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Dynamite Violence: From Melodrama to Menace

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter inaugurates the book's historical methodology, delving into the literary and cultural history of dynamite violence as it was cultivated in the nineteenth century and into the modernist ... 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


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


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


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


Secret Agents, Official Secrets

James Purdon

in Modernist Informatics: Literature, Information, and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190211691
eISBN:
9780190211714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211691.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter stages a new reading of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent (1907), tracing beyond the novel itself the communications and surveillance networks that traverse Conrad’s London, in particular ... More


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


The problem of the feebleminded: the Royal Commission, eugenics and eternal chaos

in Idiocy: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310959
eISBN:
9781846315367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315367.014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter sets Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent (1907) against the 1908 report from the Commission on the Feeble-Minded to explore the symbolic work of idiocy in this discourse. The ... More


Linguistic Impairment and the Default of Modernism: Totality and Otherness: Dys-/Disarticulate Modernity

James Berger

in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter places dys-/disarticulate figures in William Faulkner, Joseph Conrad, and Djuna Barnes in the context of anxieties of modernity—the sense that in epistemological and administrative ... More


Bombs in Britain? Realities and Rumours

Constance Bantman

in The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and Transnationalism in the First Globalisation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318801
eISBN:
9781846317972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318801.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the question of terrorism, and in particular the very fine line between the many myths surrounding the London groups and the actual extent of propaganda by the deed among them. ... More


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