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Exploring Victorian Travel LiteratureDisease, Race and Climate

Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate

Jessica Howell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692958
eISBN:
9781474400824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This interdisciplinary study explores both the personal and political significance of climate in the Victorian imagination. It analyses foreboding imagery of miasma, sludge and rot in travel ... More

A Feminine EnlightenmentBritish Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

JoEllen DeLucia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A Feminine Enlightenment argues that women writers shaped Enlightenment conversations regarding the role of sentiment and gender in the civilizing process. By reading women’s literature alongside ... More

Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov

Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov

Barbara Straumann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636464
eISBN:
9780748651894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This comparative study of Alfred Hitchcock and Vladimir Nabokov makes an important contribution to cultural analysis by opening up the work of two canonical authors to issues of exile and migration. ... 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

Friendship's ShadowsWomen's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Friendship's Shadows: Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Penelope Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655823
eISBN:
9780748676620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book changes our understanding both of the masculine Renaissance friendship tradition and of the private forms of women's friendship of the eighteenth century and after. It uncovers the latent ... More

Gandhi's InterpreterA Life of Horace Alexander

Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640454
eISBN:
9780748651948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Horace Alexander was an English Quaker who played a significant part in relations between Indian nationalist leaders and the British Government in the years before the transfer of power in 1947. He ... More

George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Timothy C Baker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638123
eISBN:
9780748651788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

George Mackay Brown has long been recognised as one of the most original and important Scottish writers of the twentieth century. This book offers a comprehensive account of Brown's work from a ... More

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's SistersGender, Transgression, Adolescence

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Jennifer Higginbotham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Sisters argues for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system in England, challenging the widespread assumption that the category ... More

Haptic ModernismTouch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Abbie Garrington

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Haptic Modernism offers the first substantial account of the representation of the haptic sense modality in literature of the modernist period. That modality combines touch, kinaesthesis (the body’s ... More

Hell in Contemporary LiteratureWestern Descent Narratives since 1945

Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Rachel Falconer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What does it mean when people use the word ‘Hell’ to convey the horror of an actual, personal or historical experience? This book explores the idea that modern, Western secular cultures have retained ... More

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