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The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


‘When the Tide Turns’: After the Victorians

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/9780199232833.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on changes in society in the post-Victorian era as depicted in Irish novels. Topics covered include love and marriage, the changing frame of mind involving relations between men ... More


Landor's Cleanness

Adam Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198723271
eISBN:
9780191789779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723271.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A study of the poetry, prose, and dramatic writing of key Romantic and Victorian author Walter Savage Landor. The main critical perspective deployed is a theorized ... More


The Lost Chords: The Early Barbershop Revival

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Between 1925 and 1935, three significant sheet music books for barbershop quartets were published to further aid in establishing and publicizing barbershop quartets and barbershop arrangements: ... More


Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Nora Gilbert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is in the unseemly position of defending censorship from the central allegations that are traditionally leveled against it. Taking two genres generally presumed to have been stymied by the ... More


Epilogue: Staging the Anthropocene

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This epilogue explores some developments and directions in theater's engagement with evolution in the Anthropocene epoch. It shows that theater continues to interact with evolutionary ideas, and ... More


Old-Time Religion: Big Tent Revivalism and the Crisis of Late Victorian Culture

Josh McMullen

in Under the Big Top: Big Tent Revivalism and American Culture, 1885-1925

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199397860
eISBN:
9780199397884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397860.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the call for “old-time religion” by big tent evangelists should not be understood as status anxiety, as fundamentalist doctrine, as small-town values, or as a call for a ... More


The Problem of Pain: Big Tent Revivalism and the Search for Therapeutic Well-Being

Josh McMullen

in Under the Big Top: Big Tent Revivalism and American Culture, 1885-1925

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199397860
eISBN:
9780199397884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397860.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter puts forth the idea that while evangelists refused to abandon the language of moral commitment for therapeutic self-help, they embraced the larger impulses that these shifts represented: ... More


Spinster heroines, aunts and widowed mothers, 1910–39

Emma Liggins

in Odd women?: Spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s–1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087561
eISBN:
9781781706855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087561.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The third chapter re-examines the spinster heroine of modernist fiction, focussing particularly on the widowed mother/repressed daughter and aunt/niece paradigms as examples of same-sex alliance and ... More


“There were scenes in the David Lean film that were simply too painful”: Oliver! from Stage to Screen to Stage

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the widely popular film adaptation of Oliver! directed by Carol Reed. This globally successful adaptation reinforced the musical’s influence on the general perception of Oliver ... More


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