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Of Viennese Nights and Golden Dawns

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/9780195377347.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

Filmed operettas were more prominent in the early sound era than they would ever be again. The first, The Desert Song, showed both the advantages and pitfalls of putting these works on film. Opera ... More


Situations IrrÉguliÈres: The Comings and Goings of Ordinary People

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the policing of those considered “outsiders”, as police monitored the comings and goings of ordinary people in French cities and towns. These included beggars and vagabonds, ... More


Voyage

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

An old woman, dressed in rags and filthy, lived in the street. I discover she lives in a transfigured world.


Walk Like a Man: Vagabondage and Gender Construction

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the original paradigm of vagabondage. An increasingly totemic concept in European women’s travel writing from the 1850s onwards, vagabondage offers an alternative model of ... More


The California Ramblers to the Top with Adrian Rollini

Ate van Delden

in Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825155
eISBN:
9781496825148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825155.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The band-within-a-band concept caught on and Kirkeby created more of this for more record labels. The Vagabonds, the Little Ramblers, Kentucky Blowers, Five Birmingham Babies, and the Goofus Five. ... More


After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti

Rebecca Dirksen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190928056
eISBN:
9780190928094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928056.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Haitian carnival offers a lens into popular power and politics. Political demonstrations in Haiti often manifest as musical performances. Studying carnival and political protest side by side brings ... More


Teleology without a Telos?: Constitutive Absence in Joyce’s Pilgrimage

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

in Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035390
eISBN:
9780813038933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035390.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter studies Joyce's handling of pilgrimage in his texts. James Joyce, through his texts, portrays that the modernist pilgrims have to acknowledge the absence of form and should keep pursuing ... More


The Properties of Friendship in The Merchant of Venice

Katharine Eisaman Maus

in Being and Having in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698004
eISBN:
9780191752001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698004.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of The Merchant of Venice, focusing particularly on the vexed category of friendship, a less legally determinate form of relationship than the commercial ... More


Vagabond Kings: Entitlement and Distribution in 2 Henry VI and King Lear

Katharine Eisaman Maus

in Being and Having in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698004
eISBN:
9780191752001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698004.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the figure of the royal or noble ‘vagabond,’ theoretically entitled but actually dispossessed, a figure that in some Shakespeare plays becomes a conduit for questions about ... More


Remand to Rehabilitation: Urban Institutions and Rural Children

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on institutional space, a domain with which nearly all runaways come into contact at some point. It examines the thin boundary between the charitable and the carceral embodied in ... More


The Barrier of Light

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0022
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Colette Willy's relationship with Sophie-Mathilde-Adèle de Morny, or Missy, one of the Belle Epoque's notable cross-dressing lesbians; the launching of Colette's stage career; ... More


The Mature Seductress

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0023
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Colette Willy's life after the stage, including her marriage to Baron Henry de Jouvenel des Ursins, an editor at Le Matin, the Parisian newspaper that hired Colette as a ... More


Pasajeros a Indias: Registers and Biographical Writing as Cultural Techniques of Subject Constitution (Spain, Sixteenth Century)

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter describes the cultural techniques of interrogation, registration, and licensing on the boundary between land and sea, that produced in sixteenth century Spain the legal passenger to “The ... More


Only in Hollywood

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz signed a term deal with Paramount and helmedWhite Christmas (1954), the initial picture with the wide-screen format of VistaVision. Boosted by the star power of Bing Crosby, it was his most ... More


The Structure of Twenties Operetta

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter focuses on the operettas of the 1920s. Twenties operettas were not musical comedies with grander music but were musical plays, with all the comedy limited to a subsidiary character or ... More


‘Objectless Love’: The Vagabondage of Colette and Katherine Mansfield

Deborah Pike

in Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694419
eISBN:
9781474422277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694419.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter maps parallels in the personal lives and literary concerns of Katherine Mansfield and Colette. Mansfield identified Colette as a kindred spirit who had very close thematic and stylistic ... More


Thought I Had Your Heart Forever: Death, Detachment, and the Modernity of Early Country Music

Edward P. Comentale

in Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter shows how country music provided emotional bearing for an entire region gripped by processes of change. It presents country song as a dynamic phenomenon of space and time, one that ... More


Vagrancy and Comparative Racialization in Huckleberry Finn and “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad”

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the legal and cultural connections between vagrancy and racialization by focusing on the ways in which the relative immobilization of Chinese, Native American, and black bodies ... More


Sounding Carnival

Rebecca Dirksen

in After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190928056
eISBN:
9780190928094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928056.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Carnival is the biggest musical event of the year in Haiti, in terms of musicians involved, crowds gathered, and money spent. It is also caught up in a complex web of political, economic, and social ... More


Sweet Micky’s Allure: Vagabonds, Vulgarities, and Street Politics

Rebecca Dirksen

in After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190928056
eISBN:
9780190928094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928056.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Though dismissed as jest at the time, in the mid-1990s Sweet Micky declared himself the “President of Konpa” and composed lyrics that avowed his seriousness for the job. Martelly’s play-acts at ... More


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