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Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Katharine Hodgson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262894
eISBN:
9780191734977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is an examination of a poet whose career offers a case study in the complexities facing Soviet writers in the Stalin era. Ol′ga Berggol′ts (1910–1975) was a prominent Russian Soviet poet, ... More


The Musical Is the Message

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Rodgers and Hammerstein brought liberal sensibilities to work and life from the 1930s through the late 1940s. Although Rodgers was perceived as less political than Hammerstein, the 1932 film The ... More


Work and Sing: Children's Literature and the Cultural Front, 1935–1945

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers how the conditions of production and dissemination of children's literature changed beginning in the mid-1930s, and looks at the particular ways that leftists, in response to ... More


Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Catherine A. Stewart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From 1936 to 1939, the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration collected life stories from more than 2,300 former slaves. These narratives are now widely used as a source to ... More


Scholars, Writers, and the War

Ben-Ami Shillony

in Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202608
eISBN:
9780191675447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202608.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the activities of intellectuals in wartime Japan. Intellectuals always enjoyed high prestige in Japan, although their participation in affairs of state was usually marginal. ... More


Fighting—and Writing

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the face of Red Hollywood, John Howard Lawson was positioned strategically to be either bathed in warm sunlight or drenched in a cold rain as the political climate changed. It was hard to foresee ... More


Red Scare Rising

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman was a “premature pro-feminist” film written under John Howard Lawson's own name before the clampdown of the “blacklist.” It is a remarkable story that focuses on a ... More


'The World' and other unpublished works of Radclyffe Hall

Jana Funke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719088285
eISBN:
9781526115232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088285.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book presents a wide range of previously unpublished works by Radclyffe Hall. These new materials significantly broaden and complicate critical views of Hall’s writings. They demonstrate the ... More


Working with Writers: II

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks continues to describe his working relationships with writers such as Jules Furthman, as well as the process of writing of films. Here Hawks discusses his distaste for flashbacks and his desire ... More


Seizing Freedom with Simone de Beauvoir

Lori J. Marso

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Beauvoir and Wright met in France in 1946, and Wright was Beauvoir’s host when she came to the United States in 1947. Together they talked about race, gender, and oppression. In this chapter, Lori J. ... More


Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

Camille Bégin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040252
eISBN:
9780252098512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040252.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) dispatched scribes to sample the fare at group eating events like church dinners, political barbecues, and clambakes. Its America Eats ... More


The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Brian Dolinar (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A major document of African American participation in the struggles of the Great Depression, The Negro in Illinois was produced by a special division of the Illinois Writers' Project, one of ... More


Lu Xun, Cultural Internationalism, Leftist Periodicals and Literary Translation in the 1930s

Shuang Shen

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses only on the translation projects related to the political history of internationalism, because, through practices such as collaboration and reprinting, the anglophone ... More


Writers to the Signet

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748645770
eISBN:
9780748676545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter investigates the role of writers to the signet as College members. It distinguishes members of the Society of Writers to the Signet from ordinary writers, and examines the process of ... More


Conjure Queen: Zora Neale Hurston and Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a comparative look at Zora Neale Hurston’s brief career as a trained anthropologist and her experiences with the Federal Writers’ Project as a member of Florida’s segregated ... More


Follow Me through Florida: Florida’s Negro Writers’ Unit, the Ex-Slave Project, and The Florida Negro

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the methods African American employees on the Florida Project adopted in order to establish their authority within the Federal Writers’ Project. Florida was one of the earliest ... More


Rewriting the Master(’s) Narrative: Signifying in the Ex-Slave Narratives

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Turning to the ex-slave narrators,this chapterdemonstrates how they employed African American oral traditions like signifying to create counter-narratives of black history and identity. This chapter ... More


Return to the Brush: The Polarization of the Chinese and Japanese Literary Communities in the 1930s

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter classifies the choices that each of the writers made in the face of the tensions in the late thirties that led to outright war. The paths that writers trod in the late 1930s, ranging ... More


Bargaining

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The sixth chapter recounts the history of Hollywood collective bargaining. On a day-to-day basis, the American motion picture industry relied on its ability to balance a modern, rationalized ... More


Caribbean Migrant Writers and the Politics of Return

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter two focuses on well-known Afro-Caribbean women writers, Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat, who reside in the United States and make a significant contribution to “resistance culture.” ... More


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