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Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Women, the Farm, and the Best-seller

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which women’s rural fiction was heavily implicated in conversations about the encroachment of middlebrow culture, and discusses the remarkable popularity of ... More


Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925-1960

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381403
eISBN:
9781781382332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A century ago, the golden age of magazine publishing coincided with the beginning of a golden age of travel. Images of speed and flight dominated the pages of the new mass-market periodicals. This ... More


At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

Celia Marshik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175043
eISBN:
9780231542968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They ... More


Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Victoria Margree, Daniel Orrells, and Minna Vuohelainen (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This collection of essays seeks to question the security of our assumptions about the fin de siècle by exploring the fiction of Richard Marsh, an important but neglected professional author. Richard ... More


Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers

Vike Martina Plock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474427418
eISBN:
9781474434607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427418.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An unprecedented sartorial revolution occurred at the beginning of the twentieth century when the tight-laced silhouettes of Victorian women gave way to the figure of the Flapper. Modernism, Fashion ... More


Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Clarisse Berthezène

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book examines attempts by the British Conservative party in the interwar years to capture and train the minds of the new electorate and create a counter-culture to what they saw as the ... More


Music for the People

Ross McKibbin

in Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198206729
eISBN:
9780191677298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The great majority of the English were attached to two forms of music — middlebrow and popular. This chapter traces the historical development of a middlebrow ‘canon’ of music, popular music, and ... More


The Religious Book Club: Middlebrow Culture and Liberal Protestant Seeker Spirituality

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Religious Book Club, founded in 1927, was a major institution of religious middlebrow culture through the middle decades of the twentieth century. It exemplified the importance of book clubs to ... More


Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Jaime Harker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How could one write about gay life for the mainstream public in Cold War America? Many midcentury gay American writers, hampered by external and internal censors, never managed to do it. But ... 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


Jazz with Strings: Between Jazz and the Great American Songbook

John Howland

in Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

From roughly 1940 to 1945, a number of prominent big band leaders expanded their ensembles by adding strings and other orchestral instruments. Capitol Records stood at the forefront of this movement ... More


The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Matthew S. Hedstrom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The story of liberal religion in the twentieth century, this book contends, is a story of cultural ascendency. This may come as a surprise. Most scholarship in American religious history, after all, ... More


Middlebrow Patriotism, Neighborly Reading

Yung-Hsing Wu

in Faulkner and Print Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay argues that William Faulkner’s participation in the People-to-People program rendered his authorship through a middlebrow patriotism. Made up of 40-odd committees representing a diverse ... More


The Wild Palms, The Mansion, and William Faulkner’s Middlebrow Domestic Fiction

Jaime Harker

in Faulkner and Print Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the symbiotic relationship between William Faulkner’s writing and women’s domestic fiction, particularly in his novels The Wild Palms and The Mansion. During the interwar ... More


Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Helen Southworth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642274
eISBN:
9780748651979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Combining literary criticism, book history, biography and sociology, this book weaves together the stories of the lesser known authors, artists and press workers with the canonical names linked to ... More


Epilogue

Alexandra Wilson

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912666
eISBN:
9780190912697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912666.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The epilogue weighs up the evidence provided in the previous chapters and concludes that whilst opera was in some respects almost impossible to categorise in the terms of the 1920s ‘battle of the ... More


Introduction

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an account of the films of Anthony Asquith, and draws attention to the varied body of work with which he is associated. His works have been positioned in relation to the various ... More


Post-war films 1 – genre and British cinema

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter sheds light on the post-war British film industry and the turn Asquith's career took during these times. He was well established as one of the British cinema's leading directors on the ... More


Historical Fictions – Pastiche, Politics and Pleasure

Cora Kaplan

in Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611478
eISBN:
9780748651627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the middlebrow Victoriana, which depends neither on intrusive authorial presence nor on over-elaborate imitation. It covers the shifting history, politics and aesthetics of ... More


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