The Boundaries of the Literary Archive

This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives.

Author: Lisa Stead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317040066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives. Interrogating literary and archival methodology and foregrounding new forms of textual scholarship, the collection includes essays from both academics and archivists to address the full complexity of the study of modern literary archives. The authors examine the increasing prominence of archives and their importance to the interdisciplinary study of textual history in the 21st century, exploring both emerging and established areas of literary history. The book is marked by its attention to four distinct core threads that allow the authors to traverse a range of historical periods and literary figures: archival theory and textual production, authorial legacies and digital cultures, gender issues in the archive, and the practical concerns of archival research and curatorship. By offering an investigation of material from a range of historical periods within distinct methodological groupings, the volume seeks to encourage interplay between scholars working in different fields around similar essential questions of methodology, whilst presenting a rich account of archives worldwide.

Reframing Vivien Leigh

As such, the book casts new light on the labor of archiving itself and the significance of archival processes and practices to contemporary feminist film historiography.

Author: Lisa Stead

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190906529

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Reframing Vivien Leigh takes a new look at the laboring life one of the twentieth century's most iconic stars. Author Lisa Stead reframes the dominant narratives that have surrounded Leigh's life and career, offering a new perspective on Vivien Leigh as a distinctly archival subject. The book examines the collections and curatorial practices that have built up around her, exploring material documents collated by her own hand and by those who worked with her. The book also examines the collection practices of those who have developed deep, long-standing fandoms of her life and work. To do so, the book draws upon new oral history work with curators, archivists and fan collectives and examines a variety of archived correspondence, items of dress and costume, script annotations, photography, press clippings, props and memorabilia. It argues that such material has the potential to produce a new interpretation of Leigh as a creative laborer. As such, the book casts new light on the labor of archiving itself and the significance of archival processes and practices to contemporary feminist film historiography.

The Boundaries of Fiction

Focusing on canonical works by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, and others, this book explains the relationship between British fiction and historical writing when both were struggling to attain status and authority.

Author: Everett Zimmerman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801432514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Focusing on canonical works by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, and others, this book explains the relationship between British fiction and historical writing when both were struggling to attain status and authority. History was at once powerful and vulnerable in the empiricist climate of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, suspect because of its reliance on testimony, yet essential if empiricism were ever to move beyond natural philosophy. The Boundaries of Fiction shows how, in this time of historiographical instability, the British novel exploited analogies to history. Titles incorporating the term ?history,? pseudo-editors presenting pseudo-documentary ?evidence,? and narrative theorizing about historical truth were some of the means used to distinguish novels from the fictions of poetry and other literary forms. These efforts, Everett Zimmerman maintains, amounted to a critique of history's limits and pointed to the novel's power to transcend them. He offers rich analyses of texts central to the tradition of the novel, chiefly Clarissa, Tom Jones, and Tristram Shandy, and concludes with discussions of Sir Walter Scott's development of the historical novel and David Hume's philosophy of history. Along the way, Zimmerman refers to such other important historical figures as John Locke, Richard Bentley, William Wotton, and Edward Gibbon and engages contemporary thinkers, including Paul Ricoeur and Michel Foucault, who have addressed the philosophical and methodological issues of historical evidence and narrative.

Beyond Boundaries

A recipient of numerous teaching awards , he has published widely on Steinbeck
and American literature . Recent books include Steinbeck ' s Typewriter ( 1996 ) ,
essays , Dave Smith : A Literary Archive ( 2000 ) , a bio - bibliography and ...

Author: Susan Shillinglaw

Publisher: University Alabama Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

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Documents life among the Kayapo Indians of central Brazil, a fiercely independent tribe, who were forced to become "businessmen" or see their traditional way of life destroyed.

New Housing Concepts

Through its structural form the building of the German Literature Archive marks
the boundaries of the site , maintaining the necessary distance from the
neighbouring Museum . The existing views over the valley from the front court of
the ...

Author: Carles Broto

Publisher:

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Category: 20th century

Page: 359

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The typology of collective housing underwent major transformation during the course of the 20th Century. The ideal pursued was that of a healthy dwelling in a happy world, a scenario for life and for new forms of coexistence that reinforced community feeling.

Rare Book Review

Digital material proliferates within modern literary archives being acquired by
libraries and there will certainly be an abundance in the future as writers
increasingly rely on such implements . Steve Enniss , Director of the Manuscript ,
Archives ...

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Library Literature

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Category: Information science

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Archivaria

The porous boundaries between biography , literary text , and archive are seen
as valuable and important ; they are to be encouraged , understood , and
maintained . The experiences of GALA ( Gay and Lesbian Archives of South
Africa ) and ...

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Studies in the Literary Imagination

Smith argues that , while the goal of the variorum is to define the boundaries of
the poem , ” and thus to establish a poetics of the text , the aim of the Dickinson
Electronic Archives Project is to discover the “ medium that transmits more , rather
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Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

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Archives

26 A recent issue of the literary magazine , Granta , focused on ' hidden histories '
, claiming to ' excavate histories both personal and political : repressed memories
, unexplored lives , forgotten wars , secret careers . " 27 And Sarah Waters ...

