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Wise Guys (1986)

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/9781628466973.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the wish-fulfillment fantasy embedded in Wise Guys (1986). As a gangster comedy, Wise Guys is best appreciated as a happy alternative to Scarface (1983), as things that went ... More


Warrant and the Freud‐and‐Marx Complaint

Alvin Plantinga

in Warranted Christian Belief

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131932
eISBN:
9780199867486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131932.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Among objections to Christian belief, we can distinguish between de facto objections and de jure objections, i.e., between those that claim that Christian belief is false (de facto objections) and ... More


Our Present Condition

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: The Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512749
eISBN:
9780262315135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512749.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the present condition and how the romance novels of today resemble the romances that captivated the attention of readers or listeners in the Hellenistic period, the Middle Ages, ... More


The Allegorical Nation

Viola Shafik

in Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160530
eISBN:
9781617970108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on “exaggerated” national allegories and on cases where the image of the nation oscillates between metaphors of male and female, domination and subjugation, offense and defense. ... More


Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Hugh Urban

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230620
eISBN:
9780520936898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230620.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

A complex body of religious practices that spread throughout the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions; a form of spirituality that seemingly combines sexuality, sensual pleasure, and the full range ... More


Northanger Abbey and Gothic Perception: Austen’s Aesthetics and Ethics of Surprise

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers how Jane Austen explores the uses and abuses of surprise—its sexual politics, its aesthetic dimensions, its psychic and emotional contours—in her novel Northanger Abbey. It ... More


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