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Title Censorship and the limits of the literary : a global view / edited by Nicole Moore
Published New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2015
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Contents Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations -- Introduction / Nicole Moore -- I. 1. French Censorship on the Eve of the Revolution / Simon Burrows (University of Western Sydney, Australia) -- 2. Not Guilty: Negative Capability and the Trials of William Hone / Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne, Australia) -- 3. The Gender of Censorship: John Wilson Croker, Mary Hays and the Aftermath of the Queen Caroline affair / Mary Spngberg (University of Technology, Sydney) -- 4. 'The Chastity of our Records': Reading and Judging Obscenity in 19th-Century Courts / Karen Crawley (Griffith University, Australia) -- II. 5. Controlling People and Controlling Ideas: Libel, Surveillance, Banishment and Indigenous Literary Expression in the Dutch East Indies / Paul Tickell (University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia) -- 6. Teaching Librarians to be Censors: Library Education for Francophones in Quebec, 1937-1961 / Geoffrey Little (Concordia University, Montreal) -- 7. Surrealism to Pulp: The Limits of the Literary and Australian Customs / Nicole Moore (University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia) -- 8. 'That Monstrous Thing': The Critic as Censor in Apartheid South Africa / Peter McDonald (St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, UK) -- III. 9. Diabolical Evasion of the Censor in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita / Ilona McCarter (Deakin University, Australia) -- 10. Readingthe Enemy: East German Censorship across the Wall / Christina Spittel (University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia) -- 11. Wild Spiders Crying Together: Confessional Poetry, Censorship and the Cold War / Tyne Daile Sumner (University of Melbourne, Australia) -- 12. Freedom to Read: Barney Rosset, Henry Miller, and the End of Obscenity / Loren Glass (University of Iowa, USA) -- IV. 13. Out of the Shadows: The Emergence of Overt Gay Narratives in Australia, 1970-2010 / Jeremy Fisher (University of New England, USA) -- 14. Silenced Lives: Censorship and the Rise of Diasporic Iranian Women's Memoirs in English / Sanaz Fotouhi (University of New South Wales, Australia) -- 15. Egypt's 'Facebook Revolution': Arab Diaspora Literature and Censorship in the Homeland / Jumana Bayeh (University of Edinburgh, UK) -- 16. Censorship and Value: Novel pathways in internet-age China / Lynda Ng (University of Oxford, UK) -- List of Contributors -- Index
Summary "Explores the defining relationship of literature to censorship across the globe"-- Provided by publisher
"Though literature and censorship have been conceived as long-time adversaries, this collection seeks to understand the degree to which they have been dialectical terms, each producing the other, coeval and mutually constitutive. On the one hand, literary censorship has been posited as not only inescapable but definitive, even foundational to speech itself. On the other, especially after the opening of the USSR's spekstrahn, those enormous collections of literature forbidden under the Soviets, the push to redefine censorship expansively has encountered cogent criticism. Scholars describing the centralised control of East German print publication, for example, have wanted to insist on the difference of pre-publication state censorship from more mundane forms of speech regulation in democracies. Work on South African apartheid censorship and book banning in colonial countries also demonstrates censorship's formative role in the institutional structures of literature beyond the metropole. Censorship and the Limits of the Literary examines these and other developments across twelve countries, from the Enlightenment to the present day, offering case studies from the French revolution to Internet China. Is literature ever without censorship? Does censorship need the literary? In a globalizing era for culture, does censorship represent the final (failed) version of national control?"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Censorship -- Case studies.
Censorship -- History.
Literature and state.
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Moore, Nicole, 1969- editor
ISBN 1628920114 (electronic bk)
9781628920116 (electronic bk)