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A Riot of Conspiracies

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many rumors concerning the September 11 terrorist attacks claimed that the event was in fact caused by a plot secretly planned by a secret group of evil elites. This chapter proposes a methodology of ... More


French Origins of English Tragedy

Richard Hillman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082764
eISBN:
9781781700044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082764.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book applies to tragic patterns and practices in early modern England a long-standing critical preoccupation with English-French cultural connections in the period. With primary, though not ... More


Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Ben Tipping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The force of example was a distinctive determiner of Roman identity. However, examples always rely upon the response of an audience, and are dependent upon context. Even where the example presented ... More


In closing

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book has examined journalists portrayed in cinema to be heroes and villains; as complex, richly drawn characters; and as crude stereotypes. It has looked at lurid anti-tabloid revenge fantasies ... More


Melodramatic Poetics and the Gothic Villain: Interiority, Deviance, Emotion

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the relation of melodramatic poetics and the Gothic villain, in the context of interiority, deviance, and emotion. The Gothic villain could be termed the ‘real melodramatic ... More


Duality

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

in Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Exact solutions of model systems are the most reliable source of information. However, there are not many model systems that can be exactly solved and, consequently, many approximate schemes such as ... More


Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Juliet John

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book studies Dickens's villains. They embody, the book argues, the crucial fusion between the ‘deviant’ and ‘theatrical’ aspects of his writing. Though there have been many studies of both the ... More


The Villains of Stage Melodrama: Romanticism and the Politics of Character

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the villains in stage melodrama, particularly in the context of romanticism and the politics of character. In the melodramatic scheme of things, it is the Henry Jameses of this ... More


Dickens and Dandyism: Masking Interiority

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Dickens and the concept of dandyism. It focuses on gentlemen when they are villains, although a villain cannot be a true gentleman in Dickens's writings. For Dickens, a ... More


A Kingdom for a Scaffold

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Like the playhouse and the baiting ring, the traitors’ heads displayed on London Bridge were a tourist attraction noted in many an early modern travel diary. Twin platforms of privileged visibility, ... More


The Supervillain Reader

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

It’s been argued that every good superhero needs an equally compelling supervillain. The Supervillain Reader sheds light on why “it’s all about the villain.” The editors have assembled a collection ... More


Public Characters: The Politics of Reputation and Blame

James M. Jasper, Michael P. Young, and Elke Zuern

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190050047
eISBN:
9780190050078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050047.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Admirable heroes, threatening villains, innocent victims, and ridiculous minions have long been central to politics and related strategic arenas. These public characters populate the dramas through ... More


Sensing Bodies: Negotiating the Body and Identity in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Aurora Floyd and Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone

Kylee-Anne Hingston

in Articulating Bodies: The Narrative Form of Disability and Illness in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620757
eISBN:
9781789629491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620757.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter illustrates how mid-Victorian sensation fiction responds to anxieties exacerbated by nascent Victorian psychology’s attempt to map the self on the corporeal body. Examining the form and ... More


Everyday Heroes

Joel Best

in Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The nature of heroism is a topic that has motivated a good deal of pontification, and even a cursory review of some of these works reveals that hero is a slippery concept, one that can refer to very ... More


Heroes and villains – an overview of journalism on film

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter elaborates the main features of what has been characterised by others such as Richard Ness, Howard Good, Matthew Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman as the ‘journalism genre’ — the categories and ... More


Journalism in Film: 1997–2008

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses journalism movies released in the period between 1997 and 2008. During the period from 1997 to 2008, seventy-one films were made about journalism for cinema release in the UK. ... More


Homosexuality in the action film

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using Bad Boys II, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Alexander, Spider-Man 3 and 300 as illustrative case studies, this chapter maps out homosexuality's status as both structuring presence and structuring ... More


Buried Treasure

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This explores the nineteenth-century pirate's career in literature, an artistic zenith, in the works, inspired by Scott, of American writers such as Washington Irving and Cooper, whose Red Rover was ... More


George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Lawrence M. Crutcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is a biography of George Keats, brother of the poet John Keats and a community leader in Louisville. The book examines how the boys’ troubled childhood in London, orphaned at early ages, linked ... More


Terence Davies: Subjective Memoirist

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ch. 2 examines Davies’ small but distinguished oeuvre, claiming that he is Britain’s greatest living filmmaker. It highlights his personal--autobiographical--features, Distant Voices, Still Lives and ... More


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