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“The Most Important Biblical Discovery of Our Time”: William Henry Green and the Demise of Ussher’s Chronology

Ronald L. Numbers

in Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320374
eISBN:
9780199851379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320374.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Theological and biblical scholarship have changed often independently of science. This chapter shows how the study of the Bible, not science, prompted an influential professor at Princeton ... More


Culture in the Blackout

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/9780199239887.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 explores how the World War Two home front was defined and haunted by its founding blackouts: censorship, lack of information, the trauma, sensory deprivation, and destruction of the Blitz. ... More


Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew

Ronald L. Numbers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320374
eISBN:
9780199851379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320374.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book moves beyond the clichés of conflict and harmony to explore the tangled web of historical interactions involving scientific and religious beliefs. The lead chapter offers an overview of the ... More


‘Have you anything to declare?’: Portable Selves on Trial

Emily Ridge

in Portable Modernisms: The Art of Travelling Light

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419598
eISBN:
9781474434621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419598.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The final chapter of the book directs attention to questions of identity and selfhood. If modernism witnessed the rise of a culture of portability, what did this mean for understandings of literary ... More


Out of Reach: Henry Green and the Infinitely Remote

Jonathan Foltz

in The Novel after Film: Modernism and the Decline of Autonomy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190676490
eISBN:
9780190676520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676490.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the relays between the cinema as a figure of public address and modernism’s distrust of the authoritative character of narrative omniscience. It focuses on the late modernist ... More


“The Apex of My Life”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0055
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter fifty-five examines Hodge’s fifty-teaching jubilee celebration held at the Seminary in 1872. More than five hundred attended, and he called the event: “the apex of my life.” It was the first ... More


Mass Observing: The 1930s Documentary Gaze

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the multiple and complex viewpoints that were combined in the documentary gaze. It also examines filmic technique, and in particular cross-class montage. In Bronislaw ... More


The Documentary Movement and Mass Leisure, 1930–1945

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the representation of mass, working-class leisure activities. Leisure plays an important role in Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera. The Way to the Sea, scripted by W. H. ... More


‘The savage and austere light of a burning world’: The Cinematic Blitz

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the British literature responding to the cinematic and photographic qualities of the Blitz. The cinematic properties of the Blitz were perhaps best captured in literature by ... More


Henry Green: Class, Style, and the Everyday

Nick Shepley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198734758
eISBN:
9780191799303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734758.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a critical prism through which Henry Green’s fiction—from his earliest published short stories, as an Eton schoolboy, through to his last dialogic novels of the 1950s—can be seen as ... More


Wartime Presentness

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 1 offers a theoretical account of how aerial violence solicits a temporality of dread, as a present upended by the fear of past trauma and the expectation of future trauma. It argues that ... More


The Neutral Hour

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Taking as its context and metaphor the dislocated time zones of the Second World War—where neutral Ireland progressed on a different time zone from Britain—Chapter 4 addresses why neutrality was such ... More


Psychological Blackout

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 examines the fear of ‘civilians with shell shock’ that pervaded the interwar and early wartime years, through the imagery and metaphor of the blackout. It considers the divided ... More


Beginning Again: Darwin’s Caterpillar from George Eliot to Beckett

Daniel Aureliano Newman

in Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and The Experimental Bildungsroman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439619
eISBN:
9781474459716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439619.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter examines one particularly evident case of literature borrowing from biology: the case of what Samuel Beckett calls “Darwin’s caterpillar.” This caterpillar, described in The Origin of ... More


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