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“A Curious Sort of Book”: Jack London’s and the Politics of Prison Reform  

Susan I. Gatti

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
A bold, imaginative work, The Star Rover demonstrates Jack London’s inventive approach to the social-protest genre. London mixes in the typical problem-novel ingredients: gritty, realistic ... More

“A Music Numerous as Space”: Cognitive Environment and the House that Lyric Builds  

Sharon Lattig

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article examines the concept of cognitive environment in relation to ecocriticism. It discusses Gaston Bachelard’s analysis, in his The Poetics of Space, of historian Jules Michelet’s ... More

‘A Potted Peace/Lily’? Northern Irish Poetry Since the Ceasefires  

Miriam Gamble

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
In the 1990s, ceasefires were adopted in Ireland, followed in 2007 by the institution of devolved government at Stormont. With the Troubles now gone, the country has experienced a dramatic ... More

The Abbey and the Idea of a Theatre  

Ben Levitas

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Jul 2016
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Sep 2016
The Irish national theatre movement developed in the ferment of cultural nationalism at the turn of the century, but it was not at all clear what form a national theatre should take: an ... More

The Abbey Theatre and the Irish State  

Lauren Arrington

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Jul 2016
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Sep 2016
The aesthetic principles of education and representation that Yeats and Gregory set out at the founding of the Abbey Theatre enabled the directorate to cultivate a relationship with the ... More

Adaptation and Racial Representation in Dell/Gold Key TV Tie-ins  

Andrew J. Kunka

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Mar 2019
This chapter examines the comic-book adaptations of television series produced by Dell and Gold Key Comics from 1966 to 1973. These comic books often contained diverse casts, especially ... More

Advertising and Design  

Jonathan M. Woodham

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter focuses on various ways in which the rhetoric and visual iconography of the space age and the world of science fiction was explored in the styling and promotion of consumer ... More

Aesthetics  

Peter Stockwell

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter argues that the prescriptive turn in literary aesthetics over the last two centuries has marginalized science fiction, placing it in the category of the “Sublime” rather than ... More

African American Drama, 1910–45  

Kathy A. Perkins

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
This essay traces the efforts of African American women to establish new voices in the American theater during the period from 1910 to 1945. It discusses the role of the Federal Theatre ... More

‘All Livin Language is Sacred’: Poetry and Varieties of English in these Islands  

Simon Dentith

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
“All livin language is sacred”: Poetry and Varieties of English in These Islands’ considers the various uses of non-standard Englishes in contemporary poetry, whether the variety of ... More

The Allegory of Time and Space: Tian Han’s Historical Dramas in the Great Leap Forward Period  

Laikwan Pang

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Oct 2016
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Sep 2016
How did writers in Maoist China assume their role as authors, torn between self-expression and the political demands of the Party? How should we read the literary creations produced at a ... More

The Altered Sublime: Raworth, Crozier, Prynne  

Rod Mengham

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay considers a reconfiguring of the sublime in British poetry of the 1970s and 1980s that coincides with theoretical activity around the ways in which the concept of the sublime is ... More

Always in Translation: Ways of Writing in Spanish and English  

Regina Galasso

For outsiders, the languages of Latino literature are English, Spanish, and code-switching between the two languages. What is more, code-switching is considered a symptom of not knowing ... More

American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism  

Robert Dale Parker

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Scholars and readers of American poetry in general and American Indian poetry in particular generally assume that American Indian poetry begins in the late 1960s with the American Indian ... More

American Musical Theatre, 1870–1945  

Thomas S. Hischak

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
This essay examines the history of musical theater in the United States during the period from 1870 to 1945. It explains that while The Black Crook from 1866 may be considered as the first ... More

American Poetry, Prayer, and the News  

Jahan Ramazani

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Twentieth-century American poetry metabolizes a variety of discursive genres, including fiction, song, theory, advertising, letters, and the law. To adapt Mikhail Bakhtin's terms, it ... More

Animals in Graphic Narrative  

José Alaniz

Animal representation in graphic narrative has figured in many of the medium’s important developments and anchored one of its most popular genres, funny-animal comics. Since the modern ... More

Animation  

Paul Wells

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter is a chronological overview of some of the key developments in science fiction animated films, using the concept of the “thick text” as a way of understanding how the specific ... More

Anthologizing War  

Hugh Haughton

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This chapter discusses the anthology of war, which it views as a political protest and an expression of solidarity during a time of national crisis. It states that anthologies serve as a ... More

Antipodean Modernisms: Australia and New Zealand  

Prudence Black and Stephen Muecke

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of antipodean modernisms in Australia and New Zealand. It suggests that antipodean modernisms are determined first and foremost by historical and ... More

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