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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

American Gothic CultureAn Edinburgh Companion

American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Joel Faflak

Jason Haslam (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture - its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias. ... More

AnimalitiesLiterary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Michael Lundblad (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Representations of animality continue to proliferate in various kinds of literary and cultural texts. This pioneering volume explores the critical interface between animal studies and animality ... 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

The Concept of ConversationFrom Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's Conversation

The Concept of Conversation: From Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's Conversation

David Randall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474430104
eISBN:
9781474445016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430104.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Concept of Conversation traces the rise of conversation from a minor mode of rhetoric to the point where rhetoric as a whole was redefined as conversation, and argues that this was the most ... 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

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