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The Sound Barrier

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

1928 was the year when sound film was genuinely established. As the early part-talking films were produced, the studios scramble to mount the sound-film bandwagon while audiences were compelled to ... More


Iurodstvo in an Age of Transition

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272518
eISBN:
9780191709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272518.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the 17th century, the Russian Orthodox Church had clearly set its sight on the gradual ousting of iourodstvo. At the same time, holy foolery itself was becoming eroded, both as a paradigm of ... More


The ‘Second Edition’ of Holy Foolery

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272518
eISBN:
9780191709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272518.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

After a certain gap, holy foolery began to re-establish itself at the end of the 9th century. The author of the canon to Paul the Corinthian, the first holy fool after a long time, admits that his ... More


Vices

Matthew Bevis

in Wordsworth's Fun

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Many of Wordsworth's early abusers imagined him as playing a particular role: the Fool. For fun, the OED suggests one possible root in fon, which signifies either “to be foolish; to act the fool; to ... More


Innocents and Fools

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0022
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on four French cities where lay and clerical festivities overlapped during Christmas week: Toul, Tournai, Amiens, and Clermont. It first considers Toul's clerical feast of the ... More


Translation and Assimilation: Singer in America

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the English translations of Singer's work, focusing particularly on “Gimpel the Fool,” Singer's first short story to be translated, and “Zeidlus the Pope.” The English versions ... More


The Bearing Across of Language: Care, Catachresis, and Political Failure

James Berger

in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at prehistory by analyzing impasses of language in the Epic of Gilgamesh and parts of the Hebrew Bible. As language comes to define the status of the human, the obstruction of ... More


Sex and the country: the rural Bildungsromane of Maura Laverty and Patrick Kavanagh

Michael G. Cronin

in Impure Thoughts: Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086137
eISBN:
9781781704707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086137.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the works of Maura Laverty and Patrick Kavanagh. It first analyses Kavanagh' two versions of the Bildungsroman: his autobiography The Green Fool (1938) and his novel Tarry ... More


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