Modernism the Visual and Caribbean Literature

Modernism  the Visual  and Caribbean Literature

As in London Calling, Pocomania incorporates imitation and performance as a
means to explore possible identities for a young Caribbean woman. In her
attempts to explore the alternative offered by the Pocomania community, Stella
implicitly ...

Author: Mary Lou Emery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521872133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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Vision is a recurring obsession in the work of twentieth-century Caribbean writers. This ambitious study offers a comprehensive analysis of the visual in authors from the Anglophone Caribbean as they intersect with mainstream Modernism. She argues that their preoccupation with vision directly addresses philosophies of sensory perception developed at the height of the slave trade and emerges in conditions of diaspora continuing into the present. This study is an original and important contribution to transatlantic and...
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Men

Making Men

London Calling (1935) and Pocomania (1938), two of Marson's best-known plays
, deal very explicitly with the question of how educated black West Indians
negotiate their middle-class status while preserving their uneducated, peasant
origins.

Author: Belinda Edmondson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822322633

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 229

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Explores the gendered subjectivity of West Indian writers and their dependence on models from Victorian England for their narratives of self and nation.
Categories: Literary Collections

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Revealing the work of a woman whose writing pioneered the articulation of gender and racial oppression, brought Jamaican vernacular voices alongside a Wordsworth-inspired passion for nature, and ventured to give subjectivity to marginalized ...

Author: Una Marson

Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd

ISBN: 1845231686

Category: Poetry

Page: 184

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Presenting some of the most noteworthy pieces from a remarkably influential West Indian poet, this anthology sheds light on the lesser-known literary accomplishments of Una Marson. Revealing the work of a woman whose writing pioneered the articulation of gender and racial oppression, brought Jamaican vernacular voices alongside a Wordsworth-inspired passion for nature, and ventured to give subjectivity to marginalized subjects, this collection includes, in addition to her well-known poems, previously unpublished work from the 1930s through the 1950s. Striving to answer the question of how one writes as a modern black woman reaching out to the poor and powerless, this extensive selection embodies an exceptionally significant poetic achievement.
Categories: Poetry

London Calling

London Calling

NOVEMBER 2 , 1950 LONDON CALLING 9 Introducing a programme he
programme he has prepared with Wynford Vaughan ... recordings made during a
meeting of the Jamaican religious group which goes under the name Pocomania
.

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ISBN: UOM:39015080137121

Category: International broadcasting

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Categories: International broadcasting

Black London

Black London

Jamaican National Archives, Kingston, Una Marson Papers, Una Marson, “
London Calling” (unpublished manuscript), Act 1, pp ... Although reaction to the
play in Jamaica was initially mixed, Pocomania introduced stylistic innovations
and new ...

Author: Marc Matera

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959903

Category: History

Page: 414

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This vibrant history of London in the twentieth century reveals the city as a key site in the development of black internationalism and anticolonialism. Marc Matera shows the significant contributions of people of African descent to London’s rich social and cultural history, masterfully weaving together the stories of many famous historical figures and presenting their quests for personal, professional, and political recognition against the backdrop of a declining British Empire. A groundbreaking work of intellectual history, Black London will appeal to scholars and students in a variety of areas, including postcolonial history, the history of the African diaspora, urban studies, cultural studies, British studies, world history, black studies, and feminist studies.
Categories: History

The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945

The History of British Women s Writing  1920 1945

... 99–100 Little Review, The, 29, 168 Llewellyn,Richard, 188 PoisonPen, 188
Locke, Alain, 27 Lofts, Norah,133 London, ... 155–6 Death attheBar,146 Marson,
Una, 6,251,154–5, 259 At What Price, 254 London Calling, 254 Pocomania, 254
 ...

Author: M. Joannou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137292179

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Categories: Social Science

The Life of Una Marson 1905 1965

The Life of Una Marson  1905 1965

In the six months since London Calling ' s more modest success Una had found a
way of crafting a truly Jamaican play . Topical and controversial , Pocomania was
flawed neither by farce nor by parochialism . It was , wrote the Jamaican Times ...

