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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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power law distribution

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

A mathematical relationship between the frequency and size of an event, where the frequency increase is inversely proportional to its size increase. For example, the Italian economist...

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The visual commons: counter-power in photography from slavery to Occupy Wall Street

Nicholas Mirzoeff.

in Image Operations

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 5498 words.

This chapter explores the formation and dissemination of what the author has called the ‘visual commons’ in photography. The visual commons can be explored through photography because...

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Jefferson, Joseph

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts. 68 words.

Born Philadelphia, Pa, 20 Feb. 1829; m 1st, 1848, Miss Margaret Lockyers; 2nd, 1868, Miss Sarah H. Warren; died 23 April 1905

actor

Yale University; MD at...

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Dostoevskii’s “White Nights”: The Dreamer Goes Abroad

Ronald Meyer.

in Border Crossing

April 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 10984 words.

This chapter explores four versions of Dostoevskii’s 1848 story “White Nights,” whose nameless protagonist, referred to as the Dreamer, inspired many directors to transpose this early...

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Imperial Vanities: Mira Nair, William Makepeace Thackeray and Diasporic Fidelity to Vanity Fair

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield.

in Framing Empire

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 8661 words.

Mira Nair has built her career on films that contribute to the Indian identity in diaspora and attest to the prominence of Indian filmmakers in international cinema. For a filmmaker so...

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Bullett, Gerald William (1893–1958), writer and broadcaster

Felicity Ehrlich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature. 1087 words.

Bullett, Gerald William (1893–1958), writer and broadcaster, was born on 30 December 1893 at 107 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, London, the third of the three sons of Robert Bullett...

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Henderson, Oscar (1891–1969), naval officer and television company executive

Barrie MacDonald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Television. 994 words.

Henderson, Oscar (1891–1969), naval officer and television company executive, was born on 7 October 1891 at Oakley House, Windsor Park, Belfast, the third son of Sir James Henderson...

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Race, Stephen Russell [Steve] (1921–2009), musician and broadcaster

Spencer Leigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Applied Music; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 1059 words.

Race, Stephen Russell [Steve] (1921–2009), musician and broadcaster, was born in the St Catherine's area of Lincoln on 1 April 1921, the second son of Russell Tinniswood Race, solicitor,...

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