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Plants, animals, land : more-than-human relations and gendered survivance in early indigenous women’s writing (2021)
Thesis
Barnes, E. (2021). Plants, animals, land : more-than-human relations and gendered survivance in early indigenous women’s writing. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis argues that Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin), Tekahionwake (E. Pauline Johnson) and Mary Kawena Pūku’i mobilise literary representations of more-than-human beings – plants, animals, and the land – to express resistance to the gendered... Read More about Plants, animals, land : more-than-human relations and gendered survivance in early indigenous women’s writing.

Comedian autobiographies - an examination of the publishing phenomenon (2021)
Thesis
Kugler, K. (2021). Comedian autobiographies - an examination of the publishing phenomenon. (Thesis). University of Salford

Simon Amstell, Kevin Bridges, Billy Connolly, Adam Hills, Michael McIntyre, and Sarah Millican are not only well-known stand-up comedians in the United Kingdom, but they have also all written autobiographies, with the majority becoming bestsellers. C... Read More about Comedian autobiographies - an examination of the publishing phenomenon.

‘It’s a narsty biziness’ : conservatism and subversion in 1930s detective fiction and thrillers (2020)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2021). ‘It’s a narsty biziness’ : conservatism and subversion in 1930s detective fiction and thrillers. In N. Hubble, L. Seabor, & E. Taylor (Eds.), The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction (239-272). Bloomsbury. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350079175.ch-008

This chapter focuses on popular fiction and particularly the crime genre, encompassing both the detective story and the thriller. Critical surveys looking back across the decades finds these subgenres difficult to distinguish over time but writers of... Read More about ‘It’s a narsty biziness’ : conservatism and subversion in 1930s detective fiction and thrillers.

Not the last word on the Sixties Avant-Garde : an afterword (2019)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2019). Not the last word on the Sixties Avant-Garde : an afterword. In K. Mithcell, & N. Williams (Eds.), British Avant-Garde Fiction of the 1960s. Edinburgh University Press

The foregoing chapters of this book present a full gallery of 1960s British experimental writing from the relatively popular to the more obscure. Not only do these essays start to redress a gender imbalance in awareness of experimental writers but th... Read More about Not the last word on the Sixties Avant-Garde : an afterword.

Christine Brooke-Rose : motes, beams and the horse's mouth (2018)
Journal Article
White, G. (2018). Christine Brooke-Rose : motes, beams and the horse's mouth. Textual Practice, 32(2), 317-336. https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2018.1413049

The founding of the Christine Brooke-Rose Society and its inaugural event prompted me to revisit my history with the author with whom I was fortunate enough to correspond during the last decade of her life. Our correspondence ran alongside my complet... Read More about Christine Brooke-Rose : motes, beams and the horse's mouth.

Having the last word: paratextual framing in the Work of Alasdair Gray and 'Sidney Workman's Epilogue' to 'Old Men in Love' (2007) (2014)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2014). Having the last word: paratextual framing in the Work of Alasdair Gray and 'Sidney Workman's Epilogue' to 'Old Men in Love' (2007). In C. Manfredi (Ed.), Alasdair Gray: Ink for Worlds (132-147). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

‘Sidney Workman’s Epilogue’ concludes Alasdair Gray’s Old Men in Love (2006) and in so doing notes that Gray has told him that because “this novel would be his last (for he is seventy-two and in poor health) I [Workman] could be sure of having the la... Read More about Having the last word: paratextual framing in the Work of Alasdair Gray and 'Sidney Workman's Epilogue' to 'Old Men in Love' (2007).

The sadism of the author or the masochism of the reader? (2014)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2014). The sadism of the author or the masochism of the reader?. In J. Jordan, & M. Ryle (Eds.), B.S. Johnson and Post-War Literature : The Possibilities of the Avant-Garde (153-166). Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137349552_10

The symposium giving rise to this collection and the thriving of the B.S. Johnson Society both indicate that there is something exceptional going on with the literary and academic community’s relationship with this author, something we (collectively)... Read More about The sadism of the author or the masochism of the reader?.

