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Choosing the Outsider Role

Barbara Lounsberry

in Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049915
eISBN:
9780813050379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049915.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a close reading of Woolf’s pivotal 1903 diary at age 21—perhaps the most important of all her 38 diary books. In the crucible of family crisis—her father’s slow death—Woolf makes ... More


Household effects: Johnson’s coffee-pot and Twain’s effigy

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 widens the focus beyond the staging of the immediate scene of writing to develop a taxonomy of the ways that domestic objects and spaces have been made to bear witness to the writer’s life ... More


Provoking Philosophy: Shakespeare, Johnson, Wittgenstein, Derrida

Christopher Norris

in Philosophy Outside-In: A Critique of Academic Reason

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684557
eISBN:
9780748695188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684557.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This final chapter offers tentative answers to three (I think) closely related questions. The first asks: what is it about Shakespeare that has so sharply polarized responses between those, the vast ... More


Haunting Dickens World: To Be Continued

Alison Booth

in Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This shorter chapter doubles as a conclusion and a synopsis of tourism today through the example of Charles Dickens and Dr Johnson’s museum in London. The narrative includes repeated tours to the ... More


Distributism and Apologetics

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's works that he published in the late 1920s, including The Catholic Church and Conversion (1926), which explores Catholicism's transformation into a ... More


Words in the Shape of English

Tim William Machan

in What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

As foundational as lexicon may be to any definition of English, the relationships between speakers and words are more complex, dynamic, and situational than this popular model implies. These are the ... More


Conclusion: Laurels Won and Lost

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the implications of the establishment of the poet laureateship by Charles II and the effect it exercised on the professional career, and public reputation, of John Dryden, the ... More


The Heroes of America Rise for the Union

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A secret group modeled on the Freemasons call themselves the Heroes of America and sabotage the Confederacy from their headquarters-the Grand Council of the Heroes-near the state capitol. Violence ... More


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