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‘A Body Without a Head’: Culture Shock in Dickens's American Notes (1842)

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter differs from existing readings by explaining Dickens's change of heart about America in terms that go beyond the autobiographical, and in a way that sees his various quarrels with ... More


Coda: Victorian Thing Culture and the Way We Read Now

Elaine Freedgood

in The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261553
eISBN:
9780226261546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261546.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This coda argues that the objects in Victorian novels were not fully in the grip of the kind of fetishism Karl Marx and Marxists have ascribed to industrial culture. A host of ideas resided in ... More


Introduction

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book chronicles the rise of a sugar empire in the United States from the Spanish American War through the New Deal of the 1930s. It considers how changing patterns of migration shaped new ... More


Bling Fling: Commodity Consumption and the Politics of the “Post-Racial”

Roopali Mukherjee

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter highlights the work of consumption and acquisitive desire within struggles over race and racial equality, focusing on a comparative reading of two moments in time to reveal how racial ... More


Bret Harte, Urban Spectatorship, and the Bohemian West

in Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760836
eISBN:
9780804772549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760836.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores how “Bohemia” figured in the early writings and careers of Bret Harte, who wrote under the pseudonym “The Bohemian” in a regular column from 1859 to 1863, and other Golden Era ... More


Archives of Commodities

Paolo Magagnoli

in Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172714
eISBN:
9780231850773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172714.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents three photographic series by artists Zoe Leonard, Rachel Harrison, and Jean-Luc Moulène, all of which illustrate kitsch and low-budget goods and market stalls. Their projects ... More


Decadence: Consuming Decadence: Advertising and the Art Poster

Rachel Teukolsky

in Picture World: Image, Aesthetics, and Victorian New Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198859734
eISBN:
9780191892080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859734.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 looks to the end of the nineteenth century to study the rise of the artistic advertising poster. Posters were mass-produced, disposable, and advertised commodities like cocoa and the ... More


Surveillance and spectacle in Bùi Anh Tuấn’s Z.28 novels

Duy Lap Nguyen

in The Unimagined Community: Imperialism and Culture in South Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526143969
eISBN:
9781526150523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143976.00012
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter six proposes a reading of one of the most successful examples of South Vietnamese popular culture: Bùi Anh Tuấn’s Ian Fleming-inspired Z.28 novels. The novels’ primary source of appeal was ... More


“Street Haunting,” Commodity Culture, and the Woman Artist

Kathryn Simpson

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines “Street Haunting: A London Adventure” (1927) in the light of commodity culture and the woman artist. It argues that, although the essay is structured around four transactions, ... More


Introduction

Karen Swann

in Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284184
eISBN:
9780823286157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284184.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter lays out the book’s terrain and argument. It proposes that the figures of Keats, Shelley, and Coleridge, as they emerge in contemporary reminiscences, are allegorical in Walter ... More


The Pickwick Papers and the Rise of the Serial

Catherine J. Golden

in Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062297
eISBN:
9780813053189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Beginning in April 1836 and concluding with a double number in November 1837, Charles Dickens’s The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club—a sequence of comic adventures with caricature-style ... More


Modern phantasmagorias and visual culture in Wilkie Collins’s Basil

Laurence Talairach-Vielmas

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Collins's rewriting of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in Basil (1852), paying particular attention to the transformation of fears related to modern technology and visual culture. ... More


Late Ozu: New Generation and New Salaryman Film

Woojeong Joo

in The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the Everyday

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696321
eISBN:
9781474434775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696321.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers the last years of Ozu’s career in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Shochiku and the director himself were confronted by the younger generation’s challenge to established ... More


Past Its Sell-by Date: When to Stop Reading Joyce Criticism

Michael Patrick Gillespie

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

No matter what position an individual occupies on the academic great chain of being, nearly everyone falls victim to the most common of scholastic anxieties: the fear of being exposed as a person who ... More


“My Artless Japanese Way”: Japanese Villages and Absent Coolies

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter shows how The Mikado might be juxtaposed with other accounts of Japan to expose inherent anxieties about commodity culture, labor, and bodies. Exhibitions of Japanese artisans at work ... More


‘The Eternal Suffragette’: New Women and a New Century

Sophie Duncan

in Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines performances of Shakespeare’s ‘difficult’ or rebarbative heroines through the fin de siècle and beyond, reorienting mainstream critical histories of All’s Well That Ends Well ... More


Afterword: Making ‘the Medical’

Mark Harrison

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This Afterword reflects on the creation of the category of ‘the medical’ and how it came to be inscribed in India during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It argues that the main factors ... More


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