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Off to the Pictures

Interrogating a range of writings, from newspapers and magazines to middlebrow and modernist fictions, the book takes the reader through the diverse print and storytelling media that women constructed around interwar film-going, arguing ...

Author: Lisa Stead

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748694897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Examines womens constructions of selfhood through film and literature in interwar BritainOff to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Womens Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain offers a rich new exploration of interwar womens fictions and their complex intersections with cinema. Interrogating a range of writings, from newspapers and magazines to middlebrow and modernist fictions, the book takes the reader through the diverse print and storytelling media that women constructed around interwar film-going, arguing that literary forms came to constitute an intermedial gendered cinema culture at this time.Using detailed case studies, this innovative book draws upon new archival research, industrial analysis and close textual readings to consider cinemas place in the fictions and critical writings of major literary figures such as Winifred Holtby, Stella Gibbons, Elizabeth Bowen, Jean Rhys, Elinor Glyn, C. A. Lejeune and Iris Barry. Through the lens of feminist film historiography, Off to the Pictures presents a bold new view of interwar cinema culture, read through the creative reflections of the women who experienced it.

Blurring Boundaries

In the tradition of English studies , the literary text and archive have served as the
primary sites of inquiry . The classroom has historically not functioned as an
appropriate setting in which to carry out research , student texts have not carried
the ...

Author: William L. Smith

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 379

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Brings together scholars from various disciplines, institutions, methodologies and genres, who are interested in writing and preparing teachers and researchers of writing. This book covers, topics such as writing assessment, teaching writing and teacher preparation, graduate education, electronic technologies, community literacy, and more.

Indian Archives

The four parts of stone archives we have described above were mostly in
Sanskrit . But the fifth was ... The gift is described in Haļe Kannada in great detail ,
with the boundaries of the land given in full . ... The literary 6 THE INDIAN
ARCHIVES.

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Category: Archives

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The Literary Uses of the Rhetoric of Science

As literary terms, both possess complex archives of commentary and theoretical
modeling. Character has become a battleground for disputes over the nature of
representation and textual mimesis: on the one hand, a problem in depicting ...

Author: John Hannay

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Category: Literature and science

Page: 124

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Archive library Relations

Moreover , for the purpose of this brief exposition , I will not go into the question of
what institutions should be building up specialized depositories , such as a
centralized business Archives , scientific research Archives , literary Archives ...

Author: Robert L. Clark

Publisher: New York : Bowker

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Category: Archives

Page: 218

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The Imperial Archive

In literary history the ship at sea had often served as a working model of civil
society , the ship of state . But Aronnax simply does not understand that Nemo
has assembled a working model not of civil society but of general diaspora .
Nemo ' s ...

Author: Thomas Richards

Publisher: Verso Books

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Category: Colonies in literature

Page: 179

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Argues that by meeting the vast administrative challenge of the British Empire - thorough maps and surveys, censuses and statistics - Victorian administrators developed a new symbiosis of knowledge and power. The book draws on works by Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells and Bram Stoker.

The Gamefulness of American Postmodernism

... archives of literary postmodernism and the nexus of intersecting discourses ”
that runs between them . I shall argue that perhaps the most important terms in
the various discourses that constitute postmodernism are “ boundary ” and “
border ...

Author: Steven D. Scott

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Game provides limits, boundaries, and borders to play, thereby both limiting and, paradoxically, enabling meaningful play. This study does not claim that literature is a game in the strong sense, it chooses instead to concentrate on the gamelike shape - the "gamefulness" - that literary postmodernism assumes.

Lost in the Archives

... an archive has to have some form of exteriority , there is still a strong tendency
to unconsciously defend the boundaries of the known as if they were an organic
part of humanity . The purpose of unpacking the literary and historical genealogy
 ...

Author: Rebecca Comay

Publisher: Alphabet City

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 771

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"There is a crisis in the archives. The contemporary world requires that increasingly vast amounts of material be archived and accessed, and this presents unprecedented possibilites and problems for the production, storage, and use of knowledge. With this context in view, Lost in the Archives explores the productive potential of memory's failures - its technical dropouts, omissions, burials, eclipses, and denials ..."--Page 2 de la couverture.

Women and Literary History

"The essays provide new research into women's literary history from the late seventeenth century to the Modernist period covering topics such as women's science and anti-slavery writing, midwifery, women and the novel, and lesbian literary ...

Author: Katherine Binhammer

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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"The essays provide new research into women's literary history from the late seventeenth century to the Modernist period covering topics such as women's science and anti-slavery writing, midwifery, women and the novel, and lesbian literary history. Essays discuss the writing of Jane Sharp, Jane Barker, Anne Finch, Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Harriet Jacob, Phebe Lankester, Pauline Johnson, May Sinclair, Amy Levy, Edith Ellis, and Amy Wilson Carmichael."--BOOK JACKET.

Working in Women s Archives

The rewards , however , are exponential , as the timeconsuming work of the
archive yields “ a secret subaltern culture negotiated by women members ” of a
literary - political community . All of the essays in this collection have one very
practical ...

Author: Helen M. Buss

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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"Working in Women's Archives is a collection of essays that poses this question and offers a variety of answers. Any assumption readers may have about the archive as a neutral library space or about the archival document as a simple and pure text is challenged.".