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Filthy MaterialModernism and the Media of Obscenity

Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity

Chris Forster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190840860
eISBN:
9780190840907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840860.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernist literature is inextricable from the history of obscenity. The trials of such figures as James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and Radclyffe Hall loom large in accounts of twentieth-century ... More

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Kevin Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction explores the ways in which novelists responded to the visual arts from the aftermath of the Second World War up to the present day. If art had long served as a foil ... More

Hollywood by HollywoodThe Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies

Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies

Steven Cohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865788
eISBN:
9780190865818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865788.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The backstudio picture, or movie about filmmaking, is a genre as old and as recent as commercial filmmaking itself. This genre’s longevity is due to its function in branding filmmaking with the ... More

A Grain of FaithReligion in Mid-Century British Literature

A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Allan Hepburn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

During and after the Second World War, religion informed British literature and culture. Leading writers contributed to discussions about faith and spiritual life, inside and outside organized ... More

Literature and the Rise of the Interview

Literature and the Rise of the Interview

Rebecca Roach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198825418
eISBN:
9780191864094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825418.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

This book examines the way in which authors have engaged with the interview form, and interviewing as a literary practice, over the last 150 years. Shaped by a longer tradition around the art of ... More

The Platform Society

The Platform Society

José van Dijck, Thomas Poell, and Martijn de Waal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190889760
eISBN:
9780190889807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Individuals all over the world can use Airbnb to rent an apartment in a foreign city, check Coursera to find a course on statistics, join PatientsLikeMe to exchange information about one’s disease, ... More

When Fiction Feels RealRepresentation and the Reading Mind

When Fiction Feels Real: Representation and the Reading Mind

Elaine Auyoung

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190845476
eISBN:
9780190845506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845476.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores questions that are central to literary experience but remain difficult for critics to explain, such as how novels can seem to transport readers to fictional worlds that feel real, ... More

Land of TomorrowPostwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Benjamin Mangrum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book analyzes changes in American intellectual life after the Second World War. It argues that sweeping cultural and intellectual trends undermined the legacy of social-democratic reform ... More

The Art of HungerAesthetic Autonomy and the Afterlives of Modernism

The Art of Hunger: Aesthetic Autonomy and the Afterlives of Modernism

Alys Moody

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828891
eISBN:
9780191867361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As literary modernism was emerging in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a number of its most important figures and precursors began to talk about their own writing as a kind of ... More

Liberty, Equality, and HumbugOrwell's Political Ideals

Liberty, Equality, and Humbug: Orwell's Political Ideals

David Dwan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198738527
eISBN:
9780191801792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Orwell is part of the political vocabulary of our times, yet, partly because of this popularity, what he stands for remains opaque. His writing confirms deep and widely shared intuitions about ... More

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