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Lawrence Gilman: “Mr. George Gershwin Plays His New Jazz Concerto” (1925)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of music critic Lawrence Gilman's review of George Gershwin's performance of his Concerto in F at the Carnegie Hall with the New York Symphony Orchestra (NYSO) which ... More


Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Dohra Ahmad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines anti-colonial discourse during the understudied but critical period before World War II, with a specific focus on writers and activists based in the United States. The book ... More


The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Michael Robertson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For readers reared on the dystopian visions of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale, the idea of a perfect society may sound more sinister than enticing. This literary history of a time ... More


Developing Nations

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reads five turn-of-the-century utopian novels (Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, William Morris’s News from Nowhere, William Dean Howells’s A Traveler from Altruria and Through the Eye ... More


Spectral Fusions, Modernist Times

J. Samaine Lockwood

in Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter demonstrates how the historical project of New England regionalism extended beyond the supposed end of that mode's popularity (c. 1915) and into the modernist era. It focuses on the ... More


The Give and Take of “New-Woman” Eugenics

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

By the fin de siècle, women’s giving took on national significance through eugenic efforts to “save the race.” As women made economic, legal, and professional advances and became the visible ... More


A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Val Gough and Jill Rudd (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's work asserts optimistically the possibility for utopian change, yet ironically she is probably most widely celebrated for her darkly tragic story The Yellow ... More


A Prejudice Which May Cloud the Mentality: The Making of Objectivity in Early Twentieth-Century Occupational Health

Christopher Sellers

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.11
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Today, environmental health professionals assess hazards in the workplace or the outside air by comparing sampled levels against official Threshold Limit Values (TLV's). But before today's reliance ... More


Introduction

Val Gough and Jill Rudd

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1890, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a poem called 'Similar Cases' in which she argues that humankind and the world can be changed for the better. The poem marked the beginning of a reformist ... More


Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Journey From Within

Mary A. Hill

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the letters written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman to her second husband, Houghton Gilman, between 1897 and 1900. It considers the personal discourse Gilman created in her ... More


Transpacific Transgression: Gender Remapping and World Revolutions

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers how American writers at the in the first half of the twentieth century associated Australia and New Zealand with various kinds of utopian social reform, particularly in ... More


Ernest B. Gilman, Yiddish Poetry and the Tuberculosis Sanatorium 1900–1970. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015. 187 pp.

Jan Schwarz

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Ernest B. Gilman’s Yiddish Poetry and the Tuberculosis Sanatorium 1900–1970. The book offers fascinating portraits of Jewish TB patients, including three major Yiddish poets ... More


Rest

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the rest cure, especially as designed by the nineteenth-century physician Silas Weir Mitchell. Literary example: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Virginia ... More


Introduction

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines the distinctive strain of transatlantic utopianism found within the work of four writers—a group that it calls the “last utopians”—of the late nineteenth and early twentieth ... More


Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Motherly Utopia

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Charlotte Perkins Gilman's concept of what she called the “World's Mother”—the selfless, nurturing woman-spirit who loves, protects, and teaches the entire human race. Gilman ... More


Dismantling the Victorian Ideal and the Future of Domesticity

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 6 charts the changing importance of home as a cultural ideal at the turn of the century and considers the challenges posed by feminism, suburbanization, technology, and a growing focus on ... More


The Story of the Concord Sonata, 1911–1947

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ives first conceived the Concord Sonata while on vacation at Elk’s Lake in 1911, based in part on pieces he had already been working on. He claimed to have been able to play the piece by 1915, though ... More


Reading in the Age of Edison: The Cinematicity of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’

Karin Littau

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Karin Littau, addresses the media-transitional period of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries to show how aestho-physiological experiments in reading were linked ... More


The Medical School Goes to War

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the difficulty faced by the search committee in identifying a candidate to whom it could unhesitatingly commit the school's destinies after Alan Gregg declined the offer to ... More


American Pragmatism: The Continuity of Critters

Erin McKenna

in Pets, People, and Pragmatism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251148
eISBN:
9780823252886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251148.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Pragmatism, in general, does not see the rest of nature as simply a resource for satisfying our human needs and desires. Instead, Pragmatism highlights our connectedness and continuity with the rest ... More


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