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Kerr, Heather 1957-

Works: 9 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 862 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Heather Kerr
Shakespeare--world views( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare: World Views comprises fifteen papers concerned with the politics of reading and performance in Autralasia, Asia, and Europe. The attention to the history and politics of Shakespeare in performance is matched by an interest in the uses and inscriptions of Shakespeare from postcolonial and new European locations. Two very different essays plot Shakespeare's investments in equally different cartographies: the unsettled and unsettling geographies of the Comedies and the patriarchal territories of Lucrece's Tragedy
Passions, sympathy and print culture : public opinion and emotional authenticity in eighteenth-century Britain by Heather Kerr( )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume opens a dialogue between eighteenth-century passions and twenty-first century understandings of emotion, as revealed by psychological research into human emotions, and sociological studies of emotions and 'the media'. It unites literary scholars, historians, psychologists, and philosophers in an exploration of modes of community or expressions of self and feeling that surfaced in print culture during the decades between the 1690s and the 1780s. The individual essays explore ways in which 'authentic' passions came to be conceived and performed in a range of environments, from popular novels and the new journalism, through the philosophical studies of major figures in the Scottish Enlightenment, to last words, aesthetics, and plastic surgery. The result is a book that offers fresh historical perspectives on sympathy and public opinion and also considers critically how collective emotions contributed to political stability and moral improvement
The space between : Australian women writing fictocriticism by Heather Kerr( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fictocriticism, theory-fiction, paracriticism, the paraliterary, mystory, postcriticism: these are names given to writing practices that collapse critical distance, that reflect on the conditions of writing, and that reach across the disciplinary borders traditionally limiting the scope of fiction and criticism." "The Space Between gathers work across a broad spectrum of writing practices, focusing on the key areas of 'language and representation', cultural interiors' and 'performing sexualities/identities'. It is a vigorous and challenging collection that samples Australian women's contemporary writingwriting that embraces 'the space between'."--Jacket
Fama and her sisters : gossip and rumour in early modern Europe by Claire Walker( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection draws upon recent scholarship on oral and print cultures and their role in the transformation of the public sphere to present an interdisciplinary analysis of the ways gossip and rumour defined reputation and public opinion in early modern Europe. The essays in this collection demonstrate how Fama and her sisters, gossip and rumour, were central in private and public discourses about state and society in early modern Europe. In an era when oral, scribal, visual, and print cultures competed to satisfy a growing public demand for news, gossip and rumour informed people about the actions and morals of their social and political elites, and they commonly enabled people who did not usually participate in politics to engage with the public discourses about religion, governance, and society which shaped their lives and the state. So while gossip and rumour might be scurrilous and entertaining, they nonetheless performed a vital political function, regulating communal and political behaviour in the upper social echelons, as well as in neighbourhoods lower down the social scale where they might constitute a form of popular justice. This timely interdisciplinary study explores how gossip and rumour functioned dualistically at all levels of the early modern state and society either to advance or to defame reputations, and thereby shape public opinion.--
Projections of Britain in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand : 1900-1950( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcoloniality and cultural studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the world elsewhere( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fama and her sisters : Gossip and rumour in Early Modern Europe( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ANZAMEMS Adelaide 2007 : the University of Adelaide, 7-10 February by Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.46 for Shakespear ... to 0.89 for Fama and h ...)

The space between : Australian women writing fictocriticism
Projections of Britain in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand : 1900-1950
Alternative Names
Kerr, Heather 1959-

English (43)