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Towards the Golden Age

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the growth of science fiction magazines in the 1930s, at which time the popularity of the two leading science fiction magazines, Amazing Stories and Astounding Stories, led to ... More


Surrealism, Science Fiction and UFOs in the 1950s: ‘Myth’ in France Before Roland Barthes

Gavin Parkinson

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Evidence of the French Surrealists’ interest in Anglo-American pulp fiction can be found as early as 1942 in the essay ‘Explorers of the Pluriverse’ by the journalist Robert Allerton Parker, which ... More


Temporality after the End of Time in Pulp Fiction

Todd McGowan

in Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669950
eISBN:
9781452947099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Quentin Tarantino’s claims that the history of cinema failed to recognize the potential of cinema’s relationship with time. He attempted to resolve the failure through Pulp ... More


Epilogue

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the fate of the science fiction magazines during the 1950s nuclear age, by which time most science fiction magazines in pulp science fiction formats had disappeared. It notes ... More


Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More


The Soundtrack Movie, Nostalgia and Consumption

Estella Tincknell

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relationship between musical performance and popular culture, where nostalgia can be central to the construction of meaning. It considers some of the cultural implications ... More


Cracks in the Cosmos: Space and Time in Pulp Fiction

Katy Price

in Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226680736
eISBN:
9780226680750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680750.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Albert Einstein-themed stories in pulp fiction magazines. The analysis reveals that the stories used relativity themes in a half-formed protest against the incursion of ... More


The Burden of Memory in Vietnam Literature

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The vast literature of the Vietnam War reflects the many conflicting and unresolved emotions of the era. Memories of the brutality of combat and the furious disagreements at home over the wisdom of ... More


Good Fiction Qualities

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter notes that the Ku Klux Klan was also a staple of popular fiction in the 1920s, particularly as a thrilling backdrop in the pulp fiction published in magazines like Black Mask. Novelists ... More


The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Helen Cooper

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of romance motifs and conventions, or ‘memes’: ideas that behave like genes or organisms in their ability to replicate, adapt, and survive in different forms and cultures. First ... More


Early Disappointments: The Science Fiction Pulps

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's early disappointments in getting his science fiction stories published. Publication of Bradbury's new short stories, written in collaboration with Henry Hasse, ... More


Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Robert Miklitsch (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Consider the usual view of film noir: endless rainy nights populated by down-at-the-heel boxers, writers, and private eyes stumbling toward inescapable doom while stalked by crooked cops and cheating ... More


Non-supernatural Cosmic Art (1930–31)

in A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Lovecraft's life and work between 1930 and 1931. It describes his resolution of many of the philosophical issues that had concerned him in prior years; his writing of At the ... More


The Shadow of Doubt and the Menace of Surveillance

Kathleen Battles

in Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter deals with the different challenges faced by the pro-police philosophy of radio crime docudramas. These programs sometimes counteract the model they are constructing; for instance, ... More


Kiss Me Deadly: The X Factor, or the “Great Whatsit”

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In part because of its pulp fiction, Mickey-Spillane provenance, Kiss Me Deadly (1955) has been widely interpreted as a key text of McCarthyism, yet it’s arguably better interpreted, via the film’s ... More


Women and Film Noir: Pulp Fiction and the Woman’s Picture

Julie Grossman

in Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relationship between classic noir and female-authored pulp fiction. Linking noir with its female-authored source material will help reorient gender associations with film ... More


Faulkner and “The Man with the Megaphone”:: The Redemption of Genre and the Transfiguration of Trash in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem

Phil Smith

in Faulkner and Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Phil Smith’s essay focuses on one Faulkner novel to offer a version of the writer who, by the end of the 1930s, had come to a reckoning with the popular and commercial art of his era. Smith draws the ... More


Cinematic heroin and narcotic modernity1

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on narcotic modernity and the entry of heroin into motion pictures. It explains that the advent of the cinematic technology provided a new means for the distribution of ... More


Ever Mysterious: Patricia Highsmith 1955

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Highsmith published two novels in 1955, both celebrating liberation from traditional moral values. In The Talented Mr. Ripley, Highsmith deals with central subjects of the New Sensibility—madness and ... More


Introduction

Jürgen Schaflechner

in Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190850524
eISBN:
9780190850555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850524.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction gives an overview of the field of Pakistani Hinduism. Bringing together historical research with an analysis of the current situation in Pakistan will show how a Pakistani-Hindu ... More


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