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Brown, Erica

Middlebrow Literary Cultures

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Middlebrow Matters
Erica Brown, Mary Grover

Part I. Cultural Contexts

2. Middlebrow Reading and Undergraduate Teaching: The Place of the Middlebrow in the Academy
Janet Galligani Casey

3. Configuring Middleness: Bourdieu, l’Art Moyen and the Broadbrow
Caroline Pollentier

Part II. Taste-Makers and Print Cultures

4. Cultural Hierarchies and the Interwar British Press
Adrian Bingham

5. Priestley and the Highbrows
John Baxendale

6. Aesthetics for Everyman: Arnold Bennett’s Evening Standard Columns
John Shapcott

7. ‘A Strongly Felt Need’: Wilfred Whitten/John O’London and the Rise of the New Reading Public
Jonathan Wild

8. The Excluded Middle: Cultural Polemics and Magazines in America, 1915–1933
Victoria Kingham

9. ‘Intellectual in Its Looser Sense’: Reading Mencken’s Smart Set
Sharon Hamilton

10. Middlebrow Authorship, Critical Authority and Autonomous Readers in Post-war America: James Gould Cozzens, Dwight Macdonald and By Love Possessed
Joan Shelley Rubin

Part III. Categorization and Valuation

11. The Returning Reader: Canadian Serial Fiction and Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna Novels
Candida Rifkind

12. Illustrating Mary Poppins: Visual Culture and the Middlebrow
Kristin Bluemel

13. Imagism, Realism, Surrealism: Middlebrow Transformations in the Mass-Observation Project
Nick Hubble

14. The Queer Pleasures of Reading: Camp and the Middlebrow
Nicola Humble

15. Afterword
Faye Hammill

Keywords: Literature, European Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, Fiction, Twentieth-Century Literature, British and Irish Literature

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230354647
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-33452-0

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