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Preamble

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joseph Conrad is widely recognised as a writer of sea stories with predominantly masculine themes. This book argues that despite this established reputation, Conrad did not neglect women's themes in ... More


Memorial Narratives as Salvation for the Feminine Self

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Marie-Jeanne Roland's Memoirs (1793) and Anne Frank's The Diary and Tales from the Secret Annexe (1942–44). Both writers wrote memorial narratives to preserve ... More


History and Nation: Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Conrad's major political novels, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes, examining Conrad's politics in the context of nineteenth century philosophies of ... More


A semiotic approach to a legal definition of terrorism

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter proposes a definition of terrorism based on semiotic principles. It uncovers five basic elements of the crime of terrorism that are deeply embedded in each of the many definitions ... More


Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris: Spinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden theatre, 1767-1820

Warren Oakley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129123
eISBN:
9781526139009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first biography of Thomas Harris (1738-1820). Until now, little has been known about his life. He was most visible as the man who controlled Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades, ... More


Uncovering the Plan: British Intelligence on German Intentions

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines British intelligence on German intentions to attack British commerce in the event of an Anglo-German war. It shows how the first suspicions were aroused in 1901 while Admiral ... More


Can Double Falsehood Be Merely a Forgery by Lewis Theobald?

Richard Proudfoot

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter rejects the allegation, current since 1728, that Double Falsehood is Theobald’s original composition, masquerading as Shakespeare. Connection with the plays written by Shakespeare and ... More


“Another Woman in Your Shape”: Sexual and Class Duplicity in Sensation Fiction

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter explores the concept of female “doubling” prevalent in sensation novels popular in the Victorian era. In these literary pieces, the predominant theme is female self-replication and ... More


Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Robert E. Lerner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963), an influential and controversial German– American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the ... More


The Secret Agent: Ironic and Disillusioned Authorial Narrative

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter attempts to demonstrate that Joseph Conrad's authorial method in The Secret Agent is a narrative and expressive thematics of its own. The narrative method of The Secret Agent is an ... More


Introduction

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

in The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184997
eISBN:
9780191674426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184997.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The present study, concerned with questions of writing, culture, and subjectivity in Conrad's short fiction, is in one obvious sense a sequel to the previous effort of Joseph Conrad and the Modern ... More


The Seductions of the Aesthetic

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

in The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184997
eISBN:
9780191674426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184997.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter turns to ‘The Secret Sharer’ and studies the story through its relation to ‘Under Western Eyes’. It argues that the same isomorphic paradigm overruns the boundaries of the text: both the ... More


‘The Secret Sharer’: Economical Personal Narrative

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Joseph Conrad's short story ‘The Secret Sharer’. The thematic tendency of Conrad criticism is evident in several of the most influential essays about ‘The Secret Sharer’. Such ... More


At Home and Abroad in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction: From Vanity Fair to The Secret Agent

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter begins with a summary of the life of William Makepeace Thackeray and how he started writing novels. During his time, he wrote Vanity Fair, based in London, which was the centre of the ... More


Heartless Modernism

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines the so-called enucleation in the fiction of Joseph Conrad. It suggests that the double meaning of enucleation which caused tension in literary modernism was accurately expressed ... More


Derrida's Secret: Perjury, Testimony, Oath

Charles Barbour

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474424998
eISBN:
9781474434911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Against the backdrop of a series of recent political events (the Snowden Affair, the Manning Affair, Wikileaks, Clinton’s private email account, and so forth), this book argues that secrecy is a ... More


Suspense and The Novel of Sensation

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Conrad's late works in relation to an earlier popular form of women's writing: the sensation novel of the 1860s and 1870s. By comparing Conrad's final, unfinished novel ... More


Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Kyle Hughes and Donald MacRaild (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The study of crime and violence in all its multifarious forms remains one of the most productive areas of enquiry for Irish historians. Considered an inordinately violent and unruly society by many ... More


Conservation in Cranford: Sympathy, Secrets, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

In Cranford (1851–1853), Elizabeth Gaskell imagines more than an individual giver in a whole town of women who sustain themselves through giving and conserving resources. Cranford’s system of ... More


The Vision and the Mirage

Klemens von Klemperer

in German Resistance against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad 1938–1945

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205517
eISBN:
9780191676659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205517.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

While the operations of intelligence departments involve a great deal of both adventure and wit, and although these may be attributed to certain functions, such activity is likely to find itself ... More


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