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Intellectual Incorrectness: Melodrama, Populism, Cultural Hierarchies

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses intellectual incorrectness in melodrama, populism, and cultural hierarchies. The history of the academic study of English literature provides ample explanation for the ... More


The Bestseller and the City: Flush, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and Cultural Hierarchies

Melissa Sullivan

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/9780984259830.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides evidence that Woolf's movements within the literary public sphere extended far beyond Bloomsbury. Whether she was attending a dinner hosted by the middlebrow Rose Macaulay, ... More


Applause

Nicholas Gebhardt

in Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

The four decades from 1870 through to 1920, during which the vaudeville system was consolidated, were decisive for the immense transformations that took place in Americans’ cultural ideas and ... More


“These Big-Boned, Semi-Barbarian People”: Creation of the Myth of Violent Appalachia and Its Consequences, 1878–1890

Bruce E. Stewart

in Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130002
eISBN:
9780813135670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130002.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The stereotype of Appalachia as “the home of the hunter, the moonshiner, and the beasts of the forest” began during the antebellum period and would gain widespread acceptance among northern and ... More


Ain’t No Peace in the Family Now: The Actors’ Equity Association and the Movies, 1919–1929

Sean P. Holmes

in Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on new technology and its impact on acting as an occupation. It begins by describing how the advent of film transformed patterns of employment in the commercial entertainment ... More


Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

David Ake

Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Daniel Goldmark (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz/Not Jazz explores some of the musicians who (and concepts, places, and practices that), though deeply connected to established jazz institutions and aesthetics, have rarely, if ever, appeared in ... More


Introduction: Reading Sophistication

in Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312328.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about sophistication, literature, and modernity. It explains that the earlier meanings of sophistication include falsification, ... More


Conclusion

Bruce E. Stewart

in Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130002
eISBN:
9780813135670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130002.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Prohibitionists in western North Carolina had to overcome the common perception among mountain residents during the nineteenth century that alcohol manufacturing was a respectable profession and that ... More


Customizing the Past

Judith Pollmann

in Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198797555
eISBN:
9780191838996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797555.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Memory in early modern Europe closely related to the knowledge of what was ‘customary’. The term ‘custom’ was used to describe both cultural, often local, habits, and usages that had acquired legal ... More


The Literary Marketplace and Rebellions against Commerce

Katherine Mullin

in Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198724841
eISBN:
9780191792342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724841.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 4 explores how fictions by Margaret Oliphant, Henry James, George Gissing, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf share their culture’s preoccupation with the unresolved ... More


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