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Victorian Soundscapes

John M. Picker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The chapters cover the railway that tore with a shriek, roar, and rattle through an eminent novelist's city and ... More


Engine Noise and Artificial Intelligence: Babbage’s London

Gavin Williams

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Williams describes Charles Babbage as he neared the end of his life: living on Dorset Street in Marylebone alongside an old Difference Engine and an incomplete Analytical Machine, one working ... More


The Years, Street Music, and Acoustic Space: (Abstract of Plenary Address)

Anna Snaith

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes up the topic of sound itself by examining the acoustic environment of The Years (1937), from musical allusions, to traffic noises, to new sound technologies like the telephone. ... More


Handel to Tempah

Panikos Panayi

in Migrant City: A New History of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300210972
eISBN:
9780300252149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210972.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores how migrants have contributed to the evolution of music in London. Despite episodes of xenophobia in the London musical scene, xenophilia became stronger, partly driven by the ... More


The Streets of London: Virginia Woolf’s Development of a Pedagogical Style

Beth Rigel Daugherty

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses how most of Woolf's essays are pedagogical in style, even when they are not so in content. Virginia Stephen's home schooling taught her about gender isolation and its impact on ... More


London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Samuel Leigh’s New Picture of London (1839) promised its readers a way of making sense of the English capital at a time when it was, through expansion and diversification, becoming ever more ... More


Introduction

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Street Songs, based on the Clarendon Lectures for 2016, is about the use made by poets and novelists of street songs and cries. Karlin begins with the London street-vendor’s cry of ‘Cherry-ripe!’, as ... More


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