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“The Bald Headed End of the Broom”/“The Nick Nack Song”: Ridgel’s Fountain Citians Vocalion 5455

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0056
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Ridgel’s Fountain Citians, “The Bald Headed End of the Broom”, “The Nick Nack Song”, stringband, old-time music, family bands, rural humor, location recordings, and Vocational ... More


Neil M. Gunn, Chinua Achebe and the Postcolonial Debate

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The principal fiction texts described in this chapter include Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and Neil Gunn's novel of the Clearances, Butcher's Broom. Things Fall Apart aims to examine the past ... More


Come to Work: Capitalist Fantasies and the Quest for Balance in The Broom of the System

Jeffrey Severs

in David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Broom of the System offers a covert dialogue with Reagan’s consolidation of the neoliberal agenda around a revived version of the Protestant call to work in the 1980s, driven by fears of the ... More


The Odyssey in the ‘Broom Cupboard’: Ulysses 31 and Odysseus: The Greatest Hero of Them All on Children’s BBC, 1985–1986

Sarah Miles

in Ancient Greece on British Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The chapter examines two 1980s children’s television series – Odysseus: The Greatest Hero of Them All (hereafter Odysseus) and Ulysses 31 – which reworked the myths of the Greek hero Odysseus which ... More


Emily Wilding Davison's Westminster –and beyond

Jill Liddington

in Vanishing for the vote: Suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087486
eISBN:
9781781707012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087486.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Emily Wilding Davison, by now a paid WSPU organizer, was already experienced with prison & forcible feeding. And she had already familiarized herself with the nooks and crannies of the Palace of ... More


Berlin

Andrew Thacker

in Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748633470
eISBN:
9781474459754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses how modernism in Berlin vacillates between utopian and dystopian modes and moods from the end of the nineteenth century to the conclusion of the Weimar years in 1933. It argues ... More


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