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Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

Alan Ackerman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167122
eISBN:
9780300171808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167122.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an appearance on The Dick Cavett Showin 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, “including ‘and’ and ‘the’.” Hellman immediately ... More


Branding the Authentic Self: The Commercial Appeal of “Being Real”

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the pervasive narratives of authenticity, self-expression, and realness that structure activity in the social media sphere. After all, many social media producers articulate the ... More


Aspirational Labor’s (In)Visibility

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reveals the extent to which social media producers must reconcile the tensions between labor and leisure, between the internal self and external publics, between authenticity and ... More


Venus and Mars

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

At 21 years old, Wilfred Owen was convinced that he had an artistic temperament and the need for self- expression. Worried that too much teaching was going to kill his poetry, he wanted to take some ... More


“I Cried Twice”: Sincerity and Life in a Post-Communist World

Ellen Rutten

in Sincerity After Communism: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300213980
eISBN:
9780300224832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213980.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding Vladimir Sorokin's “sincere turn” in order to elucidate post-Communist thinking about artistic self-expression and commodification. Having gained ... More


Sleep, Sensibility and Identity

Sasha Handley

in Sleep in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300220391
eISBN:
9780300222135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220391.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter claims that the concept of sensibility fused physiology and psychology on a linked spectrum—both of which relied on the understanding that moral sentiments and feelings were expressed ... More


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