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“Strange and Novel Truths”

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Ohio, the collapse of the Kirtland Safety Society (bank), part of a nationwide banking failure, fractured the church. Pratt’s wife Thankful Halsey died following the birth of Parley Pratt Jr. Very ... More


Jack London

Kenneth K. Brandt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312964
eISBN:
9781789629156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312964.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Recounting his 1897-98 Klondike Gold Rush experience Jack London stated: “It was in the Klondike I found myself. There nobody talks. Everybody thinks. There you get your perspective. I got mine.” ... More


Some Questions About Truth

Wolfgang Künne

in Conceptions of Truth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241316
eISBN:
9780191597831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241317.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The questions concerning truth that I plan to discuss are set up in a flowchart, and the answers to be defended in the course of the book are marked. I give my reasons for putting the Identity Theory ... More


Rites of Modernism

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Euripides' IT was revived in performance between the late 19th century, when it became a favourite choice for ‘Greek plays’ in colleges and universities, and the 1920s. As a result of the ... More


Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Jane Marcus

Jean Mills (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979299
eISBN:
9781800341487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the wake of inadequate histories of radical writing and activism, Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger rejects stereotypes of Cunard as spoiled heiress and “sexually dangerous New Woman,” offering ... More


Primitive Colors: A Case Study in Neo-pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception

Joshua Gert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198785910
eISBN:
9780191840579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book is both an account of the nature of color and color perception, and an exercise in neo-pragmatist theorizing. Neo-pragmatism rejects representationalism, which is the standard strategy for ... More


Ugliness, Underground, Queer Difference

Yetta Howard

in Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The introductory chapter of Ugly Differences provides a theoretical overview of the book and its central interventions on the concepts of ugliness and the underground. It turns to ... More


The Kaleidoscope of China: Authenticity, Orientalism and Discontents

Diana Yeh

in The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208173
eISBN:
9789888268597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208173.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the diverse ways in which China and Chineseness have been constructed in Britain, US and Asia, by analyses the heterogeneous reception of Lady Precious Stream. It considers the ... More


Intellectual Nomads: Norman Douglas, the Desert, and the Taste for Space

Jane Marcus

Jean Mills (ed.)

in Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979299
eISBN:
9781800341487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Alongside her analysis of Cunard’s memoir of George Moore, Marcus reads her 1954 account of travel writer, Norman Douglas, within the contexts of exile, English primitivism, and the exploitation of ... More


After Ossian: changing interpretations of Roman Scotland

Alan Montgomery

in Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445641
eISBN:
9781474491266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445641.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

In the wake of the global success of Ossianic poetry, attitudes towards Scotland’s ancient history would change. The growing fashion for Primitivism switched the focus from the classical to the ... More


Race, Place and Cultural Production in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Carmel-by-the-Sea, a newly developed artist’s village located on the central California coast, claimed for itself the title of the first year-round little art colony in the nation, one that boasted ... More


Eugene O’Neill: Superpersonalisation and Racial Spectacularism

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Playwright Eugene O’Neill jumpstarted his career and had his first major successes in and from the little art colony in Provincetown; this chapter focuses on O’Neill, the Provincetown Players’ most ... More


Cultivating the Taos Mystique

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Unlike the new development at Carmel and the recently revitalized fishing village of Provincetown, the old frontier trading post of Taos, New Mexico, was experiencing slow, steady growth at the turn ... More


‘Something Stood Up in my Soul’: D. H. Lawrence in Taos

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

D.H. Lawrence, like many of the artists affiliated with Taos’ modern little art colony, was invited there by Mabel Dodge Luhan to ‘see and feel and wonder’ the ‘essence’ of Taos and ultimately put it ... More


Getting the Perspective: The Northland Stories

Kenneth K. Brandt

in Jack London

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312964
eISBN:
9781789629156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312964.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter centers on the short stories inspired by London’s Klondike Gold Rush experiences, which provided the settings that galvanized the thematic focus of his writing. The major Northland ... More


Into and Out of the Wild: The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Kenneth K. Brandt

in Jack London

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312964
eISBN:
9781789629156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312964.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores London’s two famous dog novels. The Call of the Wild and White Fang are analysed in relation to the themes of initiation, adaptation, captivity, and freedom. Particular emphasis ... More


Introduction. Rerouting Irish Modernism: Postcolonial Aesthetics and the Imperative of Cosmopolitanism

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that an overemphasis on cosmopolitanism as the signature feature of modernism significantly distorts understandings of the development of modernist aesthetics, especially in ... More


Conclusion: Dispatches from the Modernist Frontier: “European and Asiatic papers please copy”

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the treatment of primitivism and a radical incommensurability portrayed by Joyce in Portrait of the Artist and Stephen Hero as a means of reflecting on the legacy of Irish late ... More


Fashion, Chinoiserie and Modernism

Sarah Cheang

in British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Fashion, chinoiserie and Modernism do not necessarily make easy bedfellows. Fashion’s dynamic of continuous experimentation and renewal can be aligned with Modernism’s agenda of artistic reinvention, ... More


From Wild Savages to Beloved Primitives: Gullah Folk take Center Stage

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates the emergence of Gullah folk in the national imagination by exploring the convergence of the shift from Victorian thought to modernist thought during the World War I era; ... More


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