Masquerade and Gender

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Masquerade and Gender by Catherine Craft-Fairchild Summary

Terry Castle's recent study of masquerade follows Bakhtin's analysis of the carnivalesque to conclude that, for women, masquerade offered exciting possibilities for social and sexual freedom. Castle's interpretation conforms to the fears expressed by male writers during the period&—Addison, Steele, and Fielding all insisted that masquerade allowed women to usurp the privileges of men. Female authors, however, often mistrusted these claims, perceiving that masquerade's apparent freedoms were frequently nothing more than sophisticated forms of oppression. Catherine Craft-Fairchild's work provides a useful corrective to Castle's treatment of masquerade. She argues that, in fictions by Aphra Behn, Mary Davys, Eliza Haywood, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Frances Burney, masquerade is double-sided. It is represented in some cases as a disempowering capitulation to patriarchal strictures that posit female subordination. Often within the same text, however, masquerade is also depicted as an empowering defiance of the dominant norms for female behavior. Heroines who attempt to separate themselves from the image of womanhood they consciously construct escape victimization. In both cases, masquerade is the condition of femininity: gender in the woman's novel is constructed rather than essential. Craft-Fairchild examines the guises in which womanhood appears, analyzing the ways in which women writers both construct and deconstruct eighteenth-century cultural conceptions of femininity. She offers a careful and engaging textual analysis of both canonical and noncanonical eighteenth-century texts, thereby setting lesser-read fictions into a critical dialogue with more widely known novels. Detailed readings are informed throughout by the ideas of current feminist theorists, including Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Mary Ann Doane, and Kaja Silverman. Instead of assuming that fictions about women were based on biological fact, Craft-Fairchild stresses the opposite: the domestic novel itself constructs the domestic woman.

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Masquerade by Seymour Reit Summary

The story behind the various organizations responsible for trickery and deception during World War II.

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Masquerade by Kate Mulvany,Kit Williams Summary

In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare's adventure. But when Jack's mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever. Bringing to life Kit Williams' iconic picture book, Masquerade stars a talking fish, a tone-deaf barbershop quartet, a gassy pig, a precious jewel and a few mere mortals. It's a magical adventure that is, at its heart, about the love between a parent and a child.

Masquerade and Civilization

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Masquerade and Civilization by Terry Castle Summary

Public masquerades were a popular and controversial form of urban entertainment in England for most of the eighteenth century. They were held regularly in London and attended by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people from all ranks of society who delighted in disguising themselves in fanciful costumes and masks and moving through crowds of strangers. The authors shows how the masquerade played a subversive role in the eighteenth-century imagination, and that it was persistently associated with the crossing of class and sexual boundaries, sexual freedom, the overthrow of decorum, and urban corruption. Authorities clearly saw it as a profound challenge to social order and persistently sought to suppress it. The book is in two parts. In the first, the author recreates the historical phenomenon of the English masquerade: the makeup of the crowds, the symbolic language of costume, and the various codes of verbal exchange, gesture, and sexual behavior. The second part analyzes contemporary literary representations of the masquerade, using novels by Richardson, Fielding, Burney, and Inchbald to show how the masquerade in fiction reflected the disruptive power it had in contemporary life. It also served as an indispensable plot-catalyst, generating the complications out of which the essential drama of the fiction emerged. An epilogue discusses the use of the masquerade as a literary device after the eighteenth century. The book contains some 40 illustrations.

Psychological Masquerade

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Psychological Masquerade by Robert L. Taylor, MD Summary

When faced with a patient whose psychological symptoms may stem from an organic, or medical, condition rather than psychology, how does the practitioner determine exactly which is the true case? To facilitate this process and give psychologists, social workers, and nurses a useable guide to assessment, Robert Taylor created Psychological Masquerade and has updated it to be the most complete handbook you will ever need in the field. New chapters on violent behavior, amnesia and dementia, sex obsession, and Munchausen-by-Proxy fill out the guide and numerous case studies help clarify diagnostic criteria and provide a welcome hands-on approach to caring for clients in this delicate balance. As a further enhancement of the text as assessment tool, self-tests for hypothetical cases are included as are specific clinical tests that aid in clue gathering. This is the perfect clinical guide for any practitioner who is likely to come into contact with psychological masquerade among their clients and will be a welcome addition to the practitioner's toolbox.

