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Sonic ModernityRepresenting Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Sam Halliday

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This study reveals the many roles and forms of sound in modernism. Drawing on a wealth of texts and thinkers, the book shows the distinctive nature of sonic cultures in modernity. Arguing that these ... More

Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826Rewriting Conquest

Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638680
eISBN:
9780748651702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Robert Southey did not exaggerate when he described the England of his day as ‘South American mad’. As Spain's hold on its colonies progressively weakened during the late eighteenth and early ... More

Speaking With the DeadExplorations in Literature and History

Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Jurgen Pieters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book deals with the special power of literary texts to put us in contact with the past. A large number of authors, coming from different ages, have described this power in terms of ‘the ... More

The Speech-Gesture ComplexModernism, Theatre, Cinema

The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Anthony Paraskeva

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This study examines the representation of gesture in modernist writing, performance and cinema. Deploying a new theoretical term, ‘the speech-gesture complex’, Anthony Paraskeva identifies a ... More

Spirit Becomes MatterThe Brontes, George Eliot, Nietzsche

Spirit Becomes Matter: The Brontes, George Eliot, Nietzsche

Henry Staten

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748694587
eISBN:
9781474400916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694587.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explains how, under the influence of the new “mental materialism” that held sway in mid-Victorian scientific and medical thought, the Brontës and George Eliot in their greatest novels ... More

Studying Modern Arabic LiteratureMustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Roger Allen and Robin Ostle (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is devoted to the life and academic legacy of Mustafa Badawi who transformed the study of modern Arabic literature in the second half of the twentieth century. Prior to the 1960s the study ... More

Sylvia Plath's FictionA Critical Study

Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Luke Ferretter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This is the first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction. Plath wrote fiction throughout her life, in a wide variety of genres, including women's magazine romances, New Yorker stories, comedy, ... More

Tactile PoeticsTouch and Contemporary Writing

Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Sarah Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the field of haptic aesthetics has received significant critical interest in recent years, the intimate connection between touching and writing remains neglected. Contributing to current ... More

TextsContemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Peter Childs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Texts takes a wide range of visual, virtual, performative and written texts as a means of exploring both the ‘the literary’ and ‘the textual’ in contemporary culture. Each chapter includes an ... More

Textual DeceptionsFalse Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era

Textual Deceptions: False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era

Sue Vice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748675555
eISBN:
9781474406345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book considers a wide range of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literary works that feature literary deceptions and false memories and in which the relationship between text and author is not ... More

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