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The Seventh Case in Seven Years, 1957–1959

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124513
eISBN:
9780813134901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the case of Lady Chatterley's Lover, a French film version of D.H. Lawrence's novel of the same name. This case was presented in the mid-1950s, when tolerance of mature-themed ... More


A change of heart

David Ellis

in Love and Sex in D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781942954026
eISBN:
9781786945174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954026.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Returning to Europe in 1925, Lawrence abandoned politics and went back to love and sex as his principal concerns. In The Virgin and the Gipsy, sex’s transforming power takes a semi-allegorical form ... More


Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Matthew J. Kochis and Heather L. Lusty (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This collection pairs two canonical figures generally treated as polar opposites—James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence. Despite their well-known differences in style, personally and professionally their ... More


Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Ulysses

Zack Bowen

in Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

D. H. Lawrence and James Joyce did not think much of each other’s works—yet they read each other. Their writing styles were polemically opposed, their ideologies dissimilar, and so each refused to ... More


Orgasmic Discipline: D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Hull, and Interwar Erotic Fiction

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the relationship between innovation and repetition in the structure of pleasure in interwar erotic fiction, with particular emphasis on D. H. Lawrence's reaction, in his essays ... More


Bollocks to Respectability: British Fiction after the Trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1960–1970)

Rod Mengham

in Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697564
eISBN:
9780191764745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697564.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks in detail at the disputes about the role of literature during the trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover in 1960. It argues that the defence of this book by a number of prominent ... More


Love, Bodies, and Nature in Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Ulysses

Margot Norris

in Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Joyce’s Ulysses reversed the ethos of the nineteenth-century adultery novel by saving their heroines from suicide and letting them escape the dramatic ... More


Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Laura Wittern-Keller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124513
eISBN:
9780813134901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The proliferation of movies at the turn of the twentieth century attracted not only the attention of audiences across America, but also the apprehensive eyes of government officials and special ... More


Romance

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at how romance serves as a means of negotiating between the representations of masculinity and femininity, which also makes it important when thinking about the popular expression ... More


Of Public Libraries and Paperbacks: The Sexual Geographies of Reading

Richard Hornsey

in The Spiv and the Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653140
eISBN:
9781452946139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653140.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the environmental factors and prescriptive geographies that surrounded the public life of books during postwar London. It discusses the popularity of the “vulgar” paperback ... More


Skirmishing with Jolly Roger: D. H. Lawrence, Obscenity, and Book Piracy

Chris Forster

in Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190840860
eISBN:
9780190840907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840860.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although James Joyce’s encounter with the book pirate Samuel Roth is well known in the literature on modernism and copyright, this chapter reveals that D. H. Lawrence’s essay “Apropos of Lady ... More


Modernism and the Media History of Obscenity

Chris Forster

in Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190840860
eISBN:
9780190840907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840860.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter surveys the history of obscenity in English jurisprudence, from the invention of obscene libel as a crime in the eighteenth century through the 1857 Obscene Publications Act and its 1959 ... More


Lady Chatterley’s Censor (1951–1957)

Kirsten Cather

in The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter narrates the events surrounding the censorship trial of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Loverin Japan. Oyama Hisajirō, owner of Oyama Publishing, approached respected critic, author, ... More


Shouting Fire From the Nanny State to Heckler's Veto: the New Censorship and How to Counter It

David Edgar

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Nearly fifty years on from the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial and over forty years from the abolition of theatre censorship, the new threat to free speech in the story-telling arts comes not from the ... More


The Demise of Protestant Moral Reform Politics

P. C. Kemeny

in The New England Watch and Ward Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190844394
eISBN:
9780190844424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844394.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

In the 1920s the Watch and Ward Society suddenly and dramatically lost its role as custodian of morally acceptable literature. In the early 1920s the organization enjoyed a string of victories, ... More


A propos

David Ellis

in Love and Sex in D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781942954026
eISBN:
9781786945174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954026.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at how illogically, in A Propos, Lawrence defends his use of the four-letter words. No more logical is his surprising praise for Catholicism and the importance it attaches to the ... More


France

David Ellis

in Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318894
eISBN:
9781846318023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318894.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Between parts one and two of what is known as the Cambridge English Tripos, Ellis spent a year as a teaching assistant in Normandy. He describes how this experience increased an already developed ... More


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