Journalism, literature and modernity

from Hazlitt to modernism

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Author: Kate Campbell

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748621026

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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The authors examine writing in journals across a cultural spectrum--literary journals, organs of culture, magazines, journals promoting modernism, and daily newspapers. Demonstrating a variety of approaches, they explore journalism's importance in relation to gender, modernity and modernism through readings of established writers and critics -William Hazlitt, Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, Walter Pater, Rebecca West, Virginia Woolf, Laura Riding -and journals and journalists -Henry Mayhew, "The Fortnightly Review," Dora Marsden and the "Freewoman/Egoist" sequence. Their studies challenge received ideas of journalism's significance in literary and cultural history, as well as perceptions of modernity and modernism.

The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines

Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955

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Author: Peter Brooker,Andrew Thacker

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199211159

Category: Art

Page: 955

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The first full study of the role of 'little magazines' and their contribution to the making of artistic modernism. A major scholarly achievement of immense value to teachers, researchers and students interested in the material culture of the first half of the 20th century and the relation of the arts to social modernity.

The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality and Material Culture

Modernismo's Unstoppable Presses

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Author: Andrew Reynolds

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611484693

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Modernismo's Unstoppable Presses, a treatise on Spanish American literary journalism at the turn of the twentieth century, explores how writers from the modernista literary movement negotiated, through expansive newspaper and periodical production, the experience of modernity. Providing extensive contextual information on the intersection of literature, advertising and visual cultures, expanding readerships and book history, Modernismo's Unstoppable Presses highlights the tensions between emerging media technologies aimed at the masses and the modernista desire for literary autonomy.

A History of Modernist Literature

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Author: Andrzej Gasiorek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405177160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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"A History of Modernist Literature" offers a critical overview of modernism in England from the 1890s to the Second World War. From the New Woman writers and Ford Madox Ford's "The English Review" to seminal works such as "BLAST," "Ulysses" and "The Waste Land," it focuses on the writers, texts, and movements that were especially significant in the development of this transatlantic phenomenon. In addition to the contribution individual writers made to modernism, the book also explores the intellectual debates, networks and communities that facilitated the creation of key literary works. The book is chronologically organized, spanning early modernism, the period 1910-1914, modernism during wartime, the years 1918-1930, and modernism in the 1930s, and it concludes with a brief exploration of modernism's afterlives in the post-1945 period. At once a comprehensive survey, and a detailed critical account of modernism as it developed and changed over this forty-year span, "A History of Modernist Literature" is essential reading for anyone in the fields of modernism and early twentieth-century English literature.

Gender and the Victorian Periodical

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Author: Hilary Fraser,Judith Johnston,Stephanie Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521830720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Examines the role of the Victorian periodical in defining and refining ideas of gender.

The Critic in the Modern World

Public Criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood

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Author: James Ley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623569311

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Explores the work of six influential literary critics, across three centuries, in order to consider the role of the literary critic as a public figure

William Hazlitt

The First Modern Man

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Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

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Romanticism is where the modern age begins, and Hazlitt was its most articulate spokesman. No one else had the ability to see it whole; no one else knew so many of its politicians, poets, and philosophers. By interpreting it for his contemporaries, he speaks to us of ourselves - of the culture and world we now inhabit. Perhaps the most important development of his time, the creation of a mass media, is one that now dominates our lives. Hazlitt's livelihoo was dependent on it. As the biography argues, he took political sketch-writing to a new level, invented sports commentary as we know it, and created the essay-form as practised by Clive James, Gore Vidal, and Michael Foot. Duncan Wu's profile of one of the greatest journalists in the language draws on over a decade of archival research in libraries across Britain and North America, to reveal for the first time such matters as why Godwin broke with Hazlitt; how Hazlitt came to know Sir John Soane and J. M. W. Turner; the true nature of Hazlitt's dealings with Thomas Medwin, and what the likes of Joseph Farington and Sir Thomas Lawrence thought of him. In addition, it sheds new light on Hazlitt's dealings with such figures as Francis Jeffrey, Robert Stodart, John M'Creery, Henry Crabb Robinson, Joseph Parkes, John Cam Hobhouse, and Stendhal. It benefits also from Wu's New Writings of William Hazlitt, many of which make their appearance here, illuminating hitherto obscure passages of Hazlitt's life.

My Story

A Path to Hope

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Author: Kate Campbell

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 9781742585369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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On November 7, 2007 in Western Australia, 20-year-old Kate Campbell suffered life-threatening injuries when the boat she was on crashed into a pylon on the Swan River. She wasn't expected to wake up from her coma, but she did - only to face an arduous recovery that would include bouts of depression, multiple surgeries, and physical rehabilitation. What also lay ahead was a long legal battle after she sued the driver of the boat, Luke Woollard, who had been drunk behind the wheel. After five years in the courts, her resolve for justice, along with a chance encounter with a top lawyer, finally saw the case settle in 2012. My Story: A Path to Hope is an inspiring and gripping account of a young woman determined to regain her life overcoming any obstacle.

