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The Dangers of Democratic Decision Making (Sophocles’ Ajax)

Emily Katz Anhalt.

in Enraged

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...

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Adventure Game Books

Lisa Sainsbury.

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

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Adventure Game Books

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Adventure game books are interactive books that invite readers to participate in fantasy adventures by assuming characters and making decisions based on dice-play. They have their origins...

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republicanism

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

An ideal of government that emphasizes the role of the active, participating citizen in government, often looking back to the role of the citizen in ancient Rome or Athens. Institutionally...

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Discovering America

Jonathan Goldberg.

in Sodometries

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...

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Medicine and Authority

Jonathan Strauss.

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...

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Folklore and Folklife of American Organizations and Networks

Simon J. Bronner.

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...

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Maria W. Stewart’s “The First Stage of Life”: Black Girlhood in the Repository of Religion and Literature, and of Science and Art

Nazera Sadiq Wright.

in MELUS

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...

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George Wylie Henderson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1904–1965), novelist.

Born in Warrior's Stand, Alabama, George Wylie Henderson served a printer's apprenticeship at Tuskegee before moving to New York City and eventually writing...

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Political Patchwork? Regional Experiences of Theatre Censorship

Laura Bradley.

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...

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Between Henry V and Hamlet

Peter Lake.

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...

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Deliberation:

Sandra M. Gustafson.

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...

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Introduction

Todd Butler.

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...

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Johnson Personified

Freya Johnston.

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...

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The history of a novel: Alberto Ajón León's ¿Qué bolá? (What's Up?) ¿Qué bolá? (What's Up?)

Kumaraswami Par.

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...

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Striking the French Match: Jean Bodin, Queen Elizabeth, and the Occultation of Sovereign Marriage

Drew Daniel.

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...

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Introduction

T.K. Vinod Kumar.

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...

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‘Absolute circumstance’: Mairi MacInnes

Peter Robinson.

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...

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‘A Yes without a No’

Derek Attridge.

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,...

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“Come buy, come buy”

Kathryn Simpson.

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)....

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