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The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. It examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic ... More


Ameritopias: Transatlantic Fictions of England's Future

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/9780199754458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common—Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, ... More


Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Catherine Constable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, thinking through ways in which it challenges the aesthetic paradigms currently dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. The first chapter explores ... More


Introduction

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter establishes relationships between archaeology as a trope within SF film and television and as a cultural site from which to investigate the medium’s critical engagement with ... More


Swift and Women Critics

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Anecdotal proofs state that women read Swift and commented on his writings from the time his texts were first published, but the systematic attention that results in a book-length critical study ... More


World-Literature in the Context of Combined and Uneven Development

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter attempts to resituate the problem of ‘world literature’, considered as a revived category of theoretical enquiry, by pursuing the literary-cultural implications of the theory of combined ... More


The Artistry of Exile

Jane Stabler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This book explores the ways in which exile concentrates the aesthetics of two generations of 19th-century British writers who felt forced to leave England and chose to live in Italy. Focusing on the ... 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


Cain or Christ

Jane Stabler

in The Artistry of Exile

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Chapter 3 suggests that exiled writers (with the exception of Landor) gradually began to incline towards aspects of Catholic worship in Italy. That their sympathetic curiosity was not new is shown by ... More


Modernity

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the question of modernity, arguing that the changes to Volga-Ural Muslims’ relationship with the Russian state remade their society, dismantling the Islamic social order, based ... More


Apocalipsis Cum Figuris: Thomas Mann and the Bildungsroman at The Ends of Time

Tobias Boes

in Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451775
eISBN:
9780801465659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451775.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter provides an in-depth reading of Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus, a novel that responds explicitly to the “crisis of historicism” debate that raged in Germany during the interwar ... More


A Cassandra with Clout: Storm Jameson, Little Englander and Good European

Elizabeth Maslen

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/9780748635092.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Storm Jameson and identifies some important concerns on the dominant intermodern forms. One of the most important concerns is work, which is described as a constant pressure, ... More


Jowett’s scriptures: the moral life and the state

Jeff Rosen

in Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Inspired by the work of Benjamin Jowett, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, friend of Tennyson, and frequent visitor to the Isle of Wight, Cameron created what she termed a novel “theological work” ... More


The Advent of the Modern Fauna: On the Births and Deaths of Species, 1801–1831

Niles Eldredge

in Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153164
eISBN:
9780231526753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153164.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about the earliest decades of the scientific study of “transmutation,” previously called evolution, in which early evolutionists focused on the search for a natural causal ... More


Model Conclusion

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Adorno’s method, again, this time focusing on his notion of a ‘model.’ It situates Adorno amidst contemporary discussion of normativity and also connects Adorno to ordinary ... More


Before and after the political

Martin O’Shaughnessy

in Laurent Cantet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091506
eISBN:
9781781708590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091506.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Cantet’s Foxfire, Confessions of a Girl Gang, an adaptation of the eponymous Joyce Carol Oates novel. Drawing again on Bakhtin’s notion of the polyphonic text, it asks to what ... More


The woman Highly Blessed: Marian Art and Anna Jameson’s “Great Hope,” 1850s–1870s

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the cultural impact of the work of British writer Anna Jameson whose 1852 work of art criticism, Legends of the Madonna, became the authoritative text on Marian art and remained ... More


The Birth of Theory

Andrew Cole

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135397
eISBN:
9780226135564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern theory needs a history lesson. Neither Marx nor Nietzsche first gave us theory. Hegel did. To support this contention, The Birth of Theory presents a refreshingly clear and lively account of ... More


Nihilistic Postmodernisms

Catherine Constable

in Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter two addresses the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, specifically Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in order to set up the key differences between nihilism and affirmation that underpin the rest of the ... More


Fürstenspiegel, Political Economy, Critique

Andrew Cole

in The Birth of Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135397
eISBN:
9780226135564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135564.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Theorists have long used the genres of tragedy and comedy to explain--or critique--history. But there is also the genre of Fürstenspiegel, which Hegel uses to examine the historical character of the ... More


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