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The World of Yesterday: Conrad, European History, and Napoleonic Legend

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter looks at Conrad's writing during the Great War as his response to the conflict. It then turns its attention to Conrad's lifelong obsession with Napoleon Bonaparte, exploring Conrad's ... More


Suspense and The Novel of Sensation

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Conrad's late works in relation to an earlier popular form of women's writing: the sensation novel of the 1860s and 1870s. By comparing Conrad's final, unfinished novel ... More


Dario Argento

L. Andrew Cooper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037092
eISBN:
9780252094385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037092.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four ... More


Entering the dark dismal middle

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second act of a novel, or the middle of a story of any length, is where plot momentum typically slows down and often the novice writer loses interest, becomes lost, and may even abandon the ... More


Triangulating Aesthetic Experience

Murray Smith

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Among the various possible targets of a science of aesthetics, the study of aesthetic experience throws up particular challenges, relating to the much debated question of the scientific tractability ... More


Epic Theater versus Film Noir: Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang’s Anti-Nazi Film Hangmen Also Die

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When American newspapers reported the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in May 1942, Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang immediately seized upon the idea of writing a script ... More


Some Versions of Cary Grant

James Naremore

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197566374
eISBN:
9780197566411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566374.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Some Versions of Cary Grant analyses Cary Grant’s performances in a gallery of his best films, arguing that he not only had exceptional skills but also greater range than is usually recognized. ... More


Directing the Gaze in the Sixth and Fifth Centuries

Luca Giuliani

in Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter discusses a handicap possessed by narrative images—that of being incapable of structuring the process of their reception as a temporal sequence. As opposed to storytelling by means of ... More


Suspense and surveillance: Les Diaboliques and Les Espions

Christopher Lloyd

in Henri-Georges Clouzot

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070143
eISBN:
9781781701065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070143.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with suspense and surveillance in Les Diaboliques and Les Espions. Les Diaboliques was released in January 1955 and proved to be Clouzot's most commercially successful film but ... More


The Presentation of the Supernatural – ‘Strange things I have in head’

Rebekah Owens

in Macbeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325130
eISBN:
9781800342521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on how Roman Polanski exploited violence that can engender a physical response in the audience. It analyses how the feel of violence and emotional response it provokes provide ... More


‘What is that… is that a man in there… or something?’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the Thing in human form is ultimately the greatest instigator of fear. Simply not knowing who is who, but knowing what happens when a Thing is hidden inside a man ... More


Sisters (1973)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles a shift in De Palma's films with Sisters (1973), which marked a departure of influences from Godard to Hitchcock, and a change of genres from political satire to the ... More


Raising Cain (1992)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter marks another comeback for De Palma, this time in a return to a genre in which he feels most at home—the suspense thriller. In Raising Cain (1992), De Palma also goes home in another ... More


Paleontology in Parts

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how the law of correlation became inextricably entwined with Victorian Britain’s most distinctive and prevalent mode of publication: serialization. Owen’s celebrated ... More


Plot Illustrated

Claire M. L. Bourne

in Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 4 argues that techniques of illustrating early modern plays were designed to correspond to the effects those same plays were said to have had in performance. It studies the careful ... More


Are you sitting (un)comfortably? Sound, horror and radio

Richard J. Hand

in Listen in terror: British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719081484
eISBN:
9781781707265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081484.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

A detailed analysis of BBC Radio's most famous horror radio show in the 1940s onwards. The most significant and long-running horror series in the history of British radio is Appointment with Fear ... More


Some Ancient Views on Narrative, its Structure and Working

René Nünlist

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

A prominent characteristic of Greek narrative is the critical literature that reflected on it. The scholia especially can fill out the brief treatment of the narrative genre in Aristotle's Poetics ... More


Actions, Disjunctions, and Passions in Graphic Narratives: Narrative Virtualities in

Benjamim Picado and Jônathas Miranda de Araújo

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter fuses ideas from Roland Barthes and Thierry Groensteen to examine the use of moments of mundanity between turning points in a story. Its insights have implications for the construction ... More


The Sources

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

in Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036484
eISBN:
9780252093517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036484.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Hitchcock and his writers transformed his chosen sources, revealing two tendencies which are important in understanding how the director and the three writers went about ... More


Something is going to Happen: Narrative Tension

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how Bolaño’s work affects the individual reader, and specifically how it generates and manages narrative tension. His capacity to maintain narrative tension while eluding ... More


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