Bonfire Masquerade

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Bonfire Masquerade by Franklin W. Dixon,Carolyn Keene Summary

Nancy Drew and her friends are going to New Orleans for a vacation -- she even promises not to solve any mysteries while she's down there! But, when she runs into Frank and Joe Hardy, there can't be a mystery too far away. Nancy and the Hardys begin to investigate a crooked real estate scheme admist the glitz and splendor of New Orleans during party season. Throw in a dead body and intrigue, and there's no time for a vacation.

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Masquerade by Deborah Bell Summary

In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports arenas, popular magazines and a range of community celebrations, reenactments and conventions. This collection of fresh essays examine the art and function of masquerade from a broad range of perspectives. From African slave masquerade in New World iconography, to the familiar Guy Fawkes masks of the Occupy movement, to the branded identities created by celebrities like Madonna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, the essays show how masquerade permeates modern life.

The Modernist Masquerade

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The Modernist Masquerade by Colleen McQuillen Summary

Masked and costume balls thrived in Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries during a period of rich literary and theatrical experimentation. The first study of its kind, The Modernist Masquerade examines the cultural history of masquerades in Russia and their representations in influential literary works. The masquerade's widespread appearance as a literary motif in works by such writers as Anna Akhmatova, Leonid Andreev, Andrei Bely, Aleksandr Blok, and Fyodor Sologub mirrored its popularity as a leisure-time activity and illuminated its integral role in the Russian modernist creative consciousness. Colleen McQuillen charts how the political, cultural, and personal significance of lavish costumes and other forms of self-stylizing evolved in Russia over time. She shows how their representations in literature engaged in dialog with the diverse aesthetic trends of Decadence, Symbolism, and Futurism and with the era's artistic philosophies.

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Masquerade by N.A Summary

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Masquerade by Lauren Thornhill Summary

Troy wants you, Christy, but he doesnt need you. I need you! Had those words been spoken by anyone other than Jack, Christine Sanford wouldve written it off as a bad joke and wouldve never allowed them to affect her so dramatically. He was her first love andtruth be toldher only love. But he had proven himself untrustworthy when she discovered that he had cheated on her. Regardless of his claims of innocence, she couldnt bring herself to trust him again. He meant what he said. Jack Jordan could never have foreseen falling in love with his childhood friend Christine. But even less could he imagine that they would break up two years later when evidence of his infidelity was brought to lightdespite the fact that he never cheated on her. Jack is forced to defend his name and love against the clever Troy Nolan, whom he is convinced is behind the deceit. But the deception runs much deeper than Troy, and Jack must unveil the truth in the midst of the lies that surround them.

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Masquerade by William Kienzle Summary

"A nice, tidy mystery . . . with characters who are plausible, intelligent, about whom we can care and with whom we might even empathize."—West Coast Review of Books "This tale should once again entertain the many fans of Kienzle's sleuth, Father Robert Koesler." —Booklist When Father Koesler agreed to serve as consultant at a mystery writers' conference, he—and the students—get more than they bargained for: a real murder mystery. Marygrove College's choice of the Reverend Klaus Krieg as the featured speaker at its conference was no surprise. The popular televangelist and publisher of sleaze was sure to draw a crowd. The real mystery was the choice of the other speakers—a rabbi, a nun, a monk, and an Episcopal priest—all successful mystery writers with another thing in common: They hated Krieg. Father Koesler's misgivings about serving as consultant to the conference were heightened when the speakers gathered without Reverend Krieg. Although they had never met each other, the speakers were remarkably rancorous about the absent guest. In fact, in one way or another, all of them said they would like to kill him. Was it any wonder, then, that when a murder too place suspicion should center on the speakers? Father Koesler was loath to believe that any of these people, all religious, could commit such a deed, but he felt obliged to call on Detroit Homicide's best detective, Alonzo "Zoo" Tully, and his old friend Inspector Walter Koznicki. In this eleventh Father Koesler mystery, secrets of the human heart, which may elude professionals, are the province of the priest and the solution to the mystery.

