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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


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


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


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


Poshpenny v. Lone Tree State

Alvin Kernan

in The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives a satirical tale of class-action lawsuits through the experiences of Thompson Joad. Thompson graduated 426th in a class of nearly six hundred from Lone Tree State's noted law ... 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


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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