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About TimeNarrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More

Associationism and the Literary ImaginationFrom the Phantasmal Chaos

Associationism and the Literary Imagination: From the Phantasmal Chaos

Cairns Craig

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748609123
eISBN:
9780748652044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book traces the influence of empirical philosophy and associationist psychology on theories of literary creativity and on the experience of reading literature. It runs from David Hume's Treatise ... More

Cixous's Semi-FictionsThinking at the Borders of Fiction

Cixous's Semi-Fictions: Thinking at the Borders of Fiction

Mairéad Hanrahan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642281
eISBN:
9781474406352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hélène Cixous, author of over forty works of fiction, was deemed by Derrida to be the greatest living writer in French in 1990. Consistent with this evaluation, her writing is renowned for its dense ... More

Contaminations"Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Michael Mack

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book enquires into the problem of various oppositions between pure entities such as nature and society, body and mind, science and the arts, subjectivity and objectivity. It examines how works ... More

The Dandy in Irish and American Southern FictionAristocratic Drag

The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Ellen Crowell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book identifies and interprets the longstanding ideological and aesthetic dialogue between the literary imaginations of Anglo-Ireland and the Anglo-American South. It offers a rich comparative ... More

Death-DriveFreudian Hauntings in Literature and Art

Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art

Robert Rowland Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640393
eISBN:
9780748671601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book takes Freud's work on the death-drive and compares it with other philosophies of death — those of Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida in particular. It also applies it in a new way to literature ... More

DrivetimeLiterary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Lynne Pearce

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What sorts of things do we think about when we’re driving – or being driven – in a car? Drivetime seeks to answer this question by drawing upon a rich archive of British and American texts from ‘the ... More

The English AeneidTranslations of Virgil 1555-1646

The English Aeneid: Translations of Virgil 1555-1646

Sheldon Brammall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699087
eISBN:
9781474412384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699087.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings to light a history of English Renaissance Aeneids that has been lost from view. Previous monographs have explored the complete translations by Gavin Douglas (1513) and John Dryden ... More

The Ethics of WritingAuthorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Sean Burke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning amidst the tombs of the ‘dead’ God, and the crematoria at Auschwitz, this book confronts Nietzsche's legacy through the lens of Plato. The key question is how authors can protect against ... More

Forgetting DifferencesTragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Andrea Frisch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748694396
eISBN:
9781474412322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study argues that the political and legislative process of forgetting internal differences undertaken in France after the civil wars of the sixteenth century leads to subtle yet fundamental ... More

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