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O, that ‘Oh’ is the Devill: Glover and Harsnett

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

If the emerging Protestant sensibility will put a new premium on the essential relationship between the individual person and its voice, it will nevertheless also be vital to affirm that the voice is ... More


Unpredictable Machines

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Once disinterred from Wordsworth's conservative ecology, the notion that life has at its heart a creative force, an unstructured potential rather than a fixed essence, raises questions that ... More


Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

J. E. Smyth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with pride, “Women owned Hollywood for twenty years.” She had a point. During the 1930s and 1940s, the press claimed Hollywood was a ... More


Madam President

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mary C. McCall Jr. was the Screen Writers Guild’s most valuable asset from its earliest days through the blacklist. Eventually, she would publicly sacrifice her career in Hollywood defending the ... More


The annihilation of self and species: the ecoGothic sensibilities of Mary Shelley and Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jennifer Schell

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Shelley and Hawthorne adapt traditional Gothic imagery to environmental contexts in order to create two distinctly different ecoGothic visions of the extinction of humanity. ... More


Introduction: The Equal Right to Be the Best

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Traditional histories of studio-era Hollywood contend that the film industry offered little more than acting and secretarial jobs to women; however, industry trade papers and syndicated press of the ... More


Controlling the Cut

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Despite being a founding member of her union, Barbara McLean worked sixty-hour weeks. She supervised her male colleagues, had more Academy Award nominations than anyone, and was known as “Hollywood’s ... More


The Cellophane Wall

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Between 1924 and 1954, Hollywood was, more than any other American business enterprise, enriched by women: women’s pictures, women audiences and fans, and women filmmakers. McLean, Head, McCall, ... More


Industrial Accidents and Novel Insurances

Paul Fyfe

in By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Few problems so plagued the industrializing city as fires. In the 1840s, on the uncertain ground of places like Manchester in England’s north, a diverse cohort of manufacturers, business agents, and ... More


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