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A Modern Voice

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although the roots of Owen's romantic dedication to poets, the ‘life of a Poet’, and to poetry in general are said to be established even before he moved to France in 1913, it cannot be denied that ... More


Medical Understandings of Pain

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses how medical explanations for pain, based on the body and its neurological organization, both created and went some way towards ... More


Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Jessica Winston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Many early modern poets and playwrights were also members of the legal societies the Inns of Court, and these authors shaped the development of key genres of the English Renaissance, especially lyric ... More


Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Satire has recently re-emerged as a potent political tool, but it has played many different roles in the past. French reformers waged massive satire campaigns in the sixteenth century to little or no ... More


Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a critical study of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, and a cultural biography. From the early stories, to the great popular triumphs of the Sherlock Holmes tales and the Professor ... More


The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Sarah Bilston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When did the suburbs gain their reputation as places of dullness and sterility? This book traces the origins of such suburban stereotypes back to the 1820s, the earliest decade of suburban growth, ... More


Shakespeare and The Victorian Stage

Richard Foulkes

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports that by the nineteenth century, the position of Shakespeare as national icon was more firmly established. Yet that alteration in imaginings of Shakespeare was itself the product ... More


Introduction

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the notion of “practice”. The young Conan Doyle was a medical doctor in general practice – his practice was a place of activity, a repertoire of knowledge and skills, a set of ... More


Diplomatic Knowledge on Display: Foreign Affairs in the Early Modern English Public Sphere

András Kiséry

in Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835691
eISBN:
9780191873225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835691.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Accounts of the early modern public sphere are characteristically focused on its critical, political functions—imagining it as a sphere of agonistic performativity, of rational-critical debate, or of ... More


The Roving Practitioner of Law: 1893–1904

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji was aware of the difficulties that she would have to face in pursuing a career in the legal profession when she returned to India. She spent her time in trying to secure a foothold ... More


‘Inadvertencies and misconstructions’: Jane Austen’s Heroines

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

In Jane Austen’s novels the lives of her female protagonists are circumscribed, but their intense inward and domestic focus discloses the permeability of the boundaries that confine them. Austen ... More


Renewed Diary Experiment: The Reach for Literature and Beyond

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf expands her 1926 diary. In February, she begins “a new convention”: starting each entry on a new page, her “habit in writing serious literature.” In May, she reaches outward toward public ... More


‘Democracy Needs Us’: The Gadfly Argument for the Humanities

Helen Small

in The Value of the Humanities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199683864
eISBN:
9780191764653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683864.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

‘Democracy Needs Us’ is the most politically ambitious argument now regularly heard for the humanities in Britain. It has a proximate source in the American liberal arts tradition and much longer ... More


Heritage Hoarding: Artifacts, Archives, and Ambiguity, or, the Saga of Virginia Woolf’s Standing Desk

Leslie Kathleen Hankins

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Arranging to give a talk to celebrate Duke University’s acquisition of Virginia Woolf’s writing desk, I was both delighted and dismayed. Dismayed, because engrained in my mind is Walter Benjamin’s ... More


Shutting Out Mother Vivie Warren as the New Woman

Ann Wilson

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Shaw's groundbreaking play Mrs Warren's Profession, Vivie Warren seems to break completely with traditional roles for women. Refusing to marry or even continue to have a relationship with her ... More


Writing Women: Shaw and Feminism behind the Scenes

D. A. Hadfield

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although Shaw was a strong advocate for women's rights, he was sometimes less progressive in his relationships with actual women, especially those who yearned to invade what he regarded as the male ... More


The Passionate Anarchist and Her Idea Man

VIRGINIA COSTELLO

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Despite their shared commitment to social change and even specific platforms, playwright Bernard Shaw and activist Emma Goldman were unable to turn their acquaintance into a useful political ... More


Mrs Warren's Profession and the Development of Transnational Chinese Feminism

Kay Li

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Mrs Warren's Profession was performed in China before it had a public performance in England. Kay Li situates the play's production as an attempt by progressive Chinese intellectuals to advance ... More


The Energy behind the Anomaly: In Conversation with Jackie Maxwell

D. A. Hadfield

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Since being named the first female artistic director of Canada's Shaw Festival, Jackie Maxwell has made a focus on women's voices a significant part of her mandate. Through her archaeological ... More


Virginia Woolf, Composition Theorist: How Imagined Audiences Can Wreck a Writer

Kelle Sills Mullineaux

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In regard to Virginia Woolf’s merit as a composition theorist and her conception of imagined audiences, this essay offers three arguments. First, Woolf foresaw many of the concerns about imagined ... More


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