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Brownell [married names Blair, Pitt-Rivers], Sonia Mary [known as Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980), literary editor, writer, and friend of artists and intellectuals

Ian Angus.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Social and Cultural History; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Publishing; Education. 1073 words.

Brownell [married names Blair, Pitt-Rivers], Sonia Mary [known as Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980), literary editor, writer, and friend of artists and intellectuals, was born Sonia Mary Brownell...

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Dyson, Anthony Edward [Tony] (1928–2002), literary critic and campaigner for homosexual law reform

Brian Cox.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1092 words.

Dyson, Anthony Edward [Tony] (1928–2002), literary critic and campaigner for homosexual law reform, was born on 28 November 1928 at 53 Warlock Road, Paddington, London, the only child of...

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Ethics and aesthetics

Jonathan Culler.

in Literary Theory

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4105 words.

A major role of literature has traditionally been to offer a wide range of vicarious experiences and exercise the moral imagination. Recent debates in literary theory and ethics have...

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Goodman, Paul

Kingsley Widmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1512 words.

Goodman, Paul (09 September 1911–02 August 1972), libertarian social-cultural critic and man of letters, was born in New York City, the son of Augusta Goodman, of German-Jewish middle-class...

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Hofstadter, Richard

Thomas Bender.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 3581 words.

Hofstadter, Richard (06 August 1916–24 October 1970), historian, writer, and critic, was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Emil A Hofstadter, a furrier, and Katherine Hill. His father,...

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Hoggart, (Herbert) Richard (1918–2014), writer and cultural critic

Stefan Collini.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 3532 words.

Hoggart, (Herbert) Richard (1918–2014), writer and cultural critic, was born on 24 September 1918 at the maternity hospital in Leeds, the second son of Tom Longfellow Hoggart...

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Howe, Irving

Shirley Laird.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 754 words.

Howe, Irving (11 June 1920–05 May 1993), literary critic and historian, was born in New York City, the son of David Howe and Nettie Goldman, grocery store operators and later garment...

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Identity, identification, and the subject

in Literary Theory

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 3621 words.

‘Identity, identification and the subject’ examines the debate in literary and cultural theory concerning the identity and function of the subject or self. Two basic questions underlie...

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Language, meaning, and interpretation

in Literary Theory

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4657 words.

Questions about the nature and the roles of language and how to analyse it have been central to theory. Some of the major issues can be focused through the problem of meaning and this is...

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Literary Theory

Jonathan Culler.

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 184 pages.

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction addresses the questions: What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it...

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