heresy in Milton's England

David Loewenstein

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the spectre of heresy in Milton's England and the significant impact it had on the bitter struggle over religious toleration. Under examination is the rhetoric of fear, ... More


Dramatis Personae

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Jerusalem's peculiar characters can be called “angelmorphic” for, possessed with a capacity to be infinitely translucent, they can morph into one another; they can contain one ... More


‘To the Public’—Albion's Fall

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Jerusalem's first chapter tells the story of Albion's fall. Its overture sets the scene for Los's journey into Albion's interior and humanity's transfiguration in forgiveness of ... More


Spectrology

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter is devoted to the most compendious volume of ghost narratives printed in early modern Europe, Pierre Le Loyer's Quatre livres des specters (1586). Le Loyer's career and text are reviewed ... More


Conclusion

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This concluding chapter reviews the different ways of reading the political significance of the spectre during a time when a number of political issues were communicated and reconstituted into ... More


Introduction: In the Shadows of Citizenship: African Americans and Democracy's Alterity

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Beginning with a reading of a Sojourner Truth carte-de-visite and its epigrammatic phrasing, this introductory chapter prefigures Ralph Ellison's notion of the “shadow” and Jacques Derrida's notion ... More


Living Theatres

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Although Wordsworth is the most influential poet of the Romantic era, his role in the development of modern concepts of virtuality has yet to be explored. Where Blake hopes to transform the actual by ... More


Unpredictable Machines

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Once disinterred from Wordsworth's conservative ecology, the notion that life has at its heart a creative force, an unstructured potential rather than a fixed essence, raises questions that ... More


Spectres of Antiquity: Classical Literature and the Gothic, 1740-1830

James Uden

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190910273
eISBN:
9780190910303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910273.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gothic literature imagines the return of ghosts from the past. What about the classical past? Spectres of Antiquity is the first full-length study describing the relationship between Greek and Roman ... More


Indigenous Atextualizations: The Popol Vuh and I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

Adam Lifshey

in Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The vanishing of aborigines from particular landscapes is a common trope in literatures of the Americas, as is the stereotypical association of indigenes with different types of silence. Yet even ... More


Introduction

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the ghost story, which previously incorporated a wide range of serious social issues. It examines the development of the belief in ghosts from the medieval period to the ... More


Ghostly Forms: Race, Nation, and Genre in Frantz Fanon

in Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754903
eISBN:
9780804772501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754903.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores the ghostly continuities between Fanon the Martinican-born psychiatrist and Fanon the anticolonial Algerian nationalist. It finds in both a common engagement with the ... More


KáriXdeCODE

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

If the distinction between the promised Health Sector Database and the corporate entity deCODE Genetics was a fine one, that between deCODE and its CEO Kári Stefánsson was practically fissureless. ... More


Derrida, the Messianic, and Eschatology

Gary Banham

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222063
eISBN:
9780823235605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the predominant reception of Jacques Derrida's book Specters of Marx as revealing an unexpected receptivity to the notion of the messianic is at ... More


Specters of Messiah

in Exemplarity and Chosenness: Rosenzweig and Derrida on the Nation of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755214
eISBN:
9780804769976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755214.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the issue of messianism in the works of Jacques Derrida. It traces the appearance of “the messianic” in Derrida's 1993 book Specters of Marx and shows how his new confrontation ... More


Specters on Staircases in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding, and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

Sarah Gilbreath Ford

in Haunted Property: Slavery and the Gothic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829696
eISBN:
9781496829740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829696.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines parallel scenes in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! (1936), Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding (1946), and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon (1977), where a character rushes into a ... More


Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Mark Everist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195389173
eISBN:
9780199979202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Mozart’s Ghosts is a monograph in which Mark Everist examines the developing reputation of the composer from his death in 1791 to the present.It takes reception to mean the multiplicity ... More


Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

David Loewenstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203390
eISBN:
9780191762796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203390.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Treacherous Faith is a major interdisciplinary study of the terrors of heresy and the literary imagination from the English Reformation to the Restoration. It illuminates the anxieties ... More


The Museum and its Spectres

Elisa Mandelli

in The Museum as a Cinematic Space: The Display of Moving Images in Exhibitions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474416795
eISBN:
9781474476577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416795.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses a number of exhibitions that include ghostly apparitions of historical figures, in a modern and high-tech version of the 18th and 19th century Phantasmagoria. This kind of ... More


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