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Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Tony Jason Stafford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Shaw’s Settings: Gardens and Libraries shows how Shaw enlists the powerful visual component of setting, specifically gardens and libraries, to add meaningful dimensions to the other dramatic ... More


Libraries, Knowledge and Public Identity

David McKitterick

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the identification of libraries as a national and public issue and the establishment of librarianship as an identifiable profession. The public identity of libraries lay in ... More


Rethinking Archival Politics: Trust, Truth, and the Law

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

All scholars recognize that restricting access to “classified” materials is related to issues of political control, but this chapter argues that power in the archives is ubiquitous, and much less ... More


Writerly Pursuits: A Compiler’s Archive

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the biographical dictionary’s indebtedness to a long tradition in Arabic letters of prosopography and exemplarity, and specifically how Fawwaz draws on both the form and the ... More


Harvard and Other Imperfect Mechanisms

Tamara Plakins Thornton

in Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: "How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626932
eISBN:
9781469628110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626932.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Bowditch’s drive to transform three institutions fundamental to the Boston elite--the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Boston Athenaeum, and Harvard University—into ... More


Hard Times: The Great Depression and the New Deal

John van Willigen

in Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813146898
eISBN:
9780813151458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146898.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

There may have been a decrease in the number of cookbooks published during the Depression, but several interesting food-related projects were funded by the New Deal programs of the federal ... More


The Establishment and Evolution of Limerick City Municipal Library, 1889–1938

Matthew Potter

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381823
eISBN:
9781781382325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381823.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the operation of the public library service in an Irish provincial city. It begins with a discussion of the origins of the public library movement in Britain and Ireland. The ... More


Booksellers, Newspapers and Libraries

Murray Pittock

in Enlightenment in a Smart City: Edinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474416597
eISBN:
9781474459884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416597.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

As we saw in Chapter 2, the development of a strong newspaper and publishing industry was one of the key elements in the development of Edinburgh at the turn of the eighteenth century, which set it ... More


The Perraults and Versailles: Mediating Grandeur (1660–1700)

Oded Rabinovitch

in The Perraults: A Family of Letters in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729423
eISBN:
9781501730085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729423.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Charles’s position in Colbert’s orbit offered the family new ways to act in the social world. This chapter concentrates on the ways the Perraults drew upon their access to Versailles in a variety of ... More


Forging links abroad: books, travelling scholarships, leave of absence

Tamson Pietsch

in Empire of scholars: Universities, networks and the British academic world, 1850-1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719085024
eISBN:
9781781705889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085024.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the ways in which settler universities reconfigured their relationship with ‘universal’ learning and international scholarship in the 1880s. It shows that by instituting new ... More


Virginia Woolf and the War on Books: Cultural Heritage and Dis-Heritage in the 1930s

Diane F. Gillespie

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In 1821, Heinrich Heine famously and prophetically wrote, “’When they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn human beings.’” In January 1933 Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. On May ... More


Hours in a Library: Virginia Woolf and Leslie Stephen

Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill (eds)

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Woolf's antipathy towards institutional libraries. Woolf questions the usefulness of a traditional library for women due to entry refusal, hostile environments, and the dearth ... More


Two Libraries: Reading A Room of One’s Own and Margaret Oliphant’s “The Library Window”

Anne Reus

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter views the library as a common locus in Virginia Woolf's diary, letter and essays. Reus explores similarities between superficially very different writers, arguing that their works ask ... More


Education and the Higher Pursuits

Peter Baldwin

in The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How Europe and America are Alike

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195391206
eISBN:
9780197562741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195391206.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

It Is Generally Recognized that higher education in America is in comparatively good shape, with the main competition coming from the UK. With less than 5% of the world’s population the United ... More


Libraries on the Superhighway – Rest Stop or Roadkill?

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In a discursive essay on the impact of computer technology on libraries and learning, Wolfe opens by arguing that contemporary America is adapting to ignorance and illiteracy and characterises ... More


An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Elliott Swanson

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Swanson's interview, reprinted from Interzone, Autumn 1986, explores Wolfe's attitudes to technology, his combat experiences in Korea, the generic labelling of his work, and the reoccurrence of ... More


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