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Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Luke Ferretter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This is the first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction. Plath wrote fiction throughout her life, in a wide variety of genres, including women's magazine romances, New Yorker stories, comedy, ... More


Irish Community and Protestant Belonging, 1930–49

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter posits an overlapping sense of alienation among Southern Protestants and Irish intellectuals during the 1930s and 1940s, as both groups found themselves out of step with the pieties of ... More


Plath's Poetry and Fiction

Luke Ferretter

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the relationship between the poetry and the fiction that Plath was writing at the same time during the different periods of her creative career. The first section examines the ... More


Gender and Society in The Bell Jar

Luke Ferretter

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter places The Bell Jar in the cultural context of the discourses on gender within which Plath lived and wrote. Contemporary discourses on sex, medicine, childbirth, psychiatry, beauty, ... More


The Politics of Plath's Fiction

Luke Ferretter

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses Plath's political views and her expression of these views in her fiction. After a discussion of the development of her political thought, the chapter examines Plath's ... More


Selfless Desires: Sacrificial and Self-Fulfilling Service to Others in Casablanca (1942), the Bells of St. Mary's (1945), and the Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 1 interrogates the traditional view of nuns as paragons of agape which opens The Bells of St. Mary's. “In the eyes of the world very few even take notice of us, but earthly honors and rewards ... More


Rebel by vocation: Seán O'Faoláin and the generation of The Bell

Niall Carson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099373
eISBN:
9781526109743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Rebel by Vocation: Seán O’Faoláin and the Generation of The Bell tells the story of O’Faoláin and The Bell through the characters and writers that surrounded its offices in Dublin. It is the ... More


Official Ireland

Mark O'Brien

in The Fourth Estate: Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096136
eISBN:
9781526121004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter surveys the state of journalism prior to the 1960s. Long criticised for being stagnant and uncritical, journalism during this period was, more than anything else, a reflection of the ... More


Introduction

Luke Ferretter

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction gives a chronological survey of Plath's fiction, published and unpublished. It divides her short stories into the following chronological groups – 1: Juvenilia (1946–50). 2: College ... More


Conclusion: Suspect Desires: The End of a Religious Illusion in Doubt (2008)?

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The book closes with a study of Doubt and views this film as a somber retelling of The Bells of St. Mary's in its representation of a gender power struggle between a nun and priest, played out in a ... More


Introduction: Rebel by vocation

Niall Carson

in Rebel by vocation: Seán O'Faoláin and the generation of The Bell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099373
eISBN:
9781526109743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099373.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter introduces the critical literature surrounding Seán O’Faoláin and The Bell. It outlines some of the traditional ways of seeing post-independence Irish literature and literary journalism. ... More


Conclusion: Signing off

Niall Carson

in Rebel by vocation: Seán O'Faoláin and the generation of The Bell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099373
eISBN:
9781526109743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099373.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter reflects upon the achievements of O’Faoláin and The Bell and charts the death of a generation of Irish writers that ended with its closure. It evaluates the contributions of O’Faoláin ... More


Sean O’Faoláin and the End of Republican Realism

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/9780823245444.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the early work and thought of Sean O’Faoláin who as a writer of fiction, criticism, biography and cultural and social commentary produced a volume of writing from the 1920s to ... More


Dread: Space, Time, and Automata in The Piazza Tales

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter considers the tone of dread unifying the disparate tales in Melville’s The Piazza Tales, and argues that the collection’s construction of terror underwrites specifically human encounters ... More


Neuroscience, Race, and Intelligence after The Bell Curve

Michael E. Staub

in The Mismeasure of Minds: Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643595
eISBN:
9781469643618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643595.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

After the appearance of The Bell Curve and its (however qualified) reintroduction of the science of biological inheritance – including statistical evidence of a persistent gap in IQ and achievement ... More


Irish Characters

Tom Walker

in Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers MacNeice’s evolving relationship with the idea of character from the mid-1940s to the late 1950s, against the backdrop of his involvement in the ill-fated book project ‘The ... More


Policy Context: Test Scores and Life Chances

Charles C. Ragin and Peer C. Fiss

in Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226414379
eISBN:
9780226414546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414546.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

Chapter 2 reviews the Bell Curve debate, focusing on the controversy regarding the impact of test scores on life chances. We focus especially on the competing statistical models and insights offered ... More


What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about The Bell Curve

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein’s The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, a book that explains the variations in intelligence in American ... More


Scandals and Mobilization (1923–1926)

Philippe M. F. Peycam

in The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon, 1916-1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158503
eISBN:
9780231528047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158503.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores press intervention upon the proliferation of scandals under the French colonial administration, thus spurring Vietnamese public mobilization. At the period of economic growth, ... More


Introduction

Cord Jefferson

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains chapters written in the 1990s, in which the text tackles the scandalous court dramas consuming the nation such as Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and O. J. Simpson’s ... More


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