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The UnexpectedNarrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a study of unexpected events in narrative, fiction and life. It explores theoretical writings on the subject of surprise, and its broader context in the philosophy of time, and demonstrates ... More

VeeringA Theory of Literature

Veering: A Theory of Literature

Nicholas Royle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636549
eISBN:
9780748652303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contrary to a widespread sense that literature has become increasingly irrelevant to our culture and everyday life, this book traces a strangely compelling ‘literary turn’. Starting with an ... More

Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Cora Kaplan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611478
eISBN:
9780748651627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a series of astute critical reflections on our enduring fascination with all things Victorian. The author looks at the politics of ‘Victoriana’ from the 1970s to the present, a politics ... More

Virginia WoolfAmbivalent Activist

Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist

Clara Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474401920
eISBN:
9781474418638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book re-reads Woolf’s fiction and non-fiction in light of her examination of the details of Woolf’s involvement with Morley College, the People’s Suffrage Federation, the Women’s Co-operative ... More

Virginia Woolf and Classical MusicPolitics, Aesthetics, Form

Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Emma Sutton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This groundbreaking study explores the formative influence of art music on Woolf’s writing, illustrating its importance to Woolf’s creative, social and domestic lives. Discussing all the novels as ... More

Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of TheorySex, Animal, Life

Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life

Derek Ryan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676439
eISBN:
9780748684359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How does Virginia Woolf conceptualise the material world? In what ways has Woolf’s modernism affected understandings of materiality, and what new perspectives does she offer contemporary theoretical ... More

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Judith Allen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636754
eISBN:
9780748651962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the context of today's significant struggles with ‘fundamentalisms’, media consolidation and the stifling of dissent, this book's close readings of Woolf's writings focus on their relevance to our ... More

Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity

Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity

R. S. Koppen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638727
eISBN:
9780748651917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638727.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book places Woolf's writing in the context of sartorial practice from the Victorian period to the 1930s, and theories of dress and fashion from Thomas Carlyle to Walter Benjamin, Wyndham Lewis ... More

Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

Jane de Gay

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623495
eISBN:
9780748651849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623495.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with the literary past and its profound impact on the content and structure of her novels. It analyses Woolf's reading and writing practices via her ... More

Volleys of HumanityEssays 1972-2009

Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009

Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639038
eISBN:
9780748653638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book contains a selection of fifteen important yet previously untranslated and unpublished pieces from Hélène Cixous, one of the most famous and influential French theorists. Spanning nearly 40 ... More

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