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Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The radio programme Desert Island Discs has run almost continuously since 1942, and represents a unique record of the changing place of music in British society. In 2011, recognising its iconic ... More


Of the admirable case of a Venetian sailor who was marooned on an island for two years, and of another Genoese marooned for eight years; and how these two and other castaways came together on an island; and how finally only the Venetian and the Genoese remained; and how later God brought them out of that tribulation. [358]

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the admirable case of a sailor from Venice who was marooned on an island for two years, and of another Genoese marooned for eight years. It indicates how these two and other ... More


Introduction: <i>Desert Island Discs</i> in context

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides an overview of the long-standing and highly popular British radio programme Desert Island Discs (DID). It sets out the historical contexts in which the programme was established ... More


Writing Congress: The Appeal of C. L. R. James’s American Studies

James Zeigler

in Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802385
eISBN:
9781496802439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802385.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Marxist C.L.R. James’s writings on Melville with a focus on the book he composed while detained on Ellis Island under the McCarran-Walter Act’s classification of alien ... More


The Height of the Verne Cycle, 1960–1962

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The peak year of the Verne cycle was 1961, when four Hollywood Verne movies were released as well as several imports, along with television originals; never again would so many adaptations be ... More


Time Measurement on the Ground in Kaga Domain

Yulia Frumer

in Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 6 demonstrates how ideas about time measurement that originated in astronomical practice and spread in early nineteenth century Japanese society through surveying and navigation manifested in ... More


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