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Soviet Films and British Intelligence in the 1930s

James Smith.

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (19th Century). 9106 words.

This chapter, drawing on intelligence files declassified in 2006, considers the involvement of Britain’s Security Service, MI5, in monitoring the circulation of Soviet films in Britain in...

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‘They fuck you up’ – revaluations of the family in contemporary British horror film: Steven Sheil's Mum & Dad

Johannes Schlegel.

in Gothic kinship

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 7243 words.

Chapter 12 examines evaluations of the nuclear family in a contextual analysis of the recent Gothic film Mum & Dad (2008, dir. Steven Sheil). This film, as medium of a discursive...

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Gothic kinship

Edited by Agnes Andeweg and Sue Zlosnik.

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 224 pages.

Although the preoccupation of Gothic storytelling with the family has often been observed, it invites a more systematic exploration. Gothic Kinship brings together case studies of Gothic...

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New England Goths

in The Gothic

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 3015 words.

An examination of the Gothic in the United States gives a very different picture of Gothic culture to that in Britain. The history that American Gothic addresses in literature is mainly...

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For Sophisticated Eyes Only

in Better Left Unsaid

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 13973 words.

Film censors have traditionally defined sophisticated content as that which can only be understood by the adult, urban, and male members of the audience, and have encouraged writers and...

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Henry James, the Novel, and the Mediascapes of Modernity

Jonathan Freedman.

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English

February 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 7879 words.

This chapter examines Henry James's use of fiction to craft a textual response to modernity in its many manifestations, all of which were generated, heightened, and transmitted by the...

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Melodrama

Juliet John.

in Victorian Literature

P ublished online March 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 8332 words.

Melodrama is a genre that emerged in France during the revolutionary period. The word itself, literally meaning “music drama” or “song drama,” derives from Greek but reached the Victorian...

The Tempo of Revolution

Laura Marcus.

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (19th Century). 8377 words.

This chapter explores the impact of Soviet cinema and film theory on British film and literary culture in the 1920s, and the routes through which knowledge of Soviet film and theory entered...

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Continuing Visions

Linda Freedman.

in William Blake and the Myth of America

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (19th Century). 7624 words.

The questions that drove Blake’s American reception, from its earliest moments in the nineteenth century through to the explosion of Blakeanism in the mid-twentieth century, did not...

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Russia in Britain, 1880-1940

Edited by Rebecca Beasley and Philip Ross Bullock.

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (19th Century). 336 pages.

This book offers the first comprehensive account of the breadth and depth of the British fascination with Russian and Soviet culture, tracing its transformative effect on British...

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Working Girls

Katherine Mullin.

May 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (19th Century). 288 pages.

Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity investigates the significance of a new form of sexual identity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth...

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