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Cultural Authority in the Age of WhitmanA Transatlantic Perspective

Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Gunter Leypoldt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book deals with narratives of cultural legitimation in nineteenth-century US literature, in a transatlantic context. Exploring how literary professionalism shapes romantic and modern cultural ... More

The Cultural Work of EmpireThe Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Carol Watts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that the Seven Years' War (1756–63) produced an intense historical consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation. ... 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

Dark ParadisePacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Jennifer Fuller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413848
eISBN:
9781474422093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The discovery of the Pacific islands amplified the qualities of mystery and exoticism already associated with “foreign” islands. Their “savage” peoples, their isolation, and their sheer beauty ... More

Darwin's BardsBritish and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

John Holmes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Is a Darwinian universe necessarily a godless one? What might Darwinism tell us about the nature of God? Is Darwinism compatible with immortality, and if not, how can we face death or the loss of ... 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

The Decadent ImageThe Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Kostas Boyiopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book that exclusively attends to the Decadent poetry and poetics of the British fin de siècle. It explores culturally significant encounters between sensuality and artificiality in ... More

Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-GardesWriting in the State of Exception

Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exception

Sascha Bru

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639250
eISBN:
9780748651931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book looks at the ties between European modernism and democracy in a cross-cultural manner. Focusing on the continental avant-gardes of the nineteen-tens and twenties, it fundamentally revises ... More

Don PatersonContemporary Critical Essays

Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Natalie Pollard (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is the first book-length critical study of the contemporary British poet, Don Paterson. It includes eight essays by leading literary critics and writers. These explore the social, historical, ... 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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