The Masquerade

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The Masquerade by Mikhail Lermontov Trans by Karpovich Summary

"The Masquerade," a treasured four-act play by Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, is a classic work of Russian romanticism. In 1830s St. Petersburg, aristocrat Arbenin and Nina, his wife, attend a masked ball. In a tragic case of mistaken identity, Arbenin convinces himself that his wife is romantically involved with Prince Zvezdich. Arbenin is tragically blinded by jealousy and pride, and then a disaster happens... A celebration and examination of a classic work from the Golden Age of Russian culture, the first poetic translation by Russian American professor Alfred E. Karpovich brings "The Masquerade" to a new, English-speaking audience. A work of great importance, this drama examines the collision between true love and the societal prejudice of honor and dignity. In translation, it casts an inquisitive eye at the state of human dignity in the twenty-first century.

Masquerade and Identities

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Masquerade and Identities by Efrat Tseëlon Summary

Masquerade, both literal and metaphorical, is now a central concept on many disciplines. This timely volume explores and revisits the role of disguise in constructing, expressing and representing marginalised identities, and in undermining easy distinctions between 'true' identity and artifice. The book is interdisciplinary in approach, spanning a diverse range of cultures and narrative voices. It provides provocative and nuanced ways of thinking about masquerade as a tool for construction, and a tool for critique. The essays interrogate such themes as: *mask and carnival *fetish fashion *stigma of illegitimacy *femininity as masquerade *lesbian masks *cross-dressing in Jewish folk theatre *the mask in seventeenth and eighteenth century London and nineteenth century France *the voice as mask.

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Masquerade by Liz Osborne Summary

Robyn Kelly, the manager of the patient-relations department at a suburban Seattle hospital, is put to the test when a weather-related accident inundates her hospital with patients. While helping with triage, she angers a powerful congressman, Jake Hamilton, who lodges a complaint that could end her career. Hoping to placate the congressman, she goes to his room to talk but finds him dead, even though the room has a police guard.

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Masquerade by Sarah Nabruq Summary

Living in Pakistan was like a 24/7 roller coaster ride for Sarah. Following into her father's footsteps she just picked herself and her family up from the comfortable, cosy and predictable British life only to land herself among people who not only thought and acted differently but despised her guts and truthfulness. Her experiences which were penned over a decade, takes you on an emotional journey which grips and entertains at the same time. The heroes and villains that cross her path come to life as she moves through time. A misfit and a rebel, she continued striving for the causes she believed in: only to end up in deep troubles which started to threaten her loved ones. After surviving blasphemy charges, terrorism and corrupt power she reluctantly withdrew but refused to be a silent witness against all the injustices of the world she had lovingly embraced.

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Masquerade by Lissa Litka Summary

Trapped in an abusive relationship, Claire Matthews does her best to blend in. She works her nursing shift and keeps her NFL star boyfriend, Steven Roberts, updated on where she is and what she's doing. Her close friend Beth has shared about the hope her faith brings, but Claire knows Beth can't understand her predicament. Nothing can protect her from Steven. No one has. When a miscommunication brings Steven's full wrath upon her, leaving Claire beaten beyond recognition, Claire sees a way out. With the help of a friend who's a skilled plastic surgeon, Claire has a new face and a new home several states away. Claire feels welcomed in the sleepy Maine town, but she is living a Masquerade as Jaime Matthews. Suppressing details from her past keeps burgeoning friendships from deepening as she'd like. And when a dead woman washes up on the beach near Claire's home, the charming detective Harris Brown investigates. As details emerge, Claire's protection of her identity becomes even more tenuous. Is it best to continue the Masquerade, or can she risk revealing the truth to one whose affection she fears losing forever? Lissa Litka's suspenseful novel will keep you guessing from the start as Claire seeks a lasting freedom.

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Masquerade by Jessica Burkhart Summary

After winning a blue ribbon in her first show as a Canterwood Crest Academy student, Lauren and her friends begin planning a masquerade party to celebrate Halloween and Lauren's thirteenth birthday.

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Masquerade by Robert Emmet Grant Summary

This novel is a recounting of one weeks work in the life of a war wounded Private Investigator in a major USA city. The four separate case event recollections, woven together, are replete with international intrigue connecting Chinese and Russian spy activities surrounding retrieving a lost painting containing a Top Secret document; another, a case involving a stolen major India diamond; still another involving a domestic religious cult, with the final involving an Irish meanderer looking not to inherit a large sum of money. There is enough killing, sex and sinister intent to whet the mystery lover's appetite and satisfy the international addicts insatiable curiosity.