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Australian Travel Writing, 1900–1960  

Anna Johnston

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Jun 2017
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Literature
Travel writing has been an important form through which Australians learned about their own culture and their place in the world. Indigenous cultures of place and travel, geographic ... More

Australian Women’s Writing in Mid-Century Modernity  

Susan Sheridan

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Feb 2017
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Literature
Women seem barely visible in the lively Australian literary scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Popular wisdom has it that after the war women were sent home and imprisoned in domesticity, but ... More

Book History in Finland  

Tuija Laine and Kirsti Salmi-Niklander

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Literature
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

British Detective Fiction in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries  

Anne Humpherys

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Jun 2017
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Literature
From ancient Greece on, fictional narratives have entailed deciphering mystery. Sophocles’ Oedipus must solve the mystery of the plague decimating Thebes; the play is a dramatization of ... More

Caribbean and Southern Literatures  

John Wharton Lowe

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Jun 2017
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Literature
Transnationalism and Global Studies have exploded old notions of artificial cultural boundaries, opening to view the myriad cross currents between the U.S. South and the Caribbean. Thus, ... More

Carl Schmitt’s Literary Criticism  

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

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Apr 2017
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Literature
As early as 1916, Carl Schmitt underscored the centrality of myth and religion in his analysis of the expressionist Theodor Däubler. He celebrated Däubler as a Christian poet and radical ... More

Censorship and Literature  

Nicole Moore

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Dec 2016
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Literature
Insofar as literature is defined negatively, by what it is not, censorship has had a determining role in its historical constitution. Contemporary scholarship emphasizes the dynamic ... More

The Chapter in Western Literature  

Nicholas Dames

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Nov 2016
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Literature
First known as a kephalaion in Greek, capitulum or caput in Latin, the chapter arose in antiquity as a finding device within long, often heterogenous prose texts, prior even to the advent ... More

Circulating Libraries in the Victorian Era  

Troy J. Bassett

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May 2017
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Literature
Beginning in the 18th century and continuing throughout the 19th century, circulating libraries became an integral part of the literary marketplace as the chief means of distributing ... More

The City in Nuyorican Fiction and Poetry  

Mario Maffi

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Mar 2017
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Literature
In 1898, U.S. imperialism spread beyond the continent’s borders and took possession of Puerto Rico during the Spanish–American War. This began the repeated waves of migration from the ... More

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