Hugh Laurie

Author by : Anthony Bunko
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kings Road Publishing
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Description : From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due to illness, to swap the oars for the stage; joining Cambridge Footlights. It was there that Hugh began his career in comedy and forged a hilarious partnership with fellow scholar Stephen Fry. Enjoying success on the small screen Hugh went on to star in film adaptations of Sense and Sensibility , 101 Dalmatians, Monsters v Aliens and the three Stuart Little movies. But it is the character of Doctor Gregory House, in the US TV drama House, which has brought Hugh Laurie global fame. Winning 2 Golden Globes for the role and receiving a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, Hugh continues to receive critical acclaim for his performances in the show. With worldwide stardom and an OBE to his name, Hugh Laurie is undoubtedly one of Britain's best-loved actors.

Unfreedom For All

Author by : Thomas J. Donahue-Ochoa
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : It is often said that we live under systems of injustice. But if so, who ought to combat them, and why? Many in the world's liberal elite hold that only the perpetrators or the victims have such duties, because of their special connections to the injustice. Others hold that all of the privileged have them, because they have duties to relieve suffering or to redress their complicity in the injustice. This book challenges those answers. It argues that everyone living under such injustices ought to combat them: victim, perpetrator, and bystander alike. Moreover, they all have the same reason for doing so: such injustices suppress everyone's resistance to their workings. But there is a name for such suppression: "authoritarianism." Hence such injustices make everyone unfree, because they subject everyone to authoritarian tactics. The book thus reinterprets and defends a core doctrine of the global left, "No one is free while others are oppressed!" For it shows how oppression subjects everyone--including you--to arbitrary power. The book argues that systematic injustice occurs when one group finds that its political voice is unjustly marginalized, its members exploited and subject to systematic violence, and that society's dominant norms unjustly favor a privileged group. It diagnoses three global injustices of this kind: gender, race, and poverty. It then shows how such injustices always suppress everyone's resistance to them, making everyone unfree. But if so, it argues, then this shared unfreedom should be the ground on which victims, bystanders, and perpetrators unite in solidarity against injustice.

Historical Dictionary Of American Cinema

Author by : Keith M. Booker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.

New Feminisms In South Asian Social Media Film And Literature

Author by : Sonora Jha
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented surge of feminist response to the culture of sexual violence in South Asia. Here scholars across disciplines and international borders chronicle the expressions of a disruptive feminist solidarity in contemporary South Asia. They offer critical investigations of these newly complicated discourses across narrative forms – hashtag activism on Facebook and Twitter, the writings of diasporic writers such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Bollywood films like Mardaani, feminist Dalit narratives in the fiction of Bama Faustina, social media activism against rape culture, journalistic and cinematic articulations on queer rights, state censorship of "India’s Daughter", and feminist film activism in Bangladesh, Kashmir, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Indian English Literature

Languange : en
Publisher by : Krishna Kumar Sharma
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Description : This book has been designed to help those readers who have interest in Indian English literature. This book focuses on various ages of Indian English literature, before Indian freedom struggle to post modern writers.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

Author by : Bernard Alger Drew
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles