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The Global Remapping of American Literature

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated ... More


Kelvin and Fitzgerald: Great Irish Physicists

Denis Weaire

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter compares Lord Kelvin and George Francis Fitzgerald. Topics covered include their Irish roots, education, publications, educational concerns, attitudes towards James Clark Maxwell, and ... More


The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Keith Gandal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This book demonstrates that Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner were motivated, in their famous postwar books, not by their experiences of the horrors of the war but rather by their failure to have ... More


Poetry in Irish

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines women's authorship and patronage of poetry in Irish. It focuses on the keen (caoineadh), in which the female speaker laments the death of an individual, and amateur syllabic ... More


1641 Depositions

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the depositions collected from protestant women who were victims of the 1641 rising. These are controversial historical sources; this discussion interprets them from a literary ... More


Allen Forte: “Someone to Watch over Me’” (1990)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from Allen Forte's 1990 book American Golden Ballads of the Golden Era, 1924–1950 focusing on George Gershwin's Broadway musical titled Oh, Kay!. The show premiered ... More


F. Scott Fitzgerald's Spectroscopic Fiction

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes two different ways in which Fitzgerald's fiction absorbs the influence of photography and film. On one level, particularly evident in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald delights in ... More


‘The right twigs for an eagle's nest’: Negotiating the Subsidy, 1922–1925

Lauren Arrington

in W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-pence to the Pence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590575
eISBN:
9780191595523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590575.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is devoted to the lengthy campaign for a subsidy, which began immediately following the establishment of the Provisional Government after the Treaty settlement in 1922. It analyses the ... More


Twentieth-Century Classics and New Technologies of Legibility

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter turns to the 20th century and weighs the response of three canonical novels to the new popularity of ocularcentrism. The texts are Wharton’s Summer, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and ... More


MENCKEN, NATHAN, AND GOD

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In September 1914, Mencken became the new editor of The Smart Set, the magazine that he began to edit with partner, drama critic George Jean Nathan. Their discovery of new, realistic writers included ... More


Four Lesser Poets

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Elizabeth Barrett Browning might reasonably have become Poet Laureate. The thoughts of her heart included passionate feelings about God, Nature, poetry, love, her spaniel Flush, and all victims of ... More


Personal Hatred

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Browning's response to a written passage in Edward Fitzgerald's work, the Rubayat of Omar Khayyam. This passage talks about the relief Fitzgerald felt over the death of Mrs. ... More


In France with the British Expeditionary Force

Christine E. Hallett

in Nurse Writers of the Great War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Professional British nurse, Kate Luard, and highly-trained US nurse, Alice Fitzgerald, both served with the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service during the First World War. Both wrote ... More


Chick Webb (1907–1939)

Chick Webb

in Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chick Webb turned things upside down in the Depression-ridden 1930s. He was the guy everyone went to hear and to watch. A truly dramatic figure, he deeply influenced musicians and excited fans. ... More


A Regional Religion: Catholic Prelates in the Postbellum South, 1865–1900

James M. Woods

in A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513–1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035321
eISBN:
9780813039046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035321.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In a paper titled “The Vatican Council: Ten Years Later,” Bishop Eduardus Fitzgerald defends the doctrine of the infallibility of the pope as not an invention of the council but an elaboration of ... More


Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark Terry

Gwen Terry (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the story of one of the most recorded jazz trumpeters of all time, Clark Terry, born in 1920. Thi sbook takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be ... More


The Threepenny Opera (1950–1954) and Other Adaptations

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work as director, translator, and adapter from 1950 to the end of his life. This includes his supervision of a production of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan for which ... More


The Maiden and the Monstrance

Mary Lowe-Evans

in Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the influence of the Catholic service called benediction on the works of James Joyce. It suggests that benediction constituted for Joyce and other writers including Thomas ... More


Conclusion

Mary Lowe-Evans

in Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the influence of Catholic nostalgia on the works of James Joyce. It highlights the differences between Joyce's depiction of Catholic ... More


The Literary Soundtrack: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Heard and Unheard Melodies

T. Austin Graham

in The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter studies F. Scott Fitzgerald and the concept of “the literary soundtrack”—that is, a series of identifiable, well-known pieces of music that punctuate literary plots and are intended to ... More


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