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D. J. Palmer

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Although English Literature was first included among the subjects for the pass examination in 1873, and English Language and Literature was introduced in the special examinations for women in 1881, ... More


Minority Culture and the Penguin Public

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the engagement of Scrutiny contributors and F. R. Leavis's pupils with wider publics. F. R. Leavis's idea of ‘minority culture’ was not simply ‘elitist’ but envisioned a chain ... More


Beyond Belief and Beauty

Bernard Bergonzi

in Exploding English: Criticism, Theory, Culture

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112617
eISBN:
9780191670817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how the religious, ethical, and aesthetic constituents have also become weakened. Its discussion supplements the previous chapter, where the global expansion of writing in ... More


History, Law, and Literature

Simon Eliot and Christopher Stray

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199543151
eISBN:
9780191772337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

Although the Press had been publishing major works of history for centuries, the arrival of the Clarendon Press Series and the introduction of a modern history degree in the 1870s encouraged a ... More


Literary History as Cultural History

Stefan Collini

in The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198800170
eISBN:
9780191839986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800170.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins with the observation that a number of literary critics in this period express the hope that a new form of ‘cultural history’ would provide the basis for an evaluative assessment ... More


Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry, and Melissa Raine (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

For 700 years, Geoffrey Chaucer has spoken to scholars and amateurs alike. How does his work speak to us in the twenty-first century? This volume provides a unique vantage point for responding to ... More


Chinua Achebe

Jago Morrison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084362
eISBN:
9781781707098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chinua Achebe has long been regarded as Africa's foremost writer. In this major new study, Jago Morrison offers a comprehensive reassessment of his work as an author, broadcaster, editor and ... More


Passionate Intellect: The Poetry of Charles Tomlinson

Michael Kirkham

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235439
eISBN:
9781786945396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In Passionate Intellect: The Poetry of Charles Tomlinson, Michael Kirkham provides a critical reading of the poetry of Charles Tomlinson. Within the text, Kirkham addresses readers already interested ... More


Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Gwyneth Jones

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gwyneth Jones’s Deconstructing the Starships: Science Fiction and Reality is a collection of critical essays, speeches and reviews, split into three sections: ‘All Science is Description’, ‘Science, ... More


A Life in Criticism:: M. H. Abrams

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles M. H. Abrams, a major critic of British Romantic literature and founding editor of Norton anthologies of literature. It draws on an in-depth interview and gives revealing ... More


Introduction

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/9780198759096.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Opening up the concepts of literary reception and author “countries,” the conventions of the homes and haunts, and the history of house museums, this Introduction locates the book in relation to ... More


English Literature

Susan Gillingham

in A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199652419
eISBN:
9780191766053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 9 assesses reception in English literature. Jewish use is primarily twentieth century: a comparison of Psalms 1 and 2 in The Jewish Study Bible, The Artscroll Tanach, and Tehillim:The Book of ... More


Glory Season: David Brin’s Feminist Utopia

Gwyneth Jones

in Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this review of David Brin’s Glory Season, Jones foregrounds the issues that arise when feminism is looked at from a male perspective. She criticises the text for presenting a feminist utopia so ... More


Introduction

Michael Kirkham

in Passionate Intellect: The Poetry of Charles Tomlinson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235439
eISBN:
9781786945396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235439.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this introductory chapter, Kirkham provides a biography of Charles Tomlinson’s early life to present day. It prepares the reader for the contents of the following chapters and foregrounds ... More


Introduction

Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry, and Melissa Raine

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter surveys current research, methodologies and debates in Chaucer criticism and medievalism studies as they appear in this volume, and discusses their relationship with the scholarship of ... More


The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies

John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235156
eISBN:
9781786945365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Thing About Roy Fisher, edited by John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson, brings together critical essays that aim to increase the awareness of the literature produced by Roy Fisher during his forty ... More


Manscapes 1958–1966

Michael Kirkham

in Passionate Intellect: The Poetry of Charles Tomlinson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235439
eISBN:
9781786945396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235439.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter three traces a historical progression of Tomlinson’s poetry, focusing closely on the distinction between his ‘nature poems’ and ‘human poems’ published during the twenty year period ... More


'Menacing Works in my Isolation': Early Pieces

James Keery

in The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235156
eISBN:
9781786945365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this second chapter, James Keery closely reads Fisher’s early poetry from the 1950s. In his analysis, Keery explores the poetry’s historical context and interrelations, in order to develop a ... More


'The Secret Laugh of the World'

Ian Sansom

in The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235156
eISBN:
9781786945365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The title of chapter eight, written by Ian Sansom, is inspired by a line in one of Fisher’s poems, ‘Toyland’. The chapter itself focuses on Fisher’s lighter and more comedic work and asks the ... More


Reaching an Overseas Market

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the overseas market of W. & R. Chambers. As they expanded into the British market, they also began to develop their “connection” overseas. Given their early commitment to ... More


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