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‘Evil Against Evil’: The Parabolic Structure And Thematics Of William Friedkin's The Exorcist, Larrie Dudenhoeffer 2010 Kennesaw State University

‘Evil Against Evil’: The Parabolic Structure And Thematics Of William Friedkin's The Exorcist, Larrie Dudenhoeffer

Faculty Publications

This essay examines and deconstructs three sets of antagonisms in William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973). It argues that the film describes its own narrative conflicts as a thematics of ‘evil against evil,’ so as to de-ethicize the moral violence of those metaphysical dogmatisms that compete over the ‘souls’ of others. It then re-couches the one-sidedness of scientific and religious orthodoxies, which damage in similar ways Regan MacNeil, one of the film's main characters, as another variation of this thematics. Finally, this essay suggests that The Exorcist surveys certain sociopolitical tensions, thus commenting, in its video and theatrical re-releases ...


12. How Does Reading Aloud Improve Writing, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12. How Does Reading Aloud Improve Writing, Peter Elbow

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3. The Process Of Speaking: What Can It Offer Writing?, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

3. The Process Of Speaking: What Can It Offer Writing?, Peter Elbow

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10. The Need For Care: Easy Speaking Onto The Page Is Never Enough, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

10. The Need For Care: Easy Speaking Onto The Page Is Never Enough, Peter Elbow

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0 Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

0 Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Elbow

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11. Revising By Reading Aloud. What The Mouth And Ear Know, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

11. Revising By Reading Aloud. What The Mouth And Ear Know, Peter Elbow

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Schooling, Family, And The Ethnic Working Class Before World War Ii, Ivan Greenberg 2010 independent scholar

Schooling, Family, And The Ethnic Working Class Before World War Ii, Ivan Greenberg

Ivan Greenberg

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Improving The Safety Of Central Nervous System Stimulants, Anne Kulli 2010 Brooklyn Law School

Improving The Safety Of Central Nervous System Stimulants, Anne Kulli

Anne Kulli

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Structures Of Urban Poverty In Greg Sarris's Grand Avenue, Reginald B. Dyck 2010 Capital University

Structures Of Urban Poverty In Greg Sarris's Grand Avenue, Reginald B. Dyck

Reginald B Dyck

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"Your Own Imagination": Vidding And Vidwatching As Collaborative Interpretation, Tisha Turk 2010 University of Minnesota Morris Digital Well

"Your Own Imagination": Vidding And Vidwatching As Collaborative Interpretation, Tisha Turk

English Publications

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18. A New Culture Of Vernacular Literacy On The Horizon, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

18. A New Culture Of Vernacular Literacy On The Horizon, Peter Elbow

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4. Speech As Product: Eight Virtues In Careless Spoken Language, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

4. Speech As Product: Eight Virtues In Careless Spoken Language, Peter Elbow

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5. Intonation: A Virtue For Writing Found At The Root Of Everyday Speech, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

5. Intonation: A Virtue For Writing Found At The Root Of Everyday Speech, Peter Elbow

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7. Freewriting: An Obvious And Easy Way To Speak Onto The Page, Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

7. Freewriting: An Obvious And Easy Way To Speak Onto The Page, Peter Elbow

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Introduction To Part One: Defining "Speech" And "Writing", Peter Elbow 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Introduction To Part One: Defining "Speech" And "Writing", Peter Elbow

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Judy Holliday's Urban Working Girl Characters In 1950s Hollywood Film, Judith E. Smith 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Judy Holliday's Urban Working Girl Characters In 1950s Hollywood Film, Judith E. Smith

American Studies Faculty Publication Series

A Jewish-created urban and cosmopolitan working girl feminism persisted in the 1950s as a cultural alternative to the suburban, domestic consumerism critiqued so eloquently by Betty Friedan in The Feminine Mystique. The film persona of Jewish, Academy Award-winning actress Judy Holliday embodied this working girl feminism. Audiences viewed her portrayals of popular front working girl heroines in three films written by the Jewish writer and director Garson Kanin, sometimes in association with his wife, the actress Ruth Gordon, and directed by the Jewish director George Cukor in the early 1950s: Born Yesterday (1950), The Marrying Kind (1952), and It Should ...


Framing Cultural Diversity Courses Post U.S. 2008 Presidential Elections, Marjorie Jones 2010 Lesley University

Framing Cultural Diversity Courses Post U.S. 2008 Presidential Elections, Marjorie Jones

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Historical events are often used both as descriptors and ‘projections’ of the tenor of a nation. The election of Barak Obama as the 44th president of the United States was seen as a turning point in U.S. history. How should this historical event inform the framing and teaching of higher education courses which focus on race and cultural issues in the U.S.? This question was asked of adult learners enrolled in a course examining the African American experience in the U.S. Since the higher education classroom provides a unique opportunity to present, explore and understand many controversial ...


True Crime, Laura Browder 2010 University of Richmond

True Crime, Laura Browder

English Faculty Publications

Whether or not Capote invented something called the “nonfiction novel,” he ushered in the serious, extensive, non-fiction treatment of murder. In the years since In Cold Blood appeared, the genre of true crime regularly appears on the bestseller list. It is related to crime fiction, certainly – but it might equally well be grouped with documentary or read alongside romance fiction. And while its readers have a deep engagement with the genre that is very different from the engagement of readers of crime fiction, its writers are often forced to occupy a position – in relation to victims, criminals and police – that ...


Gothic Representations: History, Literature, And Film, Daniel Gould 2010 Governors State University

Gothic Representations: History, Literature, And Film, Daniel Gould

All Student Theses

Gothic storytelling has come a long way since the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto in 1764. This short novel created the standard motifs and tropes that will forever be associated with the genre-the destitute castle, the foreboding atmosphere, supernatural or inexplicable events, omens, prophecies, heroes, villains, and of course, a deteriorating world facilitated by the unconscious evils within hwnanity causing the complete destabilization of society.

This paper will examine the evolution of Gothic fiction and how it has been represented from its romantic heritage and Victorian upbringing to the American Gothic traditions of the nineteenth century ...


Tales Of The Tribe Of Ishmael, Brian Siegel 2010 Furman University

Tales Of The Tribe Of Ishmael, Brian Siegel

Anthropology Publications

This is a history of the Tribe of Ishmael, a famous and the only urban cacogenic family in the American eugenics movement.


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