Author: Delia Jarret-Macauley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071905284X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Una Marson is recognized today as the first major woman poet of the Caribbean and as a significant forerunner of contemporary black writers; her story throws light on the problems facing politicized black artists. In challenging definitions of "race" and "gender" in her political and creative work, she forged a valiant path for later black feminists. Her enormous social and cultural contribution to the Caribbean and Britain have, until now, remained hidden in archives and memoirs around the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Deutsch englische Jahrb cher

Deutsch englische Jahrb  cher

Pocomania , " the second of the two plays to which Smilowitz refers , does ,
indeed , deal with a local topic – the West Indian practice of syncretistic religious
ritual : pocomania . But it is misleading to claim that the earlier play , “ London
Calling ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105014920594

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

Jamaica Journal

Jamaica Journal

His daughter is involved in a childish ritual which runs parallel to the Pocomania
and is similarly at odds with the Christian precepts of the Marshall household .
And the ... which suggests that what we have now been taught to call Pukkumina
has something to do with maniac behaviour . ... London : Oxford University Press
.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105029536716

Category: Jamaica

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Categories: Jamaica

Bibliography of Women Writers from the Caribbean

Bibliography of Women Writers from the Caribbean

Author: Brenda F. Berrian

Publisher: Three Continents

ISBN: UOM:39015018951460

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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For review see: Sue N. Greene, in Nieuwe West-Indische Gids / New West Indian Guide, vol. 65, no. 1 & 2 (1991); p. 94-96; Jennifer Jackson, in The Caribbean Writer, vol. 5 (1991); p. 125-126; Stefanie Gehrke, in Caribbean writers = Les auteurs Caribéens, ed. by Marlies Glaser & Marion Pausch (1994); p. 226.
Categories: Reference

Tulsa Studies in Women s Literature

Tulsa Studies in Women s Literature

Pocomania acquires particular resonance when viewed alongside “ London
Calling , ” for the two plays ponder similar issues involving class , gender , and
Afro - Caribbean identity but in very different locales . Together they show Marson
 ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020240237

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Twentieth century Caribbean and Black African Writers

Twentieth century Caribbean and Black African Writers

No manuscript has survived for London Calling , one of the two plays she wrote
at this time , but according to the dialect poet ... In Pocomania , Marson ' s third
play , the protagonist is again a strong - headed woman who rejects the rural ...

Author: Anonimo

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research

ISBN: UOM:49015003018802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 461

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This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English

... the Star , 1937 ( poems ) , and had two more plays produced : London Calling ,
1937 , and Pocomania , 1938 ( a hit ) . In 1938 she returned to London to work for
the BBC : she launched and presented , from 1942 , the influential ' Caribbean ...

Author: Virginia Blain

Publisher: London : B.T. Batsford

ISBN: UCAL:B5339257

Category: American literature

Page: 1231

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Categories: American literature

The Jamaica Directory of Personalities

The Jamaica Directory of Personalities

Acted in Una Marson ' s plays – " London Calling " and " Pocomania " , and " A
Scrap of Paper " by Palgrave Simpson . Poems and short stories read on the BBC
, poem " Time for Digging " in West Indian anthologies . Religion Roman Catholic
 ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017991458

Category: Jamaica

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Categories: Jamaica

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Macquarie Martin

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography  Macquarie Martin

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059134554

Category: British

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55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.
Categories: British

The Colonial Review

The Colonial Review

She is also the author of the sucsupported by subsidies , but now a Future of
cessful play Pocomania , and of another , London Calling , ten - year - plan " for
the resuscitation Trinidad Cocoa . which deals with the life of Jamaican students
in of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008822812

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Writing on the Line

Writing on the Line

Una Marson 1905 - 1965 Poetry Tropic Reveries ( 1930 , Institute of Jamaica
medal ) Heights and Depths ( 1932 ) The Moth and the Star ( 1937 ) Towards the
Stars ( 1945 ) Plays At What a Price ( 1932 ) London Calling ( 1937 ) Pocomania
 ...

Author: Sarah Richardson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106013308181

Category: American literature

Page: 149

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Categories: American literature

Critical Approaches to West Indian Literature

Critical Approaches to West Indian Literature

One , London Calling , was produced in 1937 . Another , Pocomania , produced
in 1938 , deals with the effects of that religious cult on a middle - class Was ma
family . Returning to England in 1938 , she soon became the first editor and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018338012

Category: West Indian literature (English)

Page: 281

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Categories: West Indian literature (English)