A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh is a collection of essays based on presentations at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference at Hertford College, Oxford in 2003. There are twelve different essays by authors from various countries, including Australia, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh is a collection of essays based on presentations at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference at Hertford College, Oxford, in 2003. There are twelve different essays by authors from various countries, including Australia, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The essays cover a wide range of material, from Waugh's early novel Black Mischief (1932) to his last travel book, A Tourist in Africa (1960). In addition to essays on well-known novels such as Scoop (1938), Brideshead Revisited (1945), and Helena (1950), the collection includes papers on Waugh's library, his changing conception of Oxford, his writing about religious conversion, and his role in the British evacuation of Crete in 1941. The authors approach Waugh and his work in various ways, and innovative essays explore sovereignty, post-colonialism, and adaptation for radio. Contributors: Baron Alder, Peter G. Christensen, Robert Murray Davis, Marcel DeCoste, Patrick Denman Flanery, Donat Gallagher, Irina Kabanova, Dan S. Kostopulos, Lewis MacLeod, John W. Mahon, Richard W. Oram, Ann Pasternak Slater, John Howard Wilson.
Chapter 4 1. Evelyn Waugh, Bookman
Chapter 5 2. A Walking Tour of Evelyn Waugh's Oxford
Chapter 6 3. "A Later Developement": Evelyn Waugh and Conversion
Chapter 7 4."That Glittering, Intangible Western Culture": "Civilizing" Missions and the Crisis of Tradition in Evelyn Waugh's
Chapter 8 5. Sovereign Power in Evelyn Waugh's
Edmund Campion and
Chapter 9 6. Waffle Scramble: Waugh's Art in
Chapter 10 7. Violence, Duplicity, and Frequent Malversation:
Robbery under Law and Evelyn Waugh's Political Critique
Chapter 11 8. Homosexuality in
Brideshead Revisited:"Something quite remote from anything the [builder] intended"
Chapter 12 9. The World's Anachronism: The Timelessness of the Secular in Evelyn Waugh's
Chapter 13 10. Guy Crouchback's Disillusion: Crete, Beevor, and the Soviet Alliance in
Sword of Honor
Chapter 14 11. The BBC
Brideshead, 1956, or Whatever Happened to Celia, Sex, and Syphilis?
Chapter 15 12. Eyes Reopened:
A Tourist in Africa
16 Notes on Contributors