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The (Queer) Look of Love: Narcissus, Bel Vezer, and Galehaut

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter uses critical models deriving from Lacan's seminar XX, Encore, to suggest that some rather exceptional male characters in medieval texts (notably Galehaut in the Lancelot en prose) offer ... More


The Only Tone for Terror: Tony Harrison and the Gorgon’s Gaze

Henry Stead

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter introduces the reader to Tony Harrison’s audiovisual poetry, composed for and broadcast on British television through the late 1980s and 1990s. Harrison has to date made twelve full ... More


Masochism and the female gaze

John Yamamoto-Wilson

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter, Yamamoto-Wilson examines the role of the Other’s gaze in early modern masochistic fantasy, starting with reader responses to martyrologies (particularly Foxe), hagiography and bloody ... More


Cinema, Masturbation and Peter Pan: A Non-Victim Approach to the Holocaust

in Tony Harrison and The Holocaust

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235064
eISBN:
9781846314254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235064.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Tony Harrison's approach to writing about the Holocaust. It discusses a quotation from Harrison which posits Hiroshima bombing and the Holocaust as loci for his poetry and ... More


The Map of the Body

Elaine T. James

in Landscapes of the Song of Songs: Poetry and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190619015
eISBN:
9780190619046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619015.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The descriptive poems of the Song (sometimes called waṣfs) are three long texts that punctuate and lend a sense of overall structure to the Song. In these poems, the lover’s body is described as a ... More


. “What a Show!”: Apocalyptic Spectacle and the Agency of Watching

Jennie Chapman

in Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the ways in which evangelical agency issues not only from the interpretation of the written word, but also the deciphering of visual cues and signs, Thus, watching and observing ... More


The Gaze of the Other

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the philosophical discourse on the gaze of the other. In Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre argues that we can have no proof and no certitude concerning our suspicion that ... More


“Here Comes Everybody”: HCE and the Existence of Others in I.2

Jim LeBlanc

in Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Jim LeBlanc introduces readers to the proliferative motif of “the sin in the park” and its metaphysical implications as they emerge most clearly in I.2. He uses a philosophical framework provided by ... More


The informational nature of selves

Luciano Floridi

in The Ethics of Information

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199641321
eISBN:
9780191760938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641321.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Our philosophical anthropology is changing profoundly. Human life is quickly becoming a matter of onlife experience, which reshapes constraints and offers new affordances in the development of our ... More


“A man didn’t make this film alone”: Intertextual Dialogue

John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

in Real Sex Films: The New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190244606
eISBN:
9780190244644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244606.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Part 2 of chapter 4 contributes to the dialogue of part 1 by combining an industry-based textual analysis with the findings of the authors’ social audience study of Blue Is the Warmest Colour. This ... More


Scientific Observation

Manon Mathias

in Vision in the Novels of George Sand

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198735397
eISBN:
9780191799570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735397.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 4 examines the links between the novel and the ‘scientific gaze’. Comparing Sand’s approach to the natural sciences with the writings of Flaubert, Verne, and Zola, the chapter shows that Sand ... More


Circus Studs and Equestrian Sports in Turn-of-the-Century France

Kari Weil

in Equestrian Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226583044
eISBN:
9780226589657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589657.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the apparent efforts of the French aristocracy and bourgeoisie to restore the symbol of the horse and of horsemanship as a noble and masculine ideal towards the end of the ... More


‘I resented it, it fascinated me’: Carter’s ambivalent cinematic fiction and the problem of proximity

Caleb Sivyer

in The Arts of Angela Carter: A Cabinet of Curiosities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526136770
eISBN:
9781526146748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136787.00018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides a reconsideration of Angela Carter’s relationship to cinema, arguing that she was much more ambivalent about the medium than has usually been acknowledged by scholars. This ... More


Kingston Calling: Mais’s Paris, 1954

Faith Smith

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Based on innovative archival research, this chapter offers a new lens for understanding the canonical Windrush novelist, Roger Mais, long famous for his anticolonial journalism and his powerful ... More


An Out-of-Control Convert: Paul on the Way to Damascus (Acts 9)

Brittany E. Wilson

in Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325009
eISBN:
9780190229191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325009.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 5 focuses on Paul’s conversion, or call, on the road to Damascus in Acts 9. Paul’s conversion not only inaugurates his identity as a member of “the Way,” but it provides our first in-depth ... More


‘A mirror with a memory’: the development of the negative in Victorian gothic

Gregory Brophy

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the literature of possession through its persistent evocation of the ‘impressionable mind’, a trope that submits photographic technology as a privileged figure for the subject's ... More


Conclusion: Searching for Monte Refusals

Dixa Ramírez

in Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850457
eISBN:
9781479812721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850457.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This epilogue offers a brief synopsis of each previous chapter and the overall arguments of the book. It also ponders how subaltern subjects, before the democratization of who can record and ... More


“Seen But Not Heard”

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

In response to Houston Baker’s “There Is No More Beautiful Way: Theory and Poetics of Afro-American Women’s Writing,” the chapter expands Baker’s self-professed autobiographical “metalevel ... More


Circles, Rays, Channels

Alaina Lemon

in Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294271
eISBN:
9780520967458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294271.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

A credential is only as good as the social and political connections that bind and embed moments of its verification. Communicative contact alone cannot make a credential real and effective—or can ... More


Absolute Clarity: Michel Houellebecq’s La carte et le territoire

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Michel Houellebecq’s La carte et le territoire [The Map and the Territory] (2010). In this Prix Goncourt-garnering novel, we see the world through the eyes of artist Jed Martin, ... More


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