August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 10084 words.
This chapter examines how the Ajax tackles the problem of rage and highlights the dangers of democratic decision making. In Ajax, Sophocles shows that democratic institutions alone cannot...
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 319 words.
Adventure game books are interactive books that invite readers to participate in fantasy adventures by assuming characters and making decisions
March 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 16821 words.
The recovery of the history of sodomy in the New World is of signal importance as one way of resisting modes of thinking which, every day, seem to be growing more widespread, and which the...
in Human Remains
February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 12955 words.
This chapter uses press accounts to reconstruct a spectacular case of necrophilia from the mid-nineteenth century. The subsequent trial emblematized the rivalries between medicine and the...
in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies
November 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .
Article. Subjects: Literature. 14063 words.
Building on the landmark Supreme Court case Dukes v. Wal-Mart (2011), which involved the issue of whether folklore provided evidence of a corporate culture affecting managerial decision...
Maria W. Stewart’s “The First Stage of Life”: Black Girlhood in the Repository of Religion and Literature, and of Science and Art
September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Literature. 11895 words.
Although Maria W. Stewart is primarily known as a lecturer, a journalist, and an abolitionist and women's rights activist, a recently recovered short story illuminates her contribution to...
in Cooperation and Conflict
October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 14086 words.
This chapter explores regional experiences of theatre censorship in the 1960s and 1970s. There were significant regional variations in the way that theatre censorship was practised during...
in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage
January 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 3874 words.
This chapter argues that if Julius Caesar can be read as an examination of the dangers inherent in the particular political moment of the summer and autumn of 1599, and of the internal...
in Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic
May 2011; p ublished online February 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 11774 words.
This chapter offers a brief account of the history of deliberation. Deliberation in a general sense refers to personal reflections and conversations directed at producing well-informed...
in Literature and Political Intellection in Early Stuart England
July 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Civil War and Restoration). 7647 words.
This chapter explains how the political changes of early Stuart England can be usefully examined from a cognitive perspective, with questions of authority and sovereignty being determined...
in Samuel Johnson
November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 6307 words.
Following Bertrand Bronson's lead, ‘Johnson Personified’ seeks to understand how eighteenth-century personification works. It argues that, in Johnson's hands, this trope achieves the...
in Literary culture in Cuba
November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8461 words.
In the context of the complexities of the Cuban publishing infrastructure of 2008–11, this chapter presents the story of one possibly typical work of fiction, tracing its passage from...
in Political Theology and Early Modernity
October 2012; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 10817 words.
This chapter explores marriage as a key figure of political theology, one that links sexuality and erotic life to the life of the body politic. It focuses on Queen Elizabeth's possible...
in Public Events and Police Response
May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 3882 words.
This introductory chapter provides the reader with an overview of public events that could range from religious gatherings to political rallies to civil protests. Defining such events as...
in Twentieth Century Poetry
January 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 7717 words.
This chapter examines the conflicts in Mairi MacInnes's poetry, fiction, and memoirs between creative freedom, domestic ties, the love of home, and expatriation. It draws upon her memoirs...
in Beyond the Ancient Quarrel
December 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8597 words.
Derek Attridge’s chapter takes Coetzee’s short story, ‘The Old Woman and the Cats’ (2013), as the starting point for an exploration of the divergence between rational accounts of the good,...
in Contradictory Woolf
June 2012; p ublished online January 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 4518 words.
This chapter explores Virginia Woolf's contradictory relationship to the literary marketplace by focusing on her anti-Semitism in the short story “The Duchess and the Jeweller” (1938)....