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Studies in Green: The Condition of Ireland I

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Condition-of-Ireland novels. Topics covered include social problem novels, poverty in rural Ireland, the rise of Anglo-Saxonism and xenophobia in Britain and North America, ... More


Describing Britain in the 1720s

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Roxana was Daniel Defoe’s final effort at creating the kind of fiction we think of as a novel of manners. Defoe’s ability to place a character within a complex milieu and to show ... More


Victorian Pain

Rachel Ablow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174464
eISBN:
9781400885176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The nineteenth century introduced developments in science and medicine that made the eradication of pain conceivable for the first time. This new understanding of pain brought with it a complex set ... More


What's the Trouble? Social Crisis, Crisis of Civilization, or Both {1971}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1971 essay “What's the Trouble?,” in which he describes the malaise afflicting America's youth as a “crisis of civilization.” Howe highlights social problems that ... More


Fallacies of the Post-Race Presidency

Ishmael Reed

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the political pathologizing of blackness on the part of President Barack Obama, who seems to blame black male behavior for the country’s social problems. Obama, the leader of ... More


Radicalism and Reform

Ella Dzelzainis

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the nineteenth-century social-problem or ‘Condition of England’ novel, which was engaged with ideas of radicalism and reform. It traces the way in which authors from across the ... More


Terence Davies: Subjective Memoirist

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ch. 2 examines Davies’ small but distinguished oeuvre, claiming that he is Britain’s greatest living filmmaker. It highlights his personal--autobiographical--features, Distant Voices, Still Lives and ... More


A Theater of Violence

Robert Jackson

in Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190660178
eISBN:
9780190660215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 examines lynching, a longstanding practice in the United States that became more regionally associated with the South in the late nineteenth century, as a force in film history from the ... More


Parliament and the State

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the nineteenth-century parliamentary novel. It shows that in treating Parliament and the political process as the fulcrum of Britain's ‘condition’, parliamentary novels both did ... More


Gothic Fictions in the Nineteenth Century

Deborah Lutz

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Gothic tale as it was first created in the eighteenth century revisits a tyranny or brutality from the past that still holds some measure of contemporary relevance, whether it be the oppressions ... More


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