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Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Kevin Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction explores the ways in which novelists responded to the visual arts from the aftermath of the Second World War up to the present day. If art had long served as a foil ... More

Artificial ColorModern Food and Racial Fictions

Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions

Catherine Keyser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190673123
eISBN:
9780190673154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the early twentieth century, US writers looked at modern food—its global geographies, its nutritional theories, and its technological innovations—and saw not merely the incursion of industry and ... More

George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Linden Bicket

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

For Scottish Catholic writers of the twentieth century, faith was the key influence on both their artistic process and creative vision. Many of these writers trod in the footsteps of Graham Green, ... More

A Grain of FaithReligion in Mid-Century British Literature

A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Allan Hepburn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

During and after the Second World War, religion informed British literature and culture. Leading writers contributed to discussions about faith and spiritual life, inside and outside organized ... More

Liberty, Equality, and HumbugOrwell's Political Ideals

Liberty, Equality, and Humbug: Orwell's Political Ideals

David Dwan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198738527
eISBN:
9780191801792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Orwell is part of the political vocabulary of our times, yet, partly because of this popularity, what he stands for remains opaque. His writing confirms deep and widely shared intuitions about ... More

Modernism, Postcolonialism, and GlobalismAnglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present

Modernism, Postcolonialism, and Globalism: Anglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present

Richard Begam and Michael Valdez Moses (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199980963
eISBN:
9780190910846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199980963.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As the British empire rapidly contracted after World War II, how did writers living outside the United Kingdom respond to the history of colonialism and the aesthetics of modernism within a global ... More

Placeless PeopleWritings, Rights, and Refugees

Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

Lyndsey Stonebridge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797005
eISBN:
9780191838637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The twentieth century bore witness to the creation of a new class of person: the placeless people; those who cross frontiers and fall out of nation states; the refugees; the stateless; the rightless. ... More

Returning the GiftModernism and the Thought of Exchange

Returning the Gift: Modernism and the Thought of Exchange

Rebecca Colesworthy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198778585
eISBN:
9780191823893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The decades following World War I saw a widespread turn across disciplines to questions about the nature and role of gifts: What is a gift? What do gifts mean and do? Which individuals and ... More

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

James McNaughton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822547
eISBN:
9780191865879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett’s creative response to the Irish Civil War and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, to the rise of fascism and the atrocities of ... More

Woolf's AmbiguitiesTonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Molly Hite

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study argues that the greatest formal innovation in Virginia Woolf’s fiction is the muting, complicating or effacing of tonal cues: textual pointers guiding how readers feel and make ethical ... More

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