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Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Nicholas Harrison

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159094
eISBN:
9780191673481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The French Revolution of 1789 bequeathed an enduring rhetoric of human rights which made it conventional to declare oneself against censorship and in favour of freedom of expression. But, as this ... 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


Conclusion

Rachel Potter

in Obscene Modernism: Literary Censorship and Experiment 1900-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680986
eISBN:
9780191766008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680986.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Conclusion summarizes the main arguments of the book and briefly sketches a subsequent history of literary censorship and literary exploration of the obscene, partly by focusing on Vladimir ... More


Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Josh Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have played an integral role in the history of obscenity in America. For most of the 20th century, Jewish entrepreneurs and editors led the charge against obscenity laws. Jewish lawyers battled ... More


The Subject of Mars

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's writings on Mars, with a particular focus on The Martian Chronicles (1950). It covers his discovery of Edgar Rice Burroughs' fiction at the age of ten; his early ... More


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