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1938: The British Intellectual and Highbrow Culture

Mike Savage

in Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587650
eISBN:
9780191740626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587650.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on intellectual and highbrow culture in Great Britain in 1938. It criticises the perspectives on knowledge and expertise which assume that the intellectual position is ... More


Civilized Discourse, Highbrow Provocation, and a Fuller Embrace of Campaigning: Three Conservative Styles at Eastern Elite University

Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood

in Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145372
eISBN:
9781400844876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145372.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines three conservative styles in which undergraduates at Eastern Elite University are engaged: civilized discourse, highbrow provocation, and a fuller embrace of campaigning. ... More


English by Example: F. R. Leavis and the Americanization of Modern England

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

The prominent literary and cultural critic F. R. Leavis sensed, long before the Cold War debates about American hegemony and British decline, how definitions of modern English culture depend upon ... More


Cultural Narratives and Performance Institutions

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the cultural narratives inside and outside of opera and music theater as well as structural models for operatic and music theater companies. Issues of storytelling and ... More


Crossing Over with George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman, and the Modernists

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

On February 12, 1924, Rhapsody in Blue, composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937), premiered at Aeolian Hall in New York City. Soon a group of other composers joined him in a brief but intense movement ... More


Conclusion

Juliette Atkinson

in French Novels and the Victorians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

There are sound reasons for concluding in 1870–1. The Franco-Prussian War affected attitudes towards France, some of France’s major novelists died, a new generation of novelists led by Zola was on ... More


Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in 1920s Britain

Alexandra Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912666
eISBN:
9780190912697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912666.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Opera in the Jazz Age examines the place of opera in the contemporary ‘battle of the brows’: a debate, prompted by the growth of the mass entertainment industry, about the extent to which art forms ... More


Charm and Virility, circa 1884

Emily Satterwhite

in Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 examines the reception of Mary Noailles Murfree's Atlantic Monthly stories, published under the pseudonym “Charles Egbert Craddock” and reprinted as In the Tennessee Mountains (1884). Print ... More


Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music

William Gibbons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265250
eISBN:
9780190265304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265250.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This book explores the intersections of values and meanings in two types of replay: where video games meet classical music, and vice versa. From the bleeps and bloops of 1980s arcades to the world’s ... More


Introduction

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines the approaches, definitions, and theories used throughout the book, before giving a structural overview of each chapter. Firstly, the chapter directly addresses the accusations ... More


Conclusion

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion presents the key findings of the book. Noting the complexity of the paratexts considered throughout the work, the conclusion claims that extremity is not merely a gimmick, but part of ... More


Conclusion: Literature and ‘the resources of civilization’

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter concludes that the texts studied in the previous chapters have addressed the issue of the appeal of political violence and have found a range that stretches across the divide between ... More


Conclusion

Diana Holmes and David Looseley

in Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078163
eISBN:
9781781705056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Whereas domestic and external accounts of French culture have spontaneously identified it with elite culture, this chapter argues that any rigorous analysis of it must integrate and engage with ... More


The Odyssey of a Nice Girl: Elocution and Women’s Cultural Aspirations

Marian Wilson Kimber

in The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040719
eISBN:
9780252099151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040719.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ruth Suckow’s novel, The Odyssey of a Nice Girl (1925), based on her elocution school experiences, demonstrates how gender shaped women’s artistic lives in the Progressive era. Elocution enhanced ... More


Womanly Women and Moral Uplift: Female Readers and Concert Companies on the Chautauqua Circuit

Marian Wilson Kimber

in The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040719
eISBN:
9780252099151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040719.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Imagery surrounding the female readers on the Chautauqua tent circuit reflected appropriately domestic ideals. Chautauqua, which lasted from approximately 1904 to 1930, was a commercial venture with ... More


‘The Enjoyment of Literature’: Women Writers and the ‘Battle of the Brows’

Catherine Clay

in Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418188
eISBN:
9781474449700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418188.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter picks up and extends arguments advanced earlier in the book regarding the status of women’s writing and criticism during the years of modernism’s cultural ascendancy and academic ... More


Highbrow/Lowbrow in New York City

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the changes in the life of Kay Swift after she moved to New York City with her husband James Warburg. It explains that Swift re-enrolled in the Institute of Musical Art and ... More


A Song Remembered: Frédéric Chopin Goes to War

John C. Tibbetts

in Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses A Song to Remember, a “life” of the celebrated Polish composer Frederic Chopin that was released in the waning months of World War II. Despite its highbrow profile, it became a ... More


Squeezebox Bach: The Classical Accordion

Marion Jacobson

in Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036750
eISBN:
9780252093852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036750.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter tells of a moment when the artistic value of the accordion came into greater focus. From conservatories to concert halls to competition stages, the absence of the accordion was touted as ... More


A “Bloodless and Pernicious Pest”: The Middlebrow’s “Common Man” in the Essays of Virginia Woolf

Martin Winquist

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Woolf's antagonism toward the “middle brow,” the all-too-common reader who mistakenly believes that she/he actually knows something about literature. It considers a number of ... More


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