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Culture in the Blackout

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 explores how the World War Two home front was defined and haunted by its founding blackouts: censorship, lack of information, the trauma, sensory deprivation, and destruction of the Blitz. ... More


Social Facts and Poetic Authority: The Political Aesthetic of Mass-Observation

Benjamin Kohlmann

in Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198715467
eISBN:
9780191783197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715467.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Mass-Observation functions as a focal lens in the context of thirties writing, reflecting some of the decade’s central artistic and political ambitions and spelling out their inherent tensions. While ... More


Madge's Observers

James Hinton

in The Mass Observers: A History, 1937-1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671045
eISBN:
9780191750656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671045.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Charles Madge's work in establishing Mass-Observation's panel of volunteer observers, and the people – notably Humphrey Jennings - who assisted him in Mass-Observation's ... More


“The Stuff Our Dreams Are Made Of”: Lincoln in The English Imagination

Adam I. P. Smith (ed.)

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the perception of Abraham Lincoln in English political and cultural imagination. It explains that Lincoln had a varied career in the English imagination in the century or so ... More


Children of the Ruins

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores anxieties surrounding war-torn childhood, both in terms of juvenile delinquency and as a metaphor for uncertain post-war reconstruction. Films were especially evocative in this ... More


Introduction: The Imagined Garden

Tim Strangleman

in Voices of Guinness: An Oral History of the Park Royal Brewery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190645090
eISBN:
9780190937294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645090.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter provides an overview of the book and the project on which it is based. It places the closure of the Guinness brewery within a wider context of the process of plant closure and ... More


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