'You don’t have to be crazy to work, but it helps' : work in film comedies of the 1930s (2013)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2013). 'You don’t have to be crazy to work, but it helps' : work in film comedies of the 1930s. In E. Mazierska (Ed.), Work in Cinema : labor and the human condition (191-207). New York: Macmillan

It is curious how relatively seldom work appears in the foreground of film comedy texts. Work is the background, the normal and quotidian against which the comic can emerge. Certainly there is humour to be found in work activities and environments, b... Read More about 'You don’t have to be crazy to work, but it helps' : work in film comedies of the 1930s.

Laughing matters : understanding comedy in film, television and radio (2012)
Book
White, G., & Mundy, J. (2012). Laughing matters : understanding comedy in film, television and radio. Manchester University Press

Although comedy is an important aspect of contemporary culture and a significant presence in film, television and radio, there is a surprising shortage of academic writing about comedy and the media. Laughing Matters: Understanding Comedy in Film, Te... Read More about Laughing matters : understanding comedy in film, television and radio.

The reader and the page : textual gaps, textual arrangements and images in prose fiction (2012)
Thesis
Barton, S. The reader and the page : textual gaps, textual arrangements and images in prose fiction. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis is a reader-focused analysis of unconventional graphic devices that appear on the pages of graphically innovative prose fictions. The main aim is to provide a study of the implications that unconventional and graphically disruptive page... Read More about The reader and the page : textual gaps, textual arrangements and images in prose fiction.

Quentin Tarantino (2011)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2011). Quentin Tarantino. In Y. Tasker (Ed.), Fifty Contemporary Film Directors (392-399). Abingdon: Routledge

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors examines the work of some of today’s most popular and influential cinematic figures. It provides an accessible overview of each director’s contribution to cinema, incorporating a discussion of their career, major wor... Read More about Quentin Tarantino.

Reading the graphic surface of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword (2011)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2011). Reading the graphic surface of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword. In Mark Z. Danielewski (105-120). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Fifty Year Sword is , described on the author’s website as ‘an illustrated short story,’ but it is entirely in keeping with major works (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions) in the way that it thoroughly problematises its narr... Read More about Reading the graphic surface of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword.

Re-reading B.S. Johnson (2007)
Book
White, G., & Tew, P. (2007). Re-reading B.S. Johnson. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Reading the graphic surface: the presence of the book in prose fiction (2006)
Book
White, G. (2006). Reading the graphic surface: the presence of the book in prose fiction. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press

This book critically engages with the visual appearance of prose fiction where it is manipulated by authors, from alterations in typography to the deconstruction of the physical form of the book. It reappraises the range of effects it is possible to... Read More about Reading the graphic surface: the presence of the book in prose fiction.

Reading the graphic surface : the presence of the book in prose fiction (2005)
Book
White, G. (2005). Reading the graphic surface : the presence of the book in prose fiction. Manchester: Manchester University Press

This book critically engages with the visual appearance of prose fiction where it is manipulated by authors, from alterations in typography to the deconstruction of the physical form of the book. It reappraises the range of effects it is possible to... Read More about Reading the graphic surface : the presence of the book in prose fiction.

You are here: reading and representation in Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru (2002)
Journal Article
White, G. (2002). You are here: reading and representation in Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru. https://doi.org/10.1215/03335372-23-4-611

Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru is a strikingly provocative postmodernist text. Instead of examining how Thru deconstructs fiction through the literary and linguistic theory that it includes, this essay looks at how theory—specifically Roman Jakobson's... Read More about You are here: reading and representation in Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru.

Quentin Tarantino (2002)
Book Chapter
White, G. (2002). Quentin Tarantino. In Y. Tasker (Ed.), Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers (338-346). London: Routledge Taylor & Francis

Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers examines the work of some of today's most popular, original and influential cinematic voices. Each entry offers both an overview and critique of its subject's career and works, looking at the genres in which they work an... Read More about Quentin Tarantino.

Contextualising British experimental novelists in the long Sixties
Thesis
Darlington, J. Contextualising British experimental novelists in the long Sixties. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis focuses upon five novelists – B.S. Johnson, Eva Figes, Alan Burns, Ann Quin, and Christine Brooke-Rose – whose works during the 1960s and early 1970s (Marwick’s “Long Sixties”) represent a unique approach to formal innovation; an approach... Read More about Contextualising British experimental novelists in the long Sixties.