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Memorial Narratives as Salvation for the Feminine Self

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Marie-Jeanne Roland's Memoirs (1793) and Anne Frank's The Diary and Tales from the Secret Annexe (1942–44). Both writers wrote memorial narratives to preserve ... More


The japanese culture, copyright infringement, defamation, and sex trafficking: A Study of The Fictional Life of a Geisha

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha captures the duality of the geisha who is both revered as an artist and reviled as a sex slave. At its worst, the geisha tradition involves force, fraud, ... More


Visions of European Unity since 1945: ELIE KEDOURIE MEMORIAL LECTURE

NOëL O’SULLIVAN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about visions of European unity since 1945 delivered by the author at the 2007 Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture held at the British Academy. It discusses ... More


Nurse Writers of the Great War

Christine E. Hallett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The First World War was the first ‘total war’. Its industrial weaponry damaged millions of men, and drove whole armies underground into dangerously unhealthy trenches. Many were killed. Others ... More


Traces of an Accusing Spirit: Mary Hays and the Vehicular State

Mary Jacobus

in Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184348
eISBN:
9780191674211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184348.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Freud familiarizes his readers with the notion that telepathy may become a valid communication form. He also suggests that individuals may have initially utilized telepathy as the original, archaic ... More


Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Erik Ching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

El Salvador's civil war began in 1980 and ended twelve bloody years later. It saw extreme violence on both sides, including the terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, recruitment of ... More


William Beckford's Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (1780)

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 3 argues that Beckford's Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (1780) should be regarded as an idiosyncratic response to the connoisseurial discourse elaborated in the eighteenth and ... More


John Opie: Domesticity, Publicity, and Gender

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses Amelia Opie's Memoir of her husband, the painter John Opie. It argues that Opie's Memoir marks a pivotal transition in the biographical writing of artists' lives in Britain. ... More


The History of Obscenity, the British Novel, and the First Amendment

Geoffrey R. Stone

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Novels of the eighteenth century often treat sexuality in highly explicit terms, by the standards even of our own time, and certainly by Victorian standards. This chapter addresses the topic of ... More


Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Charlotte Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704836
eISBN:
9780191789458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Edward Gibbon’s presentation of character in both the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and in his posthumously published Memoirs demonstrates a prevailing interest in the values of ... More


President Schreber and the Memoirs of a Wandering Jew(ess)

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter situates Judge Daniel Paul Schreber's vision of the non-Jewish unmanned Wandering Jew (or “Eternal Jew”; der ewige Jude) in relation to contemporaneous constructions of the Wandering Jew ... More


Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Michael K. Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of select texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for ... More


The politics of loss: melancholy cosmopolitanism

Susan Watkins

in Doris Lessing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074813
eISBN:
9781781703274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074813.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What must strike any reader of Doris Lessing's 1962 novel, The Golden Notebook, is the extent to which its protagonist, AnnaWulf, has been affected by the experience of loss. Anna's attempt to ... More


“For the Creation Waits with Eager Longing for the Revelation”: From the Deconstruction of Metaphysics to the Deconstruction of Christianity in Derrida

Leonard Lawlor

in The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226535
eISBN:
9780823235742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226535.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter proposes that in Memoirs of the Blind, Derrida is engaged in a deconstruction of Christianity. The deconstruction takes place through the self-portrait, which is ... More


Narrating Traumatic Experience in Civil War Memoir

John A Casey

in New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265398
eISBN:
9780823266708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265398.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Unable to realize their prewar dreams of autonomous work and manhood, many veterans increasingly turned to the past for solace. However, their memories of the war were filled with reminders of the ... More


Final Days

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Living in San Antonio, the retired Negri is very active despite her age. As she continues donating to charities and offering encouragement to young actors at various film screenings and festivals, we ... More


Introduction:: Writing Arab Selfhood – From Taha Husayn to Blogging

Valerie Anishchenkova

in Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

While Arab autobiographical discourse has always been a culturally rich phenomenon, in recent decades it has gone through crucial transformations in both form and method. The introductory chapter ... More


Castes of Exception: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Daniel M. Stout

in Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272235
eISBN:
9780823272273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272235.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three looks at James Hogg’s 1824 novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. It argues that the book criticizes both Calvinism and Romantic nationalism for their ... More


‘A funny thing laughter, what’s it for?’: Humour and Form in Lessing’s Fiction

Cornelius Collins

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The notion of Lessing, as Joan Didion once wrote, as a ‘didactic’ writer implies that her writing cannot be funny. But if the radical otherness of her outlook as a former colonial subject prevents ... More


Lessing and Time Travel

David Punter

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Lessing’s The Memoirs of a Survivor (1974), with the science-fiction novels Shikasta (1979) and The Marriages between Zones Three, Four and Five (1980), in order to assess her ... More


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