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 Passage to India

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's life following his resignation as US consul to Manila. It describes Webb's Oriental tour aimed at gaining support for his American Mission, which took him to Burma, and ... More


Approaching the Lecture Room

Sarah Zimmerman

in The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833147
eISBN:
9780191872631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833147.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Public lectures on poetry became popular events in England in the first two decades of the nineteenth century. They joined a thriving lecture scene dominated by science lectures, and they were ... More


“Who's Afraid” of Prances Wright?: Media Debates about the Public and Its Spokesmen

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1818, a radical English reformer by the name of Frances Wright arrived in the United States, where she quickly established a reputation as an excellent and tireless public speaker. Wright ... More


. Going Public

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter demonstrates that, in writings and public lectures, disseminators brought electrical technology to the attention of people outside electrophysics. It also pays attention to the most ... More


The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Sarah Zimmerman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833147
eISBN:
9780191872631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833147.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Public lectures on poetry caught the popular imagination in Britain in the first two decades of the nineteenth century with the performances of John Thelwall, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas ... More


Ghost of the Latin Quarter

Jonathan Beecher

in Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222977
eISBN:
9780520924727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222977.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Victor Considerant's return to the Latin Quarter in Paris, France, where he had lived about a decade earlier. During this time Considerant lost the habit of writing and public ... More


The Genius

Jan Golinski

in The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Davy’s career as a public lecturer at the Royal Institution in London, in the first decade of the nineteenth century. To an audience drawn from the fashionable elite of the ... More


Documentarian: Touring the Great Depression with Gertrude Stein

Robert Volpicelli

in Transatlantic Modernism and the US Lecture Tour

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893383
eISBN:
9780191914652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893383.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 considers how the US lecture tour provided the expatriate author Gertrude Stein with a chance to reacquaint herself with her native country. The media blitz that accompanied Stein’s 1934–5 ... More


Introduction

Jedediah Purdy

in Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Life of American Democracy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102567
eISBN:
9780300130485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102567.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter discusses the main themes covered in this book, which emerged from the Tercentennial DeVane Lectures at Yale University. These public lectures, attended by students and ... More


Correspondent: Speech and Allegory in W. H. Auden’s World War II Lectures

Robert Volpicelli

in Transatlantic Modernism and the US Lecture Tour

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893383
eISBN:
9780191914652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893383.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 5 demonstrates how W. H. Auden’s public lecturing was deeply interconnected with his poetry writing during the World War II era. Important to this argument is the fact that Auden didn’t come ... More


The Industrial Resources of Ireland by Robert Kane

Juliana Adelman

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0045
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Robert Kane’s The Industrial Resources of Ireland (1844), a compilation of his public lectures as professor of natural philosophy to the Royal Dublin Society. The lectures ... More


Guru: Rabindranath Tagore’s Political Spirit

Robert Volpicelli

in Transatlantic Modernism and the US Lecture Tour

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893383
eISBN:
9780191914652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893383.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 argues that Rabindranath Tagore followed W. B. Yeats in becoming a cultural representative while traveling on the circuit, but it also contends that Tagore’s reception as a popular guru ... More


The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Olympia Morata

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A brilliant scholar and one of the finest writers of her day, Olympia Fulvia Morata (1526–1555) was attacked by some as a “Calvinist Amazon” but praised by others as an inspiration to all learned ... More


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