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Out of the People: J. B. Priestley’s Broadbrow Radicalism

Ian Whittington

in Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413596
eISBN:
9781474444897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413596.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While well documented in accounts of wartime broadcasting, J.B. Priestley’s status as wartime radio celebrity is too often cut off from his broader arguments about cultural democracy dating back to ... More


Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

John Baxendale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides an academic study of J. B. Priestley—novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the ... More


Intermodern Travel: J. B. Priestley's English and American Journeys

Lisa Colletta

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines J.B. Priestley's preoccupation with English, and later British, community. It also analyses his travel narratives of the mid-1930s, namely Midnight on the Desert and English ... 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


The Fictional Future

Robin Le Poidevin

in The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265893
eISBN:
9780191708619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265893.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some fictions, such as H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, represent the future as fixed, i.e., as completely determinate. Yet standard accounts of truth in ... More


Notables: J. B. Priestley, C. S. Lewis, Maurice Bowra

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the life and work of three figures who enjoyed great prominence in their lifetimes but whose reputation declined markedly in later years. A detailed account of Priestley’s ... More


The collapsing house

Geraldine Cousin

in Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter begins with a defining stage moment from the 1990s that translated the sense of danger into an image of a devastated world. It occurred during Stephen Daldry's revival of J. B. ... More


Homestead Versus Kolschoz

Matthew Taunton

in Red Britain: The Russian Revolution in Mid-Century Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817710
eISBN:
9780191859175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817710.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

‘Homestead versus Kolchos’ was a question that obsessed Ezra Pound, an opposition between independent freeholders farming small plots (associated by Pound with the early history of the United ... More


‘We live beyond…any tale that we happen to enact’

Galen Strawson

in The Subject of Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198777885
eISBN:
9780191823350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777885.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many claim that we all [1] experience or conceive our lives as a narrative, [2] ought to do so. This chapter rejects [1] and [2], extending the argument of ‘Against Narrativity’ (Strawson 2004). ... More


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