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The Well of Loneliness on trial: the government vs Radclyffe Hall

On November 9, 1928 Bow Street Magistrates Court was crowded. DH Lawrence’s The Rainbow had been successfully prosecuted for obscenity in the same courtroom 13 years earlier. Now it was the turn of The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. The perceived...
From: Mathew Lyons on 21 Dec 2020

Free thinking in secret

We all have secret thoughts which are occasionally betrayed by an unexpected gesture, an uncontrolled facial expression, a peculiar lapsus… which express at an awkward moment precisely what we wanted, or were supposed, to hide. All the secret services...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Aug 2020

Killer Advertising—How Canadians Were Sold the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Kate Barker As news reports come in of scammers trying to leverage a global pandemic into profit at the expense of Canadians, it is an interesting time to examine the equivalent during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. Patent medicine companies and others...
From: Borealia on 23 Mar 2020

Bing Crosby’s “Old West” and Countryside Art

I wrote in my previous post about how I was trying to learn more about Bing Crosby’s taste in art. I finally have figured out a few things about Bing and his personal art collection, namely that he liked works of art with Old West scenes and...
From: Alberti's Window on 5 Jan 2017

“Censure me in your wisdom”: Bowdlerized Shakespeare in the nineteenth century

“Censure me in your wisdom”: Bowdlerized Shakespeare in the nineteenth century By Alexa Huang Shakespeare has been used to divert around censorship, “sanitized” and redacted for children, young adults and school use, and even...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Nov 2016

Killing the King with Porter: Freedom of expression in 1794

On Tuesday morning, I found myself sitting in a pub in London and repeatedly blowing the foam off a pot of porter while somebody filmed me and a gaggle of curious regulars looked on. Academia has often taken me to some rather unexpected places, but this...
From: CRECS// on 22 Feb 2015

At the Met: John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer: beyond grief?

Omar and Klinghoffer (from the National English Opera production) Protests at the Metropolitan Opera house on opening night Dear friends and readers, It’s hard to know how to treat this opera since as a result of intense pressure from Jewish,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 Nov 2014

The Oddest Work on Rape: Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

The wedding of Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton) and Norval Jones (Eddie Bracken) Dear friends and readers, While I was reading and writing about two books which significantly extend the two kinds of rape usually discussed under the umbrella terms of...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Aug 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Creativity and Commerce in the Age of Print"

University of Edinburgh (26 July 2014)‘What an insane thing it is to make literature one's only means of support!... To make a trade of an art! I am rightly served for attempting such a brutal folly.’- George Gissing, New Grub Street (1891)Hosted...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 26 Jul 2014

The Disappearance of Charms from a Fifteenth-Century Notebook

By Laura Mitchell Studying medieval charms can bring to light a lot of intriguing social practices and help us to understand what sorts of everyday worries occupied the mind of a medieval person. It can also be an exercise in … Continue reading...
From: The Recipes Project on 31 Oct 2013

India: Cultural Patrimony and its Preservation: the Idea of 'Heritage'

I have just had the most amazing opportunity to visit and stay in Bangalore, India, for 10 days with my University for a Grand Challenge Dilemma focusing on issues of censorship, heritage, and the arts in India in the contemporary world, and how history...
From: Conor Byrne on 11 Jun 2013

A Timeline of Early Modern Censorship

Masaccio, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve, 1424-25. Image on right shows the fresco after its restoration in the 1980s, which removed the fig leaves that were added in the 17th century. Image courtesy Wikipedia A few weeks ago I was contacted by an art...
From: Alberti’s Window on 22 May 2013

Preserving Digital Archives

Most attendees at the Beinecke Library’s recent conference on digital archiving–“Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century“–arrived equipped with the idea that there is no preservation without loss. What may...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 28 Apr 2013

Muting Meaning; The Ability to Write About Injustice

There is a level of restraint in Phillis Wheatley’s poems that denotes a certain reluctance to speak openly about her slavery. When we compare in this week’s readings the writings of the white poet Ann Yearsley, there is openness in her discussions...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 18 Mar 2013

When “nothing” goes missing

As promised, the full version of the paper I recently presented at the Society for Textual Scholarship conference is linked below. I’ve revised it slightly, both in response to the wonderful feedback I received at the conference and to make it more...
From: The Crooke Book on 11 Mar 2013

Shakespeare, Brecht and Galileo

  Ian McDiarmid as Galileo in the RSC’s production. Photograph by Ellie Kurttz The RSC are currently staging Bertolt Brecht’s play A Life of Galileo in a new translation by Mark Ravenhill. To accompany this play they have put on two events...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Feb 2013

Crooke and censorship

My upcoming paper for the Society for Textual Scholarship conference meeting in Chicago, March 6-8, has afforded me the opportunity to return to one of the most intriguing mysteries surrounding Mikrokosmographia and, in doing so, I’ve be able to...
From: The Crooke Book on 19 Feb 2013

Burning Books and Remembering

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is often read as a story about censorship--yet censorship usually means that certain ideas may not be expressed. The Firemen in Bradbury's dystopia burn ALL books--it's the media that's marked for destruction, not necessarily...

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