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A Typical American Teenager—Dominican Republic-Style

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Dora worked hard without any prodding. Having come from the Dominican Republic a few years earlier, she and brother David were eager to learn everything about America and especially everything about ... More


Dangerous Ground

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the omnipresence of Byronic Greece in writing in English from 1833 to 1913. Byron's poetry became a mantra for entry into the “experience” of Greece with sites where, as late as ... More


Marie Esquiron: ‘Ma triste et injuste séquestration’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter considers a memoir written in 1893 by the feminist activist Marie Esquiron, in protest at her incarceration in a private psychiatric clinic. Using by means of comparison the case of ... More


Open Secrets and Hidden Truths: Wilde and Freud

Sean Latham

in The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195379990
eISBN:
9780199869053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379990.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By the end of the 19th century, the realist novel’s distinctive mode of organizing social, historical, and aesthetic knowledge came under increasing pressure from the roman à clef. Amidst a rapidly ... More


Clash: The Labour Party and Birth Control, 1923 to 1930

Stephen Brooke

in Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines in detail the campaign spearheaded by the Workers’ Birth Control Group within the Labour Party to have access to birth control information adopted as party policy. It sets this ... More


Writing and Living New Worlds: Socialism, Sex, and Emotions

Stephen Brooke

in Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Dora Russell and Naomi Mitchison were socialists and sex reformers who tried, and sometimes failed, to imagine and lead new lives, combining political activism with sexual freedom in the interwar ... More


The Son

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with events of Harlan’s childhood that may have had an influence on his later films. Because of his small size, the boy in 1899 has to perform daredevil stunts in front of his ... More


Toy Choice

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett

in The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151634
eISBN:
9780231525305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151634.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the idea that girls “naturally” rush to play with dolls and tea sets, while boys head for the guns and trucks. One study, involving a rhinestone gun and spiky tea set, has ... More


On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Ben Morgan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The book takes as its starting point the declaration by a woman religious in a fourteenth-century text that she has “become God”. Part I sets out the methodological tools necessary for a critical ... More


The “Enlightened Majority” versus the “Die-Hard Fringe”: The State and Reform of Domestic Service, 1915–1940

Vanessa H. May

in Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834770
eISBN:
9781469603094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877906_may.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on the time when approximately 150 members of the Women's City Club met to discuss bills pending in the New York State legislature that would provide domestic workers with a ... More


Freud, Lacan: hysteria, paranoia, psychosis

Jeremy Tambling

in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086731
eISBN:
9781781705100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086731.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents three of Freud's ‘case-histories’: Dora, diagnosed as hysterical; Schreber, a paranoid schizophrenic; and the Wolf Man, a case of infantile neurosis, in order to approach Lacan ... More


“I have dreamed my entire life, for me this would be a great joy to find my relatives”: Maya Rudolfovna Levitina Maya Rudolfovna Levitina Smolensk Smolensk November 14–15, 2007

Cathy A. Frierson

in Silence Was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin's Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300179453
eISBN:
9780300210736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179453.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter describes the account of Maya Rudolfovna Levitina after the arrest of his father during the Great Purge. Maya's father, Rudolf Yakson, was arrested in November 1937 and executed in ... More


Railway Speed

Anna Despotopoulou

in Women and the Railway, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748676941
eISBN:
9781474412407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676941.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter considers the metaphor of ‘fastness’ that was attributed to young women with unconventional behaviour, drawing connections between ‘fast’ manners fostered by the freer interaction on the ... More


The Gypsy Collections at Liverpool

Katharine Hooper (ed.)

in The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236795
eISBN:
9781846313950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236795.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the collections of ‘Gypsy’ materials at Liverpool University Library, which comprise two separate but interrelated sections: the Gypsy Lore Society Archive and the Scott Macfie ... More


The mysterious case of Dora Fabian

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter investigates the case of Dora Fabian, a Socialist refugee who was found dead in mysterious circumstances, together with her friend, the former MP Mathilde Wurm, at their flat in ... More


Taking Leave of Sigmund Freud

Ben Morgan

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter reconstructs the behavioural context from which psychoanalysis first emerged, and situates hysteria in the context of the management of emotional life in late-nineteenth-century Vienna. ... More


‘A bit of shrapnel’: The Sigerson Shorters, the Hardys, Yeats, and the Easter Rising

Matthew Campbell

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the papers of the Irish poet Dora Sigerson (1866–1918) is an unpublished poem called ‘The Second Wife’, a satirical ballad dating from 1916 to 1918. The poem addresses the marital arrangements of ... More


“A more Splendid Citizenship”: Prewar Feminism, Eugenics, and Sex Radicals

Deborah Cohler

in Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649754
eISBN:
9781452946009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649754.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the 1910s, birth control, free love, and male homosexuality appeared frequently as topics alongside women’s suffrage in the pages of the Dora Marsden’s Freewoman journal. Yet any significant ... More


Gender and Modernism: The Freewoman (1911–12), The New Freewoman (1913), and The Egoist (1914–19)

Jean-Michel Rabaté

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654291
eISBN:
9780191803635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654291.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the histories of three magazines that ran from 1911 to 1919: The Freewoman, The New Freewoman, and The Egoist. The magazines, linked by the personality of their founder and ... More


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