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‘Simplify Me When I'm Dead’

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 explores the struggle for modern memory in Second World War writing and reconstructs wartime debates about national identity, social reconstruction, decolonization, and popular culture. ... More


‘The Twilight of Language’: The Young Evelyn Waugh on ‘Catherine’ Mansfield

Naomi Milthorpe

in Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694419
eISBN:
9781474422277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694419.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers the first account of Katherine Mansfield's literary connections to Evelyn Waugh. It exposes the satiric potential of literary influence through a consideration of Waugh's ... More


Jazzing Britain: The Transatlantic Jazz Invasion and the Remaking of Englishness

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/9780199754458.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

When jazz arrived in England, the nation was on an imaginative precipice: both grasping after history and attempting to bury it, haunted by terrible loss and eager to forget it in a frenzy of music ... More


Scoring in Heaven

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the gap that opened up in the twentieth century between theologians and popular religion. It looks at the confident beliefs about the future life of Mormons; the optimism of the ... More


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


Renewals of Spirituality

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In a lecture called “Science as Vocation” delivered at the University of Munich in 1919, Max Weber observed that “liberation from the rationalism and intellectualism of science is the fundamental ... More


Aesthetes Abroad: Literary Expatriates and Empire

Chris Ackerley

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Evelyn Waugh and Somerset Maugham as pre-eminent examples of ‘aesthetes abroad’: writers who travelled, sometimes to the most obscure corners of the empire, to observe the ... More


Scoop: The Challenge of Foreign Correspondence

John Maxwell Hamilton and Heidi Tworek

in Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The state of foreign reporting today is paradoxical. New technology makes some aspects of foreign reporting faster and easier; it has also raised old problems of trust and the high cost of foreign ... More


Epilogue: The Abrogation of the Index

Una M. Cadegan

in All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue discusses the changed relationship between Catholicism and intellectual modernity to offer some conclusions about the importance and limits of literary culture as a means of ... More


1947

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between January and December 1947, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: discussing Sorry, Wrong Number with Billy Wilder; talking to Henry ... More


The Motif of Sacrifice in the Literature and Culture of the Second World War

Mark Rawlinson

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how Anglophone literature and culture envisioned and questioned an economy of sacrificial exchange, particularly its symbolic aspect, as driving the compulsions entangled in the ... More


Boy and the Historians

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers some of the ways in which a glittering cavalcade of previous scholars – most notably, perhaps, Eliot Warburton, C.H. Firth, C. L’Estrange-Ewen, Veronica Wedgewood, and Kathleen ... More


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