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Englishness and Extraterritoriality: British-Jewish Writing and Diaspora Culture

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines in detail the English tradition of Jewish extraterritoriality and briefly discusses an historical alternative to this form of writing. It makes the distinction between American ... More


Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a literary history that examines British writing about the East—centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific—in the colonial and postcolonial period. It takes as its subject ... More


Identity, Authority and Imagination

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers what the early twentieth-century writers told the children the war had done to them, and looks at the interest of the children in the USA after the war, which was something the ... More


‘Thy World, Columbus, shall be free:’ Visions of Spanish America during the Peninsular War

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

in Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638680
eISBN:
9780748651702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the protection program of the Spanish empire, which effectively replaced the previous annexation plans of Britain. It notes that during the Peninsular War, British writing ... More


Introduction

Douglas Kerr

in Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter discusses the study presented in this book, which examines the relationship formed between British writing and Asian people and places during the colonial period. The ... More


Introduction

Porscha Fermanis and John Regan

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction rethinks three long-standing narratives about the nature of British historical writing from 1770 to 1845. The first narrative concerns the widely held belief that the relationship ... More


Introduction

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book reads between the frames of 1930s literature and cinema, exploring the politics of the engagement (or entanglement) of the two media. The 1930s and 1940s saw the birth and death of a ... More


Shape and Pattern in British Historical Writing, 1815–1945

Michael Bentley

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter states that British historical writing has no shape, that there exists no pattern beyond the randomness of spontaneous authorship and occasional moments of involuntary intertextuality. A ... More


Historical Writing in Britain from the Late Middle Ages to the Eve of Enlightenment

Daniel Woolf

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines historical writing in Britain. It suggests three phases for the principal developments of the period from 1400 about 1740. The first phase, from 1400 to about 1550, is dominated ... More


A Transnational Poetics

Jahan Ramazani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous, “stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot's phrase, or “the most provincial of the arts,” according to W. H. Auden. But this book uncovers the ... More


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