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The Book as Waste: Henry Mayhew and the Fall of Paper Recycling

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter suggests that two phenomena that usually get explained in terms of the rise of electronic media in the late twentieth century—the dematerialization of the text and the disembodiment of ... More


Pseudonymity, Third‐personality, and Anonymity as Disturbances in fin de siècle Auto/biography: ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, Edmund Gosse and Others

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first of four chapters exploring the turn‐of‐the‐century disturbances in the relation between life‐writing and fiction. It argues that ‘autobiography’ begins to seem a problematic ... More


Epilogue

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In February 1940, shortly before the German occupation of Paris, the eminent scholar/collector Paul Desachy noted in a memorandum (BN, NAF 16,459, f.132) his interest in an archive of ... More


Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Alexandra Socarides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

Through close attention to Dickinson’s literal process of making—to both the material objects and compositional practices she employed in this process—this book takes up the project of analyzing how ... More


Methods of Unmaking: Dickinson’s Late Drafts, Scraps, and Fragments

Alexandra Socarides

in Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

This chapter turns to Dickinson’s late poems, the scraps and fragments that she wrote on equally scrap-like materials from her home. Attention to the lines that Dickinson wrote on the inside flaps of ... More


Introduction: A Hunger for the Real

Andrew Lawson

in Downwardly Mobile: The Changing Fortunes of American Realism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199828050
eISBN:
9780199933334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828050.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The introduction shows how Americans in the antebellum period were troubled by a growing sense that reality was becoming opaque and abstract, with the economic structure resting on an expanded credit ... More


Will Teachers Bear Scrutiny?

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Teaching was the most popular profession among Leavis's students, and many teachers who did not know him personally were stimulated or emboldened by Scrutiny and Leavis's books. Leavis's critical ... More


Families of Choice: Homoerotic Intermarriage and Sibling Triangulation

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Throughout his career Dickens was fascinated by the limitations of the family as defined and formed by marriage and reproduction. He consistently explores alternative domestic spaces and bonds. This ... More


Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Michael Kinsella

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

On the Internet, seekers investigate anonymous manifestos that focus on the findings of brilliant scientists said to have discovered pathways into alternate realities. Gathering on web forums, ... More


“Hushed as an Awe-stricken Child”: Georgia, 1863

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter follows Mary Edwards Bryan’s flight from war-torn Louisiana in spring 1863 and her journey to Atlanta to seek employment and greater security. The authors examine wartime conditions for ... More


The Man from Nowhere

Andrew Sanders

in Dickens and the Spirit of the Age

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183549
eISBN:
9780191674068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183549.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Dickens struck most of his first readers as someone which blazed on to the early-Victorian literary firmament like a meteor. The ambitious but still tentative writer who signed himself with the ... More


Dickens's Originality: Serial Fiction, Celebrity, and The Pickwick Papers

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter delineates the place of Dickens's serial fiction in the early Victorian literary field by charting the history of the critical reception of Dickens's first serial novel and his emergence ... More


Breaking the Silence: An Interview With Tina De Rosa

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

When Tina De Rosa wrote her novel Paper Fish, the room where she worked was haunted by her childhood memories. Paper Fish is about an Italian-American family, certainly, but a lot more. It is about ... More


Seeing the spectre: an economic theory of the ghost story

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a theory of spectrality that relates it to a specific field of economics. It shows that the connections between economics and the ghostly relate to the perception of paper ... More


Money and machines: Wilkie Collins’s ghosts

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter studies images of spectrality that can be found in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale and The Haunted Hotel. It determines that Collins believed that money immorally ... More


Strategies and Typologies

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the different typologies of manuscripts and writing strategies. It introduces the concept of ratiocination, which is the most extreme form of “thinking on paper” and is the ... More


“The Paper Age”

Mary Poovey (ed.)

in Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This interchapter, which provides a transition from the eighteenth-century materials to their nineteenth-century counterparts, discusses the dramatic increases in the volume of bank paper and book ... More


Conceptualizing the Conway Papers

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter attempts to define the Conway Papers archive, which is damaged, depleted and dispersed. The Conway Papers can be identified by a distinctive stamp which was applied by John Wilson Croker ... More


Ephemerality: The Cranford Papers

Talia Schaffer

in Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195398045
eISBN:
9780190252816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398045.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Elizabeth Gaskell's novel Cranford as a representation of women's domestic handicraft and as a meditation on ephemerality during the Victorian period. It also considers how the ... More


Bill Morrison

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This is the first extensive interview with the “Orpheus of nitrate,” Bill Morrison, whose forte is finding interesting imagery, often imagery with obvious film decay, in celluloid film archives, then ... More


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