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Buck-and-Wing: (Turn of the Century)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with a dramatic account of a buck dance challenge between Bill (“Bojangles”) Robinson and Harry Swinton at Brooklyn’s Bijou Theatre, on March 30, 1900, and describes such early ... More


Pilgrims

David Ellis

in Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546657
eISBN:
9780191701443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the death and funeral of Lawrence. The rapidity with which Lawrence was buried meant that there was no opportunity for members of his family, or for his friends from England, ... More


Chaos or Control: Non-Design and the American City

Anthony Fontenot

in Non-Design: Architecture, Liberalism, and the Market

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226686066
eISBN:
9780226752471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752471.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter explores urban debates on the American city following World War II. In response to the extraordinary transformations of the built environment, some called for order and control through ... More


Epilogue: Land and Seas of Migration and Refuge, Past and Present

John Patrick Walsh

in Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The epilogue considers the depths of a Haitian literary eco-archive by putting it into contact with the historical archive. It brings together Dalembert’s fictional representation of Haiti as a place ... More


Ada Rapoport-Albert: 26 October 1945–18 June 2020

François Guesnet, Antony Polonsky, Ada Rapoport-Albert, and Marcin Wodziński (eds)

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764753
eISBN:
9781800852044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides the obituary for Ada Rapoport-Albert, who died on 18 June 2020 in London, surrounded by the love and admiration of friends far and near. It describes Ada as tall and beautiful, ... More


The Ontogeny of Love

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The origins of erotic love can be traced back to the essential union of infant and mother. This chapter follows love’s evolution, meandering through sensuous detours to discover the beloved’s ... More


Who Is “My Nabokov”?

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about his unique association with Vladimir Nabokov. He recalls reading the Nabokov novel Lolita for the first time and how it has mystified him. He also read Pale ... More


Oscar Wilde among the Jews: Oscar Wilde, the Jewish Sphinx

Jonathan Freedman

in The Jewish Decadence: Jews and the Aesthetics of Modernity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226580920
eISBN:
9780226581118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581118.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The life and works of Oscar Wilde, the epitome of decadence, were shaped by Jews. This chapter looks not so much at Wilde himself as at the multiple and contradictory affiliations between Wilde and ... More


Musical Utopias: Ada Clement, Ernest Bloch, and the San Francisco Conservatory

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music owes its origin to a talented, determined, and energetic woman who, for a half decade in the 1920s, subjugated her own ambitions to those of a famous yet ... More


Women and the Dialectic of Spirituality in Hasidism

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764708
eISBN:
9781800343313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764708.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns the role of women in Hasidism and in Habad, which is considered pivotal in terms of the relation of Hasidism to modernity. It discusses how Hasidism is openly premodern with its ... More


From Ladies’ Auxiliary to Shluchos Network: Women’s Activism in Twentieth-Century Habad

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764708
eISBN:
9781800343313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764708.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The previous chapter focused on changes in the education and roles of women in early twentieth-century eastern Europe and on later developments in the West. We considered the women and girls of ... More


Social work research over time

Ian Shaw

in Research and the Social Work Picture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447338895
eISBN:
9781447338949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter talks about the influence of scholars' general worldview on how they see social work. Turning its gaze to the past, the chapter briefly demonstrates how the ways scholars write and speak ... More


Anticipations of an Unpredictable Future: Nineteenth-Century Life Insurance and Babbage’s Calculating Engines

Tina Young Choi

in Victorian Contingencies: Experiments in Literature, Science, and Play

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781503629288
eISBN:
9781503629769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503629288.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The life insurance industry that emerged in Britain in the first half of the nineteenth century encouraged the public to regard human life as contingent. Charles Babbage’s early work as an actuary ... More


Loy’s Dialogue with Lacerba and Italian Feminism

Laura Scuriatti

in Mina Loy's Critical Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056302
eISBN:
9780813058085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056302.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter contextualizes Loy's readings of Futurist ideas and aesthetics within the specificity of the Florentine avant-garde; it analyzes Loy’s responses to the writings and ideas on sexuality, ... More


Stalking Nabokov

Brian Boyd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

At the age of twenty-one, the author wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that Nabokov called “brilliant.” After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning ... More


The Southern Origins of Bohemian New York: Edward Howland, Ada Clare, and Edgar Allan Poe

Edward Whitley

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The first Americans to identify as artistic bohemians gathered at a Manhattan beer cellar in the 1850s. They counted Walt Whitman as one of their number, and considered Edgar Allan Poe a bohemian ... More


Retrospects and Prospects

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is the author's keynote delivered in 2000 for a small conference on Vladimir Nabokov's metaphysics at the Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The author reflects on the novelty and ... More


The Psychological Work of Fictional Play

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Vladimir Nabokov's psychology as it relates to his literature. Nabokov once dismissed as “preposterous” Alain Robbe-Grillet's claims that his novels eliminated psychology. ... More


Ada: The Bog and the Garden: Or, Straw, Fluff, and Peat: Sources and Places in Ada

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the precision of Vladimir Nabokov's allusions and patterns in Ada, along with their ethical, psychological, and epistemological implications. It discusses three unlikely pieces ... More


Computer Dreams

Chris Bleakley

in Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198853732
eISBN:
9780191888168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853732.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Chapter 3 tells the story of the visionaries that first imagined the computer. In the 19th century, Charles Babbage invented a mechanical computer but failed in his attempts to build it. He and Ada ... More


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