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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


Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Lillian Faderman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the ... More


The Impossibility of Ethics: On Mount Moriah

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects Jacques Derrida's growing attention to ethical questions in the 1990s, at a time when the author was beginning to study the work of Emmanuel Levinas. For Søren Kierkegaard, ... More


Re-Covering Scarred Bodies: Reading Photography

Stella Bolaki

in Illness as Many Narratives: "Arts, Medicine and Culture"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402422
eISBN:
9781474418591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402422.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter stages a conversation between the work of two British photographers who have explored breast cancer, Jo Spence and Sam Taylor-Wood, and the responses to mastectomy and prosthesis/breast ... More


The Accusation

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory section of the book speculates on the lives of four key players in the wake of the Drumsheugh boarding school scandal. Jane Pirie, fiery and headstrong, had sought to establish a ... More


The Review and Appeal

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This third part of the book follows the appeal of the earlier verdict in the Woods and Pirie against Dame Cumming Gordon case, following early nineteenth century Scottish law, which allowed for the ... More


The Settlement

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding section of the book discusses the latter part of the tedious legal process to which Misses Woods and Pirie, as well as the Lady Cumming Gordon, were subjected. While the ... More


‘The Cause of Humanity’: Victor Hugo's Bug-Jargal and the Limits of Liberal Translation

in Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311437.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the way in which Victor Hugo's youthful and politically slippery novel about the Haitian Revolution, Bug-Jargal (1826), was appropriated by a far ‘lesser’ British writer and ... More


Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism

Habiba Ibrahim

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679171
eISBN:
9781452948331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the emergence of multiracialism during the 1990s was determined by underlying and unacknowledged gender norms. Opening with a germinal moment for multiracialism—the seemingly ... More


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