News, Newspapers and Society in Early Modern Britain

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Author: Joad Raymond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134572069

Category: History

Page: 240

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Between 1600 and 1800 newspapers and periodicals moved to the centre of British culture and society. This volume offers a series of perspectives on the developing relations between news, its material forms, gender, advertising, drama, medicine, national identity, the book trade and public opinion.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

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Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974514

Category: Education

Page: 448

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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Madness and the Romantic Poet

A Critical History

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Author: James Whitehead

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198733704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Madness and the Romantic Poet tells the story of the initial growth and wider dissemination of the idea of the 'Romantic mad poet' in the nineteenth century, how (and why) this idea became so popular, and how it interacted with the very different fortunes in reception and reputation of Romantic poets, their poetry, and attacks on or defences of Romanticism as a cultural trend generally. A wide range of scientific (and pseudoscientific) thinkers arediscussed alongside major Romantic authors, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Hazlitt, Lamb, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Keats, Byron, and John Clare.

Twentieth Century Culture

Modernism to Deconstruction

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Author: Norman Frank Cantor

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 452

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Orientalism

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Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Theory of Finite Automata

With an Introduction to Formal Languages

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Author: CARROLL JOHN M,Darrell Long

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780139137082

Category: Mathematics

Page: 438

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Theory of Computation -- Computation by Abstracts Devices.

All about H. Hatterr

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Author: G. V. Desani

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590172421

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. H. Hatterr is the son of a European merchant officer and a lady from Penang who has been raised and educated in missionary schools in Calcutta. His story is of his search for enlightenment as, in the course of visiting seven Oriental cities, he consults with seven sages, each of whom specializes in a different aspect of “Living.” Each teacher delivers himself of a great “Generality,” each great Generality launches a new great “Adventure,” from each of which Hatter escapes not so much greatly edified as by the skin of his teeth. The book is a comic extravaganza, but as Anthony Burgess writes in his introduction, “it is the language that makes the book. . . . It is not pure English; it is like Shakespeare, Joyce, and Kipling, gloriously impure.”

Rich Media, Poor Democracy

Communication Politics in Dubious Times

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Author: Robert W. McChesney

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1620970708

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney’s magnum opus. Called a “rich, penetrating study” by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate all major aspects of mass media, from newspapers and magazines to radio and broadcast television? Since the publication of this prescient work, which won Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize and the Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, the concentration of media power and the resultant “hypercommercialization of culture” has only intensified. McChesney lays out his vision for what a truly democratic society might look like, offering compelling suggestions for how the media can be reformed as part of a broader program of democratic renewal. Rich Media, Poor Democracy remains as vital and insightful as ever and continues to serve as an important resource for researchers, students, and anyone who has a stake in the transformation of our digital commons. This new edition includes a major new preface by McChesney, where he offers both a history of the transformation in media since the book first appeared; a sweeping account of the organized efforts to reform the media system; and the ongoing threats to our democracy as journalism has continued its sharp decline.

The Representation of Business in English Literature

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Author: Arthur Pollard

Publisher: Amagi

ISBN: 9780865977587

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 210

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In The Representation of Business in English Literature, five scholars of different periods of English literature produce original essays on how business and businesspeople have been portrayed by novelists, starting in the eighteenth century and continuing to the end of the twentieth century. The contributors to Representation help readers understand the partiality of the various writers and, in so doing, explore the issue of what determines public opinion about business. Arthur Pollard (1922-2001) was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Hull in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. John Blundell is General Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, London. Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

Loving Literature

A Cultural History

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Author: Deidre Lynch

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618370X

Category: History

Page: 326

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Of the many charges laid against contemporary literary scholars, one of the most commonand perhaps the most woundingis that they simply don't love books. And while the most obvious response is that, no, actually the profession of literary studies does acknowledge and address personal attachments to literature, that answer risks obscuring a more fundamental question: Why should they? That question led Deidre Shauna Lynch into the historical and cultural investigation ofLoving Literature. How did it come to be that professional literary scholars are expected not just to study, but tolove literature, and to inculcate that love in generations of students? What Lynch discovers is that books, and the attachments we form to them, have long played a role in the formation of private lifethat the love of literature, in other words, is neither incidental to, nor inextricable from, the history of literature. Yet at the same time, there is nothing self-evident or ahistorical about our love of literature: our views of books as objects of affection have clear roots in late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century publishing, reading habits, and domestic history. While never denying the very real feelings that warm our relationship to books, Loving Literature nonetheless serves as a riposte to those who use the phrase the love of literature” as if its meaning were transparent, its essence happy and healthy. Lynch writes, It is as if those on the side of love of literature had forgotten what literary texts themselves say about love's edginess and complexities.” With this masterly volume, Lynch restores those edges, and allows us to revel in those complexities.

Wordsworth, Commodification, and Social Concern

The Poetics of Modernity

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Author: David Simpson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521898773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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David Simpson's reading of Wordsworth examines Wordsworth's reaction to changes in the modern world at the turn of the century.

Table-talk

Or Original Essays

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Author: William Hazlitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 400

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