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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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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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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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Digital Critical Editing

Alois Pichler and Tone Merete Bruvik.

in Digital Critical Editions

July 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8413 words.

This chapter focuses on the aims of digital critical edition, and offers an organized inventory of tools that can help with collation, edition, research, reading, and conservation. It...

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The Abuse of Power and Its Consequences (Euripides’ Hecuba)

Emily Katz Anhalt.

in Enraged

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 10452 words.

This chapter examines Hecuba's emphasis on the abuse of power and its consequences. In its depiction of rage, Hecuba exposes the ramifications of people in power failing to respect any...

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The Review and Appeal

Lillian Faderman.

in Scotch Verdict

January 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8797 words.

This third part of the book follows the appeal of the earlier verdict in the Woods and Pirie against Dame Cumming Gordon case, following early nineteenth century Scottish law, which allowed...

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Rising from Nowhere

Joel Nickels.

in The Poetry of the Possible

June 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 17789 words.

This chapter focuses on William Carlos Williams’s poetic method and concept of self-valorization. Self-valorization refers to a process of value creation that eludes monetary measure and...

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Rousseau: Vital Instinct and Pity

Pierre Macherey.

in Systems of Life

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4093 words.

This essay examines the contradictory development of the concept of pity in Rousseau’s work. In the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (1754), pity exists in the form of a vital...

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Learning

Renee Hobbs, Liz Deslauriers and Pam Steager.

in The Library Screen Scene

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 14958 words.

Efforts to integrate digital media and information literacy into education are expanding, and some schools have already adopted a whole-school integration approach. There are many...

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Present

Renee Hobbs, Liz Deslauriers and Pam Steager.

in The Library Screen Scene

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 12155 words.

Librarians and educators are lifelong learners, connecting people, spaces, and film and media resources in ways that delight, engage, and transform. Because film and video are so much a...

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Sam, Einar, and Hrafnkel (chs. 3–6)

William Ian Miller.

in Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 6063 words.

There is discussion of the importance of decision-making in the saga, and the psychology behind the decisions taken by Sam, Einar, and Hrafnkel. Treatments of the initial descriptions and...

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Metacommentary and Mythology

Jonathan Bignell.

in Transatlantic Television Drama

February 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies - World. 7642 words.

The chapter focuses on the comedy drama Episodes (2011–2018), made by the British production company Hat Trick for the BBC and Showtime. A British husband and wife duo of screenwriters work...

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