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Mother and Child: The House in Paris (1935)

Neil Corcoran

in Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Bowen's novel, The House in Paris, as her major statement about maternity and orphanhood — subjects that preoccupied her all her life, having strong autobiographical ... More


Indie Dickens: Oliver Twist as Global Orphan in Tim Greene’s Boy Called Twist

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

These final chapters discuss how two vastly different reworkings of Dickens’s Oliver Twist serve as distinct examples of the problems of adaptation as a method of resistance. Viewing Oliver’s ... More


The making of a feminist: 1833–61

Maureen Wright

in Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081095
eISBN:
9781781700037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081095.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter addresses the first thirty years of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy's life, and new evidence of both her familial context and her ‘conversion’ to feminism at the age of seventeen. ... More


Being and Notness

Leo Bersani

in Thoughts and Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206059
eISBN:
9780226206196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206196.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides, principally through a study of Pierre Bergounioux’s recent novel La Casse, a counter-argument to the book’s defense of connectedness. Bergounioux’s narrator desperately and ... More


Orphanhood, Poverty, and the Post-ARV Generation

Kristen E. Cheney

in Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings attention to the daily struggles faced by young people in contemporary Uganda, where indeed all children are affected in some way by HIV/AIDS but also by persistent structural, ... More


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