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actor-network theory

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(ANT),

insists that researchers should refute all pre-given distinction between classes of possible actors, rejecting artificial divides such as local/global, agency/structure,...

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affect

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A non-conscious, but intense, experience. Shouse (2005) MC J. 8, 6 explains that ‘feelings are personal and biographical, emotions are social, and affects are prepersonal’—in other words,...

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aphanisis

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A term used in psychoanalysis to denote the disappearance of sexual desire. It was coined in 1927 by the Welsh psychoanalyst Ernest Jones (1879–1958) in his Papers on Psycho-Analysis (5th...

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Clark, John

J. M. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 398 words.

Clark, John (d. 1807), scholar of Scottish Gaelic literature and land agent, was, in the astringent judgement of the Celtic scholar Alexander Macbain, 'James Macpherson's fellow Badenoch...

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Evershed [née Orr], Mary Acworth

M. T. Brück.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 902 words.

Evershed [née Orr], Mary Acworth (1867–1949), astronomer and literary scholar, was born on 1 January 1867 at Plymouth Hoe, the fifth child and third daughter of Andrew Orr (d. 1870), an...

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Krutch, Joseph Wood

Paul N. Pavich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Theatre; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1724 words.

Krutch, Joseph Wood (25 November 1893–22 May 1970), writer, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Edward Waldemore Krutch, a businessman, and Adelaine Wood. From 1911 to 1915 he...

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Lyell, Charles

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Botany. 504 words.

Lyell, Charles (1769–1849), botanist and literary scholar, was born on 7 March 1769 at Southampton Buildings, Holborn, London, the eldest son of Charles Lyell (1734–1796), naval officer,...

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phallocentric

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Psychology.

Focused on or obsessed with the phallus, or biased towards cultural assumptions of male dominance symbolized by the phallus.

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phantasmagoria

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A fantastic or dreamlike sequence of real or imagined images. See also phantasticant. phantasmagoric or phantasmagorical adj. [From French phantasmagorie production of phantasms, from Greek null...

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primal scene

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Psychology.

(in Freudian theory) the occasion on which a child becomes aware of its parents' sexual intercourse, the timing of which is thought to be crucial in determining predisposition to future...

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