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A Conversation Set to Flowers: Beyond the Origins of Kew Gardens

Karina Jakubowicz

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The mystery of whether Katherine Mansfield inspired Virginia Woolf's story 'Kew Gardens,' has long been of interest to both Woolf and Mansfield scholars. This article returns to this contested ... More


Old Rubbish

Scott Herring

in The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how accounts of pathological hoarding emerged alongside accounts of pathological old age. It explores how cultural depictions of aging recluses fostered stereotypes of the ... More


Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Tony Jason Stafford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Shaw’s Settings: Gardens and Libraries shows how Shaw enlists the powerful visual component of setting, specifically gardens and libraries, to add meaningful dimensions to the other dramatic ... More


Mapping Atlantic City

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Atlantic City's residential geography reflected the segregration of local residents based on how much they made, where they came from, and what their racial and ethnic identity was. Like in most ... More


The Idea of the Chinese Garden and British Aesthetic Modernism

Elizabeth Chang

in British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter argues that a comparative lack of British interest in traditional Chinese gardens during the period 1880-1914, often interpreted as evidence of Japan’s more ready appeal, obscures the ... More


Economic Equality, Racial Erasure: The Spatial and Cultural Interventions of Federal Public Works Agencies

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As the Mission District suffered through the Great Depression, a number of New Deal agencies intervened to invest in infrastructure. The Mission hosted major projects from the Works Progress ... More


‘Uncontrolled’ Situations: Direct Cinema

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 6 investigates a key ‘revolution’ in US documentary production, direct cinema. Direct cinema was not only a case of remediation, but brought with it a whole system of beliefs (variously ... More


Memories of El Monte: Dance Halls and Youth Culture in Greater Los Angeles, 1950–1974

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.12
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the development of two multicultural dance halls in the citrus belt, Pomona's Rainbow Gardens and El Monte's American Legion Stadium. It describes how demographic and economic ... More


The Fall of Orchard Park, the Rise of Orchard Gardens

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 describes the harrowing decline of Orchard Park during the late 1980s and early 1990s and then traces the resident-centered successful effort to transform Orchard Park into Orchard Gardens ... More


The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

Shelly Bryant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888208814
eISBN:
9789888313983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In The Classical Gardens of Shanghai, Shelly Bryant looks at five of Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens through their origins, changing fortunes, restorations, and links to a wider Chinese ... More


Cultivating Elite Inclusion

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

in Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

One of the largest Suzhou-style scholar's gardens outside China opened in the San Gabriel Valley in 2008, at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. The project brought ... More


Introduction: Shanghai’s Gardens in Context

Shelly Bryant

in The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888208814
eISBN:
9789888313983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208814.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Conventional wisdom in the Chinese classical gardening tradition says that it takes 300 years to build a garden. The appreciation of a garden is likewise not something that happens in a short space ... More


Inventing Tropicality: Writing Fever, Writing Trauma in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead and Gardens in the Dunes

Hsinya Huang

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Hsinya Huang examines the imagined space of the American tropics in Leslie Marmon Silko's novels, Almanac of the Dead and Gardens in the Dunes. Silko represents the tropics as a ... More


Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Peter Derow and Robert Parker (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book contains detailed studies of a number of individual passages and episodes (which always turn out to have wider ramifications for the understanding of Herodotus or for the history of the ... More


Faulkner in the Luxembourg Gardens

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the final scene of his novel Sanctuary, William Faulkner quite unexpectedly drags us to Paris’s fabled Luxembourg Gardens. The scene gives the impression that we are not just in a garden, but in ... More


Conclusion

Anne Wohlcke

in The 'perpetual fair': Gender, disorder and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090912
eISBN:
9781781706442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090912.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The afterword summarizes the main themes of the book concludes that debates over the place of festivity and usefulness of fairs in eighteenth-century London reveal that concerns about morality and ... More


The Broken Plantation and the Sweet Space of Gardens

Ruth Salvaggio

in Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817020
eISBN:
9781496817068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter documents how gardens have historically taken their interstitial shapes in the breakdown of the plantation system. Emerging on the site of former plantations and within the tightly ... More


Stretching our “Antennae”: Converging Worlds of the Seen and the Unseen in “Kew Gardens”

Joyce E. Kelley

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay focuses on an organizing principle in Virginia Woolf’s “Kew Gardens” that many critics miss: each couple highlights the worlds of the seen and the unseen by tapping into a presence not ... More


Fashionable society in 'these our cloudy days'

J.F. Merritt

in Westminster 1640–60: A royal city in a time of revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090400
eISBN:
9781781707036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090400.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter challenges the traditional assumption that the gentry season and fashionable society of the West End disappeared during the years of civil war and interregnum. While noting the degree of ... More


Jack o' Lantern 1917–18

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1917, records by other saxophone ensembles (the Saxo Sextette and Wilbur Sweatman and His Jass Band) entered into competition with the Six Brown Brothers' Victors, and four solo sides by Fred ... More


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