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‘When the Tide Turns’: After the Victorians

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on changes in society in the post-Victorian era as depicted in Irish novels. Topics covered include love and marriage, the changing frame of mind involving relations between men ... More


Nineteenth-Century English Afterlives

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter begins with Carlyle’s landmark translation of Wilhelm Meister and its preface, which singles Mignon out for lyrical praise. It then passes to Walter Scott’s romance Peveril of the Peak, ... More


The mimetic prejudice: the popular novel in France

Diana Holmes

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/9780719078163.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter, which describes the popular dimension of French literary culture, presents a short history of the popular novel since mass literacy and how new technologies have democratised reading in ... More


The Melodramatic State: Popular Translation and the Erring Nation

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about what were considered bad books for bad readers. At the turn of the century, it was certainly not high-minded literary works that predominated in the Arabic literary ... More


Modern/Mecca: Populist Piety in the Contemporary Urdu Novel

Maryam Wasif Khan

in Who Is a Muslim?: Orientalism and Literary Populisms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823290123
eISBN:
9780823297351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290123.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

By the twenty-first century, seventy odd years into Pakistan’s existence, the cobbled ideals of nationhood and state implode into a radically reimagined Muslimness enabled and legitimized within a ... More


Conrad's Marlow: Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Paul Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074905
eISBN:
9781781701256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides a rigorous investigation of one of the more intriguing characters in English literature, looking at how the character is constructed and is then read against the main literary ... More


How Is Revolution “Popularized”?: Rereading

Yang Li

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Revolutionary popular novels that took revolutionary history as their subject matter appeared in the mid-1950s and became one of the most important genres in modern Chinese literature, garnering a ... More


Late-Romanticism Meets Classical Music at the Movies

Peter Franklin

in Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280397
eISBN:
9780520958036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280397.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces a link between late-romantic European opera and the mass entertainment of film, powered not least by the emigration to America in the 1930s of some key Jewish composers, who ... More


Negro Tomás and the Trader

Lisa Surwillo

in Monsters by Trade: Slave Traffickers in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804788793
eISBN:
9780804791830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788793.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter proposes a new understanding of how a Spanish readership learned to empathize with an enslaved population overseas. Years before Harriet Beecher Stowe’s abolitionist novel changed the ... More


Something for the Broad

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This follows the chronology from the Hollywood chapter to the present but shapes and themes the huge amount of available material by following the topic of women pirates (from previous chapters) ... More


Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Neil Rennie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The book is about factual and fictional pirates and is therefore a deliberate combination of history and literary history. Swashbuckling eighteenth-century pirates were the ideal pirates of all time ... More


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