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Introduction: Walter Besant Now

Kevin A. Morrison

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the 1880s and 1890s Walter Besant was one of Britain’s most lionized living novelists. Today he is one of the least read Victorian fiction writers of comparable standing. In addition to outlining ... More


Producers and Consumers of Popular Culture, 1900–60

Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'dowd, and Bernadette Whelan

in Reading the Irish Woman: Studies in Cultural Encounter and Exchange, 1714-1960

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318924
eISBN:
9781846319969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter five also looks at women as cultural producers. Popular literature provided the mean by which Irishwomen could develop public reputations as novelists and playwrights. From the nineteenth ... More


Plotting the Suburbs: Popular Fiction and Common Knowledge, 1850s–1870s

Sarah Bilston

in The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novels set in suburban locales represent a world in flux. Beneath the shifting sands of social mobility run thick strands of apparently common knowledge that reassure readers of continuity with the ... More


Anti-Communist Aesthetic Ideology

Roland Végső

in The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter argues that it is more than just a coincidence that the ascendancy of Cold War anti-Communism and its theory of political representation coincide with the institutionalization of ... More


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