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The Entertainment Empire: Britain's Hollywood between the Wars

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the period shortly after the First World War, the vast majority of films viewed in Britain and its Empire came from America. This worrisome state of affairs led some British politicians, cultural ... More


Diavolo Incarnato

Rachel Hope Cleves

in Unspeakable: A Life beyond Sexual Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226733531
eISBN:
9780226733678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733678.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Norman Douglas's notorious reputation attracted many admirers. Sophisticated visitors to Florence during the interwar years sought him out at the city's cafés and restaurants. His admirers included ... More


Omnes Eodem Cogimur

Rachel Hope Cleves

in Unspeakable: A Life beyond Sexual Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226733531
eISBN:
9780226733678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733678.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In January 1952, Douglas's physical and mental decline reached a crisis point. His hosts, Kenneth Macpherson and Islay Lyons, were growing increasingly desperate. On February 5, Douglas took a fatal ... More


H.D.’s Trilogy as Transnational Palimpsest

Rebecca Walsh

in The Geopoetics of Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060514
eISBN:
9780813050683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060514.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the strategic use of environmental determinism in H.D.’S World War II epic Trilogy. This academic paradigm and geographical discourse gives H.D., an American expatriate, the ... More


Anti-Epithalamion

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter concerns the marriage of Bryher (Winifred Ellerman) to Robert McAlmon in the winter of 1921. Bryher was a wealthy lesbian, and this was very much a marriage of convenience for both. ... 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


Cinema and Visual Culture: Close Up (1927–33)

Laura Marcus

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654291
eISBN:
9780191803635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654291.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the history of Close Up, a film journal edited by Bryher [Annie Winifred Ellerman] and the young artist Kenneth Macpherson. Close Up was international in scope, profoundly ... More


Psychoanalysis Discovers Film TheoryAnne Friedberg and Close Up

Christa Blümlinger

in The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190218430
eISBN:
9780190218461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190218430.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes the contribution of Anne Friedberg to the rediscovery of the British journal Close Up, one of the first attempts to apply the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud to film theory. It ... More


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