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Nobody’s Credit: Fiction, Gender, and Authorial Property in the Career of Charlotte Lennox

Catherine Gallagher

in Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the political and economic transformation of Charlotte Lennox in the mid-eighteenth century. It examines her reformation at the discursive intersection of several key terms ... More


The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Deborah Chester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, ... More


The Prologue to Don Quijote Part I and its Implications

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the prologue to Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote and how he is distinct from his contemporaries. It argues that Cervantes' insistence on appropriateness in ... More


False Documents

Timothy Melley

in The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451232
eISBN:
9780801465918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451232.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter addresses the fiction-making capacity of covert institutions and its relationship to the postmodern revaluation of fiction. Major novels of espionage repeatedly stress the parallels ... More


The New Negro (1923–1926)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the advancement of Walrond's career into mainstream literature, due both to white patronage and the extensive support of the Negro community. The New Negro movement had played ... More


Introduction

Julia V. Douthwaite

in The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Between 1789 and 1804, when Napoleon triumphantly declared the Revolution’s end, over 1,200 novels were published, announcing the new shapes of literature to come. The emergence of stylistic ... More


True Life Science Fiction: Sexual Politics and the Lab Procedural

Gwyneth Jones

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter recounts the ways in which an engagement with the practice and content of scientific research radically changed the author's literary creative practice. Science itself, and the exciting ... More


Insurrection and Imagination: Idiocy and Barnaby Rudge

in ‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238393
eISBN:
9781846314186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238393.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Dickens' Barnaby Rudge. It compares representations of madness and idiocy within the novel with the concepts and images running through contemporary non-fiction writing, to show ... More


. Time Out of Joint: The World(s) of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle (1962). It argues that High Castle's science-fictional construction all but inevitably depends on what it has to say about history. ... More


Afterword: A Revisionary Construction of Genre, with Particular Reference to Science Fiction

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents some final thoughts. Topics discussed include the meaning of ‘governing conception’; genre as both a variable determinant and a product of textual (re)construction; the notion ... More


Department of Internal Affairs: England and the Countryside

Jonathan Wild

in Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates the vexed question of the ‘Condition of England’ via an examination of ‘England’ as an entity in the period's poetry, its non-fiction topographical and nature writing, and ... More


“They Ain’t Whites…They’re Mormons”: Fictive Responses to the Anxiety of Seduction

Terryl L. Givens

in The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199933808
eISBN:
9780199333011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933808.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the particular strategies popular-fiction writers have inherited and adapted to Mormon subject matter. Pervasive patterns of representation in a host of examples emerge as a ... More


“Unrivalled Charms”: Folklore, Nonfiction, and Lafcadio Hearn

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores Lafcadio Hearn’s non-fiction folklore writing. Hearn wrote several non-fiction folklore books that detailed folk entities such as ghosts. When Hearn stayed in Japan, the ... More


. ‘Elsewhere Elsewhen Otherwise’: Italo Calvino's ‘Cosmicomic’ Tales

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the distinctions between Calvino the critic and Calvino the fiction writer. It argues that Calvino's habitual solemnity in addressing the public in propria persona as a critic ... More


May Distractions

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the notable men who arrived in New Orleans to render optimism and to divert attention from the turbulence around Julia Ward Howe and the Woman's Department. Among them was ... More


. Olaf Stapledon's Tragi-Cosmic Vision

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the science fiction of Olaf Stapledon. These include Last and First Men (1930), Odd John (1935), Star Maker (1937), and Sirius (1944). What is surprising about Stapledon is that ... More


. Jorge Luis Borges and the Labyrinths of Time

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the works of Jorge Luis Borges. The discussions cover his baroque fascination with paradoxes, metaphysical games, and infinite progressions and regresses; and his precursors, ... More


. Swift, Zamyatin, and Orwell and the Language of Utopia

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the distinctions between utopian, anti-utopian, and dystopian fiction. It argues that the transition from utopia to dystopia is the outcome not just of historical factors, but ... More


. Stanislaw Lem's Futurological Congress as a Metageneric Text

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Stanislaw Lem's Futurological Congress (1971) is a text without parallel in the rest of his opus, and not only in the degree to which it is generically self-reflexive but ... More


Cynical Materialist (1919–21)

in A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Lovecraft's life and work between 1919 and 1921. It describes his popularity at various local and national amateur journalism conventions; his interest in philosophy and focus ... More


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