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Early Historical Responses to the Great War: Fortescue, Conan Doyle, and Buchan *

Keith Grieves

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the problems encountered by amateur historians John Fortescue, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Buchan in writing general histories of World War I before an official model was ... More


THE RECORDED VOICE FROM VICTORIAN AURA TO MODERNIST ECHO

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that while moderns used the gramophone to represent their concerns over the disintegration of artistic “aura” in an age of mechanical reproduction, Victorians used the phonograph ... More


Conviction and prejudice: Arthur & George

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Arthur & George is a book about unlikely pairings and questionable divisions. It is a fiction about truth and relativity, perception and rationality, fear and authority. Drawing on the real-life ... More


A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Robert Mighall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with historical sources, this book is a historicist survey of 19th-century Gothic ... More


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


The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Andrew Glazzard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Case of Sherlock Holmes uncovers what is untold, partly told, wrongly told or deliberately concealed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes saga. This engaging study uses a scholarly approach, ... More


A Brief Prehistory of Retroactive Continuity

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the “prehistory” of retroactive continuity, and its implementation in narratives that pre-exist its conceptualization as a term. It begins by discussing the transmission of ... More


The Game’s Afoot: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Joseph Bell, a physician who taught Conan Doyle in medical school. William Gillette wrote a play, Sherlock Holmes (1899), in which the playwright ... More


Tracking Animal Agency in Conan Doyle and Hardy

Ivan Kreilkamp

in Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576237
eISBN:
9780226576404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576404.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the late nineteenth century, we begin to see a new representational concern with the problem of animal signification – manifesting itself in a special focus on the animal track, trace, or marking ... More


Atavism: A Darwinian Nightmare

Mighall Robert

in A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the historical motivations and emphases of Gothic fiction in England during the later part of the 19th century. It shows how changes in the perception of the scope and nature of ... More


A Great Miscarriage of Justice: Oscar Slater

Clare Connelly

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores Oscar Slater's 1909 trial for the murder of Marion Gilchrist, an 83-year-old affluent spinster. The prosecution called for Slater's conviction based on the oral testimonies of ... More


Arresting Change: Okamoto Kidō’s Stories of Nostalgic Remembrance

Mark Silver

in Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Okamoto Kidō's detective fiction. Kidō was a Kabuki playwright who saw the detective story as essentially Western and modern but put it to ends that were thoroughly nativistic ... More


Medical New Women II: Doctors

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The fifth chapter examines the debates surrounding women’s entry into the medical sphere as doctors, examining gendered debates around medical authority and professionalism. While New Woman nurses ... More


The Christology of Hebrews I and 2

L. D. Hurst

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the Christology of the first and second chapters of the Book of Hebrews. It analyses the book's Christology using the deductive reasoning employed by Sir Arthur ... More


“Rather a Geographical Expression Than a Country”: State Fantasy and the Production of Victorian Afghanistan

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Afghanistan's status in the nineteenth century as imperialized but not colonized enabled the flourishing of fantasies that compensated for British subjects' anxieties about ... More


Surprise and Paradox: Darwin's Artful Legacy

George Levine

in Darwin the Writer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608430
eISBN:
9780191731709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on one central characteristic of Darwin's writing: his use of paradox. Paradox is usually expressed in his work through what the book calls the double movement of Darwin's prose. ... More


Game Theory and Literature: An Overview

Steven J. Brams

in Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015226
eISBN:
9780262295932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015226.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter surveys applications of game theory in literature, and is organized as follows. Section 1.2 sets out the three questions posed to several game theorists who at some time applied game ... More


Before the Creation

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the early roots of science fiction magazines before the first publication of Amazing Stories, the first magazine purely devoted to science fiction, in 1926. It traces the ... More


Technologies of Detection

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This sixth chapter concludes the monograph by examining the figure of the New Woman detective and the specific technologies of detection employed. While women could not enter the British police force ... More


Origins

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Christianity is a story of origins and Darwinism, in major respects its offspring, is likewise a story of origins. A process as slow and undirected as natural selection demands vast eons of time, ... More


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